Sunday, October 17, 2010

Becoming a Shoemaker

These are my latest handmade shoes that I made for my oldest granddaughter. I first got inspired by my youngest granddaughter showing up without shoes multiple times. I bought her a few pairs but she still showed up shoeless, so I looked on the internet and found a pattern for making soft soled baby shoes. After a making a few pairs I started to wonder how hard would it be to make regular shoes. The book that taught me everything I needed to know is called "Crafting Homemade Shoes" by Sharon Raymond. It is now out of print, but I was able to find a copy on the internet.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Waiting for the Parade

This is a painting of my granddaughter, Linnea, sitting on the curb - waiting for the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade to pass by.