Cyberspace can be a wonderful place ~ both for friendships and finding unique items.
A few months ago I got acquainted with a fellow Etsian, Lauren. Lauren makes the most adorable soft-soled shoes (aka house shoes) for babies, toddlers and adults. Both being seamstresses we often share the trials and triumphs of sewing machines, fabric, patterns ~ you name it. (No one appreciates the thrill of finding a fabric you absolutely love other than another fabric-obsessed seamstress!)
As cooler temperatures began to set in recently and I pulled out my raggedy old slippers, I began seeing some really awesome house shoes showing up on Lauren's Facebook Business Page. So one chilly night while my toes were shivering, I logged onto Lauren's Etsy Shop Bug-a-booties and ordered some house shoes in my favorite color ~ green.
I've known Lauren as a fun and sweet friend; but getting to know Lauren the Business Woman was a real treat, too! Lauren's response to my order was immediate and thorough. She followed up with questions to insure that my house shoes would be a perfect fit for my feet. I realized as we went thru sizing process that making shoes for someone sight unseen could be tricky business. But Lauren is a true pro; she definitely knows her stuff.
My beautiful house shoes arrived this morning and I couldn't be more pleased! I just love them. Not only are they adorable and super comfortable, the craftsmanship (or is that craftwomanship?) is outstanding. Attention was paid to every detail. And soft is right ~ flannel and velvet with fun, soft leather soles. I wish Lauren had been around when my boys were little ~ not only are these great for grown-ups, but they are the perfect shoe for little ones!
So now I find myself thinking... I want to give everyone I know a pair of Bug-a-bootie house shoes for Christmas! Of course that's not possible, but I would encourage you to take a peek at her shop; I'll bet you'll find some Holiday gifts there yourself!
Thank you, Lauren, for making such a fun, unique and quality product!