Friday, October 15, 2010

Bella's Shoes - and a Sweet Treat to Boot (Copycat Challenge # 39, #40 and #41)

Shoe #1:
Bella is wearing the Mary Janes shown on page 99 of the book. These were "inspiration" shoes found in the The Felt Book by Clare Beaton. On that same page is a picture of a sweet treat "inspiration" as found in the book Softies by Therese Laskey, Leah Kramer and Louise Frankel. My bad - I drafted up my own pattern making it a tall torte instead of a cupcake.
Shoe #2: Party Slip-ons
Pages 24-25 have a pattern called Posy Baby Slippers that I
reduced in size to fit Bella. I knew she would need sparkly glitterry shoes to go with the Party Dress, so I hand stitched oodles of sequins to the pink felt before stitching the lining.
Shoe #3: The Pear Pair
Using the same pattern, these go with the Woodsy Miss outfit. Using self-covered buttons with a pear from the fabric cut in a circle as the motif, Bella will treat herself to comfort with these shoes that can double as slippers. Coming: The Overnight-at Gramma's backpack! And almost the culmination of the green blanket finale foreworks!


Timi + Andrew said...

Could you make anything else any cuter? I don`t think so... or maybe?

The Lindahl News said...

Timi, you are so kind to comment once again! Thanks!

Sonia said...

A girl--even an elephant girl--can never have too many shoes! Ellie is going to have a blast with Bella's wardrobe.

The Lindahl News said...

I hope so, Sonia. Otherwise you and Patricia can count on being invited over!!!