A few years ago I started to design fairy shoes for a possible class. Never did finish but this week I received a wonderful gift in the mail from my dear friend Leonie - an article torn from the April/May 2011 Stitch magazine. The article is a pattern and directions for fairy shoes by Annette Emms. They are just lovely but before I read the article, I was determined to finish my own design-which I did! Here are the results. They measure about 4 .5" from toe tip to heel along the sole. A bit larger than Annette's.
I started out with red felt but after I had them sewed around and cut out, thought they would look too Chrismassy so painted them with Lumierre Halo Pink, Metallic Fuschia , Yellow and Gold. I took strips of sheer fabrics, distressed them with a heat tool and attached them to the sides and front top with beads and sequins. Finishing touch was gold dimensional paint along the top edge.
here. Now I am going to sit down and read her directions. I am sure I will learn something new.