We are always looking to add to our product selections and this new shoe style can be used as a boy’s shoe or “glammed” up for a girl. We think it would look adorable with a little cross embroidered on the toe for a christening shoe. We think they are just adorable!

Powered by WPeMatico

So, it’s been a loooong, cold, snowy winter here in NJ, but I’m thankful I don’t live in Boston. Keeping busy during our “down” season means creating items to sell at our local Craft Boutique “Your Hearts Desire”. We like to try new things and see how they fly so we made quilted table runners and baskets to add to our usual customer favorites. It’s also a little break from all things baby. 


But not completely. I decided to try a few new styles of baby shoes to add to our repertoire. 
 
 The adorable little ruffled ones I found a pattern for and changed up a bit, covering the elastic with fabric and completely encasing the seams with a soft lining. You can go to:
 http://www.fleetingthing.com/?projects=the-mila-baby-shoe-pattern-and-tutorial

You can get wonderful ideas from Pinterest!

Powered by WPeMatico

We’re currently working on a new christening gown, bonnet and shoes using a wedding gown that has rows of clear beading on it. We like to use these on baby’s gown and hand sew them on by hand. We’ve “borrowed” the idea from another gown of placing several small beads on the covered buttons to add a little glam. We’ve also created little flowers for the custom shoes using the large and small beads.

 

Powered by WPeMatico

Sometimes we’re just asked to make things in special colors, such as this vest and tie to match the bridal party….

or a pair of christening shoes with the date embroidered on the bottom.


Powered by WPeMatico

Mom and Grand mom came to us with grand mom’s gown (can you say hello to the 70s?) to have a christening gown, bonnet and shoes made along with a bib. The bib was made from new materials except for the lace, which came from grand mom’s veil. The gown was very yellowed and we tried to whiten it a bit with good ole OxiClean. I think they were surprised to see it became a creamy ivory color! The shoes had the christening date embroidered on the bottom. We’re happy to report that the family was well pleased with the results…


Powered by WPeMatico

2014 has begun! This look was created, along with matching shoes with date embroidered on the bottom, an embroidered bib with terry cloth backing and to keep Victoria warm, a curly minky jacket lined with mom’s gown. The gown was designed with ties in the back to ensure a good fit, although when we tried it on her, it fit perfectly! Mom was thrilled that the dress followed the design of her gown. We can’t wait for pics of Victoria from her special day.

 

Powered by WPeMatico

   Our favorite part of creating these one of a kind outfits is seeing the expression on Mom’s face when they see them for the first time. We

 

had a great time with Kristi’s gown, even though the beads and sequins were flying all over the place. The bottom of the gown had such wonderful lacework while the top had beautiful beadwork. We agreed with mom that with all this going onto the bottom of the gown, less was more on the top. She also wanted just some small trimwork on the bonnet and of course the shoes finished it all off. Mom was also included in a You Tube video we are trying to put together, stay tuned!

 

  

 
 

Powered by WPeMatico

Ta da! We are so exited to announce we have launched our new website which contains more information about us and what we do as well as our pricing structure, products and contact information.  A ‘shout out’ to my brother Richard for all the work he did for us on this site and especially putting up with his “control freak” sister. Another thank you for our mommies who let us post their baby pics on the web. Please go to our website and let us know what you think and check back regularly as we expand our available products for purchase!

www.christeningcreations.com


Powered by WPeMatico

Jessica came to us with a wish to create not only a beautiful one of a kind gown for her daughter’s upcoming christening, but also, in the hopes of a son someday, a boy’s romper and hat. Jessica’s gown was organza with flower appliques and beading over a white lining type material. Because there was no satin, we had to supplement fabric for the bodice and for the boy’s romper. We used the organza overlay on the vest of the romper so it would all be tied in to mom’s gown. Mom ordered the bonnet in our open back style, the back closes with a ribbon so it can be adjusted to baby’s head. For the boy’s hat, she chose the newsboy style. Of course baby had to have matching shoes with the christening date embroidered on the sole of the shoe. We sent extra fabric home with mom so when the time comes, the boy’s shoe can be made.

                                    

 
 

       

Powered by WPeMatico

Mom’s gown came to us as lace covered satin, with silver embelishments, including little silver faux buttons. Instead of doing the “usual” with the lace on the bottom, we placed the lace on the bodice, with just the lace on the puffy sleeves. Since the bottom would be a little plain compared to the bodice, the beautiful silver trim from her veil became the silver trim on the bottom of the dress. This was handstitched on with invisible thread! The bonnet had the lace trim and the shoes were done in lace covered satin with the date of the christening embroidered on the bottom.

 
 
 

Powered by WPeMatico