Just look at them! Little mary janes with a girly pink accent. If ever I thought I wouldn't overindulge my daughter with shoes for every outfit, I'm doomed. It doesn't help that my mom is such an enabler. She's the crafty chica who crocheted these and all the other booties you'll see in this post. Our conversations go something like this:
My mom: Ooh, I just bought the most velvety soft black yarn! It'll be perfect for the shoes I'm making to go with the Christmas dress I bought for Charlotte! (remember, it's June) How about I make a pair to fit her now so you can see what you think?
Me: Um, heck yeah! And by the way I just mailed five skeins of yarn for you to make shoes for Charlotte's summer outfits, too.
The indulgent grandmother type - I love it! Thanks, Mom.
As for the velvety soft black mary janes, they arrived in the mail yesterday. LOVE.
These white mary janes are one of the first pairs my mom made.
You can buy the patterns HERE, though my mom has started tweaking the design a bit, especially the straps. Disclaimer: the day my mom bought and downloaded these patterns she got a virus on her computer. Mom mom's tech-savvy enough not to do any risky clicking. She says this was the only thing she can think of that might have affected her PC. However, this etsy seller has a high, 100% positive feedback rating. So obviously if this is how my mom got the virus, it's far from the norm. Just something to consider.
This is the same pattern as the white booties, but in lavender.
Side view. These patterns curve in and around the heel to help keep Baby from kicking them off.
You can see why we're getting carried away with this shoe business. :) I just sent yarn for shoes in ivory, gray, brown, and light denim colors, plus red and pink yarn for lots of flowers, two-tone soles, and other girly accents. I don't know when my mom will get tired of making these. Maybe she already is. But I sure am glad she's indulging me.