Slippers

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Now that my shoulder is 100% its time to dive back into projects. When I got up today fall was really in the air and we even had rain and lightening. I made myself hot chocolate for breakfast and started thinking about Christmas presents. I know. Groan. It's not even Halloween yet. But I like to make gifts so I need to start now. I've already been doing some early online shopping. Every year I vow to spend less and finish by December 15. It never happens but I keep trying.

A bit ago I ordered the Sew Pretty Homestyle and Sew Pretty Homestyle Christmas books hoping to find some good gift ideas to make.

So today I made these slippers. You can't tell but I did put batting in between the top layers and I did quilt around the hexigons. I'm not really sure mine look like the picture. They sewed up smaller than I thought they would be. I didn't use wool and maybe that is the problem? I don't know. I think I'll make another pair and make some design changes.

I may put minkee inside or maybe I should just go with what the pattern suggests and use wool. I might even skip the back of the slipper next time. I think if I used wool it would keep a better shape. I'll have to think about it more.

I finished the baby size of my dress quilt/pattern. Whew. Its just so close now to having everything complete.
-nanette

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37 comments

Karen said...

Your slippers look very inviting and your dress quilt is one of my favorites. Don't you just love the Fall??!;)

Sherri said...

I think your slippers look great...and the dress quilt is beautiful!

Suzan said...

With all the expenses in buying a new house, I am looking for gift making ideas. The slippers are darling! I love the dress quilt. My sister is looking for inspiration to use all the fabrics she saved from making her daughter's clothing and I can't wait to show her your quilt!

Fiesta said...

Nanette, I have always wanted to make slippers. Were those easy?

Eileen said...

Those are really the cutest slippers! I think the chenille looks so nice and soft and warm. Do they fit?

Susan said...

I'm like the other inquiring minds who want to know...how do they fit and would you wear them around all day (I live in my slippers). They are very cute though.

Nedra said...

I love the slippers! I have never seen them made with cute fabric like yours! Good job!

Kim said...

Wonderful projects. I bought the first book and loved all of the projects in it. The slippers are extra darling!!! And your quilt? It's a winner and will be very popular. That's my prediction!

Also, if you wanted Thimbleanna's cookie cutter that she talked about yesterday then run over to my blog and you will find the links directly to it on ebay. Tell Flora too and your friend Laura.

Hugs, Kim

Kim said...

I checked this morning and there are 9 left to buy. Although I'm sure he'll eventually get more when he see's how popular they are and how quickly they sell.

Jill said...

Hi, Nanette!! I've been having problems leaving comments.It won't accept my password even tho'it IS correct??!I love those slippers-I'm sure they look BETTER than the book!!!! What did you think of the books?? Good ideas? As always I love your "little dresses" quilts!! Thanks for the comments-you bless & encourage me!!

Rachel said...

The slippers are just so cute! I like the colors.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

These slippers are so cute. They look so comfy. The dress quilt is precious. The colors are perfect.
Teresa

MichelleB said...

The slippers are adorable, as is that quilt!

Simply This and That said...

I've been seeing those books popping up all over the place! How incredibly cute those slippers are. I am still totally in love with your dress quilts and I think this one is my favorite! Wish I could click on the picture to make it bigger. ? SO adorable. Did I mention that you need to remind your girls that my name is on that quilt and it goes to me win your will ? LOL. ooxx~jod

quilterpolly said...

The slippers are awesome...I loved them. Your dress doll quilt is the best. Thanks for sharing:)
Polly

Purple and Paisley said...

your dress quilt is my favorite quilt/pattern ever...i adore it! love the slippers, too...my feet aren't too big if they need a home?...*wink*

CalicoDaisy said...

I bought the sew pretty homestyle late last summer (2007)and was so inspired by it. I picked up the older Christmas one, too, recently. I really just love the colors and designs of the book and have made some of the linen items so far. -- Michele

Joyce said...

Those are so cute! They look like they would be difficult to make. I love the rain we are having makes the air feel cleaner.

Catherine said...

Those slippers look super -- and oh, so comfy! I love that dress quilt -- it is so cheerful!

amandajean said...

I looked through the sew pretty homestyle book in borders one day and fell in love with it. such sweet projects! I LOVE the slippers, too. and the baby quilt is ADORABLE!!! nice work, Nanette!

Sandra said...

The slippers are fantastic - were they easy to make? Chenille is so snuggly! I have Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle, and I think I'm going to ask my boys to get me Sew Pretty Homestyle for Christmas. I'm already working on Christmas gifts too - and fabric baskets will be featured in most of my "theme sets" !

Have you seen the Tilda snail pincushion? I fell in love with it when I started seeing pictures of it, and I'm going to see if I can come up with my own version of it :D

Melissa said...

Those slippers look great! Glad your shoulder is back!!

upstateLisa said...

Cute slippers! I am thinking I might need the Christmas book since I have the other sew pretty style book. Is it worth getting? Love your dress quilt!

em's scrapbag said...

The slippers are soo cute. And I love your dress quilt.

CJ said...

CUTE Slippers!! Let us know when you get the design tweaked to just the way you like it. I really dislike fussing with stuff, I like it good to go on the first try. ;)

Fall - mmmmmmmmmm. Heck, I am still waiting for AUGUST weather! What happened to that??

The dress quilt is another winner. What size is it??

Felicia said...

Love how those slippers turned out :)

Sandi A. said...

Those slippers are really sweet. I can never find slippers I really like but maybe I should try making a pair. What did you use for the bottom sole? I love the dress quilt. You amaze me with all that you get done!!!

Thimbleanna said...

No! Nooooooo!!!! You said the "C" word! I'm not ready!!!!

Gosh, look at you, getting so much done! Love the slippers and that adorable quilt!

Mimi Sue said...

Those slippers are so cute. I bought a pattern today at Pipers for those little wool felt baby shoes. So darling. I'll try to find some time next week to work on them. Mimi

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

Wow! You've been busy! I love the slippers - a few years back I made slippers for my friends for Christmas and they loved them! They weren't nearly as cute as yours though! I've checked out all the blogs you mentioned and was surprised to find another "Nan" in Seattle! Thanks so much - it's always a treat to see what you've been up to! The other Nanette

Cassie said...

Those slippers are too cute! I don't know what they looked like in the book, but yours are smashing!

Lily Boot said...

Ooooh you've got that book - I've been hemming and hawing over it all week. If the slippers are an indicatio of goodies inside, I may need to send that order off! The slippers are BEAUTIFUL - and I love the fabric combo you've used. You have such an eye for colour Nanette!

rachel griffith said...

those slippers are SO stinkin' cute!!!
LOVE them.

your little dress quilt is just as cute though.
LOVE it too.

happy gift making.
can't see what you make next.

Erin said...

I love the slippers! What a great idea and now I'm going to get these books and have a look! :)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love those slippers!! They are tooo cute. I have those two books. Just got the Christmas one.
And your dress quilt is very cute.

Ginger Patches said...

Those slippers are adorable!! And I love your "baby dress" quilt. I am torn between the birds and the dresses I think they are both my favorites :)

Nan said...

I have never heard of either of those books, and I am going to look into finding them. Love the slippers! The baby quilt is very pretty - your fabric choices are wonderful.