Friday, August 7, 2009

Printemps


Et voila, my finished embroidered spat/shoe combination.

White leather, multicoloured thread, hand-embroidered spat panels, navy blue waxed heels and soles: I love them I love them I really love them!

It's almost a sad thing to have finished them, I have been working on them for so long. They are inspired by my Spectrum Boots, which are visible on the left hand side there as my avatar.
It is also going to be difficult to resist wearing them before the exhibition, as soon as you crease the front they no longer look brand-spanking new, so I may have to put them out of sight until October.

Hope you like them too!

Listening to: Daryl Hall and John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) 1983!! This was the first album I ever bought on vinyl, my Mum still has it at her place, my sister and I had many elaborate dances choreographed to this album and I stand by it to this day!

13 comments:

miss mardi nowak said...

Hi Emma they look beautiful! I love a good spat, also love Hall and Oates so you've made my day!
Miss Mardi

Pip Lincolne said...

Oh my god. The spats are sublime. You really are so extremely good at what you do. It makes my eyes water.
xx

pen said...

absolutely wonderful!
love those toes!
can't wait for the exhibition!

Paul Overton said...

Oh, Emma...those are entirely amazing. Long distance pat on the back from the states! Your work deserves a wide audience. Congratulations.

PottyMouthMama said...

Holy guacamole - they are fabulous! Don't wear them! Save them for the show! They are wonderful. You are one clever cookie.

Ulla said...

Hi Emma, Pip sent me to see your lovely boots. They ARE lovely!

Kirsty said...

Absolutely wonderful Emma. You're so fabulously clever.

Emma said...

Holy guacamole indeed! Thanks for all of your responses, I do love to hear from you, and that you all love these shoes as much as I do.

It is a strange skill to have, that I drew a little sketch a few months ago, and now here they are in the flesh.

Actually a friend of mine suggested that they look like they are for a Mexican Elf, which is a gorgeous image, I can see a hat with feathers, a la Puss in Boots.

Another pal thought that they were for a Ukrainian Cowboy, I'm loving that image too.

I was thinking of a Mary Poppins-esque character when I designed them, but it's great to hear all of your thoughts!

Design Cracker said...

Wow just perfect!! What a beautiful talent. What a gift.
Deborah

MildlyCrafty said...

Wow! You are so talented!

veri maz said...

i thought they were cowboy boots at first but they're much more versatile than mere boots!

not sure how i'd go keeping them pristine being the grub i am, they're almost too nice to wear...

EnPa said...

The shoes are sooo beautiful! Good job!

Esther said...

just found your blog via whipup an I have added you to my friends list. I love your shoes and boots! I have made medieval shoes in the past but nothing that involved many of the techniques you use.