Sunday, 27 July 2008

A Pair of Little Shoes



Its my lovely God daughter's first birthday this week and I wanted to make her something special. Even though she is not yet 1yr old she has so many shoes it would make any girl jealous (her mum is the shoe Queen!). I had designed these little shoes for her and made a small rubber stamp with the design, I then enlarged it to make my pattern for the felt shoes. This piece is done on a canvas board which measures 10x12" and there is lots of painting, stamping and distressing in the background. I had made the felt some weeks back in the good weather and it was the perfect colour for the shoes. I was lucky enough to spy a beautiful pair of pink sparkly shoes in London recently which will match this picture perfectly (they will be too big but she wont mind lol) I'll take a piccie of them and the matching card tomorrow. The light is not great in these photos as its brighter irl. Hope she (and her mum) like it. xx

21 comments:

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

WOW...I can't belive you even made the felt too!!! Wonderful intricate work.

What a great God Mum to have...(I never met mine, so I was wondering, if you're not too busy lol...lol).

alcoholinky said...

how beautiful Carrie and what a lovely keepsake for her to have when she's older. i love all the detail you've put into this, no wonder you spent so much time on it!

Karin said...

Your god-daughter is a very lucky girl to have these special shoes. They are beautiful, your hours of hard work has paid off, they are gorgeous.

Audrey said...

Carrie - that is fab! They are so cute and the detail is amazing. I love the background colour - very soft and warm, suitable for a child, without being to kiddie iykwim. Gorgeous. Lucky little girl.

joanne wardle said...

love this so much, what a fantastic piece. those shoes are adorable (way better than lelli kellys lol)

JACKIE M said...

Love,Love, Love them carrie they are beautiful and a real keepsake =0)

Jen Crossley said...

This is a awesome keepsake Im sure they will be treasured
Jen

Hazel said...

What a beauiful gift- I am always impressed by work for children which is not traditionally cute. I'm sure it will become a treasure for her for life!

Chris said...

Wow Carrie. The shoes are gorgeous. Such detail. What a beautiful keepsake she'll have.

Momiji said...

how lovely.. really nostalgic and something to treasure..

Holly said...

Really Lovely. Everything about it screams-Girl! Love the little rubber stamped shoes as well.

Greensleeves said...

Excellent piece, Carrie.

Karin said...

Carrie, I've just popped back to say I've nominated your blog for an award. details are on my blog. :o)

Lainey said...

What a stunning little keepsake Carrie - her mum will love them!

Annamarie said...

These are so gorgeous! Expect to be commissioned to make a few more pairs of these. Such a talented woman you are :-)

Karen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Carrie, what a beautiful treasure, and so you to have made the felt too! love it.

herminesplace said...

Oh this is so sweet!!!

Scrappelise said...

Oh, so cute these shoes are! And it is a very nice gift as she will treasure when she grows older. A friend of me use to say "life is to short to wear ugly shoes" And you can`t start to early, can you?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!
Will be much treasured always by The Shoe Queen and The Shoe Princess xx

glitterangel said...

What a lovely idea, and how beautiful!

Berni in Cairns said...

These are fantastic sis - I'm so glad I had a look. This would be a great business venture for first/significant birthdays - you could try to market in London!