Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Painted little canvas shoes

I just made these little shoes for Maressa to wear on Friday with a new set of bloomers (still yet to make the bloomers) and tee to our church picnic. I had forgotten all about making these cutsie shoes til I was cleaning out my sewing room a couple of months ago. All I had left in the blank shoes in M's size was navy. They were purchased with the intention of making boy's baseball shoes. But Micah has long since outgrown the size 4 toddler shoes. So thought they'd be cute with red flowers for the 4th.

Here are some of my past shoes I made for Kalla when she was this age. I'm enjoying letting M wear them now.
These tulip shoes she just outgrew...they were originally made to match these overalls...a successful design for me on eBay and the only one that I know of that was ripped friend of my was on a message board with a mommy who showed off how she copied my design for her daughter...NOT a big deal.
This is Kalla in this pic (now almost 5yrs old)....I know it looks JUST like M right now aside from the fact that K has some hair. ;)
(There were cute tulips 'growing' out of the backpockets too btw)
Here are some ladybugs which were the first set of shoes I made.
And butterflies....and more ladybugs....with a matching toddler purse (I think this was a gift)...and I had forgotten the antennas on the top shoe...later fixed.
And I forgot who commissioned me to make these cupcake birthday shoes...apparently for a 2 year old.

For those wanting to do some of these shoes for your kids, here are a few specifics. I got the little canvas shoes at Walmart (they *might* still sell them....$2.50 if they do and only toddler sizes 1-6). I used acrylic craft paints on them and be sure to practice your design on paper (or I used paper plates) first. :)


Unknown said...

I never would have thought to decorate shoes like that! But they look adorable!

Lashun said...

Great work! how did you do the ladybugs?


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