Cobwebs the Cobbler is back – this time bringing shoes which once belonged to a Fairy Prince! Prince Extea to be precise.
Prince Extea is a Fairy Dragon Warrior, and also a Dragon Trainer. He enchants Dragons, bewitches them, mesmerizes them and then, finally, captures them and trains them to be the protectors of all who live in the Land of the Fae, and even to carry elderly Fairies on their Dragon backs, just like a horse would carry you or I to wherever we wanted to go!
Prince Extea is a very handsome chap with the most fabulous gossamer wings made from the cobwebs spun by the smallest of spiders. As the light catches his wings they flash the colours of purples, greens, blues and hints of rose-pink. Naturally, Extea likes shoes which compliment his wings.
Although he doesn’t actually ever wear his shoes out – (being able to fly is very economical with regard to footwear!) – he still requires a new pair of shoes every now and again, perhaps for a Fairy Ball, or maybe a Fairy Tea Dance, or simply because he has a new set of clothes which he wants matching shoes for. He brings back his no longer required shoes so that they can be sent to the Fairy Museum. And that’s why I’m able to show these to your today, before I carefully box them and send them, by Dragon flight, to the Fairy Museum, which is hidden deep within the Enchanted Forest of Fae.
Ok, well back to reality for a moment …. Cobwebs Fairy Shoes are all handmade from a mix of Polymer clays. There are no mold/moulds used in the making, and all the Fairy shoes you’ll find in The Cobweborium are designed entirely from the strange and enchanted corners in the mind of Cobwebs (or ‘me’ in other words. lol).
I make each individual shoe to look as if it’s been carefully worn, – so you’ll find all the ‘creases’ in the shoes which you’d expect to find in your own shoes which you wear daily.
The buttons ‘sewn’ to the front of Prince Extea’s shoes are again all hand-made and shaped, and the sewing thread holding the button to the shoe is actually a very fine ‘thread’ of polymer clay, carefully manipulated to make it look like sewing thread.
As you can see from the photograph above – even the soles of the Fairy shoes are ‘worn’ and showing signs of where the wearer has stood momentarily on a rose thorn or branch of a bush; or stood cheekily in a Birds Nest admiring the baby birds; or even walked amongst the twigs on the forest floor.
I love making Fairy Shoes, and I think that if I could, I’d probably make them all day every day.
Do you have a favourite thing which you make – or something which you do – that you’d love to do more often? Do tell me about it via a comment. I love people to actually get talking here as it kind of gets everyone talking and getting to know each other. The internet then gets to be a much more friendly place, and goodness knows we need more friendly places on the net!
Whatever you’re doing today, may you have a day of fun and love … and …. do something nice for someone else today. Pray for the next person you pass on the street. If you don’t pray, then simply wish something wonderful to happen for the next person you see. Push that wish right out of your head and heart. Let’s all band together and do something good in the world!
Have a beautiful, blessed day all.