Monday, 22 October 2012

Hard Hats and High Heels

The day started pretty much like most days this week with fog and rain and so the options on what to do were getting slim. The housework had been done over the weekend and anyway its housework there's always something better to do than that!!!

For a change from my usual routine I thought I'd put my hard-hat on (health and Safety rules!!) and do a little construction work.  One of my passions is creating model gifts for fun. So without a ink pad or Alcohol pen in sight I started on my latest project. and here it is... A SHOE!!

This idea came from chatting to hubby about the need and love women had for shoes. How it was universal and probably genetic in some way as no matter who you are or what you do for a living you will always stop and turn your head if you see a sexy pair of heels . As some of you already know I spend a look of time in the company of  big butch tattooed hairy bikers (and that's just the girls,) They look mean and menacing (still the girls) but show them a pair of Jimmy Choo's or New Rocks and they melt like butter!!

If you would like to make one of these you will need the following

Black Card
Gold Card
 A shoe Template ( I created my own )
Gold and black ribbon
Gold card candies
paper flowers
butterfly embellishment
Silver plastic chain
Acetate box
Sentiments labels
double sided sticky
glue gun

  First you will need to cut out your basic shoe shapes you can download a template from the Internet if you don't fancy doing 'it by eye' so to speck but you will be stuck with their choice of shoe and it's not rocket science, the shapes are all roughly the same. you can tweek them with your scissors as you go.

 Cut a half moon for the back of the shoe and a rectangle for the heel . 2 insteps and half an oval for the toe end, you can always just cut a rectangle for the toe end if you like and make your shoes sandals!!

 Cut 1 '' extra on the toe and back shapes and cut 'crocodile teeth into them so when you fold them round the 1st instep they don't crease. when heel end and toe end are fixed to 1st instep, cover workings with 2nd instep.


 When you make your heel. cut out a rectangle and score into 5 equal sections. Score 1/2'' across the top and bottom and cut into score lines 1/2 inch deep each end. Fold into long rectangular heel and stick with strong double sided tape tuck in ends and stick down. Add to bottom of instep with glue gun . Take your strip of black card  and stick inside the heel end on both sides, then decorate with card candies they look like studs or buttons I love them. I've added ribbon and Silver chain and Gold card strips up the heel but you can do whatever you what to yours, the Principal is the same. when you have finish decorating your shoe stick on some gold card and make yourself an Acetate box to protect it from the elements and little children and place inside for safe keeping. This one will eventually find its way to somebody as a birthday keepsake or a attention grabber on my summer craft stall .

Thanks for looking and if you like what you see and want to see more check out my Gallery pictures at the top of the blog and my 'Arty farty creations page'

 Thanks for dropping by xx
Tracey Anne

Thought I might enter this in a few challenges
Ladyann Challenge/Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge/Anything Goes
Craftybloggersnetworkchallenge#4/Anything Goes
makeitmonday/AnythingGoes Challenge112


  1. This is STUNNING Tracey. Spotted this beauty on MIM..faye

  2. Wow stunning project , a great design and wonderful colours....thanks for joining us this week at cutie pie.

  3. Great project and instructions, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

  4. Now that is a beautiful shoe! So I glad I stopped by from MIM to take a closer look!

  5. Fab creation Tracey, beautifully put together. Thanks for playing along with us over on Fashionista.
    crafty hugs

  6. wowzers what a fabulous project must have taken ages,so many fabby details
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  7. Great project. Thanks for taking part in the CBN Challenge.

    Sarah (CBN DT)

  8. For my obsession with all things shiny and sparkly I felt it was absolutely necessary to do a tutorial on how to get the famous sparkly cap toe heels for a fraction of the price!
    Grow Taller


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