Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Baby Booties in a Bassinet Box

Hello, hello, hello....
We're having such a fun challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this go around and it's all about Clever Boxes!  What I failed to see was the 'b' and nearly posted a project of clever foxes ;)  Sorry, there won't be any Dr. Seuss rhyming going on here today, but  I did manage to come up with a nifty post jingle and what I hope you find as a creative box idea for a baby shower.
These little cuties are my 4th try at designing miniature crochet booties. I gave up after trying to follow a few patterns on Pinterest, so this is my attempt. The other three that didn't make the photo op have been jokingly labeled egg hammocks.  We figured if bananas are good enough for one, why not eggs? 

To design the box base I needed a crib and so with my Silhouette, I cut out a crib, mattress, and two gates.

Bundled Sage DI paint was applied to the front and back of crib.

White embossed gates made to look as close to wrought iron and then glued to crib.
4 strips of thin wire were attached to inside corners of the crib and made to join center top.
Wires were then painted with Bundled Sage DI paint.
Since a box, by definition, is described as having 5 sides, square or rectangle and containing a lid, I wanted to create the canopy or 'lid' for the crib.  4 sheets of white tulle were gathered on two sides and joined at the  top to sit on atop the wire.
The tulle was gently glued to the legs at the bottom of the crib to stay in place, but the canopy can be pulled down in order to place the booties onto the mattress and then replaced.
A sheer bow and sheer bow flower added for a clean and simple decoration.
Like sheer flowers were then sewn to the tips of the booties and each shoe was gathered by a strip of sheer ribbon, at the back, to keep them together as a miniature keepsake gift set.
The crib measures 3"x 2"x 5" and each bootie measure 2" x 1.25"x 1.5"

So what do you think? 
Would this qualify as a clever box to you?
Hope you enjoyed my suggestion for a cute baby shower idea and I thank you so much for popping in to say hello :)
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

And remember....
Clever Box

Providing the wonderful prize of 4 images per winner's choice!


32 comments:

Tip Top said...

Wow! This is fantastic and well done for keeping going with the little booties!!

Tammy said...

Incredibly beautiful and so clever and crafty of you! The booties are absolutely precious! Love to have a pinch of your creativity! Fabulous project Lisa!

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Lisa - what a gorgeous crib and the booties are just the cutest things ever!!! Very clever!
Helen x

Lisa S. said...

Very clever! I have been in awe since I saw your project appear on the DT blog. :) Your booties are precious and your crib is utterly fabulous. Love how you think outside the box L2. ;) You're so talented!!! Hugs

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Lisa, I like the cot with all the tulle and the wee booties are so adorable.
Kevin xx

Alyce said...

dang i was looking forward to some clever foxes!! ;) what a gorgeous project...that distress stain comes up beautifully! the little booties are just adorable... they look so tiny and delicate :D :D

Kelly Neis said...

AWE I just love the booties, the sweet delicate colors are so lovely. Your crocheting is so beautiful! I love the crib idea for a box and the crib is so pretty with the tulle. Geez wish I knew you when I was having all my babies, you have awesome gift ideas!
Have a great day!!!
Hugs Kelly

Chrissy said...

This is just too cute Lisa..love your little booties they are gorgeous and so tiny...and love your crib 'box'...fantastic project.

luv CHRISSYxx

Chrissy said...

This is just too cute Lisa..love your little booties they are gorgeous and so tiny...and love your crib 'box'...fantastic project.

luv CHRISSYxx

jasann said...

How sweet this is!!!!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Incredible, your projects are sweet and pretty. Too funny about the egg hammocks.

Karon said...

Oh my goodness - that is absolutely gorgeous - your little booties are amazing and I'm sure the egg holders are just as pretty LOL! What an amazing creation. Beauitul - you always manage to think out of the BOX! :-)

Shelby said...

Aren't you quite the clever chica! Love it and those little booties with their flowers are too stinkin cute.

Shelby

Tracy said...

Absolutely precious! The crib is such a fun way to package those booties. I have to tell you that Fox in Socks is a personal favorite. I can just about guarantee you that I hold the unofficial title of the fastest reader of that book. The faster I read it the mode my baby girl liked it. Fun memories. :-) Hugs!

Mitra Pratt said...

delightful! I just LOVE how you use your silly machine! ROCK STAR with the canopy!

Pia S said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa - the sweetest little gift for a newborn baby! Love it!

Marie-Louise said...

Wow - Lisa this is fabulous.

butterfly said...

Oh, oh, oh... how adorable!! This is a wonderful creation, Lisa - beautifully designed, both the gorgeous booties, and the delicious crib you've created for them - just wonderful!!
Alison xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is absolutely precious. The mommy to be receiving this, will treasure it forever. It definitely needs to be preserved in a box frame in the baby's room.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Buttons said...

Unbelievably cute!!! Well done on those mini booties - so intricate. Love this, hugs Jenny x

Mary J said...

Oh Lisa, this is simply stunning! I love how you created such gorgeous texture and softness!

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Sandy said...

Hey Lisa - you leave me speechless. Those little booties are precious. This is one of the sweetest gifts I have ever seen. How clever you are to make the crib - wouldn't this be wonderful as a centerpiece for a baby shower?!? You have mentioned your Mother and your Grandmother so I know talent runs in your family. You sure did get your fair share.
Sandy

Sonia said...

WOW!! Such a stunning creation sweety^_^ I like a lot all the embellishments are look totally gorgeous.
I hope you have a good weekend^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Paper Profusion said...

Oh Lisa - this crib and booties are absolutely darling and sooo pretty! What a stunning gift they would make. Very clever creativity as always. You are seriously fabulous. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!!! Lisa this is soooooo adorable! I love how you add the canopy, the tulle was perfect. This is something the mother can keep, even put small treasures in. The booties are so so so adorable and the flowers are just the perfect touch. You always amaze me.
Hugs, Patricia

Jeanne J said...

This would have taken me a million years! The booties are so soft and delicate looking with the pretty flower trims - and a little crib to put them in - you have us all oooohing and aaaahing here Lisa!!!

Samantha said...

Firstly I would like to say a HUGE well done for making the Booties in crochet! that was some mean feet! ((Sorry Pun Intended!) but the crib box is soooo clever and so cute! LOVE your Genius box and it definitely is CLEVER! hugs me xx

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my stars my jaw actually dropped! I also followed that with a WOW out loud! Literally! You are so patient and and this is the most clever packaging I have seen! Gorgeous!

Lori said...

Absolutely the sweetest thing! Adorable baby booties and such cute packaging - love this!

Margaret said...

How precious is this?! Almost makes me want to have another baby...But not quite!!
Once again, sitting here in awe of your talent! The booties are absolutely adorable (love the buttons!) and this crib is gorgeous! Worthy of a little prince or princess! Fabulous job!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This would be an incredible gift to receive if expecting. Just love this.