You may have heard about SoulBaby already if you’re a follower of my blog – I’m running a giveaway for a pair of custom baby shoes from SoulBaby right now. Besides being super cute, you have the option of having them lined with bamboo fabric! Sweet! I wasn’t able to post a review at the time of the giveaway because Nicole of SoulBaby was making my little Emma a special pair of shoes (lined with bamboo, of course!). Well I’ve received them and am ready to share with you my thoughts!

My first impressions: Super cute, soft, love the dots! These shoes are made of wool and lined with bamboo – I love the bamboo lining because it’ll keep little feet comfy and warm in cold weather. In summer she can go without socks and I don’t have to worry about stinky, sweaty feet. The sole is non-slip leather suede, very soft as well. Elastic beneath the bamboo fabric around the ankle holds the shoe in place – that means no more lost shoes! Yay!

I ordered these shoes a bit too big so that Emma can use them when the weather gets colder. SoulBaby shoes would make awesome slippers and would also be perfect for newly walking toddlers as well. Love these comfy shoes and the many fabric types and designs available at SoulBaby!

Get to know Nicole of SoulBaby:

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family!

Nicole: I am a stay at home mom who is hopelessly in love with her two little boys and handsome husband :) We live out in the country and love the peace and quiet it offers. We started our first garden a couple of weeks ago and what an adventure!…lol… hopefully things will grow! We have 6 horses, two dogs, two cats and countless other critters – all outside of course :)

Your baby booties/slippers are so cute! What inspires you?

I love creating – I have always loved art and finding a creative outlet that allows me to combine art with functionality is so much fun! My little guys needed shoes that fit their fat little feet and provided warmth and grip on our hardwood floors – the prototype process started and here we are today :)

When did you first learn to sew, and how you find time to sew?

My first experience with a sewing machine was in 7th grade Home Economics. I was horse crazy at the time, so while all the other girls were making dresses and pyjamas, I tackled a horse blanket for my rather large Thoroughbred horse…lol…it actually turned out pretty good!

What made you decide to start lining your slippers with bamboo?

Oh wow – where do I start – I absolutely fell in love with bamboo fabric at first sight…lol.. – its antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties, its sustainability and “greenness” of production, the fact that it is grown without pesticides or fertilizers, and of course its amazing softness and absorbency.

Do you have a day job or other hobbies that keep you busy?

A toddler and a 5 month old take up most of my time…lol.. I love cloth diapering, still love to ride horses and I am currently developing a line of purses, diaper bags and handbags to sell : )

Do you have any favorite designs in your shop?

I am loving the cord shoes lately – they are so much fun for summer – but in the end I am still a wool girl – I love the properties of wool even in the summertime :)

Tell us one little-known or interesting fact about you. :-)

I am a Canadian by birth and currently a married-in American…lol…

To find out more about SoulBaby and for a chance to win a custom pair of your own, check out my original SoulBaby giveaway post (ends 06/05/09).

Thank you sooo much for sharing this post! :-)



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