Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Some projects that I'll be working on in the next few weeks:

For a friend's daughter:

Source: etsy.com via Tamara on Pinterest

For a friend:

Source: etsy.com via Tamara on Pinterest

For another friend:

Source: etsy.com via Tamara on Pinterest


Source: etsy.com via Tamara on Pinterest

For Julia:

Source: etsy.com via Tamara on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Tamara on Pinterest

For Paisley:

I'm hoping to get them all done before mid-January... here's hoping!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Custom Orders

Some custom orders that went out the door last week:

A girly sock monkey hat and mitten set:


A bright coloured textured hat, mittens (on a string) and slipper set:


And a brimmed visor hat, football hat, and matching boot slipper set:


Such fun sets!

We may not have mittens listed in the shop, but we can usually do matching mittens for any of our hats ($15-$25)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Skirt for Paisley

I made Paisley a new skirt for her "special day" at school Being so close to Christmas, I thought a Christmas skirt would be fun. She picked the fabric for the one side (and I picked some for the other to make it reversible). She loved it when she got up this morning.

Her choice was this:


My choice was this:

And it twirls! A requirement at this age!

I didn't use a pattern for this one... just made it really full. I still need to stitch the bottom edges together... as you can see a bit of the red peeking out the bottom. But I love it, it's so cute! Plus it's so big she'll get about three Christmases out of it... and Julia can get 3 out of it ;).

Friday, November 18, 2011

Handmade Christmas

We made the decision this year to do a handmade Christmas. The last couple years, we've tried to make quite a few gifts, but always bought more. This year I want to simplify, teach my girls to be content with what they have and enjoy all the awesomeness of handmade. We are not buying into that whole one BIG gift and a bunch of little gifts for each kid. Our girls have more than what they need. Last year I think everything other than a couple toys were handmade, by me or someone I bought it from, but I'd like to make them all myself this year.

I still have plenty of work ahead of me before Christmas, but I thought I'd share some of the gifts I'll be working on.

For my girls, I am making a dress up centre. We have so many dress up clothes around the house... they need a home. I also hope to sew up some new dress up clothes to put in it!

I'm going to try my hand at making soap and a few other bath products:

I made a few batches of jam this summer to give (strawberry, peach and grape) but plan to also make Carrot Cake Jam and Christmas Jam:

Source: food.com via Tamara on Pinterest

Source: food.com via Tamara on Pinterest

I will also be making a variety of goodies to put in gift baskets:

So much more.... but that's a little bit of what our next month or so will be busy with. Are you making any gifts this year? What are you making?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Some custom orders

Here are a few (lousy) photos of custom orders that have shipped recently. I didn't have my lightbox set up, so I just snapped really quick photos before the items shipped...

Boy Slippers (Loafer style):



Owl Mary Janes:


Slouchy Beret:


Bright Owl:


Red Angry Bird (I think I'll be switching the beak to yellow... as that's what colour they really are... and the orange just kinda blends into the red. Thankfully this one was a local friend, so our next visit, I'll fix the beak):


My goal in the new year is to have a PERMANENT place for my light box... so I don't have such bad photos when I don't have much time. Big undertaking to clear out space though.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vivienne Party Dress

This gorgeous dress is a pattern by Peek-A-Boo Patterns It's the newest pattern, and is called the Vivienne Party Dress. It runs in sizes 3months - 8 years.

I was given the opportunity to test this dress in Paisley's size, and I'm so glad I got the opportunity! I want to make the girls' Christmas dresses every year, and this motivated me to get it done. So here is Paisley's new Christmas dress:







The pattern is an easy one to follow, and has great results! I did it in a deep red satin that I found on clearance (70% off of $13.99/m), so score! I love when I find the fabric I need/want on sale!! I bought enough to make a matching dress for Julia. I think it will have to be the 12 month size.

You can also find Peek-A-Boo Patterns on facebook here: Peek-A-Boo Patterns

She has lots of other really adorable kid's patterns! I want to try so many of them!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kid Craft Thursday?

Maybe a new feature? Kid craft Thursday. I enjoy crafting... but so does my 3 year old. She LOVES it! Since baby Julia was born though, we haven't been doing it as often as we'd like, since Julia's not the best napper. Today We did a craft though, for fall!

We created an autumn button tree!!

A while ago I had pinned these two projects:

Source: google.nl via Tamara on Pinterest

I bought a few packs of buttons at the dollar store, and some mini glue dots, sort of thing (Wish I had just bought more Glue Dots instead... the ones from the dollar store were tedious to use, and Glue Dots on a strip would have been faster and easier).


First thing I did, while I got little miss to sort out the buttons by colour, was to cut out a tree out of construction paper, and glue it on a white paper. I should have brought up the pinterest pins I'd made, as using a canvas would have been so much better, and more keepable).



Then I put the sticky dot on the back and she stuck it to the paper.

I must admit, Julia had woken up from her nap and was crying, and the glue spots were getting tedious with trying to hold her and take them off for Paisley, so I put an end to the craft before we got it as "full" as she would have liked. Here is her finished tree:


An easy peasy project, that's fun and cute! I think we might do this one again, but with brand name Glue Dots, and on a canvas, with a painted tree (my construction paper tree was kinda gruff). I love the fall colours! I think when we redo it, I'd do 4 canvases... one for each season.. that could be fun. We could use green and pink buttons for the spring, multi shades of green for summer, fall in these colours, and then winter, a bare tree... with white and blue buttons on the bottom "ground". So much you can do with this idea.

What do you think... should we do a Kid Craft feature on here each week?

I need to get back into regular blogging, and hope to get back to Saturday Slice, as well. Life is kinda smoothing out now.... kinda...

Saturday, October 8, 2011




That's 69 entries. Good chances, considering we have over 550 fans!!

Due to some issues a few people were having with Blogger and leaving comments, I had many extra entries that needed to be added, so I wrote out everyone's entries, and got my husband to draw for me (at 1 a.m.).

So here we go....

The winner of the $30 credit/gift certificate with Barefoot Creations is......


Congrats Shara Bierman!!!

The winner of the $15 credit/gift certificate with Barefoot Creations is.......


Congrats to Amanda King!!!

(There was 2 Amanda's in the drawing, but I put last initial on the other Amanda's entries).

Shara and Amanda, please contact me at barefoot.tamara@gmail.com so I can send you some details and get you your winnings! :)

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered!!

As a special treat, we are offering 15% off to everyone with the code: 500fbfans

I only have our BarefootTams shop active at this moment, but will have the other shop (BarefootClips) active Thursday next week (need to do an inventory before I can put it live again, and am away until Wednesday). This code will remain active until October 21st. :) If you don't see something that we normally have listed, just ask, we are trying to keep things up to date, but between shows, and holidays, a few things have been dropped by mistake. You can also use this discount code on custom orders, so feel free to contact us with requests.

Monday, October 3, 2011

500 Facebook Fan Giveaway!

Thank you all for all your support!

We have reached, and exceeded, 500 fans this last weekend, and we want to celebrate by giving something away to our fans.

We will be doing the giveaway here on our blog, so we don't break Facebook's rules regarding giveaways.

So what can you win?

Tulip hat

Butterfly Applique Hat


Adjustable Headband

Fabric Flower Clip


It's YOUR choice!!!

TWO lucky fans will win!

The first winner will receive a $30 credit with us! The second winner will receive a $15 credit with us!

These credits can be used towards ANY of our products, including custom orders!

So how can you win? You can earn up to 5 entries (leave a separate comment here on the blog for each)

1. Be a fan of Barefoot Creations on Facebook!

2. Follow this blog! I want to see your little face on the right side there ;)

3. Share this giveaway... on facebook, twitter, or your blog! Let me know how you shared!

4. Tell me your favourite colour combo for boys and for girls (up to 3 colours).

5. Tell me what you would pick if you won! (You won't be held to this, you can choose something else later)

Ready, Set, Go!!

Winners will be selected by random.org. Please stick to the 5 comment limit. Open to residents world-wide!

Contest closes Friday, October 7th, at 8 pm MST. Winners will be posted Saturday morning.