Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Shoe Bling

I went shopping for shoes....again.  They can put a man on the moon, but they can NOT make a truly fabulous, cute shoe that is comfortable!  Why???  

I saw so many shoes that I wanted, but I just can't wear them anymore.  I love all the embellishments that are in style right now.  This pair costs only $395.  What?  That's just a little out of my budget, and I could never walk in them.  

As I was shopping, I started to get an idea.  I could buy the comfortable shoes and embellish them myself.  I couldn't wait to get started.   I decided to start with fabric flowers.  I found a tutorial on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEbpMvAGs5k  I learned what I needed to know and made this flower:

I decided that it wasn't necessary to cut circles, so I just cut squares.  Just bein lazy I guess.

I cut about 3 or 4 sizes.

Next step was to singe them with a lighter.  I used up the small one and finished with the long one.  I will use the long one from now on, the small one hurts my thumb after a while.  But, the long one tends to be too much, so be careful.  It can do way more than singe if you aren't.

Here's all the pieces.   The large one was to flat so, I clipped it in a few places and singed again.  That did the trick.  I did the same thing on the smallest pieces. 

Here you go, two finished flowers.  I put a few small red beads in the middle.

Then I sewed the flowers to a piece of ribbon.  

Here is my new sandal.   Very comfy!

I just tied the ribbon in a bow, under the flower.

Ta Da!!

How cute are they?  I can't wait to wear them. 

I will definitely make more of these!!

Now all I need is for the weather to co-operate and get warm!!


  1. Too cute...new ideas, square and clipping for different styled flowers and the long lighter! Love that 'cuz I burned my fingers when I did this.

    What IS up with this weather? Truthfully, I have my winter coats out still. I haven't said anything on FB since Vermont was so cold. We don't have snow in the bay area, but I am freezing and have been. I miss the fireplaces which would always take away the chill.

  2. Oooh you are so clever. Thanks for the photos on how to make these gorgeous flowers, and the lovely comments about my tag.

  3. They came out great! Thanks for the tutorial, and thank you for stopping by my blog!

  4. Cute shoe flowers Stephanie, Thanks for visiting my blog, the little boy is my youngest Grandson, thanks for the compliment, he is a cutie pie . Have a great week, Hugs Marilou

  5. Cute shoe flowers Stephanie, Thanks for visiting my blog, the little boy is my youngest Grandson, thanks for the compliment, he is a cutie pie . Have a great week, Hugs Marilou

  6. These are so cute and I think I can actually follow your tutorial. I want to try this.

  7. Oh how fun! And even better - it looks to be one of those fun and easy and practical crafts for kids and seniors to enjoy. Always a favorite for my Sandwich Generation family. Thanks for sharing it. :)

  8. So cute!!! I love the fabric pattern that you used. I went and voted for you!!! Good Luck this year! I will be sharing it on my blog today, too. :) Thanks for stopping by Acorn Hollow.

    Mrs. T.
    Acorn Hollow

  9. Thank you for coming by and for the lovely comments, I am also your newest follower and again, thank you for the give away, you're so talented, the sandals are gorgeous! Have a wonderful day sweetie!

  10. Stephanie, you are sooo creative. I like your blog and the way you explain how to do a project. You "rock", (I voted) lol I'm your newest follower.Have a great week!! Sunny109

  11. Those are adorable!!! Thanks for looking at my Pink Saturday post! I'd Love for you to share your Shoe Bling on my blog party...and any other of your creative cuties:)

    xoxo, Tasha

  12. this is really amazing & interesting.so many fun ideas we can enjoy with these floral style..great
    keep it up honey,me following you back..

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on the snap dragons. I'm also wanting to plant some in partial shade. They probably won't do as well as the ones I have in the sun, but let's try them. I'd be interested in knowing how yours do, too. I like what your blog is all about and have joined this morning as your new follower. Have a wonderful day!

  14. Nice,idea, but when I see the (singed edges) I understood it to just stop the fraying of the fabric. It's actually just the heat from the lighter you want to use,to melt the fiber to stop it from fraying. I love your idea, it would just look better,not singed. It takes patience and not getting too close to the fabric with the actual flame, Thanks for the great idea.

    1. Hi there,

      I apologize for not seeing your comment sooner!

      The reason for the singe-ing is not to prevent fraying. It creates a cool fluttery edge to the flower. Of course if it's just the fraying you want to prevent, you could just use fray check. I love that stuff!!

      Thanks for stopping by.



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