Wednesday, July 14, 2010



A couple of weeks ago I asked all you peeps out there for some ideas on how to makeover the vintage baby shoes you see above!  If you'd like to read the original post (and the great ideas/comments) you can find it here!  I really struggled with which way to go because I love, love, LOVE the shoes I've seen done in natural tones with tiny bird's nest tucked inside...

But...being the pink lover that I am I decided to paint them a soft creamy pink and turn them into Pink Pin Cushions! :)  A little paint, a little bit of vintage lace and ribbon, old and new millinery flowers, some lavender, a handful of fluffy fiber filling, some glue and a sweet little charm and WAH-LAH!  Done! :)

Just in case you forgot what they originally looked they are:

I actually tried to sell both the shoes in my booth takers after 4 months so I brought them back home!  The one with the tie is SOLD but the other one is going on my website later today (it is now also SOLD)!

This one has the tie on the top!

This one has buttons up the side!

Both of the little shoes have vintage lace around the opening and a lavender sachet tucked inside.

I've been super busy in my studio this week and getting lots and lots done!  I owe, I owe so off to CREATE I go!

Thanks for all the GREAT IDEAS! 
Love to you~


Operation Smiley Face said...

Wow Rebecca! You've still got it (not that you ever lost it, lol)! Those baby shoes are to live for! I absolutely adore them. Congrats on another job well done. :)

Love you.


Deanna said...


Julie Marie said...

Ooooh Rebecca, they turned out beautiful!!! I knew they would though... everything you do is just gorgeous! Gee, can I send you my old Reebox to fufu up? tee hee hee! xoxo Julie Marie

myletterstoemily said...

you are brilliant! how precious are
these sweet baby shoes now?


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Rebecca :) I'm drooling over those sweet baby shoes!!! Wow, you really worked your magic on these! Love them!! Oh how I wish I could paint pretty roses like you :( You are so talented!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

VM Creation Atelier said...

Breathtaking nice work,dear Rebecca!!!-)*

HOW delightful,soft and jsut beauty the are...oh,my...sooooo lovely:-)))*

My hugs and Love for you,

Char said...

Hi Rebecca, oh how I love vintage baby shoes and yours are adorable. I have to say it would have been perfect if you had the button looper to go with the sweet shoe with the buttons. Can you just imagine how long it took to dress your child in shoes like those? Mine never sat still and all I had to do was tie them. Good job my friend.

Tanza said...

Ooohhh Beautiful ~r~,
Baaaahaaaaa ... they are BoTh already SoLD !!! sniff sniffers for mee ... Talk real soon
HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Rose said...

such a difference from the way they looked. very pretty.

Unknown said...

Just breathtaking! They were so precious "before" all shabby, vintage and preloved...but with your pink paint, ribbons and roses....YUM.


Rita said...

How lovely that would look sitting next to my sewing machine, to put my needles in. Wow, you do such wonderful work. Happy creating of such beautiful things!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Rebecca! These little shoes are just precious! I've never seen anything like these - you are so very creative. Love them painted pink and the little roses - you're so good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barbara Jean said...

These are just both tooo sweet!!


barbara jean

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Those are so cute...This rose lovers dream!


June said...

So, so cute Rebecca! I love the way they turned out!!!

Dorthe said...

Rebecca, they are the most sweet and cute, and gorgeus little things to treasure for ever.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Oh Rebecca they turned out just beautiful, what a treasure someone will own!
Have a wonderful and very creative day!
Tina xo

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Rebecca what you did with those baby shoes... are adorable! Anything you put your hands on always looks terrific and it shows the love you put into it.


Nancy said...

Ohhh how beautiful!!!! I love the transformaion! I would have never thought to turn them into pincushion. Brilliant!!!!

Barb said...

Rebecca, I just finished listening to Charles Stanley...I love that man and checked my comments and there you were. Thanks for your suggestions. Yes, my heart is big....too big at times. But God is in control

Remember, even if you only have one rooster, you are welcome. You know I would love to have you.

I am working on a snowman....I feel cooler already! hehehe

Hugs, Barb ♥

Barb said...

Where is my head? The baby shoe pincushions are beyond adorable.

Barb ♥

Dolores said...

Oh... what a great idea, and they turned out gorgeous!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, love the transformation, they are just gorgeous!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne Nicole

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am soooo...lost. I quickly rushed to Etsy..nothing...rushed to ebay..nothing.. WHERE, oh where are those little shoes. I know that two have been sold..but...but...where are they??

Unknown said...

Oh My,
You've done it again! Those are just too adorable! Such an amazing eye for sweet cottage goodies you have my sweet friend!

Yes, I made those earrings. I actually have made some for friends who live nearby...they got me making them again. you have your own personal jewelry maker too! Would love to see what your dd makes!

Thanks so much for your visit!

fannipauline said...

Hi Rebecca, I love what you did with the shoes. I have done similar, but here in my area there is no such luck in finding anything like those adorable shoes. I use newer shoes and give as a gift for new babies I do not know so very well and they love them. Hugs, Pauline

Ginger said...

Absolutely wonderful job!!! Would have bought one in a second. Bad poor me they're all gone. sniff sniff.


Tara said...

They are simply exquisite Rebecca. It is no wonder they sold once you made them over. Have a splendidly loveleigh evening!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl those baby shoes are so sweet and how fun what you did with your magic to them...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Brynwood Needleworks said...

These transformed baby shoes leave me breathless! They're wonderful. I so appreciate your talent with a brush!
You are a blessing, my friend.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I love those sweet baby shoes. I liked them before you touched them, but after that painting WOW!
Sorry to be late in commenting. I have been so busy trying to get that ATC thing going. I've missed visiting with you.
Love to you,

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