Most of the sweet baby booties I made when I was pregnant are no longer in use at my house. Now that Worth can pull himself up he needs grippy-footed soft-soled shoes to keep him from skidding all over our hardwood floors. This one pair does still work, though. Since I’d made this pair to fit a bigger baby, I’d had the foresight to also do something about the slipping issue. It doesn’t work perfectly well, but really neither do leather soles, and it’s too cold for bare feet. I sewed a felt sole onto the bottom of these booties, then used rubbery puffy fabric paint to paint little paw prints on the bottoms. The paint provides some traction on the floors and keeps Mr. Baby from whacking his head for any reason not related to his own nascent motor skills. These booties stay on with the help of red leather cord laces and are very cutely U of L-y, but unfortunately I did not think to put them on him when he made his first trip to the new stadium last week to see his first basketball game!
The real estate project is progressing nicely. We’ve taken care of our buyer’s inspection repair quests and our seller has responded positively to ours. We’re hoping for a Merry Early Christmas closing in about two weeks. In the meantime, *I think* (and I almost hate to jinx this by even blogging about it!) that our buyers are going to allow us to have a key very soon to start moving in some of our things. I’m so excited! I couldn’t resist popping in on Early Bird Thursday today at my favorite thrift shop to see if I could score some goodies for our new digs, and I totally did! A yellow bed skirt for Dorothy’s new room, a little knick-knack shelf for our crafty studio, a vintage Christmas tablecloth, a rug for our studio, a mirror to hang over our dress-up box, and this little bell for my vintage Kentucky kitchen. $18 well spent, in my opinion.
Looking ahead, I think Dorothy must have an owl pillow similar to these in her new vintage-floral bedroom. I’m pretty sure there is a sheet in that pile just crying out to be an owl pillow. How cute are they?