Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Design a Day - Day 13 (pink and buckles)

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When I was in college, one of the graduate interns at the chapel and his wife, invited us to their tiny little cottage right on Lake Michigan. They were newly weds, and the little home they rented was strewn about with artwork and books and other random sundries. He gave some of the chapel sermons, and she was an artist who had studied in Africa. They invited me and a few other chapel leaders to dinner at their house. They had a big long table covered with all different colors of batik fabric, and they served us chicken satay with peanut sauce and warm peach pie. We walked the beach a bit; afterward, we drank tea and debated theology and talked about how to love people in an authentic way. Such a lovely memory. Anyway, when I think of batiks, that's what I think of... peanut sauce, peach pie, and theology.

Moving on, today's shoes feature a lovely dusty blush batik. The shoes have vintage shell buckles that I picked up at a local fair, and a bright green iridescent ribbon. I have only one pair, available here. For more about Design a Day and why there is only one pair, click here.

The shoes were inspired by this dress that was sold on Etsy a long time ago. I always loved the color pairings, and the buckle on the dress was made out of a gourd {go figure} hand carved by a local farmer. I wish I would have bought it...
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If mom wants to coordinate in the same shade of pink, she could always pick up this lovely ranunculus necklace, made from hand painted fabric.
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I hope you'll forgive me for posting so late. It's been a terrible day. I'm achy and sore and just want to lay in bed all day, but instead I'm under a lot of stress right now and have been dealing with a number of business headaches. Sometimes, there's nothing like a good hard cry, just to clear the air... I sort of feel one coming on soon. Don't get me wrong, I love my life--it's good! But, just like the rest of you with busy lives and little kiddos, it can be a lot to manage some days. Hope you are well!

XO

7 comments:

Rebekah said...

I have wondered recently how you manage it all with this design a day and young children. Alas, you are human like the rest of us young mothers. ;) You're in my prayers tonight.

Anonymous said...

these shoes are just gorgeous...!! and I love your memory story too! xx

Anonymous said...

okay, love the shoes...but where can i buy them..please????

Michelle said...

I love, love, love these shoes!!!
All of this hard work is going to be worth it. :)

Brianne-zam said...

wishing you a good, short cry to get it all out! then some jj heller to bring peace to your busy soul:-)
briana

Kelly said...

These are beautiful. I love the train of thought behind them. :)

Larissa said...

I love the design of these shoes! The green just makes such a POP!

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