Wednesday, April 25, 2012

BECOMING A COBBLER

I'm not talking about dessert but one of those people who cobbles shoes. You can call me the little old shoe maker now since I've finished a pair and they turned out so cute I can't resist showing them off.





Do they look like shoes a little girl would wear? I sure hope so. Would you believe these were made with paper mache clay? Yep, I made these using paper mache clay and a few sculpting tools. The feet wearing the shoes are made of cloth. Of course they belong to one of the dolls I've been making. 

The doll that the shoes are for has a paper mache head and a body made of bleached muslin and stuffed with fiberfill before being painted with acrylic paints.  I used a pattern for the body that my sister Maggie designed after I resized and made a few adjustments to it so I could make her five point jointed. I will have more photos of the doll on Friday's Bear Post.

Enjoy your day and as always, thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Maddy

15 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Very cute, and love the falling down socks too!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maddyrose,

LOVE those shoes. But...her socks are uneven, falling down. I know, I'm OCD just like my Mom.

Hugs ♥
Prudence

Maggie said...

They are really cute! Yes they look like shoes a little girl would wear... I'm finally going to post my doll tomorrow. Can't wait to see your whole doll Friday.

Cobblestone Creations said...

Mady, I am truly impressed. Shoes are very hard to make! Yours turned out really really really well.

Rona Gregory said...

They are perfect! and those socks!

Can't wait to see the whole doll!

Ro xx

Cobblestone Creations said...

Ah Maddy ~ you can see my fingers are tired today ~ can't even spell your name correctly. HA ~ at least I didn't call you Maggie. ;)

ThreeDStyle said...

Maddy...

Great shoes...talented lady...can't wait to see the doll!

Darlene xxoo

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Love the shoes!!! Can't wait to see the doll either!!
Lois

Crystal said...

You are an awesome cobbler...I know because my great grandfather was a cobbler...hehe

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How precious! You put so much time into every detail of your dolls! That's why we love them so..they are made with love!

Kays Kids said...

You are a magician. How did you do paper mache' to get them to fit. May be they were done over the foot of the doll. They look so good. I love the fallen down sock.
Hugs

Nezzy said...

Sweet, sweet little shoes and crumpled up sock. 'Just like a little girl.

Yep girlfriend, ya can call yourself a cobbler for sure!!!

Have yourself a perfectly blessed day sweetie!!! :o)

Christel said...

Hi Maddy, adorable little blue shoes! They look perfect. Hard to tell they started out as paper..must have been a challenge, but one you mastered quickly! Can't wait to see the whole doll. xoxo Christel

Jan said...

Of course they look like shoes a little girl would wear. They are shoes a little girl is wearing, silly.

Mina said...

Oh my goodness! These shoes are incredible. When I was little all I ever wanted to wear was Mary Janes and I would have loved to own this color. ;-) Hugs sweet Maddy Rose.