Archive for January, 2013

”In Our Little Wooden Shoes”

Shirley TempleThis one is just a cute, fun, blast from the past. It’s everyone’s favorite, Shirley Temple, from her classic film Heidi, 1937. In this scene reading with grandfather (Jean Hersholt), then imagining to “In Our Little Wooden Shoes”, a ditty about a little Dutch girl with magic wooden shoes (by Lew Pollack and Sidney D. Mitchell).

Sailing, sailing

Fluffy wooden shoe“Sailing, sailing over the bounding main
Where many a stormy wind shall blow
‘Ere Jack comes home again.”

It is always nice to see wooden shoes used as inspiration for crafty pastime. Today we found this cute wooden shoe made out of felt. Originally, this fluffy clog wasn’t meant as a boat, but as a cradle holding carrots for Sinterklaas’ horse. But look what these sailors, an anchor and a lifebuoy can do☺. More images and patterns are available at