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Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 1 (Braided Straps

Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 1 (Braided Straps
Summer is great. And warm. And full of outdoor activities and trips to the pool and random walks around the neighborhood. I love it. And my shoe of choice for these warmer months?? Sandals, of course. So, I saw a tutorial for this flip-flop makeover (great work Mother Huddle), floating around the web…….and the wheels started turning. I decided to just string all of the ideas together and create a whole series. First up? A quick and easy flip flop…….made with some braided knit fabric scraps, using the 5 strand braiding technique, shown here. These soft braided straps streeeeeetch the perfect amount, right around the back of my heel……..keeping the flip-flop snug and in place. I added little loops of fabric to the sides, to keep the braided straps in place. These little sandals are so light, they’re soft and stretchy, and my favorite part……..they’re inexpensive. ($2.50 to be exact) These flip-flops make me think of the beach……and make me miss GA. I guess I better find a sandy spot at the lake.

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D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf // Gettin' Crafty! D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf 1} Gather a few old t-shirts you don't wear anymore; thrift them or buy new -- but choose thin, soft (preferably worn out) t-shirts. Find two t-shirts of different colors that go well together. Mod Podge Shoes My husband jokes every time I get the bottle of Mod Podge out that I’m going to Mod Podge fabric to our computer keys or Mod Podge our kids clothing to their bodies. Hey, don’t tempt me. I know, I may go a little overboard with this stuff…….but I just had to try it on some shoes. Originally, I saw the idea on a site my sister showed me. And the lady Mod Podged starburst wrappers to some shoes. It was cute…….but I wanted to try fabric. Make a Custom Pair of Tap Pants By Haley Pierson-Cox For me, summer in NYC means two things: 1) I will eventually wear a light skirt into the subway when my hands are full, and 2) on that day, when I step onto the stairs of the station, a gust of wind will come barreling up from below, lifting my skirt and showing my backside to anyone who cares to look. This year, on the very first nice day, my skirt flew up not once, but twice. In the same commute.

Simple Bow Hair Clips (with no-slip grip) When my oldest girl was a brand new baby (who is now almost 5 years old), I made bows for her head/hair. Lots of them. I got a little tired of telling people that she was a girl, not a boy. Anthro-Inspired Mirror You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror. Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) Revamp old T-shirt into Cute Bra Strap! Yay! I saw a lot of T-shirt yarn projects in the blog land recently, So, Why not? T-shirt yarn for bracelet and necklace are some really cute projects, Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 3 (Ruffled T-Strap) Are you tired of flip flips yet? Hang in there…….because I’m not. :) I keep finding new colors of $2 flip-flops, cutting them apart, and making new straps and styles with fabric scraps and doo-dads that I have at home. I just can’t get enough of these simple little jewels. They have become so fun (and cheap) to frill up. If you missed out on the other ideas…..you can find them here and here.

tutorial: how to sew a reversible scalloped hem skirt So the plan is to post a tutorial every month. And now that I’ve put that out there, I will be sure to jinx myself. Such is life. Today, we shall make this DIY reversible scalloped skirt: To make your scalloped hem skirt, you will need: Plain fabric, printed fabric, matching thread, elastic, sewing machine. Magazine Cool Copper Projects Warm metallic hues are easy to love but often pricey. When you create the look... Easy Doily Bowl Craft a decorative bowl from a doily picked up from a flea market, antique... 9 Amazing Lockets from Etsy Lockets are probably the most romantic type of jewelry. It is not only decoration but also storage for photos or other relics. It is believed that the lockets was invented in ancient Rome, it was a round disk, which was the award to the military commander at the time of triumph.

Mizzie Modifies: DIY Fashion – Add Pockets To a Dress or Skirt How much do you love a dress with pockets? I know I do. Sometimes I won’t even try on a dress if it doesn’t have pockets. This weird obsession of mine, that has kept me from buying some very cute summer dresses I might add, got me thinking. What if I could buy the dresses I love without pockets then use my “Mizzie Modifies – DIY fashion” skills and add pockets myself? I thought this way I could save some serious cash, since pockets add to the cost of a garment, and give myself more choice when shopping for my favorite summer item, the cotton summer dress. Slippers Japanese take the shoes off in the personal house to keep out soil dust. In the winter, we need the warm and clean slippers. We call them "room shoes". Fleece shoe lined with furry fabric. The sole is leather.

DIY Stitched Hat If I had a nickel for every time my mom has warned “the sun is not your friend,” I could retire tomorrow. Honestly. Instead, my closet is full of sun hats, fedoras, cowboy hats, visors, and various other sun shielding apparati. While it may not suffice as an alternative to sunscreen, kudos to Lola Ehrlich for transforming a simple straw hat into a chic stitched fedora and inspiring us to add a little pizzaz to one of our many hats! Supplies List Start by cutting the ribbon or band off the hat.

A shrinky plastic project Readymade magazine sent me a sample of their shrinky sheets awhile back (you know—that Shrinky Dink stuff from when you were a kid). And I've finally gotten around to trying them out. I know I'm going to make Readymade very happy when I say this, but OH MY GOSH, IT'S SO FUN! I used some of my own designs (you might see more soon; stay tuned!)

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