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Monday, March 25, 2013

With My Magic Wand ..

Hello my dear friends,
now that I am feeling much I started to work on my daughters wedding shoes finally.
I made a few of my roses in oatmeal colored seam binding onto small pieces of vintage doily and my daughter picked some other pieces that she would like me to use to embellish her shoes.

So many beautiful bits and pieces to work with ...

... seam binding roses ...

... lovely pieces of sparkles ...

... vintage lace and more seam binding.

Ashleigh's wedding shoes are small ballet flats in ivory ...

... simple but pretty and now I can be a fairy godmother for a short time and with the help of my magic wand I am going to turn them into shoes made for a bride!

So ... don't miss my magic spell and visit me soon again here at Todolwen.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.  


  1. Hallo Karen
    So schöne Dinge! Ich freue mich schon darauf die Schuhe zu sehen wenn Du sie verzaubert hast! Bis bald.
    Liebe Gruesse aus Koeln

  2. Hello Dear Karen
    I can already visualize how exquisite these wedding ballet shoes are going to look! With your amazing creative flair using, ribbon, doily pieces and rhinestones the fairy godmother will work her magic spell again!
    Love and hugs,

  3. Can hardly wait to see your shoes!! I just finished a pr myself, but not wedding shoes. I added vintage lace and pearls. It was once part of a dress my mother wore.

  4. Morning Karen, Looking forward to watching your progress. Thanks for sharing the beginning process of your creativity. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

  5. Estoy deseando ver como quedan terminadas porque todo el material es maravilloso.


  6. What a nice blank slate you have to work with. I'd love to see your thought process at work. Your mind must go a million miles an hour, in a million different directions before coming up with your great creations.

    Glad you're feeling better :)

  7. Looking forward to watching your progress xxxtanja

  8. These turned out so beautifully Karen - I love the bits and pieces and then seeing how it all came together in your next post was a wonderful surprise. And how sweet that you are able to do this for your daughter.

  9. The shoes turned out gorgeous. ou should go in the bridal footwear business. I bet a lot of gals seeing them would like some for their special day.