Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Felt Booties


My lovely neighbour recently had her third baby - a gorgeous wee girl.
I wasn't sure what to make for her.
I'll take a slight tangent here (or "waffle on a bit" as I have been recently advised).

Generally speaking I don't buy many gifts or 'thing's for people as I prefer to make them stuff instead.

I guess I have the romantic notion that 'handmade stuff' is made with and from love, has been given much thought, has been constructed especially for that particular person and maybe just maybe they'll like it - maybe like it enough to keep it for a long time. And one day, when they are older, they'll maybe still have that 'thing' that was made just for them because they will know that they are loved, liked, cared for, family, friend, neighbour, etc and their heart will sing.

I also have the idea that by making the 'thing' myself, the receiver of such finery will not already have one. (or at least not like the one I've just made!)

Anyway I digress....

The gift... after much thought, I remembered that a few years ago friend gave me a super simple bootie pattern made using......FELT of course!

So after a bit of cutting, pinning, blanket stitching and artistic licence....

TADAAAAAA!

These are dangerous things to make for those teetering dangerously on the cusp of having the third, fourth, fifth, second whatever numbered child would come next... VERY DANGEROUS INDEED.

Just looking at them has been the catalyst for many a "oh I'd love another baby" themed comment.

It's like looking at the clothes your own babes wore, feeling them all soft and lovely. The wave of nostalgia gently urging you to reminisce about times they were worn.

The mere sight and touch invoking all manner of maternal/paternal urge.

What do you think? Does that urge ever dissipate?

10 comments:

Gina said...

Well I'm still going to hang off on that third baby for a little while... but those booties are bootiful (groan, sorry). I'd love to make some too! How much felt do you need? What size do they fit?

Nikki Cardigan said...

They are beautiful Peta. Your notion about handmade stuff is true. And I am with you on the ohhhh feeling. Maybe just one more little set of feet to fit into these cute little booties would be OK... maybe....

Dragonfly said...

Ooooh!! Tooo cute!!!
Cheers, Karen

snowflakes4sam said...

Like I've said on many an occasion Peta, even after 17 years that ohhh feeling is still capturing my attention on a regular basis. :)

Jodie said...

Oh I think it fades over time ...because eventually you are living with teenagers, and trust me - that's enough!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous little booties...
and yes I think it does fade...after 3 all at 8 years apart I think I have done my bit for populating the planet...I like to hold and hand back...lol...

Sandrine said...

Your booties are divine...I also enjoy the soul behind handmade gift.
Babies...I am always amaze of the miracle of life when I see a little bub mine or not, but sleepless nigts left some big scars with me and now i enjoy a kiss good night till the next morning and that keep me off!;)

Treacle Beak said...

Not sure if that feeling does ever go Peta. It's been a l-o-o-n-n-g time for me, but now I'm just enjoying my beautiful grandchildren. Your bootees are just gorgeous, you clever girl!

MiM said...

Those little boots are simply divine, lucky baby...
hmmm , my baby urge seems to come back every time the child is no longer a baby!
thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :)

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

Oh they are delicious!!!