Monday, August 6, 2012

Artiste in August: Day 6 Baby Shoe

If you’re on this hop, you probably came from Gloria's Blog.  If you didn’t, don’t worry, just keep hopping! I have a full list at the bottom of this post.
Today is the baby shoe.  It’s on the 3D element and Card buttons under C for Child.  You can find it on page 63 of the Artiste Handbook. 
I simply used Colonial White cardstock for the shoe with the strap in a sheet of La Belle Vie with a rosette from the Rosette Ribbons.  I made this shoe a little differently than the directions.  I cut two of the shoe soles.  Like our shoes, it needed an insole and an outer sole.  It made it so much easier to assemble and it looks terrific!  You’ll feel like a shoe cobbler but you’ll have terrific results. 
I wrapped the little tab around the insole and adhered it.  That stretched the top nicely and gave it great shape.  Next I adhered the outer sole with liquid glass to hid all those little tabs.
I used a combination of Tombow adhesive and Liquid Glass to hold it together.  Tombow is quick.  Liquid Glass is permanent and will never pull apart. 
baby shoe decorated
Look at how nice and clean it looks inside. 
baby shoe inside
baby shoe sole
I’ve made a lot of these little shoes.  I think they’re more like socks.  Because I can’t find one whole pair of them tonight. 
My little neighbor loved them too.  At 3 inches long they fit her doll.  Aren’t they adorable? 
thanks for stopping by!  See you tomorrow!  Now on to the next stop on this hop! Rebecca Kings’ blog 


  1. Ohhhh...I sense a new wardrobe of shoes coming for my crew's American Girl dolls, lol! Thanks, Lalia!

  2. Thanks for the tip on making them look neater. They look great on the baby doll!

  3. I wish I would have made two soles too! So sweet.

  4. really cute I love how you have them on the doll.

  5. This is really creative. You were able to use normal household items too. I can just imagine the designs that we could do more with that shoe.

  6. Thanks Kath. I've seen some truly amazing shoes out there. Don't stick to cardstock!