Thursday, January 12, 2012

First sewing of 2012!

I don't make new year's resolutions, but I do usually enter a new year feeling fresh and hopeful. One of the things I really want to do this year is finish projects! I have a tendency to purchase fabric knowing exactly what it will become, but then take forever to get around to it.

I figured I better hurry up and finish this one before it was too late to wear snowflakes!
 Not that we've seen much snow around here... It's been a very mild winter.
 Did you notice my sparkly feet? I wish I had finished this outfit before New Year's, but oh well. There's always next year. When I put on the shirt I thought, some sparkly silver shoes would be perfect with this shirt... So I made some.
They were really simple so I posted a little picture tutorial over on the Shop blog. They do shed a bit... I look up some online tutorials and some of them recommend a clear acrylic spray over the top. I'll have to see if that's something I can get over here... They aren't something I would normally wear, but I have to admit they are fun!

UPDATE: I redid the shoes by mixing outdoor mod podge and glitter and painting it on in two coats, letting the first one dry before adding the second. MUCH BETTER. I did have some trouble in the rain, so I guess they aren't water proof... I think part of my problem is the type of shoe I started with, but I'm still happy with them. They'll just be dry weather shoes.


Corinnea said...

You're so pretty!! I too am trying to use the fabric I have...

Now I must go see your tute on the shop blog!

Tina said...

Love the top, and the shoes are just fun!

Jessica said...

ohhh... I have been somewhat infatuated with sparkles this year... these are awesome!

Jennifer said...

Looove the shoes and your top is nice and subtle, not over the top winter or holidays. Nice Job Kelly:)