Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a bit of a one for ribbons and bows.
Always have been ... probably always will be.
Standing in front of a display of ribbons quite definitely makes my heart beat that
little bit faster and like a child in a sweet shop I can never walk away without
having made a couple of small purchases.
( Yes, I even had a Pinterest board devoted entirely to ribbons )
In the 80's I was never without a large Madonna bow in my hair and even
had one as part of my veil on my wedding day.
In the 90's my three beautiful girls (for as long as they would let me ) would have a ribbon
tied in their hair to match what they were wearing.
I found the rebellion for 'no ribbons' kicked in at about aged 6 !
And then last year I came up with a little idea that allowed me to indulge in not
only my love of ribbons but of shoes too - perfect !
So the other day when a very exciting box came through the post there was
nothing for it but to do it again...
The shoes ? Converse, denim blue.
The ribbon ? Blue spotty Grosgrain.
Lovely from the front, lovely from the back ....
but there is a little strip of canvas covering the back seam that is
just crying out for a certain something .
First I stitched a piece of ribbon directly on to the fabric of the shoe,
making sure it was firmly attached,
and then I finished off with a small bow, also stitched in place.
Summer shoes with a bit of a unique pootle added.
On the yarn front I'm pleased to report that after a couple more
evenings spent knitting this week
the squares are all finished and ready to be stitched together....
bit nervous ... as there could be a bit of randomness needed , not my forte,
trying hard not to let the panic sink in !
I'll let you know how I get on.