Today Sophie from Roubidou shares her tutorial on how to transform ordinary lace-up shoes into winged Hermes shoes. I love how clever and cute this is:
Hermes was the little inventor, thief, and messenger god. He had shoes with wings on them so he could fly between the mortal and immortal world, delivering messages to mortals from Mount Olympus.
‘This tutorial combines two things that are not conventionally associated with boys: shoes and accessories. The idea for it came to me standing in the National Gallery in front of a painting with Hermes and I thought how I wish I could get away with wearing winged shoes. But of course I can’t pull it off – in contrast to the little ones. The basic idea is easy to adapt. You can use almost any material you want; you could for instance print out two paper-wings and let your kid colour and decorate them. If you are looking for something more durable any fabric will do. Thanks for stopping by my fledgling blog and thank you ever so much, Rae for letting me participate in your marvelous boy month.’
While you’re over at Roubidou, be sure to check out some of her other boy-friendly tutorials and posts: