I have two new nieces this year and I am so excited to get to make girly things now. Both my brothers each had a girl, one in January and the other in April. So this year for Christmas I wanted to do something fun for Christmas gifts rather than some cute outfit from the mall or a toy. A gal on Etsy sells these absolutely stinking cute ballet shoes and I purchased the pattern from her to make my nieces gifts. All I have to say is I had SO MUCH FUN making these shoes. One of my sister-in-laws was a dancer and I'm sure she will *hopefully* love these shoes. I have another niece from my husband's side of the family that I may try to rework the pattern to fit the other sister-in-law i.e. straps versus the ribbon.
I may have three boys and am truly thankful for how crazy filled my house is, but I am also very thankful that God gave me some nieces to spoil too and get my girl fix in :)