I am way, way, behind in the giving of baby gifts to friends who have had babies in the last year.
I feel like I managed to tick one off the list at least with this package for a little girl born last month.
I had been finishing a sock monkey, but I had this lingering feeling that, as my friend is impeccably stylish and possibly not into the handmade/recycled aesthetic, the monkey might not bring her the delight that he brings me.
I decided to compensate by giving her a book that I knew would give her a giggle (as it did me).
But it didn't really go with the monkey.
So I decided to finish off one of the bibs that I had half made a few months ago to go with the book instead.
But the night before I was planning to visit I decided it still needed something more.
I pulled out my binder of baby sewing patterns thinking perhaps a quick zakka softie would do the trick, but instead I rediscovered the fantastic Stardust cloth baby shoe pattern.
Rummaging in my scraps I quickly settled upon some Japanese black floral print left over from my favorite skirt, to pair with some scraps of soft natural linen (which I received as wrapping from a gift from another friend), and an hour and a half later I had a beautiful pair of soft shoes to finish off the set.
A perfect little set, which did indeed bring a smile to my friend's face.
Wish my feet were that size...