Oh my dear goodness it's been awhile since my last post. My husband has been working out of town for 5 weeks, so I have been staying quite busy with my girls. He is home now (and off work after 32 days straight) for a week and then gone again until Labor Day weekend. So thankful he has work though, we can not complain. In the mean time, I have been crafting and creating into the wee hours much to my heart's desire.
I made this sewing slipper to swap in my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group. Our hostess, the sweet and super craft savvy, Melanie provided us with a fabulous example and tutorial.
I cut up a vintage lace and embroidered doily to use on the vamp of the slipper.
I have been saving this metal shoe "buckle" clip for just the right project. I'm so glad I came across it while I was searching for embellishments, its a perfect fit. I used blue velvet trim under the buckle for a soft pop of color.
The base fabric is a very pale blue satin.
The slipper opens up to reveal felt spaces to hold sewing pins and needles.
Love this bow trim!
Then I tied the slipper closed and filled it with a few fun notions, some wide lace and a pretty hankie. I searched and searched for pretty vintage scissors to no avail. Ah well. My 4 year old loved the slipper so much she desperately wanted to try it on. I disallowed it, but I saw the draw she had to such a pretty little satin slipper. Wouldn't it be nice wear a pair of these around?
Here is a photo of my little Curly Cuties. I did their hair in sponge rollers for church a couple weeks ago. Their locks were just-a-bouncin when they walked, so fun to have girls (with curls)!
Love and BIG ol hugs,