Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rosebud Baby Shoe Pin Cushion

I love baby shoes! I search high and low for them in all my favorite thrift stores and antique shops. The older, the better as far as I am concerned... I wonder what story each little pair could tell about the tiny feet that once wore them, about the little toes that wiggled in delight inside.

I found a tiny pair recently and knew exactly what I would paint on each one. Here is the first, a little rosebud nosegay painted on the side and lace painted on the toe. I covered a piece of pink toile with antique dresser scarf lace to give a nice layered look. On the opposite side I hand-lettered "Rosebud".

8 comments:

Country Whispers said...

This is soo cute and delicate looking. Great painting!

dee begg said...

I love all your baby shoe creations. This one is so cute. Each one you do is better than the last!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

The tiny shoe is so beautiful! Loved what you said about the stories and toes wiggling with delight inside.

Our granddaughter Olivia is just a year old, and prefers barefeet to shoes(just like her grandma). Wish I had a pretty pair of shoes like this for you to paint! Jo

Jody said...

Martha, that baby shoe is just precious! Your talent just amazes me!
Jody

Rosemary said...

That is adorable!

I would have never thought of that and what a great keepsake that would make!

Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary

Marilyn in NM said...

The baby shoe is just beautiful. What a wonderful keepsake idea. I still have my 30+ year old kids' baby shoes. This is just a wonderful idea.
Marilyn in NM

Diane said...

It's precious. And I love the way you have it photographed in front of the children's book pages. :-)
Diane

Lavender Dreamer said...

OH MY! I HAVE to find some baby shoes now! That is the cutest idea ever! I love making pincushions and this is precious!