I wasn't planning on stopping at Target today while I was making my list of errands this morning, but it just happened that everything fell into place and I feel like maybe I was "sent" there...by those who will not be named.
My first thought for the feet/shoes for the rabbitish/catish guy was that I wanted to buy a pair of little girl Mary Janes and plaster cloth over them and incorporate them into the piece. I also thought about sculpting shoes/feet, and I thought about constructing some sort of feet (or shoes) from scrap wood or MDF around the house.
I knew if I was going to purchase a pair of actual shoes that I didn't want to spend very much money on them. I had considered going to resale shops or Salvation Army or something...but that would involve much more time and energy than I wanted to spend -- plus it might land me in the midst of kids in a store and if you know me at all, you know I didn't want that. But the planets were aligned at the moment I walked in to Target. The shoes section was pretty much deserted and there was ONE pair of Mary Janes -- one perfect pair of pink Mary Janes in just the right size...and with such cool flowers! AND they were on clearance -- $3.88 -- I could not believe it! (Other little shoes on the same shelf had price tags of $20 on the average.)
|I could not have dreamed this better.|
|Then I had to try to balance the torso on top to take a picture...this guy is very unstable right now and top heavy and I was trying to do this with one hand.|
|For safety's sake I stacked/leaned the parts up against the wall -- Twink is standing on his hind legs outside of the door looking in...you can just barely see his eyes...at the left side of the door.|
NOW I will need some time to plan this out. I really hadn't figured on finding a perfect pair of shoes that I would like to try to leave as-is. This is going to be tough...but I will come up with something. I love those shoes!