I have been immersed in a new passion for anything and everything made with felted wool. These booties, that are so easy to either hand or machine-stitch, are especially fun to make because you can vary the look dramatically depending upon how you choose to embellish them. Let your creative spirit run unbridled. For the flowers, I used a snippet of fabric I had purchased in my travels criss-crossing the country, saving it for just the perfect project. I cut two circles, strategically selecting the fabric's fun spoke pattern, then I made a "yo-yo". I flipped the yo-yo upside-down and, using black embroidery floss, I stitched some French knots to attach it to the bootie and add a spark of interest to the center of the flower. All it needed was a loop of fabric and a button to make them "cute as a button". You can access the basic "Bitty Booties" pattern at www.heatherbailey.typepad.com located in her "free patterns" side-bar category. For inspiration, view nearly 200 bootie submissions in Heather Bailey's "Bitty Booty Pool". I'd love to see your creation. Email me a photo, or better yet... come stay at Whiteley Creek and bring your booties along to share with me personally!