Hello! I wanted to share my first pair of Papertrey Baby Booties with you! I hesitated the month these dies came out (I think it was April), and before I could make up my mind, they were out of stock. It has taken a really long time to get them back in stock. Time for me to drool over everyone else's gorgeous booties. A month or so ago, I went ahead and ordered the Baby Bootie Patches and the Baby Bootie Detail dies, for fear that they would be OOS when the main Baby Bootie dies came in. So FINALLY, last week I got an email from PTI (I had signed up for the new "Notify Me"), letting me know that the main Baby Bootie dies had come in. I ordered them immediately, and waited. They arrived in the mail this weekend while I was away (of course). But I pulled them out today to play. I have been thinking about doing some silk embroidery on the front of the pretty eyelet oval ever since I'd seen these dies.
I'm just a beginner at silk embroidery, so don't look too closely! I did all the embroidery on the oval before attaching it to the shoe so all the backside messiness was concealed. :)
I had quite the time trying to stitch the sole to the upper part. I had read about the discrepancy of the number of holes on each of these dies, so I think I was probably over-thinking it. I made a few mistakes, and had to un-stitch some of it. I'm still not too sure I got them right, but at this point I am satisfied with them.
These are just so dang cute! I don't know if I can give them away - I think they will be my "test" pair and sit on my desk for future inspiration. I can't wait to try out some other silk embroidery patterns on another pair! I need to come up with something for my new baby grandson coming in October. :) What do you think of these?