This is the little shoe that I have altered. My aunt Juanita, mothers sister used to live with me. I took care of her for about three years. She gave me a lot of her old things that belonged to her husbands old maid sister. The sister was a school teacher and traveled a lot in the summers. She would be 100 or over if she was still living. Anyway this is the little shoe she gave me. I have always kept it sitting out because it is so sweet and cute. It was well worn and was completely leather. It had a strap under the bow that fastened with a button that was missing. So a few days ago I met a new blog friend and we went to lunch and antiqueing and at one of the malls Charlene found the cutest little shoe, I had been seeing Dawn's little shoes and I thought I might try to alter this one. So I got started on Friday and finished today. I just love it. And one of the little secrets about it is that the little egg in the nest is real. I was cleaning out some things in my garage last summer and a little bird got in there and laid two eggs. When I saw them in a doiley I didn't know what they were, they were so tiny and I mashed one and lost it. But I saved this one. I knew I was keeping it for something, but had no idea what until now.
This is the place of honor that I placed my little shoe, with a rose behind it and a picture of my grand-daughter Payton and me. Of course this picture is several years old, Payton will soon be twelve. They grow up so fast. I live with a little cat called Miss Feebee so I thought the little angel cat would be fitting in the shoe with my bird nest and egg. It sure was a lot of fun working on it. Thanks Dawn for showing me how to do it.
Let me know if you think it looks okay.
Hope everyone has a restful Sunday.