Monday, December 24, 2012

Sparkly Dorothy shoes

 I had the idea to do a bit of a Wizard of Oz theme for the move to the newly renovated school building, since our theme has been "There's NO Place Like Home" so I went on a hunt for red shoes!
 I found these dyed shoes that already had some sheen, but decided I needed to sparkle them up some more! These first 2 pictures show one painted and one unpainted.
 So I got some red sparkly paint and painted them. The paint really isn't that red, but is full of red glitter.

I love how they turned out. I then got some striped socks, 2 gift wrap rolls and some batting to make legs and feet. I am going to leave the Wizard of Oz display up for a few weeks, but the legs are going to move around a bit from place to place. 

I spent all day yesterday sewing. I worked on the Lotus quilt for awhile, and started some new pillows for the media center. I need to run and get some more fabric this morning, then might sew some more until time to make dinner. My girls are coming over for Christmas dinner and gift opening. We are going to my parents tomorrow for my family Christmas. Wishing everyone a happy holiday!


Mickey said...

Jean I hope you have a great holiday season, it seems like it is so much work and then it is all over in a blink.
Merry christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

Vivian said...

The shiny red shoes look great--and moving the legs from place to place is a fun idea.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jean.

Susan said...

The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite movie, but can you believe that I have never read the book until just a few months ago? I was so surprised to find that it was really nothing like the movie at all! This is one instance where I think I like the movie better than the book. I love your witch display and congratulations on a job well done! Merry Christmas!