Sunday, June 10, 2012

There’s No Place Like Home

I have been a fan of the Wizard of Oz for as long as I can remember.  When I was growing up, we didn’t have the kind of TV viewing options that we have today.  So it was a big deal when The Wizard of Oz was on TV.
I’m not sure what it is about the movie that appeals to me so much.  I’m pretty sure it’s not the flying monkeys, though. 

These little red shoe soaps are inspired by that childhood favorite.

I haven’t found a shoe mold yet that I am thrilled with.  So I made my own. 
I haven’t decided  yet how I want to package this sparkly pair of shoes.  But a few ideas are swirling around in my brain.  I know why they call it brain storming.  It’s like a storm brewing in there with lots of ideas, some good, some not, all clamoring for attention.  I could unceremoniously wrap them in plastic wrap.  Or put them on a pedestal inside a clear box.  However, the clear box I have in mind looks more like a hat box than a shoe box.  But does that really matter?  They could be shrink wrapped together then put in a cute little organza bag. 

Do you know someone who loves shoes (that’s like asking if you know any women)?  These cute little shoes would be a fun gift.  They don’t have to be ruby red and glittery – unless they are for a Wizard of Oz fan such as myself. 

Maybe making these little shoes will keep me from wanting to buy more shoes.  Nah.

If you have any ideas to add to my packaging brainstorm, I would love to hear them.  None of the ideas produced so far by the storm in my brain have struck me as THE one.

Thanks for reading!


  1. I really do love these shoe soaps! I'm sure you can do some Oz-related packaging...we'll have to brainstorm.

    1. Thanks, Megan. Oz-realated. I will start my brain a-storming on that avenue.

  2. Ohhh laaaa laaa! Love shoes! Great soapies! My mom collects high heels...these are adorable! Packaging about an origami shoe box? You can then create a label similar to a shoe box label...size, color,..just an idea. :-)

    1. Thanks! An origami shoe box could definitely be made to fit. I'll do some experimenting and see if I have any abilities in that area :-) My mind is off and running on it even as I type (so if there are any typos, that's why).