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« on: January 31, 2007 07:24:56 PM »

I made these shoes a little while back, in a land far, far away: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104939.msg998134  
(I know, a re-craft of a previous craft! Gasp! The blasphemy! Please, bear with me.)

From atrociously awkward and extremely unwearable 80s witch heels to semi-decent flats.

Well, the rain and my shoes had a little argument. Little did I know that the cheap eighties shoe dye didn’t appreciate the elements of nature. The shoes cried*, leaving terrible splotches of dye running everywhere. They paled and became splotchy. Again, back to unwearable. (*Cue violin music*) The circle of life.

*Just a side note, my shoes are not emotional and don’t really cry. Unless you think they do. Then… okay. Sure.

Back to my story.
After my initial short-lived depression, it was like I had just seen the Bat signal. Time to do what I had to. In a citizenly way, I grabbed my acrylic paints and a sharpie. God bless the sharpie for not quitting me.
Half hour, some black elastic, and a bouncy ska CD later, I produced my piano shoes.
My inspiration? An old man who stood in line in front of me at Albertsons yesterday was the spitting image of Beethoven. (Unrelated, but he was buying eight gallons of ice cream and was wearing Converse. I thought that was a little weird, but undoubtedly awesome.) However, needless to say, I had pianos on the brain ever since.

And as for the long narrative, please blame my creative writing class and my stifling teacher. And me. And if you didn’t read it and skipped to the pictures, you’re probably happy you didn’t, now that I’m writing about my writing (if you‘re even reading this). If you did: I’m really touched. I owe you some freshly baked cookies or something along that line.

I would love some opinions, criticisms, compliments, lunch orders, etc. Whatever boats your float.

Thanks for putting up with me today. Off to naptime!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007 07:35:58 PM »

I adore the shoes and I'm ready for my cookies.  I'll bring the milk!  Smiley  Great story, like a bedtime story. Whew!  I'm sleepy.

« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007 07:54:31 PM »

Wow, great shoes!!!!! so cute! Cheesy That was a great little story too!!!

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007 11:51:58 AM »

wow....fabulous shoes. I love the colors, the bows, the piano design....everything.  and I love little rambling stories like that, they make my day.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007 08:39:10 PM »

They went from fugly to cute to adorable!  Great job!  And yay for 'Beethoven' wearing Chucks and buying ice cream!
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2007 02:29:28 PM »

you shoes and story are great. you are so hilarious! yay for funny. please write more!
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2007 02:35:07 PM »

Excellent shoes....excellent post......just.....excellent.  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2007 03:55:15 PM »

Dude. Those are too awesome for words! I love the background color of the keys. how'd you do that? paint?

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007 08:47:30 PM »

<33 those are wonderful!
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2007 08:12:40 PM »

so umm... what size are those suckers?
*preys they are a size 10/11 and steals them*

those are seriously amazing.
i even like how it isnt like "WHITE!!!!" (that is a violent white just so you know) but it is kind of like "i can be white and blueish at the same time"

i like them.

the only thing i kind of dont like is the bow now appears to have black splotches on it. i think it would look better all black or all blue. maybe white with black polkadots even. and the elastic look kind of odd. that is probably one of those things where it looks good when it is actually on but the elastic looks limp with nothing holding it up.
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