Sometime after the summer, I found plain corduroy shoes at WalMart. The design was simple enough to give me room to embelish it. The price was affordable enough for to not be too afraid to make some mistakes too.
Thanksgiving came and went, Christmas came and went and so did a few birthdays too. I was so busy that I forgot about the shose. One day I was going through the house in a cleaning mood, and I found the shose. Yeah!
I headed to my studio (well... I admit it, it looks more like a hobby room, but studio sounds more stylish). I started working on the shoes.
I've always wondered, why do kids alway seem to know when we, mothers, start doing someting fun, they can sense it... Rachel came in to the room.
This was my original plan for the shose:
Then, Rachel said "That's nice, but how about botton." I thought that was not a bad idea, then I start playing with her.
I said "How do you like this?" as I placed a Yo-Yo on the side. She said "Nah."
I took one of the hair clip I made for my etsy shop and placed it on top of the shoes. With a giggle she said, " That's too big Mommy!".
Then, she grabbed one of the hair bows I was working on and said, "I want a bow!"
Well, not bad, I thought. That night I made brown bows that would go with the strap and finished the shoes. I love how it turned out!! It looks almost like shoes from the J Crew catalog, except, a lot more affordable.
The next morning when she found the shoes she was so happy. She kept staring at the bows on her feet while she was walking. I had to tell her several times to watch where she was going so she won't hurt herself. I guess it is hard not to... this is her first special order shoes. :)
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