Traveling in Style


I recently sold my blue silk shoe! I'm super excited about this sale, as this is my very first silk shoe. I loved every moment of making it.

The most difficult process of making my shoes is the mailing. They are supremely delicate and I have to be very careful in packaging them. I've only had one shoe arrive with a boo boo.


Here is the blue silk shoe surrounded in fluff. I also stuff the toe to make sure it doesn't smash.





I love the look of this fluff with the blue silk.





The first box is closed and tied with a french wire ribbon and a few antique wax flowers.





Then a lovely image is added to my thank you note, and voilà, it is ready to ship.

I'm thinking a pink silk shoe next. Stay tuned . . .

26 comments:

Berlin Deluxxe said...

It's so admirable that you take care of every detail of your beautiful art. From the designing to the shipping.
I have promised myself to purchase one of your dainty creations.

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

The blue silk slipper is exquisite. When nestled in the white fluff, it takes on an ethereal look. The packaging hints at the fact, that something very special is enclosed.......treasure, FETE et FLEUR style.

Best Wishes,
Kay

LindaSonia said...

Yes, pink silk sounds nice, as does peach or cream or taupe or dark gray or any color!!

Make them and we...will....come....

LindaSonia

Janet said...

Might I suggest lavender!!! You know me and lavender!

Your blue silk shoe is gorgeous and it looks as if it's most definitely traveling in style.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Stunning! Have you tried velvet? Textured pink!!! You can do it Nancy, cordonnière extraordinaire! I hope all is well chère. ANita

LW said...

To the queens’ cobbler..

Congratulations on you first silk shoe sale …
The presentation is as beautiful as what is inside…
I love the picture of the peacock lady..

Louise

The Victorian Parlor said...

I love it when the packaging is as lovely as the treasure inside! I also like the gorgeous picture that you have on the card-the peacock feathered dress is spectacular! Looking forward to seeing the pink shoe:)

Blessings,

Kim

Ulla said...

Oh my, the packaging is as delicious as the shoe! And that image - Nancy you are perfection!
See you soon...
U.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

The box is almost too nice to open but whats inside is even better. Look forward to seeing the pink shoe!
ALicia

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

A thing of beauty is a delight to behold...
Being the recipient of one of your parcels I know that the very wrapping itself is a pleasure. The treasure that lies within makes it all the more wonderful.
Hope this note finds you well and I look forward to your pink dainty slipper.
xo Susan

TattingChic said...

What a lovely way to package up your beautiful shoe. I can't get over how gorgeous that particular one is! :)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Simply to-die-for gorgeous - all of it!!!

cityfarmer said...

you, my dear make magic!!!

stunning

Natasha Burns said...

Ooh the pink will be so lovely! I adore the fluffy white bed you've made for the shoe to travel in!

Elyse said...

OOH

LA

LA

!

xo

cathymichaelsdesign said...

Nancy,
The blue shoe is beautiful - you need to get into shoe design for sure - I want some of your shoes. I love the lace up one - this is different than your others.
Hey did you receive your package from me yet - I hope it is not lost - do let me know

Rosemary said...

That is an amazing shoe, and it's packaged so lovely.
I would worry about boo boo's too!
Hope you had a fantastic weekend,
Rosemary

Valarie said...

Nancy, When I rec'd my pink shoes, I was amazed that the packaging was so incredible. You definately put love into everything you do!!
xxoo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle! Yes, pink will satisfy this year! I need to order a shoe from you sometime too...We'll talk. Anita

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

...and I am the very fortunate person to have opened this lovely box about twenty minutes ago. It arrived at about 11:00 a.m. eastern time on 4/27/2009 and looked exactly as it does in the photos above. What a pleasure to open. I've posted the shoe on my facebook page and will also post photos of the shoe as I opened it for anyone who would like to see how beautifully it looked from the box. Thank you Nancy, not only for such a gorgeous piece of art, but also for your wonderful packaging. This was a lovely way to begin my week.

The silk shoe is beautiful!

Joanna Thomas said...

Like opening a box of fine French chocolates! I love how you pack and trust me I know how hard and how long it takes to pack up something so delicate. Your attention to details is wonderful! One day I want to open a box and find one of those shoes inside!

xoxo
Joanna

Stephenie said...

OMG!!! That shoe is just BEAUTIFUL!!! You really do such an amazing job...They look so delicate...The details are amazing to..
I need to order me a shoe!!! They're just so Beautiful..
Stephenie

SweetAnnee said...

Oh but I love a beautiful shoe.. and this one is so awesome.

I love your work..
Deena

bluemuf said...

Nancy, your blue silk shoe is exquisite and I look forward to seeing a pink one. I also love how you package your sweet ceations. My little blue shoes were also package so perfect.

Hugs Karen

NeereAnDear said...

There is nothing more exciting than opening a special package... pretty bows... lovely embellishments to find an even greater prize inside...

The shoe is exquisite... totally exquisite... cant wait to see more no matter what color it is

LOTS OF HUGS

JO

dragonflydreamer said...

You are amazing. Your shoe is gorgeous. I am so happy I found you through Cupid's Charm's Beautiful Blogging party. My sister gave me her love for shoes and I would love to buy her one of your delicately feminine works of art to set her heart aflutter. To receive a package so thoughtfully wrapped in beauty only to find something even more beautiful within is a gift within a gift. I must go tell my sister and my neice about you.