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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Baby's First Christmas--Adorable Gift to Make!

I am the author of Mixed Media Art: Living Your Passion --a best-seller on Amazon for $2.99. In this ebook, you can learn about myriad creative projects and where to get images and materials for your art.

I am a gallery artist and love teaching others about mixed media projects that they can make easily. While this next project is time-consuming, I think it is so special that it is worth the time spent.

I painted a baby shoe and then, sprinkled glitter over the entire surface. Burlap and lace were tucked inside and then a ribbon of curly seam binding and a mulberry paper rose gave it just the right amount of shabby goodness.

But, today when I got an order that needed to be personalized, I used little beads to spell the precious baby's name....

But, this wasn't my idea...It was my good friend Linda's from Random Creativity! Go HERE to take a look at the fabulous shoes she made!

Mackenzie's grandparents' names were put on the back so that she will have it as a keepsake her whole life~and a personalized snowflake completes the Christmas theme.

I hope you have fun making one for a little bundle of joy who is special in your own life!


Linking this to:

Homemaker on a Dime
Knick of Time
Blogger's Bodega
White Wednesday
What's It Wednesday
Time Travel Thursday

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Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Cindy, this is really adorable...a very special keepsake.
Hope you are doing well and that your hubby is mending.
Happy holidays!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is just too precious! Love it!! Now I'll be looking for baby shoes at the thrift shops!

Donna said...


This is absolutely adorable! What a brilliant way to tap in to the baby shoes and have it for a life time!

It's simply beautiful, Cindy. And, yes, I did see this too on the blog you mentioned!

Have a blessed Sunday, my friend,

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Cindy,

Oh this is an awesome idea!!
I would love to give one to my new little grand daughter!!

Thinking of you....

Blessings, love and hugs..

Gloria said...

Super sweet and a lovely keepsake, thanks for sharing this unique idea, Cindy.

Myric said...

What a beautiful way to preserve baby booties as a christmas ornament!!!

Love it!

Gypsea Nurse said...

First off.. many thanks...(wink wink!) Second.... I LOVE these!!!! I wish I had the talent and all my "stuff" organized from the move.. to make them!! Simply gorgeous!!

Danice G said...

Oh Cindy. I adore the little baby shoe! How precious is that!

the old white house said...

No one with a baby this year, but that is adorable! I do have a couple of mismatched baby shoes in my stash though... I'll just keep saving them for a special little someone in the future! Happy Sunday Cindy! t.xoxo

Valerie-Jael said...

Just beautiful, this is a wonderful gift! Valerie

Junibears said...

What a precious treasure dear Cindy. Love it.xx

Jill said...

Beautiful! Love this idea. The family will treasure it forever!

Unknown said...

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, Cindy. I am so proud of what you have done for little ol' ME! It will be a treasure forever for our little kid-ling. Oirst gr-grand kid-ling will have a special treasure forever to cherish.

You are one precious friend & again THANK YOU SO MUCH. I/we LOVE IT!!!

Hope Ralph is doing well, sweetie. Have a beautiful day.

Merry Christmas
Hugs of love,

Linda M. said...

Mackenzie's shoe is adorable. Thanks for the credit on the name beads. I love your snowflake sign addition. Have a wonderful day! XO, Linda

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

As soon as I saw Mackenzie's name on there... I knew that was for Marydon!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! What an amazing idea ... sooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Victorian1885 said...

How beautiful is that!! I too will have to keep an eye out for baby shoes in the thrift shops. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!


NanaDiana said...

Cindy- I think you put this on here just for me to find! I HAVE to make one of these for the new baby! Is that the cutest thing ever? xo Diana

Carol Salisbury said...

Cindy this is so precious! I love all the glitter! What a great way to celebrate baby!

Anonymous said...

Your baby shoe is just too cute and so precious!

Gina said...

Oh my goodness Cindy! You've outdone yourself. This is too adorable. What a beautiful keepsake!

cheryl said...

oh cindy this is just so so precious just love this to pieces hun hugs cherylxxxx

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How charming, Cindy...inspires all kinds of ideas!

Victorian1885 said...

Thanks for your sweet comments Cindy. Yes Sweetpea has returned from Paris! lol He came home for the Holidays.
I can actually remember those plaid pants! Oh the memories of Christmas as a Child.. Take care my friend!


Donna said...

What a sweet idea, Cindy! Love the personalization, too. It will be treasured for sure:)

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Cindy, what a beautiful keepsake to cherish.

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Hi Cindy! This is such a sweet gift!!! Thank you for sharing how you created it. Such a wonderful gift for new parents!!! :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Cindy, Oh what a treasure this special keepsake is for Marydon's little grand baby.
You know how much I love designing baby shoes and this design is just darling my friend.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by today too. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Love, Celestina Marie

Jensters said...

Wow that little booty is it Cindy.

Myric said...

I'm glad to hear you liked my little project! Thank you very much for sharing it to others! Im getting comments from people who saw my project on facebook and tweets!!! You are such an angel!

I have a feeling that you are busy recently for the big coming holiday! We are going to have such busy weeks ahead!

Hope you are having a fab day!!

Dani Cristina said...

Ah! Que maravilhoso isso.


Unknown said...

Love your keepsake baby shoe Cindy! I have one that a friend created for me when my first Granddaughter was born and now she is 15 yrs. Where did the time go, Hugs to you and hope Ralph is doing well my friend, Love marilou

Unknown said...

OMG Cindy!! This baby shoe is super adorable!! How couldn't I be in love with this awesome shoe (being such a shoe addict myself, lol!). Fabulous creation!! Hugs, Ira

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Wow what a precious keepsake! I love the beads with the baby's so cute.

Thanks for sharing!!!

Found you over at Knick of Time and now following you!

Unknown said...

Very Sweet! Cindy, my fb page will not allow me to "follow you" it only allows me to follow other pages. Do do you know a way around this!?! It did let me vote for you in the contest though!!?!? Let me know!

Your Bloggy Friend,
Aimee from Itsoverflowing

Anonymous said...

Oh Cindy, how on earth did I miss this before? I remember you mentioning and for some reason, but I forgot. This is way too precious...adorable! Of course I voted for you. ;)

2amscrapper said...

I'm a new grandma and just fell in love with this project!