Monday, 15 August 2011

An exciting week...

I managed to have a very exciting last week. Not only did a childhood friend get married in a truly wonderful celebration (which I won't go on about here, but it was a lovely day with lovely happy people) but I also managed to get a shop local to me to take a trial stock of my Handmade House Shoes.

After much thinking about sizes and possible fabrics, I decided to take 6 pairs in (I didn't want to overload her small shop with much more than that) - 1 size 5, 2 size 6's, 2 size 7's and 1 size 8.

Because quite a bit of the fabric I use to make the House Shoes, especially the linings, is either offcuts or individually bought "fat quarts" each pair is unique and unlikely to be repeated but when I laid them out there did seem to be a little bit of a theme going on at least:

Each pair has leather soles to give more grip on the floor than plain fabric (I didn't want to go down the route of buying in specially made rubber soles).

I'm hoping to find time to make a few more pairs up to have on my stall at future Craft Fairs, but in the meantime they're exclusive to Bolsita, Micklegate, York!

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