Vale Fairy Shoe Shop Open For Business?

Today, some apprentice fairy shoe cobblers met at Bonvilston Reading Rooms to try their hand at making little fairy shoes for the fairies at the bottom of their gardens.

Good friend Sonia, who is the fount of all knowledge on all things fairy shoes guided everyone through the day and would be cobblers took initial inspiration from the wonderful tree of fairy shoes that she had made.

Sonias tree

To kick things off Sonia explained the process using felt and fabric bonded together for a firm shoe. Then, it was a free for all with some keeping it simple whilst others experimented with organza and gold fabric on the outer and inner parts of their shoes.

Liz shoe

Yvonnes shoes

Corinnes shoeo

HC shoe

MD shoe

Isobelle managed to sneak in a bit of painting and glitter work which looked very effective.

Isobels shoe

And Hillary went with a Christmas theme and was thrilled that she had created a shiny bottom!

Hillary hill shoes

Chris was quietly creating and then became concerned about the size she had made and whether they would fit? If she meant on her own foot then she is way off beam!!

C Dobson foot

If Sonia was thinking that the day would be a breeze then she totally miscalculated and was soon off to create some fabric for her own pair of fairy shoes – which was delightful and seemed so easy???

Sonias fabric

She then went on and used the fabric to make this delightful pair of fairy shoes.

Sonias shoesa

It was great fun with lots of banter and laughter – particularly when Monica expressed disappointment at not being able to complete 4 pairs as planned. As it turned out she only completed one shoe and decided that she might have to look for a one legged fairy!

fiary shoe selection

Corinne and Keris shoe

Hilary’s completed shoes

Hilarys shoes

Many thanks to Sonia – who has the patience and good humour of a saint. We all throughly enjoyed ourselves and went home committed to finishing off our shoes for the benefit of the Vale of Glamorgan fairy community!



  1. Sonia Fox

    Well done everyone they look lovely. Don’t forget to leave them out so the Faery Folk can try them out. I have been sitting in my conservatory enjoying the late afternoon sun stitching my shoes. Quite sure I saw a rustling in the bushes at the end of the garden path! See you soon S x

  2. Keris Howard

    Thank you Monica for the amusing post. We had a great day, thanks to Sonia. Hopefully, my pair of fairy shoes will be ready to leave out by this evening!

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