Sunday, 7 September 2008

Wedding Shoes, Another Part!

I know I said I wasn't going to put any more dye on my shoes, but I just couldn't resist having one more go.

And I'm so glad I did! They're now much darker (more like the dress) although the photo further down doesn't really show this, but I'm sure you'll take my word for it!

While I had the dye mixed I thought I'd better dye some fabric to make a matching handbag. The photos are courtesy of child number 2.

I used a piece of cream silk I had left over from making the wedding garter. I got this far painting the dye on, when it suddenly occurred to me that, maybe I should have washed it first to get the 'dressing'out of the fabric and make it accept the dye better. Oh well, too late now!

Changing the subject. This next picture is for my dad.

This is Sam Turners in Northallerton, well part of it anyway, see how far back it goes! We're sat up in the cafe looking down over about half of the sales floor. They sell just about everything or at least it seems that way. They stock everything for the farmer, gardener, and contractor, and much more besides. This is the place if you need meal worms for the bird table, tools for the shed, brick cheeks for your hearth, ride on lawn mowers, toy trucks, wash powder, sundae spoons, strange implements for grooming cows, you name it they've got it. Outside is a gardening section with sheds, fountains, stone paving, fencing etc. Back upstairs next to the cafe is kitchen equipment and then outdoor clothing and wellies. The cafe is small but the food is good and inexpensive. We had the most fantastic bacon, mushroom and mozzarella toastie with a side salad and crisps for £3.5o! I find a good rule of thumb is watch where the grey haired folk eat, its always tasty and cheap!


Joanne said...

So glad that your happier with the shoes now and can't wait to see the hanbag you make.
That shop looks amazing It must take all day to shop there and may be lots of pennies.

Katherines Dream said... you mind I have a few grey hairs! a very good tip all the same. The shoes look great. I have a thing for dying my clothes different colours - this can be fun as you can never be too sure if it will work and how the colour will turn out.
Carol x

Alchamillamolly said...

I love your shoes again!!! We go to Sam Turners lots for a toastie or their quiche. We can get anything in there - its a glorious place to shop. Next time you go there - turn right at the entrance on the main road (as if you are going to Darlington) then first left past the Vauxhall garage on your right and you will come to CB Furnishings - have a look in there at the fabrics etc

Teje said...

The most beautiful pair of shoes! I wish you had wonderful time at the wedding with your dream shoes!
In fact I started from your latest post and it's full of adorable crafts! I enjoy always to visit you! Thank you for lovely moments and inspiration!