These are really fun and simple to do. There really is no pattern. I begin with covering the outside of the shoe using glue. This shoe was a purple velvet and so I used some dyed lace for the covering. You have to cut pieces so you can mold the fabric to the shoe. Than the fun begins as you decide what laces to add. I used a piece of antique lace that was my MIL's and some that I have picked up at second hand places. I collect all broken jewelery and had fun with the front piece. I than added fill in the shoe and fitted velvet over the top. Glued that in good and added the vintage pink velvet ribbon and trim. I glued it and than sewed it on the top. The rest was just fun. I think I will hunt a few more shoes to do and have them on hand as gifts.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
VICTORIAN PIN CUSHION
I decided to join a Victorian Pin Cushion swap. I have made these shoes several years ago and decided I would try one for this swap. Now my question is this.....would you like to get one of these or should I try something else? I may add a bit more lace to the shoe. Do you think I should or would it be too much? Look at all the sides and than let me know.