I’m on the upcycling tour for Twig + Tale! If you love whimsical children’s patterns, these are what you’re looking for! I love finding new designers and I was so honored to be invited on this tour. I haven’t yet blogged about the super cute buffalo plaid vest I made for J, so that will come later, but it’s another cute pattern from Twig + Tale!
These Wild Things shoes (or in our case, slippers!) will rival the most well-known cute baby shoes you can think of. I mean, first of all, there are so many options for different animals…just check out the listing for all the photos!
So because this tour is focusing on upcycling, I was able to use up a few garments that I had in my “upcycle” bin. I also want to mention that Lisa, the designer behind Twig + Tale takes great care to offer suggestions on various materials that can be recycled for her patterns!
The striped fabric was actually a shirt I thrifted from waaaaaay back when I was in Project Run & Play. I think I was going to make a backpack….but I can’t remember! The inside lining is a buffalo plaid from an old pair of jammies. It’s the same jammies I used to make the vest that I’ll blog about soon. The little bear ears are cut from a scrap piece of sherpa that I saved off something I altered a few years ago. I tend to save those fun little scraps!
The pattern has layers, so you can print just the size you need. All the cute little animal faces are included and I’m quite sure you could add you own favorite animal with just a little embroidery and by changing up the ears!
So there you have it! Cutest little shoes ever! Be sure to check out the others on Day three (see below) for more amazing upcycling ideas. Also, if you’re wanting to try some new designs, enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win 4 patterns from Twig + Tale!
Blog tour overview page: http://www.twigandtale.com/blogs/twig-and-tale-blog/upcycle-blog-tour-it-is-all-in-the-details
Day one: Sew Shelly Sew – Handmade Boy –Nap time Creations – Boevenbende
Day two: Stylin Stacy – The Craftingfiend – Gaafmachine –While she was sleeping
Day three: Huisje Boompje Boefjes –Life in our busy household – The Crazy Tailor – Sew Sophie Lynn
Day four: Crafty like a Rox – The Wolf and the Tree – NZ Green Buttons –Vera Luna – Paisley Roots