I was born and raised and still live in Portland, Oregon. I began making pincushions out of real high heel shoes in 2000. I have sold quite a few "pincushion shoes" over the years to friends and family and on consignment. A few years ago, just before Christmas, a friend of mine mentioned that he had seen a Christmas stocking in the shape of a shoe, and an idea was born for the "Christmas shoe stocking".
Pincushion shoes and Christmas shoe stockings are all handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces. I almost never make two exactly alike, unless requested. Because of the expense of brand new shoes, the shoe part of the designs are not something that can be ordered. However, I have made pincushions and/or stockings out of the customer's own shoe, and I have also made pincushions out of bridal/bridesmaids shoes as wedding memorabilia and/or bridesmaid's gifts. Certainly a specific colorway or design look…
- Born on October 14
- Joined December 1, 2007