Beautiful slippers! 

They’re finished! 

I decided to crochet the second slipper properly, making sure the scales were offset this time.  I was worried that once I finished it I might decide to frog the top of slipper one to make it the same so a few days ago I sewed the ends in, added the buttons, and sewed the nonslip  backing  to the soles of both slippers to prevent me from doing that. 

Yesterday and today I have been off sick – getting dizzy and feeling off balance and like I’m gonna throw up every time I’m upright. Yesterday I couldn’t even crochet and spent the day lying flat. Today I’ve managed to prop myself up a little bit with my head resting on cushions so it can’t move, and i managed to crochet the last couple of rows to finish my second slipper. 

I’m pleased I followed  the pattern properly for the second one… I much prefer the scales offset. It makes me confident too that I can make another pair that match for my friend who asked if I could make some for her. That will be an interesting process as I don’t think I’ve ever crocheted the same thing twice before. I’ll make them from a different wool though, which will look a bit more wood nymph than crazy fairy! 

Here are some more pictures of my completed fairy/pixie boots, now keeping my feet cosy as I cwtch up with a blanket and rest on my sofa with a good book. 

Non slip backing – the kind you put under rugs. Hopefully this will stop me from wearing through the wool on the heel

Mis-matching scales but I don’t think they’re too obvious after all

Cute buttons
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17 thoughts on “Beautiful slippers! ”

    1. Sorry, now I’ve just realised you are talking about the anti slip stuff, not the pattern for the soles! I got it from Wilkinson… My one did it in black or beige… This is the beige one which I think is more of a cream colour.

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  1. Now those look like some very happy feet!! I would be smiling from ear to ear every time I put them on! I would probably be trying to decide if it would be okay to wear them out and about running errands! Love the buttons – they are the perfect touch to these groovy slippers!!! 😀

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    1. Thank you. Thank you for your inspiration to make them. I love the bird buttons but they’re not really functional… A bit too spiky to do up and undo, but i don’t need to undo them to put them in and off as the cuff is quite loose round my ankle

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  2. They’re lovely – as everyone agrees!! The birds look like they’re each nesting on a scale! Sorry you’ve been feeling so unwell.
    xxx Mum

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    1. Thank you. They’ll remind me of the bluetits we’ve had nesting in our nest box this year… I saw a fledgling come out the other day…. Super exciting! Still not feeling great today, am glad I’ve got the weekend to rest

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  3. In fairness, the non slip backing wasn’t my idea at all but a lady at a knit and natter group I went to in the school holidays. Groups like that (and i guess following different blog posts) are really useful for getting slightly different ideas. I wasn’t sure how strong the backing would be in terms of whether the corners of the gaps where I’d sewn it on might rip, but so far I’ve had no problems.

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