Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Brown Jumper


There is a sad story that goes along with this jumper. Sad to me, anyway. This summer I found Kate some adorable new shoes at the Nordstrom anniversary sale--brown and pink mary janes. I thought they would be perfect for fall so I bought them a size to big so she could grow into them. On our way back from California we mailed a few boxes because we couldn't fit everything into our suitcases. I put the shoes in the one of the boxes thinking we wouldn't need them for a while. We got back to Connecticut and my first project was a brown and pink jumper to match her new shoes for fall. A few days after we arrived the boxes came looking like someone had taken baseball bats to them! I guess the journey was really long! Most of our stuff was fine and we were just relieved it arrived. I began unpacking the boxes and only found 1 brown mary jane. I was sure the other one was buried under something or kate had found it and took it in another room but after a long search we determined that it was gone! The little brown shoe lost along the highway somewhere in middle America clearly fell out of the ripped box. What good is one shoe!? Especially when you have a brand new jumper to match! Needless to say, I was a little disappointed. We've filed a claim with UPS so hopefully we get some money and I can look for another pair of brown and pink mary jane's to match... if not, she's wearing the jumper anyway!

Enough with my sad story, the jumper itself was very simple to make. I embellished the top with 2 covered buttons. I bought a covered button kit at Joann's and it's about the coolest kit ever! Next I'd like to try these embroidered covered buttons. Until then, be on the lookout for one brown shoe. It's got to be somewhere in America. Lonely, I'm sure.

5 comments:

Jill said...

Such a sad, sad story! I got Sara the same shoes, a size 9, and I just got her feet measured and they said I should buy her a 10. Problem is, they don't have any more of the shoes, and they were such a great price...Maybe I will just have her wear them for a month? The brown jumper is adorable! I wish I had the time to do some of the cute things you do!

Kristy said...

That is so sad! Since I'm IN middle America I'll keep my eyes open! :) The jumper is really cute and Kate looks adorable in it.

Shane and Becca said...

Cute jumper! And way to go with the covered buttons--I've been thinking about those lately!

sandee said...

To Jill - the most perfect daughter anyone could wish for....you never cease to amaze me with your talents !! Covered buttons no less! Darling, darling jumper....and a perfect little model too love mom

Shimmy Shake said...

That is an adorable jumper. I love fall...especially for the corduroy! Did you use a pattern?