A girl can never have too many shoes

Time again for the Out of a Hat Creations challenge.  This weeks theme is “A girl can never have too many shoes”.  The challenge is to make anything with a shoe theme.  For full details of the challenge, to see Chrissie’s, Janets, and Sandra’s fabulous projects, and all the entries click on the link above.

What to do….. what to do!  I settled on a little picture for this weeks project.

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I painted and then sanded down an old pine frame.  For the backing I have used some prima papers.  The floral layer has been cut out using a die.

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I sketched a boot shape to use as a template, cut it out of card stock and pretty paper and added a couple of buttons.

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The idea for this came from a pair of boots I found in the cupboard.   I think I have had these for over 20 years! I can’t believe they have kept for that long.  I know, you are probably be thinking why have you kept them for that long! LOL!  They are so comfortable!   I was looking for a pair of shoes I could possibly alter.  Maybe in a steampunk style.

The colour choices for this project came from another find in the cupboard.  I love these little coffee cups.  I never serve coffee in them but they  are ideal for chocolate mousse… Yum!

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Thank you for everyone for joining the Hatters last week and for sharing your ideas.  I hope you had as much fun as we did.

Happy Crafting.

Best Wishes Florence x

54 Comments

  1. Joy

    Hi Florence, how clever you are, your picture is amazing and I would be proud to own those boots! I adore th little coffee cup and the thought of chocolate mouse has awakened my taste buds. xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Joy. Hope you are ok. I can never choose Chocolate mousse with a hint of mint flavour or a hint of orange…. ooooo! or rum….. Mmmmm mmmm! 🙂 Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments my friend. Always great to hear from you.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Sweetie, Hope all is well. Everything seems to be sorted now. Hopefully blogging and crafting will resume to normality next week. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
      Regards Florence xxx

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  2. Castlepark Designs

    Hello Florence,

    You are right you can NEVER have enough shoes! Miles is always saying that I have too many and guess what, every time he says that I go out and buy another pair. Think he would learn. He would love that chocolate mouse though. It is his favorite. Great job on your project. You are always so orginal. I can’t wait to see what you do next.

    Hugs

    Joann

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    1. Florence

      Hi Joann. Oooo! posh pants. Thats a lovely new photo you are using 🙂 Hope you are both well. Always lovely to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your kind words.
      Take care,
      Florence xx

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  3. lynne

    Hello Florence
    Where to begin?
    The source of your inspiration is fascinating. You altered the frame beautifully and as I sit looking at your picture I can visualise this being in a pretty little boutique that sells fancy items for home decor. Those buttons are making me swoon.
    Those boots definitely would fit a Steampunk style. Of course, now that you have mentioned it to us you have to carry through and alter them, pronto.
    As for chocolate mousse, yes please!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  4. Betty

    Florence, Another great project. You are so creative. Your finished projects always amaze me. You are inspiring me to get out some old frames and get to work. Keep crafting, we love it.
    Cheers, Betty

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    1. Florence

      Hi Betty. Hope all is well. While you find your frames I will hunt down some sauce pans!!! Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Sandra. Hope you are both well. Great fun crafting this week. I will try some steam punk shoes. Maybe there will be a steam punk theme in the challenges one week 😉 Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Take care,
      Florence xx

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  5. wlbillings

    who cares what’s in style those boots rock! If they are comfortable wear them. Now bear in mind…NO ONE comes to me for advice on fashion, there my be a good reason LOL, I like the picture too.

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    1. Florence

      Hi Wendy. Hope all is well. Your comment made me giggle. I have reached an age were I am afraid comfy takes priority!! 🙂 No one asks me for fashion advice either! 😉 Always great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Have a great weekend.
      Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Marjorie. Lovely to meet you. Looking forward to following your blog. Thank you for calling in and for your kind words.
      Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence x

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  6. Meggymay

    Fantastic alteration to the frame, love what you did , the boot looks great. Also liked the other pair of boots from the cupboard, we all keep stuff stashed away.
    Yvonne x

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    1. Florence

      Hi Yvonne. Hope you are ok. Does “I’ll just keep these…. just in case… Maybe one day”! sound familiar! 🙂 Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Gio. Great to hear from you. Hope all is well. I really fancy having a go at steam punk shoes just for the fun of it 😉 Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Smidge. Hope all is well. I think I hold on to too many things! 😉 Great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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  7. baileyrosy

    Hi Florence, just returned from the UK and couldnt resist this fab challenge !! Love your amazing inspirationional picture and the boots are gorgeous I want them ( what size are you !!) The colours and papers are perfect and the buttons are exquisite !

    Marie

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    1. Florence

      Hey up Marie! Hope you had a wonderful time in the UK. Have you got lots of new crafty stash! Size 7!! 😉 Great to hear from you Sweetie. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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  8. mycraftingtherapyroom

    Great frame!! I love what you did with it and your little ‘picture’ you created is fantastic! I’ve yet to venture into the world of altered items but am feeling the inspiration with your wonderful projects. Love it!!

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    1. Florence

      Hi Alison. Hope all is well. Mmmmm… chocolate moouse! One of my favourites as well. Great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  9. Paula

    Hi Florence gorgeous frame, so beautifully stylish and unique, the papers are very pretty and such gorgeous buttons. Don’t talk to me about shoes, my fat foot won’t squeeze into any LOL!! xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Tracy. Hope all is well. I am hoping they will come back in 🙂 I am still wearing leggings from the 80’s and they have come back in! Maybe I am just too mean to buy anything new! 🙂
      Have a great weekend.
      Florence xx

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  10. Chica Andaluza

    Love the card, love your shoes and they reminded me of Best Buddy Ria who was being flirted with once by a very young and silly man. Her put down to him was “Listen young man, I have shoes older than you”! Brilliant 😉

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    1. Florence

      Morning Von. Hope all is well. You are always welcome to come for some mousse 🙂 Always great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Take care,
      Florence xxx

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  11. chrissie

    Love the whole piece Florence and you have so many treasures for inspiration. Anyone would love that as a present for sure. Oh I like the boots and have some black shoes about the same age 🙂

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Chrissie. Hope all is well. Some shoes just last and last! Hopefully the fashions will come around again! 🙂 Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments. Great crafting fun this week with the girls.
      Hugs
      Florence xxx

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