Itty-bitty

A wee goodbye gift for my son's teacher who starts her maternity leave today. I didn't know that today was her last day until yesterday, so it was a little last minute: just some simple booties made from this pattern (here's the ravelry link) wrapped in a drawstring bag with French seams.
These booties are itty-bitty. How itty-bitty? This itty-bitty:
Just a bit bigger than a spool. How quickly you forget how small newborn feet are.
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She's getting a gift from the class, too, at a baby shower at school today, so this is just a token gift to say thank you, along with a note and a card from my son, who apparently realises that some babies are more troublesome than others...
I had better run. I finally finish my taxes only to realise that I have visitors coming next week and this house looks like a bomb went off in it. Ah, the joys of having children...
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PS. Thank you for all the sweet comments about my photo. Now I feel like a bit of a fraud for putting up one of the few good photos that I have ever had taken. I even briefly considered putting up one of the more usual awful looking ones, to prove my point, but luckily that moment of madness passed before I put anything so terrible on the internet for all to see...

29 comments:

  1. Oh, cute. My two were the size of small elephants so I'm not sure their feet ever were that small ;-)

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  2. this looks like it could be done crocheted too. reminds me of these mittens I did for myself (crocheted):
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gMBRz1NheJ4/SROoLjzJ4gI/AAAAAAAAAlw/Jm474RGn0QI/s1600-h/mitten1.jpg

    I want to try it!

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  3. Love the little bag too. I have some of that fabric and haven't decided what to do with it yet. Booties are too cute!

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  4. Awww so sweet - what a lovely baby gift! I like your son's message too!

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  5. So sweet! Never mind putting them on the (hopefully nice!) baby, I'd just keep them out to look at all day- so, so sweet!

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  6. Teeny weeny cuteness. Your son's note is priceless.

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  7. I love the booties!! I wish I was better at knitting! I crochet so well that I never got good at knitting. :P Maybe this will be good incentive for me.
    I love you son's note - I hope my students write me such sweet things when I leave for my maternity! :)

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  8. oh, i am going to try these booties right off! new nephew coming in a few weeks... i may have to email you if i get confused. i saw a lot of french.

    love your boy's sentiments for his teacher. little does he know how true that can be ;-) i mean, of course they are all nice. sort of.

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  9. Yes, I sure did forget how dang small newborns are. We were just getting rid of one of our cribs this week and I hesitated. Husband was running the other way already...

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  10. Very cute booties!

    I think I'll try to convert this to crochet this weekend. Thanks for posting!

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  11. So cute, your sons note made me laugh out loud :)
    Twiggy x

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  12. when you get a chance... what size needles did you use? i THINK i get what you do with the pattern now. ends up kind of like a big "T" shape and then you sew the sides down and overlap, no? i just am wondering about scale, but maybe i should wing it. new nephew may have some big tootsies... think he may be a pretty good sized boy.. i know my oldest never fit in anything newborn when it came to socks or booties.

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  13. Hello Dawn,

    Just stumbled across your blog. Lovely!!! I am going to try out the fabric dollhouse very soon as I have a 15 month old. :)

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  14. These are just too cute and thanks for a wonderful idea.
    Great photographs

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  15. Those are adorable! I now must learn how to knit...

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  16. That is a wonderful comment in the card .... thank goodness mother's love is blind and deaf .... we love our little ones regardless of how 'nice' they are to us in those early weeks!

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  17. what cute little wee booties! I especially love the sentiment....too cute!

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  18. Ah, those are just gorgeous. I don't know why I bothered knitting the recent bootees for Tiddler as he always kicks them off immediately. I should have made him some of these when he was super-tiny (though at 8lbs 7ozs I'm not sure he ever was tiny!)

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  20. Oh those are lovely!! I really do wish I could knit, but it's never gonna happen!
    Manda
    treefall

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  21. Cute bootees and I love your little ones writing - neat work!!
    Happy Easter!

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  22. These are just too cute and thanks for a wonderful idea.
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  23. those shoes are too frickin' cute for words.
    I, too, hope she has a nice baby.
    adorable.

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  24. that note cracks me up! It's kind of like saying i hope you have a nice baby, not one of those awful crying keeping you up all night poopy babies...

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  25. Oh, they are the sweetest!! Gorgeous colour, wonderful to think of them snuggling teeny, tiny toes.
    I was given a pair of hand spun and knitted booties for my first munchkins arrival... such a beautiful, heart-felt gift. : )

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  26. Lovely! But (now, don't be offended), your son's note takes the cake.

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