Baby steps

I am not sure whether or not I have mentioned here that my burning ambition for many years was (and still is) to be a shoe designer. Just now I want to be lots of other things too. Whenever I bump into someone I’ve not seen for years they first thing they will without fail ask is about the shoe design.

Back in 1994 I was enrolled and ready to go to college in Melbourne, but the week before the course was to start they shut it down. A few years later I found Camper and decided I didn’t need to design shoes. Not yet anyway. I still harbour ambitions to go to Cordwainers in London – but for now I’m going to be making more of these:


For people who would like to be notified when the shoes go into the shop please click here to let me know. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve had such a good week. I think it’s the first week where I have really felt like I’m back in the swing of work. There are projects aplenty and I am really enjoying all of them. Currently I’m designing an identity for Louise of GiGi – and it’s great because I can just design exactly what I love and it’s perfect for her. Yay!

This morning I went to see Lisani – an old school friend – who is a textile and wallpaper designer. So it’s really cool to be working with her too. She lives very close to where I grew up so Astrid and I had a little walk along the beach at lunchtime.


Then back to town to buy some natural linen from Martha’s for Astrid’s Christmas stocking and lots and lots of elastic for baby shoes.



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17 responses to “Baby steps”

  1. di avatar

    Ah.. you are a girl after my own heart! I looked seriously into Cordwainers once but couldn’t find a way to avoid the massive fees that I couldn’t afford. I have to get on and make some baby shoes soon or Cameron will be needing Real shoes before I do!

  2. Megan avatar

    All I know is, if you ever do make the change to designing shoes you will be great at it.

  3. erin avatar

    oh, shoes…love these and pretty much any other ones, too.

  4. jen avatar

    I like the shoes
    and I like to walk along beaches

  5. lies avatar

    Yup baby slippers are such fun and quick projects eh. Ah Camper…

    X Lies

  6. paula avatar

    These are really lovely!

    Also, I don’t meant to be a pest, but isn’t there a, um, giveaway from your shop that’s supposed to be happening one of these days? Unless I missed it?

    I only asked because I’ve been deeply hoping that I will win. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. charlotte avatar

    Hi Paula – I sneakily changed the date to the 30th of October!!!! Because I’ve been too busy to do the draw ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. molly avatar

    The shoes are divine. If only I had little baby feet padding around the house still.

  9. Louise avatar

    C… Lurv the shoes! … maybe GiGi needs a shoe designer? ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Nicky avatar

    I looked at the photo of the slippers and instantly got a vision of them on my little boy’s feet.

    I don’t have a little boy.

    I think my body clock might be starting to tick. I’ve spent years scoffing at the idea of me *having* a body clock, and there it bloody is. Damn!

  11. Debra avatar

    A shoe designer would be just fabulous I reckon!!
    Those ones you made are so cute, I love that design and they’re so comfy for the little ones’ feet. Eva has had three pairs in the past ha!!

  12. LISA avatar

    What adorable little shoes. Too cute. I like your little change purses too. Everything is lovely here and a pleasure to browse.

  13. kimberlee avatar

    so great to finally meet.

    the baby shoes look fabulous, we hope to see more:)


  14. kat avatar

    these shoes are totally adorable!

  15. Amber avatar

    Pretty shoes. I can relate to your desire to be many, many things… So little time…

  16. claire avatar

    you know c, i was going to do that shoe design course in melbbourne too. by time i got there the waiting list was a couple of years and so i did furniture design instead at rmit.

    i’d still like to do it one day.

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