Monday, March 2, 2009

Ok...here is a secret that I need to tell!!

My dear friends, it is time that I share a secret with you. Well actually I finally can, because I have been giving permission to do so.
For a while now I have been contacted by some that live amongst us, to repair their shoes. No...I am not kidding. We are talking sizes here that cannot be bought easily in the stores. I do my best to repair these shoes, even though they are sometimes really worn out. Then after lots of loving labor some of them do not get picked up by the owners, for several different reasons. Now there is a whole collection of these shoes and they are up for adoption. I have done my best to contact the owners and most of them let me know they did not want them back and I could keep them. There is one big problem. well actually there are two problems. The first one is...I do not fit these shoes even if I were to cut of my toes. Second, they are singles...and who wants to wear a different shoe on each foot? These are the reasons that I have decided to share them with you.
I did put a quarter next to them so you have a idea of the actual size......



Are we having fun yet???!!!
The colors are more bright then on the picture, the light today is not helping.
As they are: The gray and red striped one is a bowling shoe, the previous owner was Beltin, an elf with attitude I can tell you. Its made out of recycled wool.
The dark red, is a house slipper as they call them, used for lounging, Sarrafin did not think it was worth her while to pick this one up. This one is made out of felt.
The bright red slipper belonged to Kashimni, she just loves strawberries, somehow I think this slipper portrays that. This is a felt slipper too.
The pink one belonged to Arrabella, she loves roses and winter, does not make sence does it. Well she sometimes does not make sense either...at least that's my opinion. Who would not come and pick up a shoe like that. This one is made out of angora wool!
The gray with pink slipper belonged to Grafinni, she is a tomboy fairy with a big heart. Always polite and not demanding at all. When I contacted her about this shoe, she said that at the moment she could not come by, as she was out of the country. It would take a long time for her to come back, she said. Hence her decision to give the shoe to me.
Well my friends that's it for now. I hope you all enjoy my sharing my secret!
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
Go and create!
Andrea.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well those are the cutest things I have ever seen....how can our little friends not want them back after being so loving repaired by you LOL! My feet are very small....but sadly will not fit these....but gosh they're adorable!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Andrea ~ your shoes are enchanting, one sweeter than the next! Love the size especially, good idea using the quarter as a reference. I am imagining pixies hoping around on one foot :) I must go back for another look!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

Thank you for visiting me xxx
wow...I think their shoes are beautiful ...I had a little whisper in my ear and Aine (a fae of old) said to me that although they appear small to our eyes , upon them entering the faery ring they grow and the slippers with them.
I found this very interesting and thought that I would share it with you.... I had permission too..just for you.
I would be honoured to swap with you my friend, I adore Arrabella/Grafinni's slippers...what did you have in mind from me :)
Would you mind if I put your pictures on my site of slippers - would the fae mind?
love & light
Trace x

purplepaint said...

Oh these are awesome!!! I know my huge feet will definitely not fit into them, darn! You know, being in a cold winter climate I was just wondering the other day, where do fairies go in the winter? Do they hitch a ride south on the back of a friendly bird? :) Marva

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

Such sweet slippers...What I would give to get a glimpse of the tiny feet that belong to each...I gladly found you through Elizabeth's site today! I will be keeping an eye out for you in the future...Wonderful art!

Camilla

Linda said...

What gorgeous shoes and wonderful stories Andrea... I am so looking forward to swapping with you!
Linda XX

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, those are so adorable! I love how each shoe is so unique, much like their original owners, I'm sure :)

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Melinda Cornish said...

these are just the sweetest and looking at them, I can tell how much you enjoy creating them.....

Catharina Maria said...

I am in LOVE , they are so sweet !
Rini the Netherlands