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Millimeters Matter

Sunday, June 7, 2009
If any of you have called me in the last 3 months and asked "what are you doing?", chances are I would say sewing. What was I sewing you might ask? Shoe samples! I have lots of them - about 100 that are all different! Why do I have so many? Because millimeters matter! I didn't realize just how important a few millimeters make until I came up with a great idea one day to make my very own shoe pattern. I wanted something that was unique and original - something that was easy to sew, stylish, and a different look for a girl and boy. It had to be perfect! I got so close so many times to having something I liked.. but I didn't LOVE it! Now, I do.

It all started with some rough ideas and sketches on a piece of paper. I had to turn those ideas and images into something real - shapes and sizes. I laid a piece of tracing paper over the top of Caden's shoe, traced over it how I wanted my little shoes to look, cut out the pieces and transfered them to material and made my very first shoe sample. Countless hours later of sewing, dreaming, pondering, cutting, tracing, printing, getting my machine out and setting it up, making a mess of the whole house, dealing with kids, putting everything away and cleaning up all the scraps and threads... I finally have something I love.

UPDATE: So far they come in 0-6 month, and 6-12 month sizes... but after dreaming all night last night about making bigger sizes I just might go up to 18 months or even more.




12 comments on "Millimeters Matter"
  1. Oh those flower ones are adorable. What sizes do they come in?

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  2. so so cute, dani!
    ok, are they in your shop already?
    i love them.

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  3. ah! I absolutely love those girls shoes. What a cute design. You are so creative. Now I want a baby girl so she can wear those. Adorable!

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  4. Ummmmm! You are an absolute genious!!! They are adorable!!! I want them in my size. Ever think about making them in a size 7? haha! Super cute!

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  5. They look great! I am always so impressed with your sewing capabilities and your creativity! If you decide to make them in the 12-18 months size let me know.

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  6. adorable- btw- i heard you were making something that went undershirts to not show off cleavage- not a shirt like shade- just sorta like a really high sports bra?? is that true- if so i am SOO interested! I have wanted someoen to make those forever! (okay just a few years)

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  7. Oh my goodness! Those shoes are so cute!!! You are amazing!

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  8. The flower ones are so cute. I will take one please. Mollie will love them.

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  9. What? How come I haven't seen the darling ones with the flowers? Ohhhh, Danielle those are just too cute! You are amazing!

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  10. omg i love these!! can you make them for older kids and grownups too?

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