Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shoes for Suri Cruise...Holy Smokes!

If I've said it once, I've said it a zillion times: I am afforded some incredible opportunities as a member of The Artisan Group. This current opportunity is huge! The Artisan Group will be gifting handmade items aplenty to the Tom Cruise family and I was lucky enough to get a spot on that list!

Now, apparently, six year old Suri's shoe collection is famous in its own right. So, with such a passion in the family, of course we all know, shoes are what she'll be getting from me!

Oh the sweet agony of coming up with this design. My first inclination was something very girly. But, then this is a six year old who is wearing gold heels, so maybe more sophisticated was the way to go...

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I knew six months ago that this navy silk would make an incredible pair of shoes. (By the way, it used to be a pair of pants.)

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And I thought, peep toe might be the way to go, since they were extra special.

And in the middle of this process, I received my Good Little Things Ribbon from The Lonely Heart. My first officially tagged shoe!

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I spent almost an entire night's worth of work trying to figure out the embellishment. I knew I wanted it to be this salmon silk (what was once a shirt) but, I had real trouble coming up with a bow or similar thing that I was completely satisfied with. I didn't want the shoes I had worked so hard on to seem "crafty" by topping them off with something that looked cheap. I am totally thrilled with how they turned out. They look like origami bows.

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I was so nervous making these. I mean, Suri has custom couture shoes in her closet. I didn't want my shoes to look too meanly beside them. I hope that she likes them! And now comes the waiting!


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19 comments:

The 7th Crow Jewelry said...

They are absolutely PERFECT! I love them so much and I know Katie and Suri will adore them as well! Excellent work, Susan! I can't wait to get my own pair of Good Little Things shoes! I am thrilled to be able to participate in this fabulous gifting opportunity with you!

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Susan!! Suri is so fortunate to wear your work :) xo

Susan @ Living with Punks said...

Found you via Pinterest! Love these shoes and I think you did fabulous with the bow. Definitely not "crafty" looking ;) Congratulations on the opportunity!

Summer said...

What an amazing opportunity! Those shoes are incredible!

Heatherly Loves said...

Love the shoes! The bow really makes them look fancy... Great job, and good luck! What an awesome opportunity!
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Ladybird Ln said...

These are so sweet, they kind of have a vintage feel with a modern twist, good job, you are so talented!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Just Jaime said...

Wow these are so impressive! I love the navy print!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

adorable

Sock Monkey Emporium said...

Absolutely beautiful :)

Paula said...

I can't imagine making a pair of shoes for myself...let alone for Suri Cruise!! They are beautiful! We'd love for you to share these at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/03/riverton-housewives-round-up-8.html

Megan Goldkamp said...

These little shoes are absolutely adorable!!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

Those are so absolutely perfect!! LOVE them!!

Jelli said...

Suri or no SUri, these shoes are fabulous! I'd love to have a pair myself. If you're interested in a giveaway opportunity, I'd love to feature you, Susan!

Nicole Feliciano said...

Congrats! What a fun project. Thanks so much for sharing on Monday Mingle at Momtrends.

Our Delightful Home said...

These are too cute! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-5.html



Mrs. Delightful
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Lori H said...

Love those shoes! My granddaughter would have to have them if in stores!

Kristin said...

I can't imagine Suri not worshiping those! I want a pair for my lil' lady bean! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle last week...I hope you'll join us again this week!

Holy Craft said...

Fabulous! I think they are amazing. Love the color choices and the bow just makes it. I want a pair!!!

Crafting Rebellion said...

These are so fabulous!