11.7.10

room shoes


Lately I've been thinking about trying to make my own room shoes again (I made an attempt over two years ago, but abandoned that project, although I have since had advice from Melinda on how to finish them). Slippers are the best! Of course, I'm not wearing them these heatwave-filled days. Most of the year I wear a pair of traditional handmade sheep skin slippers that I got in the Algarve (like these ones).

When I saw these slippers for sale at Polka Dot Kids, I got very nervous. I'm serious. I wanted them so badly, but I have been trying to curb my impulse purchases. They're so perfect for me: muted tones, sequins, leather, embroidery. They were $38. I bought them. I love them. I imagine that they're from Japan, since so many of the things in the store are Japanese, but I'm not positive. I was so glad it was the one item in the store that came in adult sizes as well.

[Addendum: They are not Japanese! The company that produces them, Dear Morocco, is Japanese, but these are baboushes from Marrakech.]

I love them more than I loved the Monika slippers from Toast (which I still really love and would like to own one day, so if anyone happens to see them in Poland, where they were originally from, please let me know!).

A few other things:
we're giving away the buttons from this post on dreamcats
I caught Oreo inside her cabin! I managed to snap a terrible picture before she popped out
I made an "about" page. I never know what to write
&
have you ever seen a Buddy Bike? They are hilarious!



REPLIES

sweetie pie press: Thank you again. I love them.

adele {modernemotive}, nice-etc.com / caitlin: I love her little paws!

Malicious Mallory, Laura: They sure are!

Lexie, Little Boat: I agree! It's definitely worth it.

Megan: I emailed you with some THOUGHTS! Did you get it?

10 comments:

  1. That model is typical from Morocco and Tunisia. They're called "babouches". Most of them have a pointy toe, and some are just like your pair (even with the sequins).

    I own a couple of pairs, and we (me and my mother) always get stocked on babouches and sandals everytime we go down to Tangiers. :)

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  2. Anabela, they're definitely Japanese! They're from this pattern : http://www.flickr.com/photos/melindajosie/4109303856/in/set-72157607889522280/ (And they'll be the most comfortable pair of slippers you ever wear!) I recently made a second pair, because I wore holes RIGHT THROUGH the bottom of my last ones. I work at home and wear them for 16 hours a day, so they didn't last as long as I would have liked. Next time, I'll use a leather sole like these guys have!
    PS- I love the sequins and embroidery on these!

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  3. Alexandra12.7.10

    Yes. Moroccan (or Tunisian)! No doubt.

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  4. Hi guys! Thanks! I found the website of the company that made them: http://www.dearmorocco.com/

    So it looks like maybe they're made in Morocco but sold by a Japanese company! Funny! They definitely make some beautiful babouches.

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  5. miss anabela, i simply adore your new "about me" page {bicycle rides and ice cream runs!}...and more importantly, this blog. it is one of the bright spots of my day!

    xo,
    sylvie of silver lining

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  6. 1. Those slippers are amazing.
    2. I want your cat cabin for my cat. He wouldn't use it though. My shoe boxes, however, he likes to claim!

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  7. Writing 'about' sections is the worst but you did a much better job than I did; I may have to go update mine now (yes, eric rohmer!) I always love checking in with you blog, beautiful and inspiring.

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  8. They're gorgeous! Knowing myself I would probably just leave them by my bed as a display of sorts :) These are going on my birthday list for sure!

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  9. Beautiful. I love the detail. I would probably break down and buy them too. But I think $38 is a great price. I've been thinking a lot about sewing some slippers lately... and have been collecting patterns for some time. Maybe it's finally time!!

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  10. yes they are lovely, and that style is from marocco for sure.

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