Ah, the Joys of Thanksgiving Weekend

I must say, Thanksgiving weekend was fabulous. A good dinner with friends; sleeping in; getting my 40 year old recipe book reorganized and the new recipes that had been stuffed in the front or back put on pages and inserted in the right place; and as you might expect from me, some work in the garden!


Yup, garden put to bed. I still need to clear the small Plot Against Hunger Garden, but that should not be too hard…

I had also been wondering what to give a friend who is expecting a baby in February. It is her third, so she is pretty fully equipped. Nonetheless, every baby needs some new things, so I thought about a stuffed felt animal, but then I thought maybe I could make some slippers for the cold February.


I did a little research. How big is a newborn foot in inches or centimeters? Well, as you might guess it varies, but a three inch sole was recommended for slippers, so I went with that. My guess is they won’t fit for long.


I wanted to blanket stitch them together, but they were too small, so I did that around the top.

May you have warm slippers yourself as we head into colder times!

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31 Responses to Ah, the Joys of Thanksgiving Weekend

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    Those slippers are utterly adorable! So glad you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  2. Allison says:

    You are a precious friend Lisa! I am sure those adorable slippers will be loved!

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  3. They truly are just lovely! And having that stitching around the top is the right finish for felt I always think. It must be getting cold at yours, it is just soooo hot here….. I’m not so good in temps over 22C (I don’t know what that is in F’s) but I got my wish for a decent summer and it’s still officially spring…… πŸ™‚ Also glad to hear you had a great dinner. Doesn’t it do your heart good to gather with friends!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Darling slippers! How clever you are. These would be wonderful in any size (with non-skid soles for us walkers). πŸ™‚

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  5. jennypellett says:

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE those mini slippers. So cuteπŸ‘πŸ˜‰

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  6. I’m pleased you had a good time – and got some gardening done. When those delightful slippers are outgrown you will have to make some more, and when they are outgrown………….

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  7. What a lovely thing you’ve done for that little one! Glad you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

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  8. Brenda says:

    A good Thanksgiving is an excellent head start on the upcoming year. The baby slippers are adorable and such a nice mossy color. Suitable for a little elf child. Lucky sweet babe.

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  9. KerryCan says:

    It’s hard to believe those tiny slippers would fit anyone! I hope the mom sends you a photo of the baby wearing them–and that you share that with us! Next up–a pair for you?

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  10. Robbie says:

    Those are adorable!!!! The stitching makes them perfect. In fact, I would wear them myself!!!-that color is perfect. Your friend is a lucky to have a friend like you that would make such a sweet gift.

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  11. Lisa, what darling little slippers! I would never have thought of that, but now that I’ve seen yours I think what a great idea. I’m glad you got all your recipes sorted. I do that once every five years or so, and always feel better for it. Did you rediscover any hidden favorites?

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