Margorie Rose Memories – paper shoe no. 8

Marjorie  Rose was my grandmother

an amazing woman who passed on her gift of creativity to me.  Shoe no.8 is dedicated to her memory.  Handmade in paper and tissue printed with images of my grandmother as a young child.  Have so many happy memories of her, a fantastic cook, made absoloutely everything from her clothes to summer and winter soft furnishings.  Made clothes for me as a child and always an identical dress or coat for my doll.  Wedding dresses, wedding cakes, christmas cakes and puddings, christmas crackers, tree decorations,  surreal savoury birthday parties for me to curried eggs and pineapple upside down cake.  She was a treasure, died back in 1987 and buried locally.

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shoe no.3 apricot

IMG_2702this is in its original colour.  Made with Gloria Doublette Crepe Paper, quite thick and different colour each side.   It comes in more subtle colours but only managed to get it in rather garish colours in the uk.  Its from Germany and cant seem to find a german website that sells it, I can see the shade card but thats all.  I used white paper to cut our the sole, upper and heel part, then covered with crepe paper, frill I just folded and glued, same with rosettes.   The shoe part is coming along, getting better on each one, but the heels posing problems, anyone out there made heels who is willing to share?