A really good co-worker friend of mine is having a baby … her first baby … and they have chosen not to learn the sex of the baby until it is born – because let’s face it, with modern technology there really are not many pleasant surprises in life anymore. I wanted to surprise her with a pair of baby booties at her baby shower (before the baby was born) so I was limited with what I could do not knowing the gender.
Thankfully, they are ridiculously loyal UGA fans, therefore I knew without a doubt that baby would be wearing red and black this football season. (Real sacrifice too considering we are a Tech family – Go Jackets!)
Like every other endeavor I seem to take in my shoe-making journey, baby shoes were a first for me. I went to Target and bought a pair of size 0-3 month oxfords that I wanted to use as a pattern/measurement guide … then I destroyed them (all in the name of research so it’s justifiable).
Look at all of those teeny tiny pieces. So adorable.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the entire construction of the shoes was sewn. There were no harsh chemical glues used. I was really worried about this for babies put EVERYTHING in their mouth, including their feet – no, especially their feet.
As with anything new I try there were several obstacles to overcome and unforeseen hiccups along the way, but regardless, I had so much fun making these. All I request from the parents is one uber adorable picture of their bundle of joy in all it’s bulldog glory.
Click on the individual photos in the gallery to read more commentary on the entire process.