On Saturday I went over to a Jennifer Collier Workshop at
Hope & Elvis to learn how to make some paper shoes.
Patterns and lots of ephemera, fabric ...
buttons galore ...
stamps, jigsaw pieces and tags were available
After lots of tearing, sticking cutting and folding
we ended up with beautiful shoes.
telling their own story.
We took a break for lunch.
Time for a bit of purchasing in Louise's
shop of delights.
Well, who could resist all this?
Not me that's for sure. :)
In the afternoon session we were shown several different techniques
for making 'paper'.
This one was done by emptying tea bags and
replacing said tea with beautifulness.
Using an iron (not your best one!) to melt a candle on
teabag of beautifulness and this makes it all
transparent when given a quick run over with the iron afterwards.
These can either be glued together before waxing or
sewn together after they are cool.
I must say, I wasn't keen to start with, but
I love the results.
Before I go here are a few other beauties from the day.
These are my favourites.
Made by the lovely Debs
for her daughters 17th Birthday.
The detail included maps of places they had lived
and a vintage daughter birthday card.
Jam pot shoes.
Finally a great pair of map shoes.
A big thank you to Jennifer and Louise
for such a brilliant day.
We all had lots of fun learning new skills.
Hope you enjoyed the peek into our lovely day.