Monday, 12 March 2012

Springing up with Daisies

This last couple of weeks have been chock-a-block with work stuff, and more of the boring side of the work stuff too. So this weekend after running errands and a nice lunch I was desperate to CRAFT. It was just necessary before I could do a single other thing. Do you have that sometimes?
With the sunshine that was out I was inspired to do something about my summer wardrobe.
I decided that these lovely shoes deserved some flashing up
I got busy with some embroidered daises I have, first paying about where to put them with the help of masking tape. Then I stuck them down with a hot melt glue gun.
I was careful to stick down every petal. I tried to convince myself that it was for security but it might more because I love glue guns
How about a daisy chain around the ankle? 
I did think that it is possible that the flowers may droop without enough support, but I figure I can always iron them, being careful not to remelt the glue, and if need be, attach a piece of stiff felt behind them.
I decided I didn't want any at the toe, and I was happiest using the power of three* both on the strap and on the wedge. 
Got anything stuck on your shoes lately?

Shona x


(*Three items make up an attractive composition for decorating anything - very handy tool that)

10 comments:

  1. How lovely! Perfect for the lovely weather.xx

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  2. Awww that's really cute!! Very creative!

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  3. They look lovely! I'm going to be putting new front pieces on some vintage carved tiki shoes whose uppers are in bad condition this week :)

    Yay shoe crafts!

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  4. WOW!!!! WOW WOW W-O-W!!! I love this!!!! *stores in memory vault*

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  5. You are very clever with a glue gun! How nice to have a pair of Primarni shoes which are now completely original! Well done- they look super x

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  6. I heard that yellow will be THE color to have for summer 2012.... you will be a summer queen with them!!!

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  7. such a simple but fabby idea! the shoesies look lovley!
    I think I may have to do something simliar! inspired!
    :)
    Kimberley
    x

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  8. Lovely, unfortunately I can go over my ankle in bare feet, these would kill me, just cannot do heels at all....sigh.

    I have never got to grips with a glue gun either! How on earth do you stop it from dripping glue everywhere when you lay it down?

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