Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cosy Toes Blog Tour

At the beginning of the week, Twig and Tale released another pattern in their footwear collection, The Tie Back Boots for grow ups*. Twig and Tale has a whole line of footwear patterns ranging from super cute Wild Things baby shoes to the new Grown up boots in women's and men's sizes. Sewing footwear is very fulfilling, it is surprisingly easy and you often can make them out of remnants or scraps. Some people are not convinced yet about the joy of footwear sewing which is why we organized a blog tour. Today is day two of the tour and I am going to show you both the new Tie Back Boots and a Wild thing shoe with a crossover animal from the Wild things boots (like this it sounds super complex, but it is a super simple thing).

The new Grown up Tie Back Boots come in a wide variety of sizes, from bigger kids to full men sizes. I might make my husband a pair in the future, as long as he is allowed to pose with socks and only his feet are visible, I might be able to persuade him to pose for the blog. The boots come in the actual Tie Back option or with elastic in the ankle. I went for the later. There is a regular boot and a high boot option and as you can see, I clearly went for the high boot option. I saw her tall boots, and I immediately wanted my own.

I made a plain pair from upcycled jeans, and I love it. I considered using the pocket on the shaft, but feared the shaft might become to stiff, she however had an awesome idea how to use the pocket. There are two shaft widths and I optimistically went for the narrow shaft. I should have known better. The fit is perfect now, but I did not line the boot and I can not wear them over trousers. Which is not an actual problem, because I only wear dresses now a days. I put some decorative stitches at the top, I really love how they turned out.

As I have mentioned at least twice on the blog, my middle daughter has been asking me for lady bug shoes ever since I made these tigers. The tour was exactly the kick I needed, and I finally fulfilled her wish. I took the face from the Wild Things Boots* option and transferred it onto the Wild Things Shoe* pattern piece (they are NOT an exact match). I machine embroidered some red canvas with black dots and I ended up with a super happy daughter. These shoes are for inside wear, but for the shoot she was allowed to show her butterflies their natural environment.

Due to the release the Grown up boots* are on 15% release sale and with the code "Cosytoes"you get an ADDITIONAL 15% discount on all footwear patterns*. This means that the Grown up boots are now 30% off until Friday.

Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


  1. I'm loving your grown up boots, they're just like mine!

  2. Wanneer draag je deze laarzen? Draag je die als pantoffels of echt voor buiten?

    1. Tot nu toe alleen thuis, net als pantoffels, ik weet wel dat er schoenen voor buiten te koop zijn van stevig leer, dus met de juiste zool, zouden ze misschien ook naar buiten kunnen.

  3. Those little ladybirds are adorable Miranda!! So sweet and happy :) Thanks o much for sharing your gorgeous footwear with us xx

  4. Wow! So cool! Loving those adorable ladybug shoes - I think I need to show my girls these ones ;)

  5. Both pairs are wonderful - the stitching on the tall boots looks lovely. And those ladybugs with their little embroidered spots are just adorable!