As an only child, E is used to being the main benefactor of my sewing projects, so she couldn’t help noticing that I had recently made myself two pairs of slippers, but none for her. Of course, it doesn’t take much arm-twisting to convince me to sew adorable little shoes, so I agreed to make her some surprise slippers.
I had enough scrap left from my embroidered Tie Back Boots that I was able to make her a pair of Wild Things Shoes. While they aren’t exactly the same, they are complimentary, using mostly the same fabric and embroidery floss colours. I also added a touch of the embroidered pink star motif that I had used on my slippers.
I made these with a wool sole, since E enjoys sliding around on the wood floors in our house, and now that she’s older (and we no longer live in a house with a treacherously steep and slippery wood staircase), non-slip soles don’t seem to be such a necessity.
For the mini pompom tail, I wrapped my yarn around a fork – the size is perfect! I usually cut out a cardboard template for wrapping yarn for pompoms, but this was much easier.
E has now put in a request for a pair of narwhal slippers. While the Wild Things Shoes come with a variety of animal options, narwhals are not included in the pattern. I’ll have to think about that one and see what I can do…