Having first finished some commissions in our Stuffed Animal Restoration Clinic (Etsy Listing # 79124185), now - some weeks later - I can show you the final item in the ColdhamCuddlies 2013 Christmas Slipper Collection. They are Owl Headed UK Size 12 Mens Novelty Slippers made with some of our special, but limited supply, of Brown and Gold Flecked Plush fabric.
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These Owl Heads have been hand made in the same fashion as all the slippers. They both have a Memory Foam insole covered in fabrics which hopefully will prevent slipping on floors. They are NOT GUARANTEED not to slip, but as long as care is taken where feet are placed, they should not let the wearer down. Going outside in them - particularly if the surfaces are wet - is not recommended. In our view ColdhamCuddlies' Slippers in particular, and all Slippers in general, are indoor footwear, not outerwear! In the Owls' case, their foot covering is made with faux leather and the body of the slippers is attached (both on the inside and outside) by ladder-stitching all round the perimeter of the insole.
These are the Owl Slippers seen from their rear view. The fabric colour is difficult to convey even though they were taken in daylight, with a north facing window behind me. It was raining too hard at the time for one to attempt an outdoor shot - and in any case, following my remark about outdoors not being an appropriate place to wear them, perhaps an outdoor setting for the pictures would be equally inappropriate!
As with most of the slippers in the Christmas Collection, the lining has been made with Cream Poodle Fur fabric, and the ankle is trimmed with golden satin ribbon, through which elastic has been threaded to fit the wearer. Adjustments can be made via the seam positioned in the middle of the back of each Owl Head. The ends of the ribbon, rather than having a bow (as with our Ladies' Slippers - shown with a pair made not with Plush fabric, but with a moleskin type fabric - https://www.etsy.com/listing/160760658/ladies-novelty-slippers-green-frog-heads?) are crossed under each Owl Head's chin and fixed to the front arch of each foot with a wood toggle-shaped button.
This is the Right Owl Head Slipper - and here is the Left Slipper -
If this Owl Head looks as though it's had a hard night on the tiles, it's because when the photos were taken, neither slipper had been stuffed with the tissue paper that currently replaces the wearers' feet! As the photographer, I was unable to undertake having a hand in the slipper to support each head, while actually shooting the frame! Before they are displayed at the upcoming MacMillan Cancer Greatest Coffee Morning in the World Craft Fair next Monday, September 12 not only will there be some tissue paper in place, but I hope to have a better illustration of both Slippers up in www.Etsy.com/Shop/coldhamcuddlies as well.
Meanwhile, I'll end this post - not quite sure when the next post will occur, but it could be before the end of the week! Until then, hope everyone is well, and hopefully enjoying some crisp, fine autumnal sunshine.
Good night and God Bless! Isobel