Thursday, October 25, 2007

Re-beautified ballet flats

Many of you may remember the sequin slippers I used to wear all the time. You may also recall how worn down they quickly became. In fact they looked quite horrible. It was then that I started to hunt for another, more neutral, pair of ballet flats. I wanted ones that I could wear with anything and that were really comfy. I looked and looked with no success. None of the ballet flats I tryed on were cute and comfy at the same time. I returned home disaopointed and
frustrated. I had placed the sequin slippers in the "to be taken to the thrift store box" but took them out again and realized that with a bit of work I could turn the slippers I already had into the flats I wanted. I grabbed my seam ripper and ripped all the sequins off, then
I got the tweezers and tweezed all the left-over threads out. Then I grabbed the black shoe polish off the shelf and they transformed into beautiful black slippers. I love how they turned out! I really didn't expect this all to turn out as pretty as it did. I thought if they
didn't turn out, I wouldn't have spent any money at all, and therefore it couldn't hurt to try. All my work payed off and I am very happy with them. In fact, I wear them every day now!


Annie Carie said...

So Awesome!!

mer said...

the pictures are really cool too. you could blow them up at kinkos and hang them in your house (looks like vintage french).

D-lyn said...

Okay, so I tried to paint some cowgirl hats to a creamy white. I wish my experience turned the hats to a lovely shade of white, but no such luck! Instead the felt absorbed the paint in strange splotches!

Blaze said...

I just found your blog and your etsy shop! They are both very inspiring! I love your little sweetheart illustrations!

Thank you for sharing your work with us!

Lorajean said...

Thanks so much, I just checked yours out and I like you art as well.

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