Tuesday, August 21, 2012

altered baby shoes

Its official- Lucy can walk and that means its time to start wearing shoes (it has been bare feet, socks and booties up until now).. The only problem is that I seem to have hard time finding funky girl shoes- so I set out to alter a couple pairs of simple shoes with the hope to begin a fun little shoe collection for Lu.

I started with a pair of white shoes that had a bow. First I removed the bow and then using blue painters tape I blocked off to the surface to create a little triangle design. Next, using Tulip Soft Fabric Paint I painted the surface. Once the paint was dry I removed the tape to leave a fun geometric design.

I added a few tiny red embellishments with Tulip 3-d Fashion Paint.

Last, I altered the bow that I had removed by cutting it into more of a geometric shape and then painted it blue. Last I sewed it back onto the shoe

The result- a funky little pair of baby shoes- a little more our style!

For the second pair I once again removed the bows and then painted the entire surface of the shoes with Tulip Fashion 3-d Paint in metallic gold. While the paint was still dry, I used a crumbled up paper towel and dabbed the surface of the paint to create texture. Once the surface was dry I added tiny little metallic dots with 3-d paint.

Another cute pair of funky shoes!

Now lets see if we can keep shoes on this kid!



Giggles said...

Absolutely adorable!! You need to design baby shoes!!! Big claps for Lucy walking! You may have a little shoeless hippy girl on your hands!!

My adult daughter just painted a pair of white gladiator sandals with tulip paints! She mixed several blues to get a teal color, they look so professional too. Hip hip hooray for painted shoes!!

Hugs Giggles

Unknown said...

these shoes are really adorable

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

The shoes are adorable, but the baby is sooo adorable!

Unknown said...

having a girl is soooo much fun! enjoy!

Kay said...

that sweet baby could make anything look wonderful...but I love the shoes!

Jessie K said...

Your little girl is a doll!! Great idea with the shoes. Love it!

Mode Chic said...

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Katie said...

These are so cute!!!

Katie x

Nissa said...

Wow, I Love the Black and golden shoes! So pretty.


Anonymous said...

I just hope for you, she would not EAT them....mine does!!!!!

Christina said...

What a charming project! And Lucy is adorably beautiful as always.

Inna said...

How cute!! Personalizing your things is so awesome. :)

RaNae @EweCreekCottage said...

so cute

Lesley said...

Lu is darling. Love her altered shoes
you might start a new fashion trend Alisa.
Take care

Maya Kuzman said...

Pure gorgeousness!
I'd like to have them myself :)

Preeti Dubey said...

That's incredible Alisa ! Loved the transformations ! And Lucy is looking so grown up and trendy with those pants and shoes on. Love.

Joanne said...

love love love these -- lucy is adorable --

Lisa L. said...

Wow she has gotten so big. What a beautiful little one...love the shoes too.

Kathie said...

The shoes are fab! ! Lucy looks adorable!

Kate Burroughs said...

I just saw some adorable shoes for little kids made by Toms (the company that donates a pair of shoes for every pair you buy to kids in 3rd world countries who can't afford shoes). Here's a link to their tiny shoes online:
I am not affiliated in any way.
Aloha, Kate

Caryl said...

I call this complete blackmail... she is never going to leave home with a MaMa who makes her look so cute.

Caralulù said...

Ma come è bella!! E sembra già tanto grande!Le scarpine sono bellissime ma Lucy lo è ancora di più! Un bacio lulù

Nelda said...

NOOOOO!!! She is growing up too fast! But she does look adorable in those cute little shoes. What a good idea.

funkycrafter said...

the shoes are cute. i agree, you should design them or sell them.
Lucy is adorable. love those eyes and smile. so photogenic too.

Debra Kapellakis said...

good job

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

You are very talented! I love your creativity. I will try to make one pair for my friends daughter! thanks for sharing! I think it is better if you make plenty of shoes then sell it. FOr sure many people will like it!:)- babyshoe.com

Kidz Shooz said...

Oh, that is so cute! Those altered shoes are lovely. Its style is just right for your angel, Lucy. Regards!

Anonymous said...

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