Manitoba Maple! You can't do a Thing Without Any Bling!!!!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-30-2011 02:45 AM 1843 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is No. 2 in the Imelda Collection! My granddaughter Olivia likes these high heel things but her younger bother Quinn is a tool guy, so a hammer had to be incorporated in the design. The brass nails from Lee Valley made the bling. The shoe is about 6 inches long just right for little kids! Enjoy!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 02:54 AM

That is very interesting, this carving must have been difficult, judging by some of the wonderful carvings you have made, looks like this one must have been lots of fun taking the lighter side, especially when the kids are involved, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 03:32 AM

nice carving, i like it in a size 12

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 03:51 AM

Pretty cool how you incorporated the hammer head into the heel. Are those toe nails? Keep them coming.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 03:53 AM

what is this for again?

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#5 posted 03-30-2011 03:56 AM

I like that one! Best of the carved shoes award to you ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Mark Emerson

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 04:50 AM

That is simply amazing and very unique. What is the inspiration or should I ask what inspired you to start carving shoes? Can’t wait to see more :)

-- Mark, Pueblo, CO. >>> A few pieces of wood and an Idea is all it takes to get me in trouble :)

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 05:21 AM

Being a Manitoban, you know I’m going to like this even more than usual.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Thaqeb Alserhan

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#8 posted 03-30-2011 06:12 AM

I think we have a fashion designer over here!! :)

-- Kuwait, ,

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#9 posted 03-30-2011 06:17 AM

Bunny ears, Hammer head, nails … you’ve got it all!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#10 posted 03-30-2011 02:09 PM

Spikey! I like this. Acupuncture whilst wearing your shoes. Very novel.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 03-30-2011 04:19 PM

Thanks for all the comments.
I ‘m involved with my Grandkids because I want to see the world through their eyes! When mine were little I was on the road and away from home so I got to wrasslin’ with them on the weekends. My boys were exciting but their kids keep sending me to the moon! Watching, observing, and learning is a very precious thing.Thanks Bob for your post.
Shoes are the character of a man (or woman)! My wife always scolds me that my shoes don’t have the right polish or shine when we go out – and she is right! Plus you can’t polish sneakers! So I moved into the shape that looks like a shoe???? – leather that is, now they’re in wood and they are fun to do. I call this work 3-D Intarsia. Thanks Mark.
I like the responses -acupuncture, bunny ears, toe nails, fashion designer, and we’re weird from Manitoba (I moved to Alberta in 1970 but the home province is still ‘back home’ to me). Thanks BigTiny.
Onward to satisfy ‘Imelda’!!!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#12 posted 03-30-2011 05:42 PM

Very cool. I like the hammer head and claws for the heel.

-- Chris Adkins,

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