Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Leah's Crazy Awesome Cat Wedding!

Photos by Jennifer Shaffer Photography
Hand painted shoes by Love, Miranda Marie
The BEST DAY EVER! Congratulations Leah & Rob!
Leah is a fun loving, cat adoring, awesome graphic designer. Check this out! She created her own invitations!
Cat's in the shape of numbers.
Super Cat!
Leah's a T-Rex fan, so of course, I had to add one to her shoes!
Lots of aqua!
Happy Bride!

Best wishes you two! May God bless your marriage!

Miranda Marie

Thursday, September 26, 2013

My First Shoe Show is Coming Soon!

Hey there! Just a quick update on what's happening in the life of Miranda Marie (me!). I've been working like crazy, getting shoes ready for my upcoming show in just a few days. The show will be this weekend (September 28-29) at the Heritage Craft Fair in Fair Grove, MO. I'm so excited!

These cowgirl boots are my newest creation and are just a sampling of what I'll have at the show! Come see me! I'd LOVE to see you there!

Miranda Marie

Friday, August 23, 2013

Shanna Marie's wedding shoes!

Tomorrow (8/24/13) is Shanna & Mike's wedding! So in honor of their Big Day, I'm posting some of the pictures of the shoes I painted for Shanna which she will be walking down the aisle in tomorrow! Congratulations, Shanna & Mike!

So, a little bit about this lovely couple: they live on the beach in Florida, they got engaged in the Swiss Alps (so romantic!), they have three beautiful kids and and adorable yorkie.

I painted the Swiss Alps scene from a picture Shanna took on their trip. Kuddos to Mike for proposing to Shanna in the Alps! 

The front of the shoes really needed something eye-catching, so I added lots of rhinestones. Shanna was very happy with the result!

This is Shanna's favorite quote. "If I had to live my life over, I would find you sooner so that I could love you longer!"

A portrait of her cute little yorkie!

I had so much fun painting your shoes and getting to know you, Shanna! Congratulations on your big day tomorrow! I wish you and Mike the very best! Thank you for letting me be a part of this fun time in your life!

Miranda Marie

Friday, July 19, 2013

More photos from Lauren's wedding!

Photos taken by  Tara Sproc Photography with additional editing by Love, Miranda Marie.
Thanks to Lauren Florin for sharing these photos with me!

 Going in for the garter. Cute!

The beautiful bride! 

Miranda Marie

Monday, May 6, 2013

DIY 50's style Oxford Saddle Shoes!

In case you were wondering, my absolute favorite decade is the 1950's and this summer, my favorite summer camp (Camp Siloam) and my favorite decade are combining! This summer's camp theme is the 50's, so in honor of Camp Siloam... here is a very easy DIY project to make 50's shoes!

To start, you'll need some cheap white lace-up shoes (I found mine at Walmart for less than $5.50) and some permanent markers (fine point and ultra fine point).

Begin drawing the outline of the design with the ultra fine point permanent marker.

The design is the same on the other side.

Here's the back side.

Now that the outline is done, you can start filling in the black with the fine point permanent marker.

Almost done!

And there you go!

Here's what they should look like from the front. Great job!

P.S. Here's another version of the shoes. Be the hostess with the mostest and give 'em a try!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lauren's Wedding Shoes: A Black & White Formal Affair!

Today (4/27/13) is Lauren & Chris's wedding! So in honor of their Big Day, I'm posting some of the pictures of the shoes I painted for Lauren which she will be walking down the aisle in today! Congratulations, Lauren & Chris!

This is a portrait of Macie, Lauren's beautiful little girl.

Lauren told me early on that I could never make them TOO sparkly. So, I added lots of rhinestones. Here are some gorgeous dragonflies I added to the shoes. What do you think?

 The wedding date. Gotta have the wedding date! If anything, to help remind you or your husband of your anniversary in future years. ;)

 Silhouettes of the Bride & Groom.

 So sparkly!

"You caught my heart." Lauren & Chris love to fish, so it seemed fitting.

May God bless your marriage and family, Lauren & Chris! Thanks again for the opportunity to custom design and paint your wedding shoes!

Miranda Marie

Friday, April 12, 2013

Miracles do happen!

 A crazy thing happened the other day! I sent these shoes a couple weeks ago to a lady in Scotland for her wedding. They were suppose to get there about a week before her wedding, but they got caught up in the postal system somewhere and vanished for almost 2 weeks! As her wedding got closer, the more stressed she and I got. It was torture, but I began praying about it. Her wedding was Tuesday, April 2. I received an email from the lady in Scotland the day after her wedding. This is what it said:

    "Well I have to tell you a story.... On Tuesday, 2nd April 2013, the postman was very, very late, he didn’t get to my mum’s house until 12.20pm...  But he came and he delivered a wee card which said ‘you have a parcel to collect from Prestwick Cross Post Office, there is a customs duty, tax and handling fee to pay’..... Yay, I thought to myself, with an hour and 40 minutes to go we have news of my beautiful shoes which my new and very talented friend has painted for me :o)  I was so happy, ecstatic, I even did the happy dance.... Then, I turned the card over, Prestwick Cross Post Office closes at 12.15pm for all parcel collections......  I swore, lots of sweary words :o( nooooooooooooooooooooo.

     With all hope gone I picked up the phone, just in case, to phone the post office.... Amazingly, Margaret was still there, just about to go home, but for some reason, unusually she had answered the phone (has never, ever done this in her 20 years of working at the post office, because when they are closed, they are closed and she needs to get home!) but she did, she answered, woohoo :o)  
     I begged, I pleaded, I explained, as my immobile, very poorly mum and half blind dad got in the car to head for the post office, just in case.... A miracle, Margaret agreed to wait for them, then she gave me the bad news.... The customs duty, nearly £50 had to be paid in cash, no facility for paying by credit or debit card, cash.....  We scrabbled money, cash together, threw it at my mum and dad who very slowly, slower than the speed limit allows, because my mum hasn’t driven the car in over a year, drove to the post office.  There was Margaret, hand out, waiting for the cash, no change available, the exchange was done.  Mum and Dad had the shoes and they drove very slowly back to their place, where I was dressed and ready with secondary shoes on my feet and just about to get into the car to take me to the registry office....  I loooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeedddddddd loved, loved the packaging and your wee note, thank you so much, my shoes are beautiful, I just managed to get them on and Tom and I got married and we had a fantastic day and everyone loved my shoes and I had to take them off so that everyone could get a proper look at them and I spent the rest of the day telling everyone about you and my shoes :o) 

     Miracles do happen x x x"

Monday, March 11, 2013

Custom Wedding Shoes Progress: Episode 2

My progress continues...

I started with the happy couple holding hands in the glow of a warm summer sunset. To create the chairs, I had to paint a golden color as the base for the adirondack wooden slats. Once dry, I did some detailing with my bright orange and dark brown permanent markers. I used the same markers for the couple sitting in the chairs.

I blocked in some simple shapes for the farm house, silo and picket fence. As object fade into the distance, the colors become softer, so I used a light purple and blue.

NEXT EPISODE: I'll be adding a beautiful quote from Audrey Hepburn and the true lovers knot into one of the tree roots!

Miranda Marie

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Custom Wedding Shoes Progress: Episode 1

Hey there! I wanted to let you in on my newest project. It's a custom project for my new, sweet friend in Scotland. She's getting married in April and she asked me to design and paint her wedding shoes for her!

What I'm going to show you here and over the next few weeks is my progress for designing and painting the shoes. So, stay tuned to see the transformation!

I began by asking her tons of questions about herself, so I could get to know her better and find out what she likes. Here are some things she listed:
  • She and her fiance dream of someday living on a farm in Australia
  • Her fiance is a woodcarver (so a has a lot of symbolism to them)
  • She is fantastic at making knots
  • The Count of Monte Cristo is her favorite book
  • She loves to sail and travel
After corresponding back and forth a bit, I was able to make some quick sketches for the design and send them to her for her approval.

Her response was so touching. She was very happy with the design, almost to the point of tears! So, needless to say, I started painting.

My idea was to create a romantic scene on the farm they always dreamed about at sunset. As you can see, I've painted few base coats, which I'll soon go over with more detailing. My vision is to have the happy couple sitting in adirondack chairs under a tree, holding hands in the glow of a warm summer sunset.

The heel of the shoe seemed the best place to put the tree (I added a heart and arrow on the tree with their initials). I always love having a design wrap all the way around the heel, so I made the tree roots spiral downward.

NEXT EPISODE: I'll be adding details to the farm and tree branch, and paint in the happy couple!

Miranda Marie

Monday, February 4, 2013

Finished Japanese Koi fish boots!

Love Japan or Koi fish? These brightly colored koi fish boots are really unique and would go perfectly with a knee length wedding dress! They are eye-catching and completely one-of-a-kind art!

These boots are now available in my Etsy shop here: lovemirandamarie.etsy.com

US Women's Size 9

CUSTOM DESIGN OPTION: I can also custom design any of your boots with this Japanese Koi fish design! Or if you love the idea of having hand painted wedding boots, but don't necessarily want Koi fish on them, just let me know. I would love to custom design a pair of boots that are special just for you!

Miranda Marie

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Featured on the Event Group blog!


 Hey! So many things have been going on here, but all great and wonderful things! I have to give God the credit, because I see him blessing my business like I have never dreamed of before!

Just today I found out that The Event Group, a corporate and social catering company, just featured my wedding shoes on their blog! It's so beautiful! You can see the article here:
They featured the custom shoes I painted for Elyse's Pride&Prejudice wedding!

The other huge blessing is, I am booked through March and the beginning of April working on wedding shoes for several beautiful brides! One pair I sold last week was one of my favorite shoes I've created so far: the Rose & Peacock Bouquet wedge shoes.

Just yesterday, I sent these shoes to Australia for a bride who is getting married in a winery! So romantic! I'm so glad they are going to a good home. But, if you were interested in these shoes, don't worry! I have put a new listing in my Etsy shop for this design. If you send me your shoes, I can paint this design on them for you!

*Spring is almost here and with it comes the May weddings, so if you want some custom painted shoes for your wedding, be sure to let me know soon, before I'm booked for May!*

Miranda Marie