So last Friday was Pam's birthday. I knew she'd be out having fun with her family so figured that gave me some extra time to do some birthday sewing.
I've mentioned in the past how Pam is the absolute ultimate gift-giver. She has such a knack for finding the most perfect presents. Yes, I admit I enjoy her talents--I've received some pretty amazing things over the years. But you know, it's also a little bit stressful because it's awfully hard to measure up to that.
A few weeks back I was in Sonora for the day with my husband. Walked past a shop that to be honest I've never been able to find anything in. Did a classic double take when I saw what was near the door. A vintage toy refrigerator. With a decal of a kitty on it. And little shelves inside--perfect for storing tiny treasures. I dashed inside--I mean yeah, what are the odds that someone else would want to snap that up, but I HAD TO HAVE IT. And it's in Pam's colors.
A week or so after that, when I was at this store, I found some fabric that would be perfect for Pam. I thought about just buying her a yard of it, but then decided that would just put pressure on her to make something so why not make something for her myself. I'm still waiting on Red Rose Farm to arrive so that seemed the best solution.
But what to make?
I decided it would be nice if she had some soft, packable slippers to take to Market. I'm still haunted by the blisters she got a few markets back so that became my plan.
I used this slipper pattern. She loves red gingham so that was an easy choice to bind them. Those are vintage buttons, too. Well, slippers just don't take that much fabric. At least not for Pam's feet.
That left quite a bit left over so I decided I should make her a bag to carry the slippers in. I love Kay's patterns and used this one.
Couldn't wait to give her the presents! Finally got to do that today when she was over here to help with a top secret photo shoot. (Insert diabolical grin here!)