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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Shoes and cradles

I've said this before, I love shoes =) I love to buy them in "real size", not as much to wear them as I love buying them ;) But when I had a full wardrobe I thought I could make some in miniature instead. But I gave up.
At the fair in Stockholm I bought a pair of shoes, very nice ones, that moved in to my new wardrobe. I started thinking, I most try that again, and clogs, they most be easy to make.... So I started carving, and realized, as always, it' harder than it looks... I thought I should start of with one pair, but, all a sudden the two shoes were very different sizes, so I had to make two new ones, so I got two pairs, and they did match, good enough (until I stared adding the leather). But if I thought carving was the hard part, I was wrong... attaching the leather is not my thing... I tried making leather shoes before, but failed, and now I can truly say that leather is NOT my favourite material! I did manage to finish one pair of clogs, but they are not exactly the same size =( Don't know if I can make some better matches later.. But I haven't even finished the second pair yet, so I will finish them before I even think of doing even more of these =)



I made these of balsa wood and leather from a glove. I tried making the second pair from thicker leather, but that was even harder (off course) But I shaved the leather to make it thinner, but that's hard too, I got some wholes instead... Maybe I'll just keep using the thin leather, but it would be fun to make the second pair in another colour...
Inside my husbands "real" clogs =) I have never had any clogs myself, but my husband is born in the 70's and I guess everyone had clogs in Sweden back then, and he still have some =) Perfect to wear at the balcony for example =) I'm more of the flip flop generation ;) But clogs are more Swedish, so its funnier to make in miniature than my flip flop shoes =) (but I might do some flip flop too one day)

Anyway I was just about to put the schnauzer in my box for things to sell at the fair later, when he run away, to the lady of my house, and he looked at me with those big brown dog-eyes... So I guess he will be moving in with the family later ;)
I'm glad I switch materials now and then, if I keep making 3 dogs a month (like I did this month) I will have to open a kennel real soon =) But I might do that later, but it would be nice to be able to sell some of the dogs too, but I suffer of separation anxiety.... (I'm very glad I don't have to feed and walk all these mini-dogs ;) )

Now he is guarding the cradle while I keep working on the house.
Like I said before I'm working on several cradles right now =) This is the first one to get all finished, or I have to make a pillow and a cozy blanket too.
My baby without the body tried it out, and I think he/she likes it =)
That's all for now =)
Take care
Hannah

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26 comments:

  1. Yes, the dog must definitely stay with you. It is a tiny masterpiece, so expressive and darling! xo Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I might just fill my whole house with dogs and dolls, I love animals and dolls, especially babies =)

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  2. Dear Hannah,
    That 's a perfect wickerd cradle. I love your dog.
    Hugs Dorien

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    1. Thank you Dorien! I like doing these wicker furniture, its fun and relaxing =)

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  3. Your clogs are wonderful, I have gone a lot in those wooden shoes. I am a big big fan of handbags. I have to buy a new one, again and again.!!!
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Thank you Wyrna!
      I'm the same way with both shoes and handbags, but I have manage to stop buying them for awhile now... except one handbag this year... ;) But I will try to make them in miniature from now on, instead of buying them =)

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  4. I like your cradle.
    Greetings, Faby

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    1. Thanks Faby! It was fun to make it =)

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  5. Hi, Love your shoes, they are perfect!
    The cradle is cute!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  6. La cuna es preciosa.Los zapatos con lo difíciles que son te han quedado muy bién.

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    1. Thank you! I still think shoes are difficult to do, but I'm glad I manage to do one pair at least =)

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  7. Those shoes are wonderful. I love the bottom. They look just like the real thing. And the cradle is darling!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline! These shoes most be new, because they don't have that dirty colour like the real ones have.... ;)

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  8. Those are awesome little clogs! I am glad you let the sweet looking snauzer stay out and about, I do love his face ;)

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    1. Thanks Jane!
      I bet the family will have some hard times with this dog, he is good at getting his way... ;)

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  9. Hanna your shoes are just fine but I have to say that cradle is wonderful, you have to let the doggie stay hes cute too
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    Hugs
    Marisa :)

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  10. Hola Hannah
    Quemaravilla de zapatos, me encantan.
    La cuna de ve preciosa.
    besitos ascension

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  11. LOs zuecos estan muy bien. La cunita te ha quedado maravillosa, al bebe se le ve muy agusto en ella.
    El perrito, es una autentica maravilla, me encanta como te ha quedado, se ve tan real.
    Besitos.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words!

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  12. Какие хорошие тапочки!!!! кроватка для ребенка чудесная!
    Hugs
    Ksandra

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  13. I love your clogs! I used to wear these in the 1970's. Yours look very true to life.

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    1. Thank you Susan, that's very kind of you =) I hope to make some more one day, but I thought it was hard to get two shoes, that looks the same, why does people have to have two feet..... ;)

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Thanks for reading, I love to read your comments =)
Hannah