Are you ready? Today I’m fortunate to be able to announce the newest contributor to Try Handmade: Ciaran Blumenfeld! You may know her as Momfluential or as the creator of Francie Pants, or through Popshopology, but I know her as the new Handmade Baby and Child author. Welcome her and leave a comment to say hi!
“Please Mom, I swear I will walk them every day.”
“They just followed me home.”
“I promise they’ll be no trouble at all.”
I’m a complete sucker when it comes to whimsical stuff like these dogs-for-your-dogs Chihuahua shoes from EmandSprout. They are not technically children’s shoes and the artist states this on her site, which is prudent. There are a lot of small parts on these that might not be safe for babies. But your size 4 wearing tween on the other hand, is a perfect candidate.
I ran these puppies by my 9 and 12 year old daughters and the consensus was that they would wear, adore and possibly even name these shoes. The left one is “Punky” and the right is “Sparky”. Ok fine. I named them myself.
If dogs are not your (or your intended recipient’s) thing, there may still be a critter for your feet in the EmandSprout shop. Browse around and you’ll find rabbit shoes, kitten shoes with ear-bows, frog slippers, pac men flats and more. This is quite possibly the most foot fun my kids have had since they outgrew their crocheted faux-birkenstock booties.