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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Fascination With Shoes....

I have been working on refurbishing a pair of golf shoes for Walter this week. His group from work is called the "9/80 Golf Club". They are having a Halloween tournament this Friday and he wanted something spiffy to wear.(That's another one of my grandma's words that I just don't hear anymore. Spiffy is a great word. Why doesn't anybody use it?)

Anyway, he gave me free reign to do what I wanted with the shoes. As I was painting them, Tessie showed up. She loves shoes, even though she never wears them. I fear that Walter may have to fight her for this pair. Nope. Not her size, but everything else about them is Tessie worthy.

You see, I turned them into alligator shoes. You say, "What's so spiffy about alligator shoes?" I say, "These really are alligator shoes....."
Eat your heart out Nike! I may still put a few scales on them here and there. Tessie is already trying to put a spell on them so that they will come to life and fly. Never mind that alligators don't fly. I am hoping for spell failure.... If she manages it, Walter may never see his shoes again.

While I was at it, he needed a new patch for his golf hat to go with the shoes. He thought up the idea and I executed it. Pardon the expression....
He no longer belongs to a golf club....He belongs to a ghoulf club. My spell check is working. It just turned ghoulf a bright yellow.

He should look really spiffy if I can manage to snatch the shoes back. The last I saw of them they were flying in tandem towards Tessie's cottage.

See you tomorrow.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Love the shoes Casey...

Kathi said...

Those shoes are really spiffy! Betcha we'll see them at WalMart very soon.

Sans said...

I still say "spiffy" and those alligator shoes rock!

rosanna said...

My own Walter will be soooo jealous, more over he cannot play on Fridays and Saturdays because he works.Have a nice day Rosanna

Tabitha Corsica said...

Excellently spiffy shoes! We actually do have alligators on our golf course ... these would be so very appropriate. What a clever girl you are.

Tabitha

Caseymini said...

Rosanna, My Walter gets to play every other Friday. The 9/80 in the title of the club is because of the hours that the guys work. They work 9 days in two weeks and 80 hours in two weeks. That's how he gets to play.

Eliza said...

Love the shoes! What kind of paint did you use?

Kim said...

I say spiffy all the time too! I don't think I have ever met anyone else that says it- besides my Mom :) The shoes are fantastic- he is going to be the envy of the ghoulf club!!!

Caseymini said...

Eliza, since it doesn't have to last forever, I just used plain old Ceramcoat Acrylic out of the bottle and Sharpie pens. If I wanted it to last forever, I would probably go to a lot more trouble and be sure to spray them with a varnish of some kind.