Fun with Felt — Baby Booties

I never thought I would be able to sew these cute baby booties, but this was my very first try and I’m quite pleased with how they turned out! If you would like to make your own, I highly recommend you follow the detailed directions and pattern found here. It seemed a bit intimidating at first, but I just took it one step at a time. Turning just $0.40 worth of felt, and some ribbon scraps into such cuteness seemed like magic to me. What a fabulous (and very inexpensive) handmade baby gift!

This pair is being sent to my blogging friend, MaryAnne from Thrifty Craft Mama. As many of you know, MaryAnne is expecting a baby girl this July. Congratulations, MaryAnne, and bests wishes for the little one! 

In other news, I will be offline all next week and without internet access — GASP! But fear not, loyal reader, for I have scheduled several new and exciting posts to go out during the week. Hey, just because I am going through internet withdrawl, doesn’t mean you have to. I’m scheduled to return back online Monday, June 15th (when I am also scheduled to appear on NBC’s The 10! Show to demonstrate frugal paper crafts for kids)! 
There are lots of money saving tips, craft, and activity ideas ahead. You won’t want to miss it. If you haven’t already subscribed to the feed in a reader or by email, now would be a great time to do so. See you next week!


  1. Congrats on another 10 show!

    They turned out beautifully! I will bookmark it!

  2. Stephanie Griffith says

    Those are so cute!

    I hope you have a fun reason to be without internet access, like a vacation.

  3. MaryAnne says

    Wow, Valerie, this are so cute! I can't wait to try them on our little girl – thank you!

    Hopefully you have a vacation planned and that's why you'll be offline?

    Congrats on The 10! Show 🙂

  4. Mama King says

    Wow! The booties came out adorable! It kinda irks me that they sell something similar for $35 and it cost you less than 50 cents to make! Goes to show hand made is always better!

    Congratulations on your appearance. Hope to see a clip on your blog next week! You'll have to get your own show one of these days!

  5. These booties are so adorable! I may have to try to make some myself!

  6. sunnymama says

    They are so cute! Really lovely and yet so inexpensive. I'm sure MaryAnne must be thrilled 🙂

  7. EntertainingMom says

    those are adorable! AMAZING!

  8. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    LOVELY! I linked to these and your nature hike post with the water bottle slings on my weekly roundup here. I hope to make one of those soon for walks to the farm!

  9. SkylarKD says

    Thanks for the links to the booties and bottle slings! I've gotta get started on crafting this summer if I'm going to make gifts for Christmas!

    Congrats on being on TV again! 🙂