Over the years I have made many baby shoes. Each pair individually sewn with love and beautiful attention to detail.
They make my heart smile these little baby shoes. I remember years ago when I first started making them how long they took me to sew a pair due to my injury. It was a l-o-n-g. time. Working for simply a minute or so at a stretch with some days not managing any sewing at all, you can imagine my pride when I finally finished my first pair. It was a fantastic achievement.
Years later I still have to pace myself when making shoes. A little bit of work here and there in between other things is how I manage to complete them. Crafty evenings with lovely friends to help me cut some of the pieces, doing tiny sets of shoe embroidery in the evenings over a week or so, sewing for a short while in the morning when my hand is still fresh, then coming back to them later in the afternoon for a bit more.
When my honey, family or friends happen to be about, I pull out a bag of sewn shoes ready for turning right side out (cheeky huh!) as they do require a little bit of grip to pull through, then begins the task of hand sewing the little turning hole closed which happens over time too.
There is not a day that goes past that I don't feel incredibly proud of how hard I have worked to get to where I am today in terms of my injury, and seeing those years of recovery translated into a garment; a pair of shoes, a cape, a beautiful coat brings me so much pleasure.
Although you may not be able to see the love and hope and care which is stitched into each and every one of my pieces, rest assured it is very much there.
You will find a few of these shoes in my shops here and here.