Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Accessories for my tootsies and my ears!

I found a cute pattern for shoes on Craftster.org (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35344.0) so I figured that I would give it a shot. I didn't get off to a good start though....I tried to follow the directions for the pattern, but when I blew up the image, it was still to small. Instead of fiddling with it and printing out a million copies (slight exaggeration, lol) I took a shoe I already had, traced it, and made it into a more rounded shape. I then used the long skinny piece as a guideline (I decided that it was a little over half of the width of the thickest part of the shoe) and just followed along the same curves. In the original directions, it says to pin at the very middle of the toe and sew down both sides toward the heel. I ended up pinning the whole thing as I was not very good at doing it the suggested way. Here's the end result:

I used brown corderoy and you can't see it, but I used this 60's powder blue vinyl that I have had for at least 5 years. They may sound funky, but I think they look cool together. I didn't have any piping so I zig-zag stitched over everything:) To make the bows, cut out a rectangle, and zig zag stitched around the outside. I folded them accordian style, put them sideways on my sewing machine and stitched over it so it would stay. I sewed them on and used fabric glue to secure them. I haven't decided if they are going to be indoor or outdoor shoes. They will probably just be my whatever-I-need-them-to-be shoes.

Yes, I made more earrings. I love earrings and already have a least 100 of them (over half of them I made) and I keep making more. It's like an addiction. But anyways, I pulled apart a phone cord that was part of a package deal from Cinncinati Bell that my boyfriend has had for at least 2 years. I just used the wire and twisted it...it's probably one of the easiest pairs of earrings I've made, but they look cool (at least I think they do). They even look Halloweeny....which is coming up very soon (my favorite holiday). I'm excited!!!!

On a side note, all of my running bamboo has died except for one stalk that is sitting in a bucket outside which I'm kind of sad about. However, I have planted some things in the lizard tank and they are sprouting!

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