Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Project Cherokee: Steve's Gift to Me


Steve's gift to me was a total surprise:  hand-sewn sheepskin moccasins to keep my feet warm around the house.  He went to great lengths to procure the materials:  the shearling pelt, cowhide for the soles, waxed thread meant to imitate sinew, and a leather "S" needle.




Here's what the bottom looks like.  And here are some photos that Steve took of the moccasins in progress:





He did not work from a pattern, but used my running shoes to get the sizing right.
(I know, he's amazing!)



The blue pieces are shoe inserts that he used to provide padding for my feet.

These things are so warm and super soft!  And because they are made of all natural materials, my feet breathe perfectly.  Using the left-over materials, Steve whipped up some ultra-soft, divinely warm mittens for Autumn.  She loves them!  Once they go on, they stay on, and her sweet little patties stay nice and warm!



11 comments:

  1. you should go into business-what fun presents and especially cause he made them...

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  2. I wouldn't have even thought that slippers could be handmade and your husband's so cool and thoughtful that he even took pictures of the process for your blog. :) By the way, they look beautiful!

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  3. So fantastic! My feet are ALWAYS cold. I'll have to start dropping hints for my husband... wonder if he even knows what shearling is or if I'll have to teach him. :)

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  4. What a great homemade gift - how perfect! Lucky you! :)

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  5. He is amazing! And what a wonderful gift to have made. I would feel loved every time I wore them, as I'm sure you do.

    Love it!!

    =D

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  6. Awesomeness!! My husband got me a new pair of white sneakers because he knows that i dont buy things for myself...i showed him this post and he's like....whoa! that's sheepskin!!

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  7. What a labor of love, for both of you! They look totally amazing.

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  8. what an incredible gift! I can't believe he made them.

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  9. that is so cool...its very impressive...YEAH Steve.

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  10. Hey now, those are something to be jealous of, truly :))

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  11. WHAT THE. I have been wanting to make myself something like these. GO STEVE. Now come over here and show me how to make some. I need details! Step by step! Diagrams!

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