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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fairy Dancing Shoes And More

Hello my dear friends,

whilst visiting one of the second hand stores where I like to search for my treasures, I came across a little pair of old leather girl's ballet shoes. They looked so sad stuffed in a corner of a shoe shelf and I knew I just had to take them home with me.

At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but then I decided to make them into fairy shoes. I had found some beautiful old leather flower earrings at a church sale last year sometime. My daughter Caylagh decided that they were perfect for these little shoes. By adding some green silk leaves and some lace, the task of recreating these precious shoes was done.

(Unfortunately I didn't take any before pictures this time, but I will try and do so in the future.)

I am really happy with the way these have turned out and I hope you like them too!

And last but not least ...

in one of my previous posts I told you about a bag of baby shoes which I had bought at one of the local antique stores. In the same bag I found a small vintage doll shoe which I then gave a new life as a pincushion.

This is the shoe. There was something else in the bag too. Inside one of the baby shoes were three more little vintage doll shoes. They were old, almost completely crushed  flat and very brittle. It would have broken my heart to just throw them away, so I sat down and very carefully started to work on them.

These are the shoes -  just 2 inches long. The two left ones are a pair that have been sewn together with tiny stitches - so small that I needed a magnifying glass to see where I had to cut them apart, so I wouldn't damage them too much. It took me over 15 minutes to separate them without ruining them. Of course I had to turn them into something I just love to create! I am sure, my dear friends, you might guess what that would be. I will show you the result in my next post.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. The ballet shoes are so sweet, they make a gorgeous display.

  2. I love shoes!!! Just doll shoes really, how sweet the ballet slippers turned out!