I've said it before: I prefer giving handmade gifts over storebought ones. Several of my friends are having babies in the next couple of months, and I needed an idea for a simple gift that would work for boys or girls. It didn't take long on pinterest to run across a pattern for these adorable slip-on shoes made of felted wool.
Here is the photo from The Purl Bee's crafting site:
Very simple, totally adorable, and easily a unisex gift.
Since the majority of the babies whom my friends are expecting shall be girls, I decided to up the sweet factor by embellishing my rendition of the slippers...plus, I used a heavier felt.
I still have one step left: to stitch a piece of elastic into the top of the foot where the two sides cross to give the shoes a snug fit. I couldn't finish today because although I know for a fact I own about 10 yards of elastic, I cannot for the life of me find it.