Sunday, October 26, 2014

Little Witch Altered Shoe

Hello, I'm so glad you could stop by today.
I've just put the kettle on to heat for tea.

Let me show you what I've been up to lately.

I started by printing off a copy
of an antique photo of
a little girl in period dress.

I glued her onto a piece of black foam board.
and cut her out with my Exact-o-knife.

She is wearing a hat with a wide brim
so I added a long narrow black cone to the back of her
head to represent a witch's hat.

I fashioned a little broom for her to hold
 from a toothpick and some colored grass
cut from a floral pick.

I stood her up in a little girl's
 black patent leather shoe
purchased at a resale shop.

A glittery pumpkin
and silk leaf are tucked into
the back of the shoe.

I cut the band off a 
plastic bat ring
and hot glued it to a black wire
so that it appears to follow along above
the "little witch".

A little glittery orange tulle
and some black and silver garland
finishes it off.

All set for scaring up a Happy Halloween.

I hear the kettle whistling... time for tea.
Won't you pour a cup and stay awhile to look around.

Please leave a comment so I can return the visit.

Joining the party at Ivy & Elephants
Share Your Cup Thursday
and HomeWorks Creative Party

Betty Jean


  1. Oh, I LOVE your witch shoe! Now why didn't I think of that?!
    Adorable, thanks for bring her to the party!

  2. This is just precious. I love it!! Will now be keeping my eye out for little black shoes. I have a cute pink felt one that I hope to do something fun for Christmas. Happy to now be following you! I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's all about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared this. I hopped over from Ivy and Elephants.

    1. Hi Jann. Thank you for visiting and commenting. Welcome aboard! so happy to have you as a new Follower I'm Following you back. I'm linking up to your party, thanks so much for the invite! Hugs,

  3. That is the cutest Halloween vignette and so creative, Betty Jean!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. What a terrific idea! I think this is one of the cutest Halloween decorations I have seen this year:) I am visiting after your visit to Still Woods Farmhouse and am also following your blog. Looking forward to reading more of Shabby Tea Party. I would love to have you as a friend and follower of Still Woods!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  5. Very cute! Foam board is awesome for these little projects- keeps nice and straight. I'm your newest follower. Delighted to have found your lovely blog

  6. Hi, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup this week.

  7. I am not big into Halloween. But I think that is the cutest thing EVER! Wish I had one of my old patent shoes!!

  8. You are so creative!! I love your little decorated shoe.

  9. This is adorable. Very creative. Smart thinking/recycling!


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I'd love to return the visit. Hugs, BettyJean