Saturday, 6 August 2011

Paper Shoes

Long time readers of this blog will know I have a bit of a thing about shoes.
And as well as real shoes I've a rather a fascination with paper shoes too.
One of those things I thought I would always like to try making but I never quite got around to it.


So when I wanted to make a little thank you present for someone else who has a bit of a thing about paper shoes, it seemed an ideal opportunity.


Armed with an old cereal packet, old book pages, PVA, some lace and a glue gun, I set to work.


And believe it or not, they were not nearly as tricky as they look.


And they were loads of fun to make.


And the recipient likes them too!


Don't think she ought to wear them out in the rain though!

26 comments:

  1. What fun, how did you find out how to make them?

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  2. Love the shoes. What sort of size are they?

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  3. I like using old book pages and it always fascinates me the written word others find to use, and the various typefaces. Glad you enjoyed making, they certainly look a fun project.

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  4. Do you do wide fittings?!! These are gorgeous and look so elegant. I am fascinated by the way that old book pages and even newspaper can look so interesting when they are used in unexpected ways.

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  5. They are really cute- what a fun idea!

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  6. Soooo cute! I bet you enjoyed making them they look fun things to do.

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  7. They are super pretty.
    twiggy x

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  8. These have to be made for midnight dancing princesses (which I am sure Lesley is). Delightful.

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  9. When I saw the picture of these, I thought of Lesley and how she would like them........... and then the further on I read, I realised they WERE for her! :O)))) She (Lesley) is such a generous person and I am lucky enough to have met her.

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  10. Hi Gina
    I've just posted my first sketchbook challenge - be gentle :P
    Twiggy x

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  11. Oh I'm sure she loves them, these are a work of art. Just beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful shoes!!
    There is a local craft shop that has a paper dress in the window, I'll take a pic for you next time I'm near x

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  13. Absolutely beautiful and I bet the recipient can't stop smiling.

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  14. Hahahahaa!!! These are SOOOO cute! I love them! They are hilarious, creative and interesting :)

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  15. These are such fun - very Marie Antoinette!

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  16. I can tell you all that the recipient loves these shoes!!! Thank you so much Gina for making my day. L x

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  17. Fab shoes - what a brilliant idea.

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  18. Oh wow, brilliant Gina, they're like Cinderella's slippers!!
    Vivienne x

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  19. Gina they are lovely and as greenrabbitdesigns said just like Cinder's
    Judith. x

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  20. Brilliant! What a great thank you gift :o)

    xxx

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  21. Wonderful shoes! Can we expect further explorations in your degree work? x

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