Friday, May 28, 2010

Altered Vintage Baby Shoes Hmmm... & a giveaway info

 Altering an old baby shoe is really nothing new in the mixed media and altered art world but I have been wanting to do this for some time but hadn't found the right shoes. On my last post I showed a pair of baby shoes I found at the flea market this week and I want to show you what I did with them.

This one I brushed gel medium onto different sections of the shoe and glue tiny pieces of a hymnal page. I added lace, some vintage millinery shell flowers, an antique shoe buckle (appropriate no?) and added some bling. I stuffed the shoe and used 100% wool on top to make a pin cushion. I love the cream monotones of this one.

Staying true to myself and my love of turquoise and brown or cream I made this pin cushion just for me. I painted over the whole shoe with white acrylic paint  then quickly rubbed most of it off with a paper towel. I added the lace, some stick on pearls, a vintage metal button, and a brass charm (on that charm is a piece of the hymnal titles that I offered a few posts ago, I'm having a CONTEST with prizes to see what YOU can make of these so go check that out)

Now for some more altered vintage baby shoe inspiration from across the web. Please go check out their websites...

Isn't this baby shoe adorable?! I love all those muted colors and the functionality of it.
From the Tin Rabbit on Flickr

What an awesome baby shoe! Love that little baby witch. LOL
by Sandbeech on Flickr

This is just too darn CUTE! From Apple Tree Cottage comes this adorable baby shoe light! She makes these and sells them on Etsy. Her blog is the most awesome thing and you absolutely have to visit!

These were made by Dawn Edmonson over at the Feathered Nest (I have a link in my sidebar cause I LOVE her blog!)  Aren't they just gorgeous! Many people know about Dawn but just in case you don't you must go and check out her blog...

Someone made some photo holders out of old baby shoes, too neat! This was from a post about a shopping trip.



Thanks so much for visiting me today.
Don't forget to enter my creative contest using hymnal title that I have provided by June 14th!

And I'm having a giveaway celebrating my 100th post go check that out as well!


Debby said...

OH!!! They are all so sweet, thanks for sharing.

Tobi Britton* said...

Sheeesh Girl!!! Altered baby shoes??? How sparkly cute are they?? Great.... you just HAD to give me something ELSE to want to make???
Thank you for your kind comments and adding me to your blog! I am IN LOVE with yours and now i am off to be your newest loyal follower!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh I love love the baby shoes !! They are so precious !!
I have made some but have more to work on and these have truly inspired me ~

Linda in New Mexico said...

I love the way you have embellished. It is wonderful.

Dorthe said...

Your two baby shoes are adorable, and so sweet, love the turquoise one, but they are both so very wonderfull,
and thanks for the adresses, I already posted on the beautifull baby shoe, with the tea roses.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Thespa. I just came over from Auntie Cakes and I'm glad I didn't miss your site. I love your blog. It's so pretty.

Those baby shoes are so wonderful. I love the baby shoe pincushions. I've had one for awhile but can't get the guts up to try to do it. I'm too afraid I'll mess it up. The little witch one is just too cute and different. I really like that. Thanks for sharing. I'll be following from now on and hope to become good friends.

Have a fun holiday weekend. Hugs...Tracy :)

Lynn Stevens said...

I have one in my studio that I made just havent shown it yet. These are just adorable and I had forgotten about your contest. I must get with the program!

Auntie Cake said...

Okay, I so need the Halloween baby shoe for my Halloween decorations. I love how it hangs, I am running out of vertical space to put things on. I have a flea market here this weekend. I am going to be on the lookout for a black baby shoe. Thanks for sharing.

And have you ever used heavy gel medium? I got some last week and it is so hard, I can't even get any out. I am wondering if it was old when I got it. I do love gel medium though, I am finding loads of uses for it. I have no clue if I am using it the correct way, but I haven't managed to break anything yet...

Have a great Memorial Day weekend. I can't wait, my kids are all leaving for the farm. Three days with just me and the fireman. Just wish my house was clean!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Oh so cute.....each with their own are more patient than I.

Not one of my talents I'm afraid to "make" things...I so want to however.

I am in love with your BLOG background too..who made this for you ?


marie said...

Your baby shoe creations are beautiful! I love the one with the buckle ~ what a sweet idea. Thanks for sharing all the other pretty shoes.
That Halloween is so creative!

Your blog is so pretty!!

Diane said...

Thespa, this was such a cute post! Loved seeing all the little shoesies!

Nora said...

'K, now, those are just too stinkin' cute! Is it just me, or is there something about the sight of baby shoes & the smell of baby powder that makes your uterus just twitch in anticipation?
{getting too old for those twitches! *LOL*}

BTW...Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day & leaving me some love...noticed that you're following me, too ~ VERY COOL!

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Beautiful baby shoes!!!! Isn't it wonderful how everyone has a different style. Thanks so much for including me in your beautiful blog!

Hugs, Martha (Apple Tree Cottage) said...

ADORABLE! I have one baby shoe that survived my Daughter's childhood. What a wonderful way to put it to good use.
I love your blog!

Kathy said...

What sweet baby shoes - and what wonderful new lives they've been given! I have two pair that I've been wanting to do something with...thanks for the inspiration!


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