Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter shoes

I went shopping for white shoes to go with my Easter dress. (Yes, I ignore the old rule about no white shoes before Memorial Day. I'd never even known there was a rule until I started reading the Miss Manners column.) The only pair I really liked was $85 -- not in my budget this year. Then I remembered this old pair of white canvas sneakers that are in my closet, and thought, why not make those into Easter shoes?

At first I was going to use acrylic inks, but some of the ink bottles say "water resistant," which is not necessarily permanent enough for shoes. I used fabric paints, instead. My dress is bright and flowery, so I painted my own version onto the shoes.

Easter shoes (1)

Easter shoes (2)

Yes, they're kinda gaudy, but what the heck. I'm not the shy and retiring type.

Happy Easter!


Lisa Gallup said...

I looooove them, Judy!!! I'd wear them in a heartbeat!! :)

Cathy Smith said...

Wow, GREAT shoes!!!!! What a really original idea.
Love ya,