I'm an Aunt!!
Anyways Ryan James was born at 8:39 am this morning(November 21). He weighes 9 lbs. 5 oz. and is 21 inches long. He is a big boy! Fun thing is he looks JUST like my oldest! (Who looks just like my brother who is Ryan's father so I guess he gets the credit.)
While I was waiting for the sitter to come so I could go visit him, I whipped these little shoes up. (Sorry for the lighting. They really are cute.)
I found the tutorial at Stardust Shoes and thought they were the cutest little little shoes. It was actually an easy pattern. That is it should have been. But I had been at the hospital until 1 am the night before waiting and finially decided to go home to bed. Got to bed by 3 am to have my lovely children wake me up at 6:30 am. So I was TIRED. Not to mention anxious for my sitter to arrive. I finished the first shoe and went to admire my work when I realized I had sewn the sole on upside down or rather inside out. So I ripped it apart. Then I sewed the toe on the heel and the heel on the toe. It took me a while to figure out why it didn't look right. So I had to rip it out again. Third time was a charm though. I am pretty pleased with how they turned out but I am going to have to make a few more pairs. We held Ryans foot up to these shoes (pattern says 6 months). Ryan is sure not going to get 6 months out of these shoes! He may be lucky to get 6 weeks. Now I need to figure out how to adjust the pattern to make a larger shoe.