Saturday, December 01, 2012

I've been making some fun shoe ornaments!  Terri Lynn Heinz, of Artful Affirmations, published a pattern for Marie Antoinette shoes made of paper.  Her design is so good, even the notches you cut out of the shoe back are spot on!  You can find her pattern and directions for the paper shoes here.

I made some changes to adapt the pattern and  directions for fabric instead of paper.  These shoes require a lot of hand sewing and can take about 3 hours to make, but it is so fun to get to choose and use your fancy fabrics, trims, laces and beads and buttons!

If anyone is interested, I can post my directions.

I haven't blogged for a long time.  I don't do too much stichery nowadays, but am hoping to get back to it.  I have become involved with starting a new nonprofit affiliate of Family Promise, to help the homeless children in my area.  Every night when I crawl into my comfy warm bed, I think of those children and their families who don't have a bed and have to sleep outside in the cold and wetness.  These families hide, afraid that their children will  be taken away from them.   I volunteered to write grants, although I have no experience in this, and it is taking up a lot of time.  (Anyone have any tips for me?)  Once we open our affiliate, eventually it will be someone else's job to do the grant-writing. But I will still stay very involved - I just can't forget about the children...

Happy Stitching,
Lin Moon