This seems to be a habit, these random second posts.
Since I just shared the Portland Peanut's nursery, I just had to share one of the treasures that will showcased there, above the changing pad, in the charming hutch. See the incredible little shoe on the left? That one is mine. I bought it from my wonderful friend Dawn. My heart melts each time I look at these sweet baby shoes. I'm going to use the baby shoe pincushion to showcase some darling vinatge diaper pins that a dear friend surprised me with yesterday. (Thank you again, Tracey! I love them so.)
Now, that's not the only reason I am sharing this second post. Here's the cool news. Dawn is now selling tutorials for her fabulous projects on a second, new blog for selling her newest venture- Online tutorial kits, called the Speckled Egg (love the name!) and so I also bought the tutorial (it's basically an online kit of step by step instructions for event he most 'fraidy-cat beginner!!) this morning for how to make more of my own baby shoe pincushions.The tutorial arrived in my email inbox and let me tell you, the directions were great, and the pictures were close up and it's all so easy to follow. Actually, the tutorial photos are so nice that I just kept looking at them over and over!
Why did I buy the tutorial when I already have a darling shoe on the way? I am so glad you asked. I want to make several more of these darling pincushion booties myself, and attach vintage looking tags to them to serve double duty as place cards and favors at a joint baby shower I plan to throw for the two Mama's-to-be! How cute will that be?! Oh, I am sure there are many other uses...in fact I am thinking I may make a couple of Christmas ornaments this way, skipping the cushion part and just decorating the shoes as Dawn instructs. Would that be cute?! The possibilities are endless...
See? I knew you'd want to know about this.