Thursday, April 14, 2011

A little slice of Devon Heaven in the post...

Well, I shouldn't have...but I've been looking at these longingly for well over a year now...and my birthday is coming up soon (though the less said about THAT probably the better)...and I've not treated myself to anything much for ages...so I did!  And for the last two weeks I've been like a little kid standing at the front door looking, waiting, hoping for the parcel man.  And today he arrived...and then went again leaving nothing but a "Sorry we missed you" note because I was in the shower!  Aaarrgghh!  So I had to wait another whole 7 hours before I could pop around to the Post Office to pick them up.  But now they are here, my beautiful Fairysteps 'Pucks' made by the amazingly talented Ren (and her team of tiny elves because I don't know how else she does it) in beautiful Devon.  The photo above really doesn't do them justice, taken with a flash late this afternoon (note small grubby foot of munchkin holding my skirt out of the way!), but I had to share them.  And they are sooo comfortable!  Visit Ren's Etsy shop to see all of her wonderful creations, she makes gorgeous boots and bags and lots of accessories.  And here's a much nicer photo of my shoes!


Speaking of Devon, I heard from my mum today, and they are OK and heading to Devon tomorrow with a possible stop at Chagford, but they are playing it by ear a bit, as they didn't take into account the school holidays in the UK, so that has meant they've had to re-arrange things even more.  Dad is feeling much better, though I do hope they both take it easy from now on.

I have smallest munchkin telling me she's BUSTING HUNGRY MUMMY (despite the pair of them finishing off the loaf of bread other half made this morning AND a jelly-cup each after they got home from school!) so I shall retire to the kitchen to sort out dinner!

20 comments:

greenest mermaid said...

super cute shoes!!!
Also, glad to hear your parents are well :)

Swan Artworks said...

Oooh I want some... they're lovely! I'll go and check out her site...
Glad to hear your parents are getting back on track with their trip and getting well again... Hope they enjoy Devon :)

Valerianna said...

Glad you treated yourself! And happy almost birthday...! I like the tiny foot helper in the photo, and the shoes are great. I'v never heard the term "busting hungry", I like that, might have to incorporate it in my new worldly English... along with chuffed and whatever else I've gleaned from my blogger friends!

Andy Letcher said...

All the best things come from Devon (it was where I was born and grew up)! I miss it every day.

Your parents might also like Totnes (its legendary market is on a friday) or Dittisham (pronounced Dittsum), down by the River Dart...to name but two.

A mermaid in the attic said...

He he, neither have I, Valerianna, I think she invented the term all by herself!

A mermaid in the attic said...

Well, if I win Lotto anytime soon Andy, I'll be heading straight there, it looks so gorgeous in all the photos I've seen...I think you have every right to be (just slightly) biased! I've been to the UK twice in my life and I think I managed to miss Devon both times (apart from a brief stopover in Exeter on the way down to Cornwall). Carrie, they are soooo comfortable, they really are! GM, my daughters want some now!

Cymru said...

Oh, to have such whimsy caressing my feet! They look so enchanting. I don't like to pay a lot for shoes, but I'm going to have to save up for a pair! Just my sort of style.

I hope your parents have a wonderful time in Devon

Lynn said...

I love the shoes!

Glad to hear that your parents are doing well and can finally start to enjoy their holiday.

(your munchkin's foot looks just like my munchkins' feet!)

susan christensen said...

These are a wonderful treat - I love the leafy shape of the toe. Hope they give you miles and miles of pleasure, and lead you to magic adventures.

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Mo Crow said...

oooh! such magical shoes a perfect fit for tripping the light fantastic!

Pisky said...

Such beautiful shoes! I've been lusting after some Fairysteps shoes for ages...

Lecte said...

These shoes are so cute!
Very elvish :)

Jessie said...

And now you look like an enchanted fairy with your fairy shoes! You must be very thrilled and I can vouch that yes indeed Devon is very beautiful. :)xx

Lunar Hine said...

I am drooling over those shoes, and others on the etsy site. It's my birthday soon too...
Thanks. Was having an eggshell blue time. You brightened me enough to remember there were chocolate biscuits in the house. Not for long :o).

Danielle Barlow said...

Ooh, I covet some of Ren's shoes! Lucky you :)

joanne May said...

Gorgeous fairy shoes. Love, love, love them!!!

Happy Easter! :-)
Jo. x

herhimnbryn said...

Gorgeous shoes! Now winter is on it's way I can imagine them with stripey socks too!

Lois said...

I really want those shoes...

Zen Forest said...

Lovely blog you have here :) Was very drawn to this post as I myself have been swooning over some similar looking Turkish Ottoman-style shoes. Oh, someday perhaps :)

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