Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DIY: Studded Shoes ♥

Hey everyone!

How are you all today? ♥

I was spending the weekend doing stuff offline, not being on the laptop that much, but today I realized is better to get back with blogging at last. I don't know about you guys, but I really hate the fact it's so dark outside every day. I have outfits to be photographed, but as there's good light for only 1-2 hours per day, it's hard to get pictures outside. And because of the lack of snow, the outside feels pretty uninspiring with all the grey and wet. Oh well, it'll probably get better soon. I hope.

Anyways, what I've been doing lately, is some reorganizing in my blogging/sewing space. Couple of days ago I went through my fabric boxes and made a sample book, so I would know which fabrics I have in there the time inspiration strikes. I also dug up all my pathetically undone projects, and decided to dedicate this month for finishing them one by one. The first one I'll be showing you today.

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As some of you might remember, I have two pairs of these kinda sorta Jeffrey Campbell clones of shoes. One pair is leather, one is suede. I don't really care that much for suede, as I'm clumsy and all, and I get it all messed up in use. But as the pair is so cute, I figured I should make them more "me" some way. And, as I love crafting things and I just don't do them enough as it is...

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...I took out these awesome studs, a piercing tool (a.k.a. a thin kitchen knife) and a screwdriver, and started putting some studs on the shoes.

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And on they go. If you decide to do this too, it might take a lot of patience, depending a lot how thick the material of your shoes is. Suede itself is reasonably easy to pierce, but the heel parts (as in the back of your foot part) was tough as it has this supporting, tough material there that helps the shoe keep its shape. I don't know if one should actually go and pierce that part or if it will eventually ruin the shoes, but I had to try, because otherwise I couldn't have made the kind of shoes I wanted.

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And here you have the finished shoes, not as amazing as real studded Litas would be, but a nice low budget option before I can actually afford a pair.

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So that's the first project I finished this year, these had been hanging on my table for months now (shameful, I do know) but finally they are done and I can clean them and put them in their box to wait for the spring days so I can finally use them again. ;)

I think I just might post more of these little craft projects this year, but before that I want you know:

Would you like to see more of these crafty posts? And, moreover, would you like to see the kind of craft posts that are also step-by-step instructions, so you can try the projects yourself? Let me know in the comments! ♥

Now, this girl needs to head to the kitchen and get cooking with our dinner so that I can go to work without being hungry, and so that I can have some time alone with my man before work. I'll be back as soon as possible, though!

Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

12 comments:

  1. oh wow! You did a great job on the studs dear. :)

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  2. They look so incredible. You did such a great job on them.

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  3. Kengät ovat kyllä nyt entistä upeammat ja "Johannamaiset" :) Cooolit kuten jo instassa kommentoinkin!

    Mä tykkään tosi paljon helpoista diy-jutuista, joten lisää vaan niin paljon kun ideoita löytyy ja aikaa tehdä ja kuvata niitä. Step-by-step kuvat on hyvät ja kätevät silloin kun on jotain hankalampia juttuja tai mitä ei päällepäin valmiista tuotteesta pysty itse päättelemään. :)

    x Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. Kiitos kiitos ihana ♥ Pitääkin pitää mielessä että sillä puolen ruutua on DIY-jutuista kiinnostuneita kun kirjoiteltavia miettii tänä vuonna, kiitos paljon palautteesta :)

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  4. Great DIY, dear, love it!

    xx

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