Sunday, 27 June 2010

Toasty Toes!


This little footwarmer is a copy of an early Eighteenth Century one and I used the guide book from the original property as a reference. The little metal trimmings were just taken from a pair of earrings. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.

9 comments:

  1. Irene, That looks beautiful! I could wish I had one of those in my real world come wintertime! I've been to Scotland in the winter a time or two so I know you know what I mean! That and hot water bottles for bedtime make life lovely! I love how your tenement kitchen looks too!

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  2. It is gorgeous, I wouldn't have thought it was to warm feet. I didn't know it exists.
    Like daydreamer I know that winter in Scotland can be cold. I remember the eletric blanket and the big number of blankets I had on my bed, just a detail there was no heating in the bedroom, but I enjoyed the coal fire in the living room
    Geneviève

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  3. It's not only practical, but it's beautiful! Did they fill it with hot coals?

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  4. Irene, when I was in Edinburgh 17 years ago, was the month of August .. Well, I was wearing a flannel shirt, a sweater and a windbreaker, and I was cold!! imagine what winter warmth and relief should be given a foot warmers ... would be dangerous, however, perhaps that is the question that they have invented a hot water bottle?
    congratulations for your excellent work!
    kisses, Caterina

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  5. It's beautiful, Irene - I have a collection of various paintings of lacemakers, and some of them have little footwarmers under their long dresses. Necessary in draughty houses!

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  6. It's great! You are coming up with some very interesting items Irene.

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  7. Thank you everyone. I keep saying I don't make minis and then I post a pic of something I've made so I suppose I should stop saying that but I only do things I'm pretty confident will work! I'm still very much a beginner with the handmade items.

    Yes, Nina - they put hot coals in them.

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  8. Its lovely Irene, I bet they were much needed in those days, brrrrr, I can imagine some pretty chilly winters pre central heating !!
    julie xx

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