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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Upcycled shoe pincushions

Hi guys! I have been busy making pincushions the last couple days. I found some antique shabby leather baby shoes at an estate sale this summer. They stayed in a bag for awhile until I figured out what to do with them. Last week I found a shabby bit of antique coverlet and I figured out what I wanted to do! Something about baby shoes is just so sweet.
This was the before. They were squashed and shabby and some needed mending/ reconstruction.
I like the tiny tassel on this one!
I think these were originally red. The mother of pearl buttons still have red edges.
There was a pair of these.
These were so shabby I did a total redo. I added ballet pink paint and rosettes made from vintage ribbon and vintage pearly beads.
The pincushion portion is the palest pink satin. I really like how these turned out.
Oops..repeat..sorry, I haven't figured out how to delete pix yet!
This was a vintage pink hard plastic shoe. I decided to jazz it up further with pink glitter (big surprise? No?) and a rosette. I like this one too and I will never pass up any of those vintage plastic pincushion shoes when I run across them. I saw on Pinterest how people are glittering their "big girl shoes"... I must try that myself! I have a lot of pics of my antique booth and had a fab weekend estate sale-ing. I found a huge stash of vintage printed feedsacks which I did a total happy dance about! I plan to be listing some of those pics later this week. Stop back! Julia

4 comments:

Joy Ribisi said...

Oh my gosh! How very sweet! I just blogged about my vintage teacup pincushions, as well. These would go so well together.

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Awww, those are so cute! I've always wondered what people do with old baby shoes, and this is a great idea.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Fabulous idea! These look great!

Sher said...

How cute! I've never seen anything like these. What a great idea.