what this blog is about....

Mom of 3.....Married to "my everything" man....Stay at home mom....Living in a new city/state....In a nice little rental home (for a while)....
On the rebound of going through 2 job losses in 2009....Adjusting....but always....ALWAYS finding myself drawn to the things I am passionate about....
My "PROJECTS"....which is what you will find here on my own little space in cyberworld....Enjoy!



Sunday, July 18, 2010

Shoes , Glorious Shoes!

Okay....let's talk shoes.
Every girl loves em'.
Well, most girls do.

I had a sweet friend actually buy me a pair yesterday
that she got a great deal on! Can you believe it?
Now that's a good friend!!! :)
It's funny though...the pair she bought me, I
already had that same pair in my closet.
Great minds MUST think alike.

I decided to do a shoe-redo
on them, to give them a little bit of a different look...which
led me do a few other "shoe -redo's AND staying
up WAY past my bed-time.
But way worth it, as I am so happy for the next
opportunity to wear my "new shoes!!!"

Here goes.


A little TURQUOISE lace.
(my new favorite color,
along with everyone else!)
I just cute a few short pieces,
ran a running stitch along the bottom,
gathered it a bit and tied it off.
And yes, I hot glued them to the shoes.
Not too much glue.
Enough to hold it, but not so much
that when I want to take it off and do
something else, I can.

Oh, my heck. I'm so pleased with myself.

Shoes #2

I bought these from Walmart a while ago. $3.00
Can't beat $3.00!!!

First I took off the bow and the trim.
I also decided I wanted to make them into slip-on's so I
cut the heal off......

"oh, no....what did I do?".....
Well rather than stop midway through,
I continued on.
I cut a piece of fabric that covered the shoe and then some.
then I slit it up the center a bit.
I'm sure there is a tutorial out there
that is more precise, but I just do
things on a whim and figure it
out as I go. Not so smart sometimes,
but I am very impatient. :)
And just mod-podge away! (Yes, I said MOD-PODGE!!!)
I put the shoe ON, to help keep it's
form while I mod-podged and rubbed the material on.
It was pretty helpful.

Don't be stingy on the mod-podge.
Remember, when it dries, it dries clear.
You want your material to be wet with it.

After the outside of the shoe is done,
Trim up the inside and keep enough material to turn-over
to the inside of the shoe. With the rounded part, make
slits in the material and turn those under as well.
Mod-podge really good!

I let them dry overnight.
In the morning I trimmed up the sides with a razor blade,
running the blade just on top of the sole.
If you find any parts that aren't adhered...re-modpodge and let dry.

And there you go!
My favorite part???
I cut slits in the sides of the shoes and ran ribbon
through them. I can change the ribbon out
to whatever I want!

Or leave plain.
And NO ONE is gonna have these shoes!

And last but not least...

I got these cute American Eagle Sandals for
a STEAL, on the Payless Shoe Source website.
There were already super cute with the white
ruched ribbon, but I added some embroidered flowers just
for some extra "ooomph". Black rhinestones in the center
make the flowers "pop".
Can't wait to "sport" all my "new" shoes.
Now if I could just be brave enough to leave the house in this lovely
115 degree weather!!!

Now go rummage through your closet ladies,
and see what shoes you can "re-invent"!
Have fun!!!

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  1. WOW, you did an awesome job on these! I especially love the turquoise ones - that ribbon is adooooorable!


  2. I love the turquoise pair! I never would have thought to make them into slides!

    Stopping by from New Friend Friday.

  3. As I said above, very clever - so many creative mummies out there, All the best, Jane:)

  4. These are simply adorable! I can't wait to make a pair! I'm loving your blog and I'm so excited to be your newest follower! I would also like to invite you to my link party/giveaway every Friday at FrouFrouDecor! I love new friends and hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~


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