Handmade Pincushion - Soft Sculpture Foot in tiny Black Leather Mary Janes by Goody Goody - My Right Foot - Chocolate

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Handmade Pincushion - Soft Sculpture Foot in tiny Black Leather Mary Janes by Goody Goody - My Right Foot - Chocolate

A few years ago, I discovered some sumptuous cushioned slippers, "Goody Goody" brand. Even living in Minnesota, one pair of great slippers is adequate - perhaps I could make an argument for two pair, but --- they are just SO CUTE!!! Because I have been working on a new line of pincushions - made in the same way as a soft sculpture doll's foot - it suddenly dawned on me that I could combine my love for these sumptuous slippers with my soft sculpture foot pincushion. This is the result of that brainstorm. My first realization was, nobody wants a pincushion if the slipper is big enough to fit MY big feet~! So I started looking for the Goody Goody slippers in child size. But this is not a slipper. This is a new direction Goody Goody has gone. Real Leather Shoes. Tiny, adorable shoes! Same company, same great quality, but now in shoes!

The shoe is 4" long x 2.5" wide x 2" high, and was beautifully created by Goody Goody from the softest leather imaginable! This pair is made in the style of Mary Jane's. At the instep, center front, there is an adorable ribbon flower in shades of pink with green ribbon leaf. Along the strap, three more of these ribbon flowers with leaves. At the end of the strap, a tiny, adorable pink leather fringe. Because Goody Goody wants to do thing just right. Why don't they make these in my size?? There is a black suede sole - inside the slipper, the "Goody" label, proof that this is the real deal. These shoes were purchased new, acquired at an online auction, but if purchased from the manufacturer, they sell for $28 a pair. Beautiful, aren't they? They smell clean and fresh, and as is true with all my items, they have been stored in a zipper top bag.

The handmade soft sculpture foot is 3.5" long x 2.25" wide. It has been made the same way a soft sculpture doll's foot is made - with five toes. Just as people come in such amazing variety, so many beautiful "flavors" in appearance, temperament and personality, so should the dolls our children play with, and also our pincushions, why not? While soft sculpture dolls are not as popular as they once were, I was able to procure "dollskin", the stretchy fabric used to make soft sculpture dolls, in two "flavors", chocolate and vanilla. This pincushion, "My Right Foot - Chocolate", is made using the chocolate dollskin fabric. The exposed portion of the foot that shows inside the slipper - 2.5" x 1.75", is generous enough, the perfect spot for pins, although the leather strap velcros over the center of that length. My personal opinion is, I would use the soft sculpture "foot" for pins, but I would not make pin holes in the leather.

I realize the idea of a pincushion made from a baby shoe is NOT a new idea. However, to my knowledge, I am the first to market this particular idea, an actual soft sculpture foot inside the shoe!! Imagine my surprise when I did not have to consult a pattern or a book to make the toes. It had been perhaps 10 years since I made one of these dolls. I can't remember my mothers maiden name, but I remember how to make toes. Unbelievable! And, as you might soon notice, I have been getting lots of practice, making several different foot pincushions in different types of shoes and even slippers - for my shop. The foot is removable, because what is the point of buying a shoe with a soft sculpture foot unless you can remove the foot and giggle? In order to reinsert the foot, just like Cinderella's stepsisters, there might be some squeezing and twisting, but they will go back in. Once the foot is in the slipper, as a final step, I like to gently pull the heel portion of the foot upward just a bit to fill the area where the ankle usually is.

Also included is a 2" handmade decorative pin, which starts with a white faux pearl teardrop, followed by a pink and white glass lampwork bead, two pink faceted crystal beads with silver toned decorative spacer beads. The beads have been glued to the pin shaft, and they are secured in place with a silver toned crimp.

Do you like My Right Foot? This perfectly absurd little slipper pincushion might be for you!

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