My last project for 2013 was a pair of cute crochet shoes for Alice. Not just one pair but two pairs in fact - in aqua and red.
Shoes had been on my VERY long list of projects ever since I learned to crochet last year. I desperately tried to get them finished for her for Christmas morning, but ran out of time. So she got them on Boxing Day instead.
The pattern is 'Too Cute' Mary Janes by Two Sister Patterns (Etsy and Ravelry). They are super quick to make. The red pair was made using a size 4 hook and the aqua pair with a 4.5 hook - you can really see the difference in size with the larger hook. The red pair fits her well now, but considering how much she is eating these days, she will be wearing the aqua pair in no time!
And here is my next project... When I looked at my collage of 2013 makes I realised there was nowhere near enough paper piecing as there should have been. This had to be rectified immediately. So I grabbed my teeny tiny fabric scraps and some 3/4" hexies and settled on the couch with a good movie. Perfect backing for a needlebook perhaps?