Snakes Alive! Baby Snake Skin Shoes

Recently, I had a request from a customer on my Facebook page to make some of my Little Pods with snakes on.  Snakes!  Cripes!

I had a little search and couldn’t find any fabric that had snakes on or that was even a bit snaky to my mind, and then I remembered that in my magical fabric cupboard of joy, right at the back, I had some gorgeous suede-like material I’d always called dinosaur skin… like this

I mulled over the possible fabrics for the reverse for quite some time.  I do have some lovely fabrics that are boyish, but couldn’t quite think of any that would so with the snake theme… and then I remembered some Ikea fabric I’d bought recently to make bags…

Perfect!

So I whipped up a pair of reversible shoes in it, to see how it would turn out.

Here’s the finished product.  I love the fact that the poppers are brown on one side and lime green on the other – it’s the little things like that which keep me amused and make crafting fun.  What do you think?  Do they say ‘snake’ to you?

Luckily, they did indeed say ‘snake’ to Karina who had commissioned them, so now they are all wrapped and ready to go to their new home in Australia.  Like they don’t have enough snakes there already!

Bon Voyage, Snakes Alive Shoes!  Enjoy Brissy.

~Dianne of mooandflo

By the way – no actual snakes were hurt in the making of these shoes 🙂

A Bit of Girly Glitz

The creative block was finally overcome with a little burst of sewing, and what better to sew than some frilly wee slip ons for girlies?

My own ankle biter is a boy, so this is how I fill my lace and glitter rations, how I get my fairy fix, how I… oh alright, enough already, you get the drift.

I made them, photographed and uploaded them, and even managed to update my online shop – yes indeed, the creative block is gone.

Do you want to see them?  Do ya?  Do ya?

 

Another Ridiculous Competition at mooandflo

I just can’t help myself – I just love having wee competitions on my Facebook page.  Even in a relatively sane competition there are always heaps of giggles from the posts, and today’s was no exception.

The competition was very simple – guess how many pairs of mooandflo’s little pods reversible shoes I would complete in one day by 10pm.

One wag guessed zero, and when I said she could guess again she responded that she “was hoping you would be sewing up a new beautiful dress for my little girl to wear.”  Next week, Cherie, next week.

Some people had great faith in my sewing prowess, thinking maybe I’d take on No’1 Shoe Warehouse!  Jill and Helen thought I’d make 18 pairs, Dee posited 17 pairs, and just as I was flagging and about to crack, I was massively buoyed by Niki’s guess of 23.

Amber opened the field to total lunacy when she guessed 7.5 pairs, leading Lorraine to speculate I’d make 9.6 pairs of shoes. 0.5 of a pair I can cope with – half a pair – one shoe, right?  But I’m still trying to work out what 0.6 of a pair would look like… (Answers on  a postcard, please).

So now I can tell you are fair gagging to know how many I actually did make.  Don’t deny it, it’s written all over you.

Well here goes…

I made the grand total of 14 pairs of shoes!

Mental!

I had no lunch and worked like a maniac, but it was worth it, because here they all are:

Not a bad effort for an old lass with a sewing machine, eh?

Suzanne and Shanley shared first place and can now go and have a mini mooandflo splurge on me by way of reward for their magnificent guesswork.  Woot.

Now, time for a cocoa and two bickies then bed – all this sewing has worn me out!

~ Dianne ~ mooandflo

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