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These booties were made for warming…

October 2nd, 2009

IMG_1849...and that’s just what they’ll do come wintertime! George is now the proud owner and soon-to-be wearer of a pair of Satch & Sol slippers. I am in love with these new slippers not just because they don’t have a Nick Jr. or Disney character on them but because they are stylishly simple, well made and as green as children’s slippers can be.

moc with flower yellow 200Satch & Sol, a company started by Susan Bell who has children of her own, is all about supporting fair trade artisan cooperatives worldwide—and by worldwide we’re talking Mongolia for one. Satch & Sol is also all about being eco-friendly by sticking to green practices in business and product materials. I love it when a company embraces fair trade and the environment and turns out a collection brimming with high-quality products that are super chic, super sweet and yes, super unique. Because each of Satch & Sol’s children’s slippers are handmade they are definitely one of a kind.

I would’ve loved to have included a picture of George wearing his new slippers but up until yesterday the weather was still in the 70’s and 80’s. We have a couple weeks before the chilly weather sets in, but once it does these will be our go-to shoes for carpool, quick trips to the grocery store and car rides to Grandma’s house. One comment George made was that these wool slippers were a bit “scratchy” (nothing a pair of socks won’t fix!). He’s not used to wool touching his skin so it may take some getting used to, but I should also include a disclaimer: George hates tags in clothes and is super picky about shoes.

knit spring green 200Satch & Sol also has a collection of hand-knit sweaters, mittens, hair bands and purses and like the slippers, everything is handmade by Mongolian artisans. If you’re as tired as I am of character clothing and accessories and want something stylish and warm for those little tootsies, check out the slippers from Satch & Sol. Good luck choosing just one pair! (And no, they don’t come in adult sizes; I already checked!)—Emily

Fuel the Obsession Early – Baby Shoes

July 13th, 2009

As you may have already read, we’re expecting baby #5 (we have four boys, so please pray “girl” for me this last time)! While the little one is only 16 weeks along, and occupying itself by pressing on my bladder, I’m entertaining myself with an Etsy-wide search for adorable infant shoes.

There is nothing sweeter than handmade baby shoes, so tiny and nowadays they are so fashionable to boot! In my wonderful wanderings today I came across some darling designs (and designers) to share with you. Enjoy and Fuel the Obsession early with me! – Daria

Etsy Designers Featured (L to R): pedrosprout, ivoryandmoss, prairiemother, barettzz, Tosweetpeafromme, lilcubby, loopyllama, pedrosprout, lilcubby

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