Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Work of Our Hands: Easter Shoes (for next Easter)

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Here's my latest completed craft project--a pair of soft-soled leather shoes for Maria. I intended them to go with her Easter outfit, but misjudged the size--they're way too big. Still, aside from the size issue, I'm rather pleased with how they turned out. I consider them the fulfillment of my first grade dreams to make shoes.

The pattern and instructions for the shoes came from Tacky Living. (Praise be for wonderful Internet citizens who post helpful material online! Surely they will inherit the Earth.) The leather came from a purse I bought at a thrift store for $4. In the future, I'll try to find a thinner leather (maybe from a skirt or jacket).

1 comment:

  1. Julia! I love YOUR blog- though I just discovered it today through your comment. I have been really wanting to make some of these soft-soled shoes. How were they- difficulty-wise? I'm hoping that after our spring cleaning, we can dive into some sort of tutorial co-op and learn some really interesting and useful endeavors- some skills of the homemaker!