Shoespiration & A Quiet Play Pattern
If you’ve been to the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair this week you have probably noticed I’ve been rockin’ some pretty serious kicks. These gold lamé Converse All Stars are a favourite of the thirty-odd pairs of shoes I have. They run a close second to the diamond-encrusted Louboutins I wear for casual Fridays!
So many people have looked around my booth and asked, “What’s with all the shoes?” because I brought them all with me to add a personal touch to the visual experience. I just have to say, “You never know when you’re going to need a costume change!” Seriously, my Chucks are another way I express myself. I adore the colourful options that are available, and I never get bored with creating interesting colour combinations with whatever bright outfit I happen to be wearing that day. I’ve even used them for quiltspiration!
So to help me commemorate my footwear, and my time at the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair, I asked my friend Kristy from Quiet Play to help a sista out. I was all like, “Girl, Mama needs some new shoes.” Kristy was totally on board, “Molli, hold tight, I will lace you up, like you’ve never been laced before.” Well, that’s one I hadn’t heard, but it left me intrigued by that saucy minx!
Well in typical paper-piecing-queen fashion, may I present to you Kristy’s special gift to me! A paper-pieced pattern showcasing my Converse High Tops! Well hello there, sexy, this is almost as good as the real thing! Now I can make them in whatever colour my heart desires! Kristy is offering this pattern to you from her blog for only $2.95 (<– less than a coffee, and definitely less than a pair of Converse!)
I’m obviously in the throes of a few other things, so I haven’t had a chance to make it for myself yet. Kristy was a total show-off and whipped this up in a night though! Rest assured, you’re gonna see this in every colour of the rainbow once I catch my breath! If you’d like to join me, make sure you go grab yours so we can turn this world into our own sneaker heaven!