28 January, 2013

Red and white with Aqua Gingham

Made myself a new pair of Mary Janes today.  Always a fun way to lift my spirits during a winter snowfall.

05 July, 2012

Canvas Shoe Pattern

Since I get daily convos asking for an outdoor shoe pattern, I finally started playing around with outdoor canvas.  Although I don't have an outdoor sole figured out yet, these little cuties are definitely outdoor quality for the little tots!  I am working out a few bugs on the 18 month and 2T sizes, but I did get newborn to 12 months posted in the shop.  Click here to see more.


31 May, 2010

Shoe Tutorial

I have had a lot of convos suggesting I put a basic tutorial on my blog of how these shoes are made. Here is a run down of how I make the loafers.

Place elastic over the "upper" piece and stitch in place.

With right sides together, place the inside "upper" piece (with fusible interface ironed on) over the top - pin & sew.

Turn and press.

Match and sew heels.

Turn and press.

Place a "sole" piece under the inside lining & sew all the way around the sole.

You now have something starting to look like a shoe.

Place another "sole" piece over the top.

Sew 3/4 the way around & turn the shoe right side out.

Hand sew the gap closed using the drawing stitch (drawing stitch included in my pattern instructions)


Now - you just need to purchase the pattern pieces from my Etsy shop in children sizes 8 - 12!
Of course - the instructions come with more pictures and better written instructions :)

24 April, 2010

Buddy Pack

I just finished my buddy pack! He actually speaks to me through his eyes! To purchase the pattern click here: www.etsy.com/shop/winterpeach.

12 April, 2010

Mary Jane Flats Pattern

I've been working on getting patterns drafted for these Mary Jane flats. I have child size 8 - 12 in one pattern set, sizes 13 - 4 in another set, Women's sizes 5 - 9 in a set, and I just need to finish my toddler sizes for 18 months to 36 months. I'm considering posting a tutorial on how these shoes are made on this blog. Please leave a comment and let me know if you think that would be helpful.
You can purchase the patterns here:

11 March, 2010

Nesting Chick Puppets - BOGO

I apologize for only posting my patterns. I'm trying very hard to get my shop up and going this year, and I know this is a little self promoting, but here is my latest pattern - nesting chick puppets! In the shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/winterpeach

I hope I will have more clever posts for you in the near future.

In the meantime, please enjoy a BOGO FOR BLOGGERS on me. Buy any pattern in the shop and get one free. Just leave a note to seller, mention this blog and let me know what pattern you would like free.