Saturday 23 October 2010

These Boots Are Made For Walking!

Actually, as they are for 3-6 month old babies, probably not…


Over the past week at Cornerstones, I have really enjoyed making a dozen pairs of Scandinavian Style Bootees.

I’ve used felt from my stash, plus ribbons and tapes and motifs, and also embroidered with some DMC cotton tapestry thread which I have had for a while. I was given this tin of skeins and it has been such a pleasure to work with the lovely soft threads.


The shades of yarn in the tin go beautifully with the fabric on the Cornerstones armchairs! Perhaps I should do a cushion next?



The skeins carry a little diagram and instruction on the bands of paper which encircle them…


n’enlevez pas les etiquettes i.e. do not remove the labels

[my Mum taught me years ago how to pull thread from these skeins and showed me that if you remove the bands, everything tangles] but if etiquette also means manners, perhaps in this day and age,it should say don’t forget your manners!


  1. It looks as though you need a small band of elves to wear those pretty shoes!

  2. That row of slippers look enticing on a cold afternoon like today, smart too .
    You said you like my header ,it is the village of Oroklini in Larnaca Cyprus where I have spent many happy times . I have very often posted photo,s of Larnaca on older posts--cottonreel

  3. Elizabethd hits it on the head- in delight my silent mind is screaming, "The Elves and the Shoemaker"!

  4. Looks like I'm not the only one who was brought up on Ladybird Well Loved Tales! These dear little slippers made me think of the wonderful pictures in that favourite childhood book of mine. Delightful!


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