Peasblossom and pouches...

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Prior to being ribboned up ready...


PEASBLOSSOM by Fairysteps...
The new boots finally finished for the re opening of the shop! I think they look so much better with  a rounded toe. AND I rather like the fact these can be ever so plain with the poppy removed. In fact, next time I need new boots Im having this style! This colour too...


And I even sneaked in a few pouches and a clutch purse too! No prizes for seeing what colours Ive been cutting for shoes! Lots of Garnet, Turquoise and Violet! Jet too, but I will be stitching those later this evening...


Pictures arent the best, but then neither is the weather! I used an old map and the sitting room window, not particularly clear but they will have to do. Its awful out there. Heavy rain, grey low clouds, windy, miserable, drab, relentless... need I say more!


Even making a pair of Lemondrop yellow LUNAs hasnt cheered me up. I rather think all of these late nights since Christmas are the biggest reason though. Middlest passed her bike test on Saturday and we bought her a scooter yesterday together with all the safety gear so sleep is in sight... no more taxi service at midnight for when her shifts end. She is so much safer on a motorbike than I was at her age! First thing I did was drive into a pile of tractor tyres... next incident was driving through town on the wrong side of the road... next was constantly stalling the engine because no one told me that you had to pull away in first gear (apparently this is OBVIOUS...????) so I had to keep pushing the bike to hills so I could bump start it... and the first time on the road, I put it on its stand on a slope and it fell over and broke off the clutch lever...
Yep... I never really took to motorbikes...
Hence, I am super proud that my two eldest offspring are on the road and far better at it than I ever was! My poor Mum must have been having kittens when she watched me ride off into the sunset...


Time for lunch and 3 cups of tea me thinks...

Ren x

p.s. First batch of 6 January orders in Garnet are all complete and awaiting their ribbons... Turquoise and lemondrops are finished and the Jet blacks are all but done. I hope to be sending out part of the January orders next week...

5 comments

  1. Wow I love those boots! I just discovered your work on etsy, as I was researching shoemakers. I'm an aspiring shoemaker, but mostly just researching and wasting leather at this point. It's such an inspiration to see your work and process.

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  2. Love the boots! The flower makes it girlie. Love them! Did I say that already?

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  3. Wow, more fun things you've made! They look great!

    I've never gotten on a motorbike--I think I'd be wretched as I have the worst sense of balance and whatnot, so don't fret about your bike "inabilities!" Glad your own girls have gotten the hang of motorbiking!

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  4. The purses look gorgeous against the map background, the light appears to be perfect in your sitting room, I never would have guessed itwas a grey day.
    You're braver than me riding a motorbike. The closest I ever got was to ride as a passenger with my eyes tightly shut pretending it wasn't happening!

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  5. Very excited! Oooh I've never even been on a motorbike! How very cool! x

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