I came across MawdsleyLoves awhile ago, and instantly fell in love with the little moccasins. When the creator, Bonnie Mui, allowed me the opportunity to try a pair of the moccasins on Everly I was over the moon with excitement. MawdsleyLoves came about when Bonnie saw a need in shoes that worked for her own son’s feet. She took to her sewing machine and came up with the MawdsleyLoves slip-ons. As the weather started to change, she recognized another need for something that would keep her son’s feet warm in the colder weather. This is where the little moccasins came from. One thing that intrigued me right away was the name of the company. Mawdsley is the name of the place where Bonnie and her husband met, it’s also her son’s middle name. It’s a residence in the university where they both lived, and started dating. How cute is that, they tied their family story into the name.
Since getting a pair of these moccasins, I adore them even more. I was thrilled when the package arrived in the mail, and you cannot miss it as it is beautiful packaged, with cute tape on the sides of the envelope. Everly was thrilled to get to open the package (with a little help of course). She was instantly drawn to the bright red shoes inside. Bonnie had let me pick the colour for the moccasins, and she was kind enough to recommend, and to put the leather sole onto the shoe upon hearing what age Everly was. I am so glad she did because Everly has just recently started attempting to walk, so the leather sole will be very useful at this stage. The moccasins are also made with 100% wool, so I know this will help keep Everly’s little feet nice and warm with the cold weather that is starting. I also love how soft the wool is.
Now, I had goofed and told Bonnie the wrong size I needed for Everly’s shoe size. I had requested a size too big. Even with the shoes being a size too big, these shoes stay on her feet! I love baby shoes that will stay on feet! Everly has pudgy little feet but they are narrow too (its an odd combo), so I have difficulty finding shoes that fit her feet nicely, or that stay on. This was a huge thing for me. Seeing her crawl around on the playground and not have one come off, or get lost, was incredible. There is also room to put on cozy socks for a little extra warmth. I am glad the shoes arrived big as they will fit her for some time. I am looking forward to Everly wearing these throughout the rest of fall and into winter. I also noticed, when we first got the moccasins, that there was not a distinctive left or right shoe. As they get worn more and more, the shoes will start to take shape for which foot the shoe has been worn on more.
Bonnie does beautiful work. Each shoe is handmade, and you can tell a lot of time and love goes into each pair of shoes. The shoes are constructed really well, the one thing I hope to see on future shoes from MawdsleyLoves is a logo of some. Bonnie was absolutely wonderful to work with. She answered any questions I had, I could instantly tell she truly cares about the product she is making. She is also local to the Vancouver area, so buying from her would be supporting a local small business. This is something I have been trying to do much more of recently.
If you are looking to get a pair of moccasins, these come in a variety of colours. You could pick a bold red like I did, or go for a more neutral colour like a charcoal. MawdsleyLoves even hads full leather moccasins now too!When I’ve gone out with Everly and she is wearing these little red moccasins, I have received many comments and inquires as to where I got them. I love that the red adds a pop of brightness to her outfits
The moccasins cost around $35, and they are worth it. Bonnie has very kindly offered a discount code to my readers for 15% off your purchase when you use the code: discoveringlovesml this code is good until December 31!!! Go do some Christmas shopping, I know a few Mom’s who have moccasins on their little ones wish lists.
Be sure to check out what else MawdsleyLoves has for sale on MawdsleyLoves Etsy page There are awesome bandanna bibs, these are great to add a touch of fashion fun to your little ones outfit if you have a drooler, and even another style of shoes. Please go take the time to check out all of the items MawdsleyLoves has to offer.
I cannot thank Bonnie enough for taking the time to make these beautiful red moccasins for Everly, I hope MawdsleyLoves has a wonderful future. You can also check out MawdsleyLoves on Facebook, and Instagram, be sure to check it out so you can stay up to date on what products there are, and what is going on with Bonnie.
Disclaimer: I was given a sample of this product in order to do a review. The opinions shared are completely my own.