Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bootie-Blocking!

This design for baby moccasins by Sylvia Schuchardt is just delightful. It's available on her Etsy store. But:

How do you block a bootie? Being of inventive mind, I just devised this method:


1. Cut a bootie-sized potato in half lengthwise.


2. Shape cut half of potato to desired shape of bootie sole.


3. Cut top of potato to desired shape of bootie upper.


4. Insert potato in plastic bag. Important: do not omit step 4.


5. Insert potato in bootie. Spray lightly with water and let dry.

When these are dry I'll report back and show you how they turned out.




They turned out like this! Blessings on the humble Potato!
ETA:

7. Dice and fry up potato.
6. Remove potato from plastic bag. Important: do not omit step 6.

Thanks Amy!

8 comments:

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

this is hilarious! I was hoping you'd have a final step for "dice and fry up potato." :-) Very resourceful!

Kathy said...

How inventive and the booties are lovely. Somebody's very lucky.

Pam said...

That is awesome! I would have never thought...it is always pins and block board, so refreshing to use something as perfect as a potato! -Pam

Pushka said...

xDDD I'have a baby plastic feet from a pair of socks I bought for a friend, but I think your idea is much better that mine!!

Annette said...

Hilarious! And the result is perfect!

Tjoes said...

How clever! thinking of what sort of vegetables to use for adult slippers LOL!

Prunila said...

Que divertit! Jo feia camisetes amb colors i patates (quan tenia 14 anys, ja ja ). Son moníssims els mocasins!!!

maylin said...

LOL that is wonderful - so are the bootees