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Friday, July 25, 2008

I can't get enough sweet, soft baby shoes ~

These are my favorite kind. Wonderful tiny ones with thin, soft leather. The leather warms when you start stuffing it and shapes so easily. I worked on three of these pincushions Thursday. I'm really pleased with how they turned out. One is a special order and the others will soon be in my Etsy shop. All of the items I've used are cast-offs. Old, unused things (except the ribbon) that have now been combined to form a precious keepsake. I'm working on a tutorial with photographs and step-by-step instructions on creating these too!!

Before:

After:

And this photo is a little peek at something I've started working on - please ignore my poor hands in the photo . . . they take a beating but continue to be so good to me!

Elizabeth tagged me for a MeMe post on her blog Home Musings ~ well, I've been blogging for awhile now and had a post that I'd listed a few random things about myself. Whew! Here they are if you'd like to read them:

http://the-feathered-nest.blogspot.com/2007/07/meme-post.html

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Can you believe it's Friday again? We have one more week off and it's back to school for the boys. I keep reminding them to enjoy each and every moment!

Wishing you a very happy Friday!!
xxoo, Dawn

22 comments:

Lori said...

i can't believe how early you southern peeps go back to school...my kiddos go back on the 26th...i still haven't done the shopping yet...dreading it...i love you new baby shoes Dawn, the one i have from you is truly one of my favorite things:)

Sheila R said...

You continue to inspire me with your art and your beautiful words. Your blog is a very special part of my day! Thank you!

RaisedInCotton said...

Just beautiful you creative sweet spirited girl!!!!

Blessings,
Carol

Dawn said...

I have a thing for baby shoes...
I saved all my kids first baby shoes and a few extra pairs that I could not part with.
I hang them on my Christmas tree every year.

Thanks for the sweet congratulations on the birth of our little DGD, Miss Anavah Grace.

xo

simple~needs said...

those pinkeeps are simply beautiful!!!

vikki said...

the shoe pin*keeps are adorable! lovely job! it is hard to believe it is friday agin! have a wonderful one! good hands, good heart m'sweet friend! much love & blessings & hugs, vikki ♥

Myrna said...

OHMYGOSH Dawn!! I've been working on a mirror-thing, too!! Yours is looking really good!!
Loved looking back on your "7 Things" post--we have a lot in common!! Hope someday we will meet..sigh.
Have a wonderful day!

Denise said...

Dawn, these little shoes are just adorable. I have a sweet little pair of my son's, Phillip, shoes that would be so sweet done up like this. I can't wait for your tutorials.
xxoo Denise

Margaret said...

I love love love the shoe pincushions (you've dolled them up so nicely, too). Have a great weekend!

Nancy Hood said...

Just a quick note to tell you I miss reading you on a daily basis and can't wait to catch up on your posts!! Thirty minutes in the Business Center is NOT enough time!! argh!!

Diane said...

Dawn, so early back to school! It must be very hot for the children. Up here in the "far north" of PA, it's usually around Labor Day.

I saved a pair of so very tiny red checked, very, very soft baby shoes that hang on our tree every year. Some things are just TOO precious to dispose of. I just recently gave my 2 daughters the receiving blankets I made for both of them.

The rest of my day today is play day! Work finished, decoupage, here I come!

Diane

kathy said...

Of course I love the sweet shoes - Thanks for the kind comments on my blog about the fairy creation -- Painting was my passion for years -- Did the Yellow Daisy , Apple Annie , Marist and many other shows -- But now have gone back to kindergarten
memories --YEP !! cutting up paper and pasting it are my new favorite thing to use to create LOL - Kathy - GA

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn, your little shoes are so sweet, :soft, in many shades of white, delicate,with beautifull details like the buttons, and pearls, I love them.
Dorthe

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

They're going back in ONE week? What in the world is going on? I'd sure hate that!

Yay for a baby shoe tutorial. I've got my little circa 1900 black high-top baby shoe all set and ready...prolly will prove challenging with that high top.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

They're going back in ONE week? What in the world is going on? I'd sure hate that!

Yay for a baby shoe tutorial. I've got my little circa 1900 black high-top baby shoe all set and ready...prolly will prove challenging with that high top.

GardenGoose said...

the shoes look great..and from what I can see of your altered mirror... it looks great.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What sweet little shoes! Would love to see your tutorial but need to find some little shoes first! I have mine but not sure I want to make them into a pin cushion. Mine are pink felt so they might not work the same as regular leather ones. I love visiting your blog...a daily must for me!

Nellie said...

Wow...you guys go back to school early. I adore your shoes they are sooooo cute. You always do the neatest things.

DivaDeb said...

Miss Dawn, I just wanted to let you know that the verse printed on your sweet wall hanging really touched my heart today. You have been a channel through which the Spirit has spoken, my friend!

Mr Deb and I are currently seeking answers and formulating plans for something that we beleive we are being led to do... and this verse is confirmation of that. Thank you so much for sharing it here!

MISS PRUDENCE said...

YOU MISS DAWN ARE ALWAYS SO GIVING AND TRULY INSPIRING...

HAVE A DELIGHTFULLY LOVELY DAY....

MISS PRU

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Dawn, I love your hands! They are beautiful.
These are amazing little creations. You constantly blow me away with all of your talent.
xoxo Nita

lindaharre said...

Dawn.....the little shoe pin cushions are simply darling:D And, to have Jenny buy one....OH WOW! Congrats on your publications:D BRAVO!!!!!

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