Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I am in love with these shoes. They are based on shoes worn during the Viking period and... I.want.some. I have found instructions online for how to make them (http://www.instructables.com/id/Viking-shoes/) but for someone who is only just starting to come to terms with their sewing machine, the idea of making my own shoes kind of freaks me out a little. On the other hand, it would be a great achievement to make my own shoes and also they do look relatively (deceptively?) easy - kind of like an elongated version of a suede coin pouch I bought while I was in Germany last year. There is always the coward's way out, of course...I've found an equally lovely pair on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/listing/91919940/jels-nordic-bronze-age-handmade-leather?ref=pr_shop)
Do you like them? Would you have a go at making them yourself? Perhaps you've already done it?