Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sandals for Baby, Slippers for Mom and Lots of Crochet Patters too!

I can't knit. I can't crochet. It's just not one of my talents. And believe me, I've tried. Have I ever tried and tried! I've had a number of different teachers and I've tried a number of different methods, but the fact remains that (much like balancing a checkbook) yarn work is not one of my skills.

That doesn't keep me from appreciating those that do, though. In fact, if anything it makes me appreciate them more. And when I stumble across something inventive that makes me smile, I have the sudden urge to share.

That's how today's shop ended up here as a feature, because the moment I saw the little crocheted baby sandals... I had to share.

Aren't they cute??

I've never seen crocheted baby
sandals before, but I imagine they'd be much more comfortable on baby feet than some of the shoes and sandals out there that I've seen parents cram their babies feet into. And Genevive on Etsy has a number of different patterns just for baby too. Booties, sandals and shoes in a number of different styles.

Genevive also has illustrated crochet
patterns for adult slippers as well. I have a pair of crocheted slippers I wear around the house in winter and I have to tell you that I love them. I adore them. They're cute and so much more comfortable than the store slippers I've bought in the past.

These patterns are all written and
illustrated by Genevive, who learned to crochet from her mother and her mother and it's a talent that's been passed down in her family for many generations. Genevive has decided to use the new colors and uses for yarn in today's world and incorporate them into fresh, new designs and patterns.

If I could crochet, I'd be spending a fortune in this shop buying patterns. Take a peek! If you crochet, the shop could be right up your alley and if you know someone who crochets, you might just find them the perfect gift!



I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Gilliauna!

Greetings from Malaysia again! Just want to say thank you for dropping by my blog on my SITS day. You can read the aftermath of my whole day SITting episode

at this link:

Thank you again and hope to see you back here sometime! :D

Warmest Regards,
Jenny aka I'm a full-time mummy

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love these Slip-Hers! They are darling! I have the same problem with knitting and crocheting....just can't seem to get the tension right and too many mistakes show up.

Anna K. said...

My grandmother taught me how to knit (or crochet... I can never remember which one) when I had mono in high school... I was bedridden for a month - and - Grandma still had no idea why I wanted to learn. Needless to say I only learned scarves...

Alix said...

Ooo, these are lovely! Now I just need someone to have a baby so I can make them some!

Duck Pond Paper Company said...

Makes me so sad that I never learned how to crochet!! I have a new born and she would look so cute in those sandals! :( Many thanks for sharing :)

Genevieve xxx

Genevive said...

Thank you for the wonderful compliments! And thank you Gilliauna for the generous post. I have some great new patterns now. My favorite is the Garden Party Loafers crochet pattern.

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