I have found myself, most recently, working on gift knitting - small projects that are fairly simple to knit, yet turn out just cute as as button (and look like they may have been a bit more complicated). You know the ones! Cute as a button projects like these adorable French Press Slippers - or as they say in French - c'est adorable French Press Slippers!
True to the pattern I used Patons Classic Wool (which felts beautifully!), and a set of adorable wood buttons I found at a second-hand shop. Speaking of buttons, aren't these little wooden handmade buttons just "au parfait"?
My friend Sarah suggested I try them, and I'm so glad I did, as each button is entirely unique (and you know how we love "unique" around here at Woolgirl!), gorgeous, and handmade by Jay - who is wonderful to work with. Looking for that perfect little touch to add to that special 'somethin somethin' you have on the needles? Wooden Treasures is the place to go!
And the French Press Slippers? Well, as it turns out, it's such an addicting pattern that I had to immediately cast on for another pair.
These beauties are still in the works, but aren't they going to make the most "ravissant" Ruby Slippers?
These too are also for a dear friend, and the buttons? Another second-hand discovery that I felt these slippers could not live without. Or maybe it was I who could not live without them? He he! As I said, I'm a sucker for unique buttons.
Oh, and I almost forgot! We've added a few more "Grab Bags" to the shop today, and will be adding a few more throughout the day today and tomorrow, so some great deals are just waiting to be yours!
and while you're in the shop, be sure to check out the new Yellow Brick Road extras we posted in the Oz Club section. Aren't these bags just 'superbe'?