Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I got to thinking.....

Which is a little dangerous, right? :)
I thought, could my little doll shoe tutorial be transformed
into a sweet ELF shoe???
I just had to find out!

I printed out the pattern again,
yes, I'm a goob and had to print out my own tutorial!
Then I altered the pattern so it would have a pointed toe
rather than a rounded one. Plus I made the sole of the shoe
pointed as well. I thought one of these would make a precious
Christmas tree ornament!!

Here's what happened :)

I just love it!!!
I used a beautiful upholstery damask for the fabric,
and had purchased some trim with teeny, tiny bells...
I knew one would be perfect on the toe!
My precious friend Deborah at Confessions of a Junkyard Cat
sent me this wonderful trim a while ago
I glued it around the top for the cuff ~

I love to buy scraps of suede at Hobby Lobby and the thinness of the suede
makes it perfect to use as a sole for the elf shoe.

A length of seam binding glued to the heel and
of course I had to dampen it and scrunch!
Perfect to use to hang on the tree....

OH, the sweet adornment in the front of the elf shoe?
Believe it or not, it's an upholstery tack with the back
cut off with a wire cutter!!! I just glued it on with Fabri-tac ~
I really should be their spokesperson you know,
I'm in love with the stuff!!

I sliced about ten thin strips of sheet music
with my paper slicer thing and then accordian folded it ~
perfect stuffing to go inside the elf shoe.

What a sweet adornment on a gift then the recipient
can hang it on their tree!

It feels so good to make something....
I believe we as human beings crave creating....don't you?
Just as our own Creator has.

Have a beautiful Tuesday my sweet friends,

hugs and love,


Blessings from Cindy said...

That shoe is so cute it makes me chuckle... or HO HO HO!!

marie said...

You're right Dawn ~ created to create! The elf shoe is amazing! Perfect on your tree too!

Patty C. said...

Very creative little shoe :)

Dorthe said...

Sweet Dawn, this is the most beautifull little elf shoe-- as I have made the shoe from your pattern ,I know how tiny they are, so this is realy a masterpiece--how do you do it--make it look so perfect ? It so belong on your tree, between the other beautifull elements you created.
Dear friend, wish you a beautifull tuesday
love and hugs, Dorthe

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

This is absolutely adorable!! And your fabric choice is perfect. Oh, I just love this idea! Are you going to create a new tutorial for elf shoes? I hope so.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, Dawn I just love it... it's so adorable, and it looks great hanging in the tree! Hope you have a wonderful week!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Vicki said...

This is precious! I love it!

The Old Parsonage said...

Dawn this is just soo sweet. Will you be selling these? I would love one!!!

Enjoy the season!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is adorable, Dawn! I love it and the bell on the toe is perfectly elfin!

Shari Valicenti said...

This is absolutely charming.....I love it. I love things magical or faery-elfin. Just too cute for word. And yes I agree with you.... I think creating is an action that brings us closer to God.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
Ohhhh it is just the cutest
little shoe! It is just as
precious as can be.
I totally crave creating and
very much agree with you.


Theresa said...

Too cute! Watch out for little elves, they will take that shoe:) Sweet creation dear Dawn! Enjoy your day! HUGS!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Oooh, I love it!!!! You can just see the magic swirling around this wee shoe! PRECIOUS!!! XO, Ann

The Rustic Victorian said...

High Genius Miz Dawn!!!

TinaTx said...

That is just super cute!!!

Deb said...

you are so smart...cute idea..

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Dawn, that is the most adorable little creation I've seen. You are super talented my friend!

sharong said...

Had to post ,this is just so darn cute Dawn.

The French Bear said...

Beautiful!!! I love all the little creations you make, so adorable!
You are very clever!!!
Margaret B

Sandy said...

Adore the shoe! So darling and dainty!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! This is just the kind of thing I love to make! You are so creative! ♥

Mosaic Magpie said...

This is precious. What a great idea you came up with and thank you for sharing it with us.

Vee said...


Now why is the muse landing when you have so much else to do? Does this happen often? :D

GerryART said...

So Sweet!
In fact, it's so elf-like I expected you to make two - for a pair - and gift them to the next real elf you come upon.
Really, so beautiful!
Holiday Hugs,

Simply Shelley said...

Very Sweet...everything you do is wonderful....love all your Christmas decorating...your home is beautiful.....you just have that touch...it speaks peace...blessings on your Christmas season....Shelley

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Dawn... Isn't that adorable.. Yep.... CRAVE creativity. I think God compensated me by giving me lots in that department....for the walking part....


PS....bought the bird tutorial. Bought the Paper Clay. Haven't made a single bird.....I need to get on it!

Elderberry Dreams said...

I just LOVE this little elf shoe!!

Rebecca said...

You are such a talent my friend...
How are you? I hope your Holiday season is going well, love the way you used the tack.
Many Blessings to you

Karen said...

Dawn, I love those tiny shoes and the elf shoe is genius! amazing creativity in your use of the tack.

Passionate for White said...

You one talented and creative lady... LOVE the elf slipper!

Debby said...

OMG...this is so totally adorable. Looks great on the tree. Brilliant.

Myrna said...

OH~~Too cute for words! What a great idea!!

Lululiz said...

Well, isn't that just the cutest little thing?!?!?

Charlene said...

OH I WANT ONE!!!!!!!! I can see it in red or green velvet too!!!! Thanks for sharing Dawn. HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, well you just keep on being the sweet goober that you are! These are just fabulous!!!
Hugs, Diane

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm thinking that fairies would love wearing them too! Really cute.

Joy Burkhart said...

This little elf shoe is adorable! You're so creative & I appreciate your sharing!


clustres said...

That is just the cutest thing!

ByLightOfMoon said...

Your shoe is adorable Dawn,
I love to have scraps around to pick from, the upholstery rolls are Joann's are nice with samples also to use here and there. Bells are always fun to have around, especially when used and vintage. I am going to try without your tutorial but I will probably be back for it, I have faith. That is not a good outlook is it?
You keep me in Smiles,

Anonymous said...

Oh.my.gosh. is that adorable or what????

Glycérine said...

really nice :)

Barbara Jean said...

too too cute!!

not surprised though. =)


barbara jean

maggiegracecreates said...

Oh Dawn - I actually squealed when I saw this. Wonderful.


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