Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A cobbler I am ~

No...not a peach or blackberry cobbler :)
but a maker of shoes!!!
I've been playing in the studio just a little ~

My sweet friend Lisa is teaching a class at Cottage Panache soon
and is teaching students how to create the most GORGEOUS collage.
One of the elements is the tiniest pair of doll shoes.....
So I told her I'd make the shoes for her!!

What is it about tiny things? I just love them ~

I don't think I showed you these wonderful goodies I found this weekend....
I know, you can't believe there's more!!
Look at these wonderful rusty bells....
and this beautiful velvet box ~

And this is the inside of an old jewelry box ~
I can't even believe that old general store was selling this and
I'm sure the owner couldn't believe that I loved it!
Don't you see a future assemblage home?

School has started for our Noah ~ he's had a great few days so far.
I'm still helping at the soap shop and orders are really starting to pour in!!!
If you don't see a post here or there, it's not because I don't love you ~
I'm just trying to keep up with it all!!

Wishing you a most wonderful Wednesday precious friends ~
hugs and love,


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Dawn... Your tiny shoes are delightful! Just make you wanna smile :-)

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, what beautiful little shoes, Dawn! Is there anything you can't do?! Your tiny little vintage bells are just charming--what a wonderful find!

Thanks for sharing tonight...


Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Dawn, The tiny shoes are very sweet! I'm sure Lisa is thrilled and the girls who will attend her workshop will be too.
I love the rusty bells and that jewelry box is so cool and just perfect for an assemblage.
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Dawn,
how I love your tiny shoes,-they are adorable,-how wonderfull for Lisa, and the students,
What about you selling patterns of all kind in your shop???
So fantastic for you all, that the soap shop is doing great, sweetie.
Did you see I opened my Etsy shop---told myself to be strong and try!!!
I realy can`t believe all the so wonderfull things you found, lucky sweet friend.
Love and hugs, to you Dawn.


I can't wait to see what you do with the jewelry box!


Theresa said...

Dawn, those are the cutest little shoes! Your talents amaze me daily! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Claudia said...

Your shoes are so delightful - I don't know how you do it, Dawn!


At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Dawn, Loved the little shoes. I'm not surprised you took on another task, but when do you sleep? You inspire me! Love, Penny

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~ Oh my goodness those are the cutest shoes !!! I am taking Lisa's class and saw those on the project and thought
they were so darn cute !!
You are so talented sweet Dawn ~


Unknown said...

Those are the sweetest shoes! I think you have a higher calling XOXOXO Eileen

Lisa said...


I am F-R-E-A-K-I-N-G OUT!!!!!!!!!! I loved the nubby ones so freaking much, but now I see the others (which by the way I thought were from your recent Ebay score). I would be hard pressed to pick those from a vintage pair. How on earth did you sew so small? I know, you played a how to DVD to Clara while she slept, then put her little hands to work this morning. You bribed her with Zoomafu or Moon Pies. Needless to say, I think they are magical, & I'm so excited to use them in the class & other projects. Lisa

Dawnll said...

I can't believe you made a pair of shoes, actually I do believe and I am amazed!

Tina said...

I love those tiny shoes Dawn - how sweet of you to make them for Lisa. They are sooo cute. I can´t image how you can make them so tiny.
Wishing you a wonderful day too sweet friend.
xo Tina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your shoes, Dawn! How nice of you to offer to make them. I'm afraid they'd be too small of a thing for me to work on though {even if I wear my reading glasses}!

Sandy said...

Love the shoes, Lisa is so blessed to have you as a personal cobbler! You always find THE best stuff. It is so blazing hot here (108 today!) that I have not wanted to go out junking lately. Thanks for feeding my junk desire with all the eye candy, sweet indeed! So glad to hear that your soap business is booming!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey Goob!
Girlfriend...I am just catching up with you and I have to say that you had me laughing and oooohing and aaaahhhing all at the same time. It's really hard to be your friend right now as I'm SO jealous of all your old store finds!!!! I cannot say what is my favorite because I'm sooo full of envy right now ;)
As for Miss Lisa...what would she do without you? You are sooooo talented Dawn and sooooo sweet to help her. Those are the cutest little shoes!!!!
I'm so happy that the soap shop is doing well!!! Yay!!! Such great news, especially in this economy.
Well girl, have fun with the little shoes and it was nice visiting with you and catching up. (even if I'm all jealous, I still love you!)

Unknown said...

Hi sweet Dawn - you did again. Your tiny shoes are soo sweet. Would you consider selling the pattern for these in your shop? You are so talented and sweet with wonderful ideas that make people smile when they see your creations.
Hugs Karen B.

Cottage Panache said...

Oh Dawn those tiny shoes are so SAWEET! I told Lisa that I had wished for an elf to come in the middle of the night and make some little shoes for her collage class. Wishes do come true when there are friends like you. A Cobbler you are ~ indeed!
hugs :> Maureen

Vee said...

Sweet little could make anything! Don't worry about blogging when you're so very busy in real life. But I will miss you if you're gone for too long. Yay for soap orders!

Createology said...

I love tiny everything and your shoes are precious. Happy creating...

Michelle Palmer said...

They are the dearest of tiny shoes~ :) Sweet little treasures...

Karin said...

So adorable!!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Him Dawn,
your tiny shoes are just adorable.What treasures they are.Have a wonderful evening.

Wish on a Whisker said...

Hi Dawn~ I always enjoy seeing the things you are up to. Your tiny shoes are so sweet. And, no you are not a GOOB. Just excited. Nothing wrong with that. *smile* Love~ Mandy PS~ Thanks for the sweet comment you left for me. I am so glad you still love your presents.

Barbara Jean said...

sweet sweet little shoes.

barbara jean

Anne Lorys said...

Your wee little shoes are adorable!
There you go again, doing it ALL, and doing it impeccably! :-)

The Rustic Victorian said...

Sweet shoes Miz Dawn! I have made them too, so I know how much work goes into them. Leather scraps are nice to work with if you come across some...or an old leather jacket, or kid leather gloves. Restoreing antique dolls and their costumes was her thing, and that included the shoes. Most all her old supplies are in storage units, which makes me crazy if I think about it.

Love the boxes, you will create something wonderful I'm sure.
I am glad life is hummin along for you all. This hatefull heat will be gone before long and cool air will return to invigorate us all.
Love ya!

vintage tickled pink said...

love the little ballerina shoes, hopefully you'll do a brief tutorial for all your supporters. thanks. pss love the jewerly box too sell it to me? or gift it haha diane vintage-tickled-pink

Vicki Boster said...

Dawn - LOVE these sweet shoes - you are amazing!!! Only you could craft these sweet treasures! And the bells - just perfect for your projects.

(Did you say SOAP shop or SWEAT shop!!!) You have been sooo busy!!! (me too - just now finally getting time to make my blogging rounds!)


Karen Denson said...

I just happened across your blog today, and I have spent most of the day going through your older posts. You are amazing. Beautiful work. I will most definitely be back every day to see what's next. I cannot believe the talent you have. Everything is so beautiful. Also, I wanted to say thank you for some of the free downloads.

Romeo said...

Mizz Dawn, do you think purrhaps they would fit my little paws?!?! I really love the little burlap ones!!!!

And the box for collage.....oh dear, "she" is swooning....and then the little rusty bells.....I think "she" is going to have to go sit down for a spell!

ConCATs on the soap store and big smiles for Noah enjoying school!

Have a great day!

Purrs and Hugs!

Romeo and "her"

Lisa Madden Bass said...

What precious little shoes! And if I haven't told you before, I love your blog.
I have used some of your tutorials through Mary Green's Artist Classes before, and really admire your work!
Be Blessed,


Dawn, Lisa was bragging about your marvelous shoes, so thought I'd come over and see them. She's right! They are amazing! Hoping to take her class...the first one sold out, but she's offering another soon. She's a lucky gal to have a personal cobbler! ~ Angela

Erica said...

I'll be taking Lisa's class at Cottage Panache! And now I know where she's getting those adorable little shoes! :)

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

I Love Your Little Shoes!! Do they Come in Size 10! Lol!!
Have a Wonderful Evening!

/sewprimitive said...

OK, Dawn, now I believe the story about "The Shoemaker and the Elves". It's hard to believe that human hands, even yours, can work so small. Excellent shoemaking, and I'm in awe.

She Uses Her Words said...

Hi Dawn,
The little shoes are adorable and would make a great tutorial. Maybe when things settle down a bit you could put one together! Have a great rest of the summer!

A bird in the hand said...

How precious! You are genius, my lovely cobbler friend. xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Hallo and thank you very much for sharing these wonderful images of your stunning creations with us. I am currently making a ballet art quilt where I have thread painted one of Edgar Degas's ballerinas on fabric that I antiqued with rusted screws and vinegar. I though that I would incorporate
tinu ballet shoes into this quilt but am unable to find some do you make and sell these and if so can I purchase some from you.



Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Dawn! The tiny shoes are so cute! The old jewelry box will be perfect for an assemblage!


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