I love that I can combine three of my passions into one so often when I'm making gifts for customers.
This recent make is a perfect example. A pair of cute little crocheted newborn booties in a hand made box and set up for a really enjoyable photo shoot.
You may have seen versions of these crocodile stitch booties around on Pinterest but I could not find a pattern so I went ahead and made it up as I went along. I'm pretty sure that once you are familiar with making baby shoes and booties and you've learned to recognise and master most stitches you can pretty much work out how something was made by looking at a photograph or two.
That said, I'm all for buying patterns if I can find one as it just makes life that bit easier and I really do not mind paying for patterns as they take a lot of work (I know this as I've been writing a couple of my own up for months now). Sometimes the search to find one is just too long.
I made these booties for a newborn so they are tiny and of course the tinnier things become the more cute they get. I added a gorgeous heart shaped diamante type button just because they deserved it to go with the all white elegance and simplicity. Of course I do send out warnings about buttons and holes in crochet and loose threads and all of that but I do take care to painstakingly check for any hazards and to make sure buttons are not going anywhere. If you do add buttons to baby garments do always include a warning notice to parents about potential hazards.
I stuffed them with some plain white tissue and then hand stamped the other half of the sheet with Powder Pink ink from Stampin' Up! I stamped some images and sentiments from Moon Baby, Better Together and from a retired set, I also stamped up some Whisper White cardstock with more of the images from the two sets.
Using Powder Pink cardstock I made a simple box with lid and added panels of the stamped Whisper White to add another dimension to the box. The box measures 5 inches wide, by 4 deep by 3 high with the lid measuring the same but 1 inch deep. I made my panels slightly smaller to show some of the Powder Pink around the edges because it's such a gorgeous colour who would want to cover it all up?.
For the gift tag I used the scalloped tag topper punch on a piece of Powder Pink cardstock and layered some of the hand stamped Whisper White and a plain piece of Whisper White stamped with a sentiment from Moon Baby which I layered on using dimensionals to give some depth. I tied this on using a piece of the gorgeous Powder Pink finely woven ribbon.
Then I took my DSLR and tried to use natural light to capture the softness and detil of the booties and the whole gift.
Would love to hear about how you bring your different crafts together.
Links below to all of the Stampin' Up! materials I used.
Have a great week!