Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On to Mary Jane!!!

"Don't give up and just breathe"...
I had to practically chant this phrase over and over just to complete these shoes. With the giraffe it was not the end of the world if you missed a stitch here and there, but with the MJ's and Loafers missing one stitch meant ones toes growing out the side of their foot. I maybe started over on one Mary Jane 10 times and the other 15 times... I don't even want to talk about the loafers!
Don't get me wrong, I had a great time making both pairs of shoes and I learned that marking each round with a safety pin helps tremendously to stay on track (I took extra caution and left a marker two rounds back, just in case I needed to go back a step...or two).

Here are a few pics...

Results are clearly those of a beginner... with plenty of room for improvement!

It's funny how things you do for fun turn into paying jobs...My very first customer has requested a giraffe for a baby boy. I am so excited to get started.

I will be trying new patterns very soon, if you like what you see, I would love to make one for you!

Have any suggestions?

Until next time,


  1. Congratz on the paying gig! Awesome. The shoe pics next to the watermelon canisters? Beautiful!

  2. Thanks mom, I knew you would like the Watermelon pic. I had to get the scale of the shoe just right! LOL ;)