Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Presents

It is such a wonderful time of year. I have been rather busy with many projects in the making as presents, and dealing with family life problems etc etc

Today I can share a special gift I made for a beautiful woman, who for many years has assisted one of my daughters with taking charge of her four young children when needed. I knew this woman, loved shabby chic, through her many posts I had seen popping onto my screen in social media.

Firstly I painted the shoe to help as a base for adhering all the lace. Initial layer was an all over lace, Next step became various pieces of different laces that I have collected through second hand stalls, flea markets on travels and cut out pieces and adhered to the shoe. I have used flat back Pearls to cover the eyelets for lacing and also covered the heel in the same flat back Pearls. After I finished layering various laces, I then filled the inside up with stuffing, adhered some felt over the top and added some hat pins as decoration.

I had no idea how this boot would look when finished, I had no plan, I just retrieved the box of laces and let my fingers and glue do the work.

The present has been given, I asked her to open, but what I didn't expect were the tears that flowed. This woman fell in love and was exactly the perfect gift to have given her.