Last Friday I went to Green Shoes in Devon for a day’s shoemaking course – a birthday present from my other half.
I could hardly sleep the night before for excitement. I have been looking forward to this for weeks. I was like a child in a sweet shop when I walked into the old mill at Buckfastleigh – lovely shoes in so many styles and colours. Fingering all the choices, trying on styles and deciding on the colours took ages.
I wasn’t going to have purple because I already have two pairs of purple shoes….but how could I not have purple? I couldn’t. So these are turquoise and purple shoes.
With lots of help from the friendly, expert shoemakers at Green Shoes the size was decided, leather cut, sewn together until finally a pair of lovely shoes appeared.
Here’s a few photos: