Wednesday, July 6, 2011

what can you do with an old red shoe?

My college years were during the age of grunge and combat boots were the rage. In attempt to be cool and artsy, I bought a pair of bright red Doc Martens--mainly because I loved the color and they were on sale (I was a poor college student!), even though they were a good 2 sizes too large on me.

Needless to say, over the years, I realized that these oversized, red boots made me look like Ronald McDonald and weren't very comfortable. But somehow, I didn't have the heart to throw them away. So, I left them in storage at my parent's house where they have been for years.

Recently, when I returned to visit, I saw this is what my mother had done to them:



Ha ha!

Coincidentally, my mother's creative gardening venture is the same project my friend Anna Alter titled her book on.

Next, I think my mom should consult Anna on what to do with my old cassette tapes of the Cure.

4 comments:

Anna Alter said...

Love it!!

anne said...

Awesome! I love Doc Martens -- my daughter now has a pr this color!--and so great that they are having another go at life!
sadly, there's not much one can do w/old cassette tapes :)

Corinne Yee said...

Wonderful! Glad to see your mom is making great use of them.

Grace Lin said...

I know, isn't this hilarious? I think my mom might have some ideas for the cassette tapes...I wouldn't be surprised to see them bordering her rose garden!