Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sewing Slipper & Curly Cuties

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,


Createology said...

Your curly girls are adorable! I understand the time you are able to spend creating while hubs is away. Your slipper is fabulous and I never would have guessed the secret compartments. Fabulous indeed.

debi said...

Holly, your sewing slipper turned out so beautiful! Love the fabric and laces you used.

Your little ones are just adorable!! Love the curls!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Holly, I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying your summer, I am so sorry that your hubby is away, that would be so hard. Your slipper is just beautiful. I wish I could have joined that swap. Your girls are just the cutest. Hugs, Terri

Minni said...

Hi Holly, your blog is amazing! I love your style very much. I would have one questyion for you but prefer to ask it by e-mail. Would you mind contacting me as I could not find your e-mail anywhere: Thanks!

Dorthe said...

Hi Holly,
I recently found your blog, and love what you are doing--as for those slippers, they are so adorable, and beautiful, --
and your two curly girls, so cute.

Awishdream said...

Hi Holly! Wow your slipper is wonderful I love the style! Thanks so much for joining the swap and being so patient with receiving your slipper! hugs & kisses to you and your sweet girls...they're adorable in their curly tops!!!

~Melanie ;)

Mary Brockway said...

***sigh***Love your slipper!!! I so wanted to play along but have been just swamped. At least I can live vicariously through you, lol! LOVE the curly girlies :-) Complete cuteness.

eclectic archivist said...

Holly your slipper is exquisite!

Kathysangels said...

What beautiful angels - they are a bit younger than our grandaughters - so pretty.

FredaB said...

What a great idea wih the slipper that turns into a needlecase. You did a beautiful job.

Your two little girls are just precious. They look very happy with their curls.