As I mentioned in my previous post, I was in Tune, Denmark last month where I took two classes.  The first class was with Bill Robertson.  His classes are fantastic but always a lot of work.  Most students work until late in the evening and I am no exception.  And it may come as no surprise then that my project from this class is not finished yet.  So, more on that at another time.

It was rather lovely therefore that my second class was a bit of an escape from the hard work, making shoes and a handbag.  A very relaxed class with Valeria Bonomi of Graffialuna.  


The first day we started working on the Chanel shoes and the handbag.  They are made of leather, fabric, paper and some metal elements.  I even had time to make a little wallet to match the handbag.


The handbag closes with a metal clasp.  Of course there is a little pocket for a lipstick, mirror or credit card inside the bag.  
I changed my bag and shoes a little bit from Valeria's example and left off the big Chanel labels.  I'm not a fan of showing brand names on everything.  I don't mind them inside the bag or on the sole of the shoe which will only show when you open the bag or take off the shoe ;-)    Oddly enough I did like the golden logo on the little wallet.  


On the second day we started making a pair of Converse All Star sneakers.  A totally different shoe of course, apart from the colour scheme I chose.  These shoes are made with linen and paper.  With the great patterns Valeria provided us, the shoes were easy to make.  As I said, a very relaxing class. 


 I had made shoes and bags before, a long time ago when I made my KLM roombox, but it is fun to find out how these were made.  So, the plan is to make more shoes.  But as with many of my plans for making miniatures,  it may be a long time before my plans become reality! 


PS: In the photos the left shoe is seen on the right and vice versa.  The label is placed correctly on the inside ankle ;-)  

Another PS:  I was at my desk writing this post and I noticed the reflection in the mirror.  I had to go back, take a photo and post it.  Such a nice view!