Friday, February 27, 2009

I Hope You Like Looking At My Feet

The first pair of shoes I ordered came in, so I took some pictures. There are more of them on my flickr, but here's one of each of the newest designs to enter the TotusMel catalog. The first I've just decided to call 'The Queen's Feet' which would be a play on the Viva La Reine upon which they are based. I've made this motif so many times that it is really second nature to me. They turned out exactly as I had hoped, much more dramatic than the many crocheted versions I happened upon.
Next up, we have the first of the Ankle Corset designs. This one is based on my Portrait Of An Elegant Lady collar and will be called 'Portrait of an Ankle Corset'. They took quite a bit more time to tat up than the barefoot sandals and I think they look amazing with the shoes. I am still waiting for the stiletto sandals to arrive so that I can show them off with a different look.The last one to show off is the only piece not based on something I've already made. These ones started with the edging of a 40's era centerpiece, but evolved far past that. I added quite a few elements including the motif I call, In Bloom. As you might have guessed I used that as their name, the 'In Bloom Ankle Corset'. These too will get additional photos when the sandals arrive.

I'll be listing them on etsy soon and we'll see if they were worth all the effort. Though honestly, the challenge of creating them was quite a rush and I am so glad of all the advice and suggestions I've gotten throughout the process. I think I have a special surprise for you next week as well, I'm just working out the details, so stay tuned.

11 comments:

Denise Felton said...

LOVE your new designs! I've scheduled a link to this post to go live on my blog later this morning. Hope it brings you a few new admirers.

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

TotusMel said...

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

They are all nice but I like the second ones the best. I tend to like more sharp angles then rounded so that may be it but the barefoot ones will look so cute in the summer and do remind me of belly dancing.

Ang

Tom Banwell said...

I love them! Hope you do really well with them. I think you will.

Jo in NZ said...

Wow, these are great! I don't own the feet or legs (or shoes) to carry these off, but I just might have to get a pair to be buried in! They rock.

ArtSnark said...

Just fabulous! Fun interview on suchcoolstuff

Wychbury said...

They look wonderful! :)

FetishGhost said...

Great design! Nice shoes. But I Love your photos! They really help you put your best foot forward!
Sooo sorry, I just couldn't help it.

Waterrose said...

Ohhhhh WOW! If I had to wear heels I would snap a pair of those up in a second. What a statement! I bet they will be gone in no time once you list them...you better be prepared!

x-in-tenebris-x said...

These are completely droolworthy! I'll have to start saving up the pennies!

Sunny said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!