Welcome back shoe fans and here's the promised update on Olivia's shoes.
Olivia has been with us for the last fortnight for some one-to-one training. (Don't worry, she didn't do a 20,000 mile round trip just for shoemaking, although as you can see, the results were well worth it. She's had a busy few weeks going from the very elegant role of being a glamorous bridesmaid to the slightly more physical, of learning handsewn shoemaking).
Anyway, here are the fruits of her labours.
|Realising just how important finishing is...and how much it is worth spending time doing well|
|And it's quite a satisfying activity!|
|A good pair of straight, matching heels|
|And even time for a military shine!|
|Capturing the results of all of her hard work...quite right too!|
|There were nerves all around as she put them on.|
|Would they be too small as she feared?|
|No! Relief all around. In fact, as Olivia has slim feet we inserted a full sock |
with a foam forepart to take up some of the room. Then they were a perfect fit!
|And not only did Olivia make a fine pair of shoes, but we were treated to a box full of|
chocolatey Mast Brothers delights at the end. Yum!
Until next week, happy shoemaking!