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Mostly Martha with Birds

Added Jul 28, 2010

by nessys

Adelaide, Australia




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It is winter. My feet are cold and even though I made my “Toasty & Sweet Toes” I was totally inspired by the wonderful creations of fellow BurdaStyle Member Evette and her two wonderful projects:- http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/beaded-caramel-slippers and http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/maroon-morocco-or-maybe-india I too used the Martha Stewart templates – I borrowed more from them than Evette – just because I didn’t want to spend too much time being creative with these ones as my feet needed warming!! I used the “branch” template that Martha gave – but altered the pattern and added my own bird (nothing can not be improved without the addition of a bird – except meals (I’m a vegetarian)!). If you’ve seen my latest skirt project – you may recognise the bird. I should give it a name with all the appearances it’s been making lately!! Suggestions appreciated! I did however, hand top-stitch around the template for a bit of contrast and definition and gave the bird a “peeper”! I used wool felt and leather for the bottom sole. I also popped in some inner soles between the sole layer for extra padding – “ahhhh – padding”!!!! Enough with the cheesy Simpsons quotes already! Thanks for inspiration Evette!!! I am really sorry – but I have tried to link this project to yours as “Based On” but no luck!

Material Notes

Wool felt in green and grey (my two favourite colours). Soft leather and inner soles.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Leather/Fur, Wool


Martha Stewart

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    Aug 26, 2010, 06.38 AMby evette

    Great interpretation NessyS, I love the cute little bird. I haven’t been on Burda for a while so I just saw your post. Before I made the ones I posted (which took a few trial and errors until I got them the way I wanted) I made some in black and white almost exactly (with a few tweaks) like yours and Martha’s just to get the feel of it. I did skimp on some things though. Your’s are great and the look super warm and comfy.

    Thanks for mentioning my slippers too! :)

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      Aug 27, 2010, 09.43 AMby nessys

      Thanks Darl – you were such an inspiration to me! XX

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    Aug 3, 2010, 03.52 AMby jadedrabbit

    Nice and Cozy.

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      Aug 3, 2010, 07.54 AMby nessys

      Thanks Sweetie! xx

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    Jul 29, 2010, 11.20 AMby Passiona Cottee

    CozzZZzzy! I love that you added insoles, too. I am enjoying these appearances of your birds. And I’d like to see some more of your chooks, too. How many do you have?! now… How’s abouts ‘Peep-cheep’ as a candidate name for your motif? Or, ‘Tweet-feet’ as a working title for the slippers? You asked!! We don’t need The Simpsons to be cheesy. Quite capable of it ourselves! ;)

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      Jul 29, 2010, 11.54 PMby nessys

      Oh Darl! I am kicking myself that I couldn’t come up with that fab name for these slippers – you are fabulous! I absolutely love your suggestions and cheesiness!!! When next project is finished the girls will definitely be there for the shoot – I’ll pass on your fond regards to them, as I am sure they will want me to pass on theirs to you! xxx

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    Jul 28, 2010, 07.25 AMby sewella

    Well, these are simply gorgeous! I LOVE them! And I admire your workmanship because they look impeccably made! The birdie pattern is so cute and I love how you used for two different things. And you should certainly give the birdie a name since it’s fame is spreading with every minute :)

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      Jul 28, 2010, 11.37 PMby nessys

      Thanks Sweets – you are a love! xxx

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