Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pinterest challenge week two and three.

     So I am quite awful at this weekly challenge but here is a little catch up. Week two I was going to make a scarf with a box as my guide since I didn't know how to crochet. I bought some gorgeous cream chunky yarn. I was so excited about it! Here is the tutorial I used. It's in Portuguese and it's more pics than an actual tutorial but I figured it out. If you have questions email me. It really was so easy to make!

     This project had a few trial and errors. Things I learned, You need a much larger box than you think. I used a small cereal box and next time I will use something much larger, also it takes much more yarn than I thought. I just bought one roll, next time I would probably triple that. The scarf turned out super cute but it was much smaller and thinner than what I wanted and it look really awkward on me because it just wasn't proportionate to me. Luckily I have a little mini me running around my house that loves scarves! I have been wanting to make her a chunky infinity scarf for a while and now she has one and I LOVE IT! It's more fun to dress Sophia than me anyway so here is the final project.

     Week three I did make my graphic art but I haven't printed them out yet so I will save those for next week. I decided to make my shoes. This project was the one I was most nervous about but it turned out exactly like I pictured it and I am in love with this idea now!! Here is the tutorial I followed. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow. This one can be a little time consuming but I felt it was totally worth my time. 

     These are some Vans I bought several years ago that just got trashed really fast but I didn't have the heart to throw them out. I loved the shape and fit of them. When I saw this shoe tutorial pinterest to recover shoes these immediately popped into my head. I have been really wanting some animal print flats for a while now and when I found this fabric for like 3 dollars it was a done deal! 

     In the tutorial I used she used heals and they were a smooth material. My shoes were flats and easier and harder at the same time. The flats made them easier because I didn't have to worry about covering the heals and the transition line between the heal and shoe! They were a little harder because they were a fabric material so I had to be careful with how much modge podge I put on them. If I put to much it soaked through the fabric and left a spot on the shoe. If I put to little it didn't stick. 

     All in all I loved this project and will definetly be doing this with some other old shoes! Check out the finished shoes! 

     I know they look like totally different colors in these pics, sorry for my awful house lighting! Anyway what do you think? You should totally try this one! 



Hanna Caldwell said...

Love love love both projects! I was a little skeptical with how the shoes would turn out when I saw that girls tutorial, but you have me convinced! The shoes look great and what a cheap way to get a cute pair of leopard print flats!

Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

Great job on the shoes and scarf!! Sofia looks great with it and I love the print on the fabric. Thanks for sharing!

.Chrissy said...

Sophia's hair is getting longer!!!!