Monday, November 16, 2009

Robot Sandals

Remember last year I bit off more than I could chew with these oh-so-complicated sandals for Leo? I even put them away for this summer, procrastinating and hoping that he wouldn't notice.

So with this recent heat, and Leo's reluctance to shed his socks and sneakers, I delved back into Robot Sandals land, which was a hell hole of tricky, fiddly, tiny upper pieces. I had no idea how they were going to fit together until I started, it has been a time of sewing something, realising that it was wrong, spending more time unpicking the mistake than it took to sew in the first place - oh problem solving how I hate you on 36 degree days.

Anyway on Sunday it was cooler and I was determined to finish these damn things. The boy watched Charlie and Lola and I powered through to finally come up with these in all their glory. I must admit that they are pretty cute, but you could not pay me enough money to make them again!

Yesterday morning I lasted them, and today I can get started on soling them. I know that he's going to trash them in no time, the green leather is not the most robust stuff but he really insisted on green. What can I say - he's a pedant like his Mum.

Listening to: constant radio updates on the now 24 hour surgery to separate conjoined twins being painstakingly performed in this fine city of ours.

1 comment:

pen said...

leo is one lucky lucky boy!