as we used to say back in the days when I worked at Nordy's---"My Dog's are Barkin'!"
So last year? Day's before the Fall "Ruffle's and Rust" show in October,,,where once again I KNEW I'd be standing on CEE-Ment for not just hours, but DAYS on end? I took my most comfortable, cushy, beat up shoes,,,,,,and covered them with old Millenery flowers......They were a BIG hit- mostly from ME because I didn't have to THINK about my G-Darn feet,,,,and I had tons of comments on how cute they looked.....
Frankly, I could have cared LESS initially, because my feet didn't HURT, but then? I got kinda "Squirrely" having these "frothy" flower covered shoes....
These are NOT them,,,,but you'll get the idea here......(Mine in a size 10 looked a bit more like 2 Easter Floats)...But I digress..
These shoes,above? I bought at a Garage sale a couple of weeks ago,,,,,brand new, still had a Nordstrom Rack tag on them. Yep, they're KIND of a Ballet flat, but TONS of "cush" and padding inside, an arch support and a sliver of a neoprene (?) heal. (Size 7 1/2 if anyones interested)
I've been looking for GOOD/inexpensive and COMFORTABLE shoes that can be altered because, well:
A) other Vendors and customers looked at my feet and DID think they were fun and cute and quite frankly at a couple of shows, several Vendors I know drooled- I know, not pretty....but truly? I don't think it was so much for my creativity, but for COMFORT!!!
B) Well, this point is rather obvious- hearing several Vendors with achin' footsie's,,,,"I WANT SOME!!!"
So, I'm working on it! Comfort and Retro Cute! If you want to make your own,,,,,just dig up some Vintage Millenry flowers,,,,a comfy pair of Shoes and a glue gun! I've worn mine 4 or 5 times in the last year.....2 "Ruffles and Rust" Shows, attending Farm Chicks, a Snohomish Antique Street Fair,,,oh yeah and one of Deb's Second Saturdayz events....I've not replace a single petal! ( I don't don them of course in the Washington RAIN!)
Again, Make your own if you'd like....I'll be searching for more really good quality flats with a "Cush" for Vendor and Buyer friends for the next show. And will be happy to keep my eye out for You, too.......I've got tons of millenery and honestly, I'm thinkin' about doing the next pair or two incorporating some Lace or Tulle.........
When You're feet are happy, You are happy! I'm just sayin'........
(Stop it! We are on our 3rd FULL day of sun! I've been alternating between the Gardens and my Studio -when it starts getting TOO warm! Funny to be starting Halloween when it is 80! If it ever DOES hit 90 here, I'm pullin' out the Christmas!)
Love, Hugs a "Happy Feet" Dance and Bus on the Cheek!