From First Birthday to First Shoes

Back at the beginning of the year my sister-in-law asked me for some advice on how to make something along the lines of a ‘First Shoes’ display. She’d seen the keepsake frame on The Great Little Trading Company, and despite having a search for a slightly more reasonably priced (!) box frame deep enough to hold my niece’s shoes, this turned out to be the best option. Actually when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised as it is such lovely quality and looks so stunning that I think it is worth it as a special memory box. It took longer than expected to complete due to my illness in March/ April and also just the logistics of getting together to add the shoes and make final choices of embellishments, but eventually we got there. After then forgetting to photograph it when it was finished, another couple of months passed until finally I got a chance to photograph it on my niece’s bedroom wall at the weekend! It was good to work on something a bit different, and very simple so here is the finished article:

First Shoes

Closed Frame

First Shoes

Open Frame View

I used a pink Centura Pearl to back the frame, although there is a very lovely cream canvas back already there. The cerise pearlescent die-cuts are Spellbinders Floral Corner One, with little diamantes and liquid pearls added.

First Shoes

My sister-in-law liked the combination of the metal butterfly embellishment and the silver punch butterfly over the heart corner punched matted layer. The font is Segoe Script.
First ShoesSweet isn’t it? Think I might do the same for our boys, one of these days, if I can find the shoes in one of the many nappy boxes full of baby stuff!

Thank you for stopping by,

Emma x

One thought on “From First Birthday to First Shoes

  1. This is a really good idea Emma…something for everyone to treasure. A friend of mine had one of her first born’s shoes bronzed and still has it on display 34 years later! The ones belonging to my boys are in the loft!

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