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they will freak out

these shoes should arrive anyday and when they do, the girls are going to go nuts. a unicorn, golden-haired mermaids, a rainbow, crowns, a jaguar, their most favorite colors, fancy flowers, along with their own made-up princess names: "lady eve" and "cinderuthie".. all on one pair of shoes in just the right sizes for their little feet.  

i've seen some examples of customizable shoes in the past; choose which color you want where, a stripe or not there.. but i had no idea that you could go this custom- design your own fabric that the shoes will be made from custom- until chip came home from work one evening raving about the keds his co-worker, anjelika, was designing for herself and a friend in honor of their upcoming trip to disneyworld (awesome). the next day he sent images, i went berzerk and anjie was gracious enough to not only design two pair for the girls using all her perfect illustrations, but she also added princess names on the tongues and little blonde mermaids on the back.  

oh, i cannot wait for them to arrive. after laying on my back, staring at the ceiling for two days and hobbling around the following five (warning about stretching your back in the morning: sometimes it doesn't work out and you finally get the chance to understand what "threw my back out"means..) i will take any bit of excitement i can get. and the excitement and squeals these beauties are going to elicit has me giddy. 


Reader Comments (36)

Oh, I can not even believe how darling these are! Amazingly wonderful :) My little mermaid, fairy, dragon lovers would flip for a pair!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Oh my goodness! Please take pictures of them opening these treasures! I bet their smiles are priceless!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

i need a friend like that! they're fabulous...

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrandi

Ahhh! You will have to have the camera ready to capture those cute faces when they see them!

And when did Keds become so cool again?!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrittany

oh my GOSH!! LOVE IT!! I had no idea! Those are so freaking FANTASTIC! I am a bit jealous!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjeanie

Those. Are. Awesome!!!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

i am so sorry that you are hurting. i hope you heal quickly!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I've seen these! I really want to get a picture of myself on them. I'm not THAT into myself, but I think it would be funny :)

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

these are fantastic! how nice of your friend to illustrate them for your kids.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentererin

Don't let Lucy see those! She will rip them right off their feet!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

So cute, I would freak out to get some!! Mermaids on sneakers...too precious.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

SO cool! I had no idea such a thing was out there. I'm excited for your giddiness.
Sorry you threw your back out though. UGH. I've never done that; never want to.
And thanks for your comment on MADE. Funny thing is, I've always though my Lucy and your girls look related. Maybe it's a mormon thing :) (wait, you're mormon, yea?)
Enjoy your keds arrival!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdana

those seriously rock!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterliko

Fabulous! (said in a drawn out, high pitched, sing song voice). Have the girls seen "the Last Unicorn" movie? I had always heard that strange song on the radio, but Ruby found it in the video store and I said ok, not really knowing. The kids LOVED it, but it was a little freaky. My favorite part was the intro graphics and song.

Your pictures will get there someday- we've been barely hanging in there this month. They are on mark's list and I'll stay on top of him! (:

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatria

That's so cool. My daughter would love those. Really, who wouldn't?

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicki

from what you've written about your girls in your posts, i think those shoes take the Best Present Ever title. How ever will you top it?!?

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbelinda

Sorry you hurt your back. The shoes are wonderful.

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRae

Those are fabulous!! Any chance your friend is willing to share her design?!?

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

You know that they are going to want to sleep with them! You will never get them off of their feet. So wonderful!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

I love these shoes...your daughters are going to be estatic when they open them. You have to show us pictures with your girls wearing them. Can't wait to see how they like them. Until then, hope you back starts feeling better.

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Oh my gosh- these are the cutest shoes ever! I am so not in need of another pair of knock-around sneaks- but these are too precious! -e

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Love the shoes!!!

Hope you are feeling better.

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertroutay

One word - saweet!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

yeah! looks like lots of fun. smiles to you and the girls.

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnalisa

These are amazing. Rebekah and Miriam would go NUTS!!! Dream come true for a 5 and 3 yr. old. You will have to report on how much they LOVED them!

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

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