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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.

Friday, June 22, 2012

* Fairy Shoe Challenge !

Frosted Petunia's is having a beautiful Fairy Shoe Challenge

Fairy Shoe Challenge!

Fairy Shoe Challenge!................

and I decided do this, and I'm only just beginning it today, and its due tomorrow....
my mom would just roll her eyes at this, I always waited for the last minute to do the ''homework''....but I always got it done! LOL
I don't own shoes, living in Florida I only wear flip flops, but because of a friend, I remembered last minute about my old dancing shoes! how appropriate!
I absolutely, undeniably have to disengage from this world, and do something completely and totally fun, unpredictable, engaging, creative, and different inspired from realms beyond and above this I'm in!

This is what I'm working on.....

stay tuned !

 .....Many hours later.......

ok the deed is done.

I really think the word "challenge" should be replaced with a more user friendly term??? LOL

I have to say I don't really have as much material as I tend to think I do. While I thought this project would bring out my creativity, it did not, it challenged me LOL as the endeavor implies. I really had to work to find a way to create something out of what is already on hand, and I didn't have much at all!
I had questions like what would a Fairy really wear...and things from Nature come to mind which become my own criteria. I did not have amounts of materials to ''work with''....and a plan just never showed up.
I paced quite a bit.
I began to have fun when I finally had an idea and surrendered to the tediousness necessary, and began to work with it. Then unexpected things come up, etc but worked through them.

But its done! I'm exhausted now almost midnight, as I've been up since 4;30 this morning, and I will need tomorrow to sleep as late as possible and a dear friend is driving here to see me and I must be with her.

The good news, is I actually like the way it came out, simple, but pretty and that combination! I wanted to do more and I REALLY wanted some bling....... but I simply didn't have anything and I scoured this house LOL to see what I could take apart....and I could not find my sparkly buttons......also I usually do not work with dark colors, but again, I worked with what I had.

I'm glad I didn't have to do both shoes.....I will save the other for another time....

All in all I like how it came out! I'd wear these myself LOL

This shoe is covered in feathers ........Classic Elegance!.....for a Midnight Ball  :D The theme for this Ball was Deep Berry Richness....lush and mysterious......we had fun!

Trying to show the layers of these gorgeous iridescent with multi colors in varying hues....
I love ties that come up around the shoe itself from the outside......


I don't know if I did this shoe for a Fairy or for myself is truly something I'd wear !

but wait! there's more !

.....a new development!

The Fairy Princess walked outside this morning, to test the daylight in her new shoes.....she likes it !!! LOL... she decided its not just for Midnight Ball's!
She lost one shoe in the evenings reverie though......and didn't mind one bit.

~ (Fairy wax's poetic here.....) ~

She said she had such a beautiful night at the Midnight Ball
she stayed up to watch the raindrops fall,
as she sauntered outdoors in the early light,
she daydreamed, sighing, about her lovely night......

She said she found love!......

"Oh what is it about Princesses both Human and Fae, who find love during a Ball only to lose one shoe??"

She spoke of her dilemma to her friend Black the Unicorn, of how she found love and does not know where he is and how she longs to be with him again, and he quickly reared up on his majestic legs and sped off to assist the Fairy Princess in finding her love........

The Fairy Princess however, was too tired and too much in longing to being in a quest for a search for her new love and she decided she would linger by the pond.
Its reflective waters would speak to her and show her her beloveds face as it soothed her............

So, on this morning, She is waiting........



  1. Your shoe is absolutely enchanting and perfect for a midnight fairy ball! The feathers are brilliant...I just love them and the pop of color from the peacock feather really finishes it perfectly. I'd say that's pretty amazing for last minute! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you'll save the other shoe for another challenge in September :)


    1. Thank you. I did save the other shoe thankfully! when I saw on your post that you only did one, and I thought...of course! *hitting forhead*
      But I may join again, but prepare myself by acquiring materials....this helps alot!
      I will tell you a secret, the only thing I had that I could take apart was an old duster with those beautiful feathers.....I always thought those feathers deserved a more beautiful purpose and now they have it.....
      I wonder how people have on hand all kinds of various things to make these things with??
      but thank you and it was a good thing after all.

  2. Your shoe is GORGEOUS!!!!! I would buy them in a heart beat! I think you did stunningly well, congratulations! Sleep well!

  3. It's beautiful, I love the peacock feather you used.

  4. Your fairy should is lovely, just so elegant. I can imagine any fairy would be delighted to wear that the the midsummer ball.

  5. WOW This is stunning, what a great creation, Hazelxo

  6. Totally "one of a kind"! It's beautiful! A much better use for a feather duster. Very creative! Love it!!


  7. it's beautiful, I love how it turned out:)

  8. I came back to to read the rest of your story, delightful, I hope your fairy finds her true love soon.

    J x

    1. thank you! I hope she finds her true love too.....:D
      thanks for visiting!

  9. This came out beautiful Lady!!! I love the feathers all over it...and the colors too...definitely shoe of the Fae...

    ((Hugs))) :)

  10. Your shoes are gorgeous, feathers, wow! The color is so rich. Great job. xo

  11. Your fairy slipper is gorgeous. I love peacock feathers.

  12. These are magick! Any lovely Fairy Princess would be the talk of the town wearing these--and most certainly sweep any potential Knight in shining armor right off his horse when he took his first look at those babies!

    What, ho, Madam! Deed well done!

    PS -- A snappy matching hairpiece with a Peacock feather and a little tulle would be so easy to make, and be the piece de resistance!!!


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