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Margot Silk Forrest & Destiny Carter
Central Coast of California
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Sneak peek at one of the photos from the next post on OUR NEW BLOG! Will it go on a shoe or a purse? Destiny and I have just moved our Sassy Feet blog (aka Glitter Sweatshop) to the new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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Today's collection of pieces sent in by Sassy Feet fans ranges from simple to elaborately distressed to fabulously elegant. Whether you paint and embellish your shoes, bags, and clothes to get the color you want, bring new life to old... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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It's been way too long since we shared some of the photos of the terrific shoes, bags and even an iPad cover that our fans have been sending. As you will see below, some are simple, some are very fancy,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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I know Margot and I are always painting, clipping, stitching, gluing, tying, and re-fabricating various elements of the shoes we create. In all of our many posts, we've only given this fairly simple transformation a footnote in our bible of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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Margot and I always look forward to the first weekend in August. It's a lot of work, but the reward surpasses the energy expended. We get to teach eager costumers, feast our eyes on all manner of expertly sewn costumes,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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Destiny and my wife, Erin, in our booth at Costume College 2014 We've been gone at Costume College (more on that in another post) and are just now recovering our energy! It's a huge event for us -- we start... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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Embroidered suede and velvet is so classy, elegant, and feminine. The above black velvet heels, named Gypsy Rose, were created by Caroline Groves of London and embroidered by master needleworker Alice Archer. Undoubtedly, they cost a metric tonne of GBP... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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I have been offline, blog-wise, for several weeks now, coping with some family health issues, but I haven't been offline shoe-wise. In fact, painting and embellishing shoes lifts my spirits a lot. Here is the first of three projects I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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A birthday is a personalized celebration that only comes around once a year. One of the most rewarding benefits to being a highly creative person is being able to use that power for good, especially when birthdays are concerned. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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On many occasions (like here, and here, and here, and also here), Margot and I have urged you to send us pictures of all your wonderful creations. We aren't kidding. We love seeing what you make. And we love SHARING... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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Margot and I really enjoy sharing our craft. When we are out and about at shows or teaching classes, one of our biggest sellers is the Lumiere Exciter Pack which has 9 different colors of paint inside. They may be... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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A few weeks ago, Margot began telling you about creating faux toe caps. She talked briefly about creating a patent-leather look for shoes and bags, and I was entrusted with the task of finishing that thought in the next post.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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MILESTONE ALERT: We interrupt our regular programming -- er, posting -- to bring you this special message from our sponsors: Us! According to our last blog, I'm supposed to be writing about how to make your DIY painted shoes look... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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Here is one of the easiest ways to give your shoes a designer touch -- paint the toe. This season, toe caps, as they are called, are showing up in gold and silver metallic, plain black and black patent, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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Last spring I wrote a post called "Tennies Transformation" about copying some "faded" pink sneakers made by Chuck Taylor (he called them his Washed Canvas Sneaks). The originals had caught the eye of my wife, Erin, a mixed media artist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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Last spring I was turning the pages of Marie Claire magazine when I came across this captivating idea for painting shoes and bags. I was fascinated by the effect of spraying on paint in a grafitti-like swathe across shoes or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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When I was a kid learning about clouds, rain, and refracted light, I was taught a mnemonic device as a way to remember the all the colors of the rainbow in the correct order: Roy G. Biv, which stood for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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It was the summer of 1969, I had just turned 19 and was spending the summer selling ladies knitwear (that's British for sweaters) at Liberty's of London. My girlfriend Rachel was selling yards goods (translation: fabric). Despite working 5.5 days... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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LAST DAY FOR $3 OFF ON THE NEW SASSY FEET VIDEO WORKSHOP!! USE COUPON CODE: MAIDEN VOYAGE at http://store.sassyfeet.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Video-101 ................................................................................................................. I just got an email from a shoe-painting enthusiast (also named Margot!) who wanted to know where we are teaching... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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It's that time again, Faithful Readers. I'm here to share with you another fabulous round of Sassy Feet fan creations.Today, we have (technically) three things to share that Margot and I have received via email. Boy, have you all been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
Lenore, I just tried it and each picture I clicked on (of the cover-and-article-front-page collage) took me to the Sassy Feet media page. From there, each article I clicked on opened up a pdf of the article. Tell me which picture was only opening a new window with nothing in it. hugs, m. Margot Silk Forrest Author of Sassy Feet: Paint, Embellish and LOVE Your Shoes (and Bags)! Website: Sassy Feet Blog: Glitter Sweatshop Store: The Sassy Feet Store 348 La Jolla St., Morro Bay, CA 93442 (805) 771-9522 office cell On 2/10/2014 1:45 PM, Typepad wrote: Typepad HTML Email A new comment from wearinbeads was received on the post Three Articles for You to Enjoy of the blog Sassy Feet! blog. Comment: dont post this comment. But do check your links. the picture opens a new window, but I cant get to the article from the new window. :-) Commenter name: wearinbeads Commenter email: wearinbeads@comcast.net Commenter URL: http://wearinbeads.blogspot.com/ IP address: 206.49.107.56 Authentication: None Enjoy! The Typepad Team P.S.: Learn more about replying to comments. Unpublished Publish Delete Mark as Spam Edit Comment Typepad, Inc. 180 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 Manage Notifications | Support | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2014 on Three Articles for You to Enjoy at Sassy Feet! blog
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Destiny and I have been writing for Altered Couture magazine for seven years now -- starting in their second issue! -- and each time we have an article published, we post it on our website page called "As Seen In...."... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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It's finally happened! After months of planning, filming, sweating, prepping, blogging, re-planning, filming some more, uploading, testing and trimming, two Sassy Shoe Designers achieved the (seemingly) impossible using an iPhone, tripod, microphone, and video server. What am I talking about?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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It's time to see what happened to this natural-leather bootie after the adventures I wrote about in the first part of the story. (See Lace on Leather? Why Not??) As you may recall, we left our intrepid heroine (the bootie,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog
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Image from Pantone Every year the color experts at Pantone select a color of the year. Margot blogged about last year's selection, Emerald. We weren't 100% crazy about the selection, mostly because in our minds emeralds are deeper, richer and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Sassy Feet! blog