Im taking DORIS paddling with me...

Monday, 10 May 2010
Meet DORIS... Yes I know she's just a drawing in a notebook, but she already has a pattern, and is already at the little heap of cut leather stage... in a beautiful Pillar box red.

Even the Fairy Shoemaker has to get in the queue for new shoes! Ive been booked in for a pair of lace ups for sometime now. Its all a bit last minute but I am going to try to squish these in before the holiday. I was inspired by tea rooms for these. Is she mad? No, (well, maybe, just a smidge...) but think of little paper doillies with their pretty scalloped punched paper edges and you can see where the inspiration came from.

I hope to have a picture to show you before the adventure begins...
Better get on!!


  1. oh doris is lovely, can't wait to see them in real life! x

  2. They look lovely. I have a pair of DMs (sorry, is that swearing)quite similar - they were a prototype at a nearby factory, but DM never went on to produce them. I'm glad I got the only pair- I call them my Miss Jean Brodies.