Purrfect Fit

Many many many days (weeks?) ago, my Sabrina bought a pair of plain white canvas zip shoes that she begged me to paint for her.

"What do you want painted on them?" I inquired.

"Oh, I don't care – just paint something!" she replied.

They sat on top of the dryer for ages, and every so often she'd say, "Mom, I thought you were going to paint my shoes? Pretty soon I won't be able to wear them…"

Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Sweet-face guilt trip.

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So today I picked them up and decided to paint them. I hauled all of the acrylic paints up from the  dungeon basement and found that most of them had dried. I also found that I hadn't properly cleaned my brushes the last time I used them, which rendered them useless. So off I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased new brushes and new acrylics. Then I grabbed my Sharpie and got to work…

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Who knew Olga would show up? And what is she drinking??

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I really hope Sabrina didn't have something else in mind, like just a solid color. Cuz then I think I'd join Olga in her imbibition.

29 Replies to “Purrfect Fit”

  1. Those are so great!! I can see another career ahead for Paulette! Shoe artist extraordinaire!
    I hope your girls know how lucky they are to have such a talented mom. Sabrina will LOVE them!

  2. HOW COOL!!!!!
    where can i get a pair of canvas zip shoes????
    i love how you decorated them! if i find them here i’m sending them to you! especially while your paints and brushes are still fresh! 🙂

  3. OMG your daughters LOVE you! How did you manage such a feet? (sorry too much time with Dear Marc, who loves a terrible pun.)
    Can I take a number for the shoe painting? Also, I *LOVE* those side-zip shoes; any chance you’ll spill on the source?

  4. Hey Paula..I got a pair of White Tennis Shoes…you wanna come and paint on mine too…I want pictures of needles, scissors, threads, a Embroidery Hoop a Needle Minder painted on mine…Could you do that for me next week…LOL…
    You did a very wonerful job in painting your daughter’s Tennis Shoes…
    Now don’t forget to come and paint mine okay……LOL…
    Take care & Happy Stitching
    Hugs 🙂 from Cool Northern Indiana
    Linda K, Railroad

  5. I just got a new pair of TOMS…..you can paint them if you want!! Maybe some stitchy items and who knows who else would pop on mine!!
    Did your daughter like what you painted?? You are so talented!

  6. Seems like you have opened a can of worms here, don’t ‘cha know! Let’s see if you charged $XX.00 for each pair painted just think of the nice nest egg you would have for Christmas.

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