Congratulations to a friend of mine and his wife on the birth of their daughter this fall. I wanted to do something special since Jayme has been so supportive of me and my quest with this little hobby of mine…
Top view. Each shoe is hand stitched and alledges finished with leather edge paint. In the center of the little hand-cut flowers I used a peridot (green) colored stone rivet.
These Mary Jane styled shoes have tie closures and are lined with a cotton blend polka dot fabric.
For add a more finished look, I top stitched along either side of the back stitches. Each of the little tags has a hand stitched “S” for Spadoni. The yellow ends on the ribbon are leather edge paint to prevent the ribbon from fraying. Now if I can only find the right box.
Thank you again, Tim for helping me with my site/blog.
I made these for a family member’s new daughter. All but the thread and rivets are recycled materials.
I used hook & loop tape on the straps. The shoes are fully lined with scraps from a dress shirt; I hand-cut and edge painted the flowers for a little more color.
This was a tuxedo of sorts for a family member performing in a certain school play…
Lime green faux fur & striped calf length pants made from an off the shelf pattern.
Split tails on this tuxedo and matching flowers instead of buttons.
Black and lime green felt shoe covers. I stuffed the curled toes and added more matching flowers. Fun stuff!
A little set for a monkey-loving family member…
A single face on the tie bar.
Single faces for the cuffs too.
I enjoyed making slab bowls and experimenting with textures and colors.
This blue bowl has black oxide splatters & just enough engobe wiped into the textured crevices.
This was a similar design with netting for texture.
I called this piece “Space” – quasi-boxes in black with white spatters and a red shiny interior glaze.
Red & white clay with a clear glaze for this functional serving bowl.
Oval dish of white clay with green engobe leaf prints.
An experiment with three clays.
This was a piece I donated for a charity silent auction.
The front & back of this vase were basically the same. Iron oxide spatters on white clay with a clear glaze.
The mouth reminded me of a fish…I later learned a colleague’s wife won the auction.