Tuesday, 31 January 2012

When is a shoe not a shoe

I wanted to enter a challenge to alter a shoe in some way so i came up with a play cot the challenge is for Ditzy-Craftymess facebook group here is the link

And here is the step by step of how i did the shoe hope you enjoy it

Here is the shoe before i started take any old shoe

I then painted it with metallic paint it needs more than one coat this pic was just one but i had to paint it twice

Here is the shoe all painted with the first coat

When the shoe has had the 2nd coat of paint you need to think about how to decorate it at this paint i had no idea lol

I glued the shoe to a shoebox cut in half so i had height to work on

I then got the lace material and glued it with the glue gun to the Base of the shoe

Next i needed a hood for the cot so i got some stiff card and glued to the back of the shoe 

And then covered that with some lace materiel has the base

This is the finish one i made a blanket and pillow out of scrap materiel,added some ribbon to the front of shoe to loo lie a cover and some paper flower border to the hood i also knitted the teddy

And here he is Dudley in his new cot made from a old shoe i think he is very happy there to x

hope you like my blog for today and call again soon :)


  1. this is just amazing, i adore it and i love coming over here to see step by step on how you make things, brilliant xx

  2. Beautiful, such a fantastic idea
    Lindsay xx

  3. that is so so cleaver i think you have a great idea ther brill hunnny xxxx

  4. This is fab, what a great idea.
    Becky x

  5. Love it. mine is a cot too, but so, so different, ha ha.

  6. Interesting and imaginative. I'm impressed. Good job. Jearise in Lorby's World.



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