Friday, February 26, 2010


I recently purchased Tonne Finnager's "Sew Pretty Homestyle" book from here and I absolutely love it. There are so many pretty projects to make and these house slippers caught my eye.
So, yesterday I decided to give them a go.....
I used Cath Kidston's "Spray Flowers" cotton duck fabric and wool felt for the inner.
The pattern said it would fit a size 39 (which is what I am) but I made it slightly bigger and they are (only) just perfect.
Also, I should have read the instructions more carefully as the inner was supposed to have a concealed seam, but, being the "bull at a gate" as I am, I rushed into it and now have exposed seams!
Next time I will make them slightly bigger again and read the instructions a bit better!
Kathryn. XX


Sal said...

Well you learn by your mistakes..I am always rushing and making silly mistakes!
They look great though!! ;-)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh but such a cute finish never the less.

Deb said...

They are great Kathryn. I have that book also and look at those slippers all the time and wonder what they wlould be like to make.
Now I may look again....
hugs Deb

Vicki said...

I love that book!, my husband got it for me and i never get tired of it and find so much inspiration!! enjoy!! btw great work on the slippers
Vic xxxx

clare's craftroom said...

They are so pretty ! I love that book too .

Hen said...

Oooh Kathryn, I made these and they were sooooo tiny. In fact, I only made one, it was fit for a dwarf and I abandoned the other!
Hen x

Jille said...

They are so cute, and no one will see the insides anyway. I am still pondering which of the projects to make from that book.

Jille x

MelMel said...

I love those.....crikey you're clever.....I'd love atry at making some...were they tricky??

Lovely fabric...CK??xxxx

Anita said...

Kathryn, I wouldn't worry about the exposed seams, they are pretty anyway. I have had that book out from our local library and some of the other projects in there are rather nice too. Never run out of lovely things to make from that book. Kind regards, Anita.

julia said...

Oh so pretty!

running thread said...

The slippers are just lovely! I've also been guilty of rushing into a project and reading the instructions afterwards. Oh well....

Kerryanne English said...

They look lovely Kathryn.
I have all Tone's books and absolutely love them but those instructions leave a bit to be desired - I always just wing it and have made the odd mistake (LOL).
I'm making more of her angels today... well, I was until I got sidetracked looking for fabric on line and then wandered over to blogland... and you know how the rest goes.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Antique Rose Designs said...

The slippers turned out great can't even see the seams. I saw the article in the Homespun it looked great. Congratulations. Take care Carol

nicoledemana said...

Hi your slippers are great and the exposed seams are in the inside so who will see lol. I also have the book just keep looking at it yet you are braver than I am.

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi gorgeous Kathryn..
YUMMY slippers....wish I could sew..BOOOOO HOOOOO!!!

my mum would love a pair like these...

tooo cute for words....

(also love that book....sold elsewhere previously if you get my drift...cough cough)!!!!

xx andrea

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