Friday, October 2, 2009

Ecolovies ~ Recycled Sweater Baby Booties

I have had these tiny scraps of the sweaters I made the hats from lying around for weeks now. I love them. I just had no idea what to do with them... until I got some tiny inspiration. Two friends of mine are having babies in the next while, and I thought that perhaps some woolen booties would make a perfect baby gift!

I used this free pattern to make them. The pattern is super easy to put together. I honestly am excited about how well these turned out. I look forward to many more soft sweet scraps turned into booties and perhaps even slippers for my olders.... the possibilities are endless with good quality felted wool scraps.

I put the booties, wrapped in tissue, in a basket with some organic pasta, some of my Roasted Tomato Sauce, some Dishonest Blueberry Jam, a sprig of lavender, and a card with tiny feet. The whole package seemed to be sweet and soothing, yet useful at the same time. I hope it brings my friend a smile or two.




Tealah said...

Aww, they're so sweet. The pasta, sauce, and jam is a really nice touch, and the sprig of lavender and card really finishes it up nicely. All right, so the entire package is just wonderful! I know that if one of my friends had given me something like that when I had my son I'd probably have cried. :)

Annicles said...

I would have loved a basket like that! Too late now, my womb is closed!!!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Thanks you guys. :)

We are done with babies too... I think. But I love making baby gifts for others. :)



sarah in the woods said...

I love the booties! You're amazing!

Katie said...

That is such a great gift basket! I have a friend due soon, this has inspired me...thanks!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I love these booties, and I want to some with a wool sweater I got from the thrift store last week... they are so cute! What a fabulous gift! You are an amazing friend!

Holly Lefevre said...

That is beautiful. The booties are so cute! How clever!
Holly @ 504 Main

Nessa said...

Those booties are precious! I love love this basket! Everything is hand made. Truly aweseome! :o)


Dawn D. Lion said...

Making some for my brand new nice. Thank you!

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