Friday, June 10, 2011

~~~~TRANSFORMING VINTAGE BABY SHOES~~~~ They Continue to be My Passion

(Romantic Cottage Chic Confections)

For the past three days I've been busy working in my studio, visiting with out-of-town family and meeting up with old friends!  I've had a super full week I can assure you!  In the midst of lots and lots of chatter I managed to get some special orders finished (Thank you, Maria) even though I had to deal with some frustrations caused by a faulty computer router. :(  Such things make me totally insane remind me to breathe deep and to remember that there was life BEFORE computers... :)
 ~GREAT FINDS FROM LAST WEEKEND~
(Old Baby Shoes for $1)

I love transforming old baby shoes and turning them into sweet keepsakes and mementos.  I put the final touches on the six leather baby shoes you see in the top photo and I should have them on my website later today!  I hope you'll check them out when you have time!  All the vintage and antique baby shoes I snagged last week have been base painted and they will be available for purchase sometime later this year!
Such fun!
 ~MY MOTHER~
(Sooo Happy We Had This Made)

A couple of days ago my mother, sister and I stopped into JC Penney and had some new pictures made.  Incredibly by the same afternoon our portraits were available to view online!  I couldn't believe it!  Here is a sneak-peak at the final results!  I snapped these from my computer screen...not too bad, huh?
 ~MY MOTHER, LINDA and I~
(Love This Sepia Tone)
~IN LIVING COLOR~
(Mom, Me, Linda)

Hope you are having an awesome week!  I've been missing you!  Promise to get around and visit my favorite blogs and bloggies this weekend!

Love to you...

27 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What a lovely portrait. I have been begging to get our family done. You would think I was asking them to fly to the moon without a rocketship!! Good for you! I know I would love one of your baby shoe creations. I will enjoy by looking!! Have a great weekend!!

KatyDidStitches said...

Rebecca! Your Mom is drop-dead GORGEOUS!!! I can certainly see where you and your Sis get your good looks. Such a lovely picture of you three...thanks for sharing!

Kathy

Amy Jo said...

Your baby shoes are adorable! Very nice mother, daughter pictures.

God Bless
Amy Jo

Deanna said...

Rebecca, the pics of Mom, Sis and u are great.
Wonderful to have.

Baby shoes are just sooooo sweet. You do such beautiful work!
God blessed you with a gentle paint touch.

Thankful people like you are alive and kickin'!!!

God bless,
d

Deanna said...

Rebecca, the pics of Mom, Sis and u are great.
Wonderful to have.

Baby shoes are just sooooo sweet. You do such beautiful work!
God blessed you with a gentle paint touch.

Thankful people like you are alive and kickin'!!!

God bless,
d

MosaicMagpie said...

Great photos and what a treasure they will be. The baby shoes were a good find and what a price!
Deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wonderful photos...perfect! We will have some family visiting us soon and I'll remember this! Love the sweet baby shoes! I have a pair right here by my sewing area but I haven't done anything with them...just enjoying them for now! ♥

Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute said...

Hey Darlin'! As much as you giveaway and as generous as you are I'm surprised karma's doesn't have you winning every giveaway you enter. Thanks for stopping by and especially for taking the time to comment. It means so much. Love, Love, Love those sweet baby shoes. I can't believe you found a bag full for $1.00. WOW!!! The thrift stores here are thinking everything is an antique anymore, even the faded clothes have antique prices. Really the junk shops, Good Will's, etc...don't even have anything good lately.

I'm so glad you had the pictures done. They are just beautiful. Really!

Have a fun weekend.
OOXX's...Tracy :)

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

The portraits are absolutely beautiful. I am not sure I could pick a favorite.

We are long over due for a family portrait. And the older I get I realize that the "I am going to do it" just doesn't cut it any more. We HAVE to do this and do it soon.

Your baby shoe pincushions are precious.
Hugs, Sue

Silvia said...

Mi sono da poco registrata al vostro sito... lo scopo è di imparare meglio la vostra lingiua ...sono belle le vostre immagini.Bye

Silvia said...

Mi sono da poco registrata al vostro sito... lo scopo è di imparare meglio la vostra lingiua ...sono belle le vostre immagini.Bye

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very nice photo of you "gals" and pretty baby shoes!
Warmly,
deb

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca,
Just stopping by to see what you been up to and of course, you are making something pretty. Love the baby shoes.

Love the portraits of you, your Mom and your sister. You all look alike and are all so pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Melissa said...

Lovely photos. Makes me think I should do the same for my mom, sis and I.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OH my goodness you three ladies are just gorgeous. I love these pictures and you are so lucky to have such beautiful pictures to cherish of all of you.
Have missed coming by here I am so far behind on blogging but I am trying to catch up.
Have a wonderful weekend
Love
Maggie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Three beautiful women. I wish I had one taken of my mother, sister and I. I'm glad you did that. You will always treasure it.
Hugs!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh Rebbeca,now I can see where you and your sister get your beauty from, your mother is a very stunning woman!Love the portraits, especially the sepia tone. Your baby shoes are just adorable as is all your wonderful creations. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs Mary

Anonymous said...

Such precious little baby shoes!!
I love what you did with them! Mine were bronzed many years ago..the "in" thing way back then!!!!..wish they could have been done up like yours....
What beautiful pictures of you and Linda and your mom together! I wish I had done that with my sister, mother and I. Momma is gone now and we never got things like that done. You are so good at capturing special memories with a
picture....something you will always cherish.
Have a creative weekend!!
Love and hugs, Francy

The Strawberry Mallard said...

What a beautiful portrait! I think that you have given us an idea here...........
Hugs, Nancy and the critters!

ANGIE said...

Rebecca, I love your portrait. You all look so lovely together and of course it's the idea that you are together. I can hardly wait to see your photos of the baby shoes too. You do terrific work transforming old items into something fantastic!

Wishing you a wonderful week.....Angie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Rebecca,
How lovely that the 3 of you had your portrait taken together! I wish my sister and i would have done that before our Mom passed away.
What a treasure this will be in years to come for you!

Hugs,
Debbie

Ginger said...

Beautiful pictures of lovely ladies. You will cherish those pictures. Can't wait to see the baby shoes. Think I will have to have one of those. Love u friend.
Ginger

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stop by and visit me too!

I simply adore your shoes! So cute, cute, cute.
Ciao Bella


CREATIVE CARMELINA

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rebecca,
Oh what beautiful photos. Just a treasure to have. You all are so pretty. Love the sepia too.
Love your gorgeous baby shoes as it is one of my painting and decorating passions too. Just adorable my friend.

Have a beautiful weekend.
XOXO Celestina Marie
p.s. thank you for stopping by the wedding party and your kind comment. So nice to see you!

Anonymous said...

GOODMORNIN,,,BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF YOU ,, MOM,,, AND SIS,,, NEED TO HAVE PICTURES TAKEN ..LIFE SLIPS AWAY SOMETIMES SO FAST... OH AND THE BABY SHOES... JUST BEAUTIFUL... YOU JUST NEED TO FIND ABOUT 1OO MORE..HAHA... THEY TURNED OUT SO ADORABLE... HAVE A SUPER WEED-END.. OH AND LOOK FOR BABY SHOES...LOHOMA

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh the baby shoes are lovely and look so pretty as how you have done them up. My brother and I had shoes like that when we were babies in the 50's so not too vintage hehehehe. Oh ok....they say anything over 40 years old is classed as vintage! I should find my shoes and try to make them pretty too, I have them packed away somewhere. You have a beautiful blog and I love looking at all you find and do :)

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh the baby shoes are lovely and look so pretty as how you have done them up. My brother and I had shoes like that when we were babies in the 50's so not too vintage hehehehe. Oh ok....they say anything over 40 years old is classed as vintage! I should find my shoes and try to make them pretty too, I have them packed away somewhere. You have a beautiful blog and I love looking at all you find and do :)

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