My youngest daughter came back from school on Monday declaring she needed to have some “funky shoes” for Friday of this week. The reason being was for her own school’s effort at fund-raising for Children in Need. The children were asked to wear “funky and Wacky footwear” and pay a donation of £1.
Seemed like a fairly good deal, but with one little flaw. We don’t have too many wacky nor funky shoes. Well Neets doesn’t. I may do. Neets shoes tend to be sensible as she currently has a problem with her feet and needs decent support.
So it was scratching head time. What could she wear, what do we have already that would be any good? She is a size 6 1/2 – 7, so is now at the stage were she wants to pilfer my shoes, but I wont let her. My shoes stay safely shut in my room with the door closed (and security cameras, and guard dogs and booby-traps, and such like. Although this may be a little over exaggerated)
I certainly didn’t want to buy anything expensive, so I went on a hunt for cheap and suitable. I decided I would try to find some cheap pumps and jazz them up for her. I got the sceptical look from Neets on this suggestion. Her of little faith!
I found some out of season summer pumps in a cheap shop in town reduced down to only £2.99. Fabulous. Then I found some fabric paint for £1.50. Things were looking good so far.
Yesterday I started with the blank canvas shoes and began to transform the plain pumps in to something slightly funky.
So yesterday afternoon I sat, coffee to my right, paints in front of me, Billy Connolly on DVD and did my thing. I just went with the flow, wasn’t being too precise with them being identical. And ended up with some rather decorated pumps.
Neets came back from school yesterday afternoon to find the finished shoes waiting for her. She was most pleased and declared that I am apparently ” a real artist”. Whatever one of those is.
She has gone to school today very proud of her funky shoes, wearing a spotty dress I used to wear when I was nineteen. She looks very bohemian. But then that is ideal for Neets.
Not bad for less than £5.