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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / DIY Moccasin Kit with some personal alterations! on: January 29, 2011 07:41:03 PM
This is a DIY moccasin that I made a while ago, but decided to post it here to get some comments and opinions from fellow craftsters.



I was browsing around Michael's one day and came across a DIY: Moccasins kit. I thought it would be something fun to keep myself busy with. It was about $15.99, but since I had a coupon it only cost me about $10 dollars or so with tax.



This is what the kit came with:



When completed:



Upon completion, I felt that the final project lacked serious character and wanted to do something more. After looking at other handmade moccasins, I was feeling inspired.

I drove back to Michael's again in hopes of searching for something that would give my Moccasins what it needed and I found this:



Who would have known that leather jewelery would go a long way!



I added some embellishments so it wouldn't look so plain. These beads were sitting in my arts and crafts bin for a long time and figured it would be the perfect opportunity to use them.



As you can see, the stringing on the left Moccasin is different from the right because I ran out of string and didn't want to go buy more if I only need such a small amount. My boyfriend suggested that I put a charm on the back of only one shoe to make it unique and I do say that it looks good.



So here you have it, a completed Moccasins project. I hope this will inspire you to go out and make your own! Smiley

*Side Note*: I also wanted to mention that these Moccasins kit didn't have soles on the bottom of the shoes, so I went to a local shoe repair store and had one slapped on.

What do you think?
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Add a little smile to your step...shoes with a face! on: January 28, 2011 05:04:20 PM
These are super cute! I think using wedges was a great idea, makes it look more feminine! Looks exactly like the ones from topshop!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: First Post! & First Attempt at a Garter Belt on: August 15, 2009 07:51:25 PM
It's lovely!  Did you put elastic in it to hold it up?  I'm about to start making my own garter, so if you have any tips that would be great! Smiley

Thanks!  Smiley Yeah, I used the elastic that are especially used for pajama pants and undergarments. I find that those elastics are more comfortable to use.

When is comes to making garters I think keeping it simple is best. My original design was very complicated with loads of accessories and charms hanging here and there. So then I decided to keep it nice and simple and that is what I came up with. Making garters are fun but as I mentioned earlier, they take a lot of time and patience. It is also a nice project to keep you busy.
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: First Post! & First Attempt at a Garter Belt on: August 15, 2009 07:45:39 PM
That's really pretty!! Was it hard to make?

Thank you! I don't think it was hard to make, it just takes a lot of time, dedication and patience. It's actually quite fun. Smiley
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Origami Flower Pots on: August 15, 2009 07:43:21 PM
Your origami skills are very good.  I've made the lilies before but not the other flowers.  And I like them in the pot.  What are you using to hold the flowers in?



Thanks! I bought some Styrofoam and smashed it into the pots then put the flowers in and hot glue gunned decorative rocks on top to hide it.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Origami Flower Pots on: August 14, 2009 09:09:45 PM
Hello All,

I made these originally for mother's day and then I realized that this would make good decor. It would also be a fun project for your own home or a gift.

I thought I would share this with your guys to get some feedback. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks for looking!  Smiley





7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / First Post! & First Attempt at a Garter Belt on: August 14, 2009 08:56:58 PM
Hello All,

This is my first post! I am making a garter belt for my boyfriend's cousin who is getting married.

I decided to post this  project so I can get some feedback from my fellow craftsters. Please tell me what you think.  Grin

Btw, I don't have photography skills so please don't mind the horrible pictures. Thanks for looking.  Smiley

Finished Product:


Random pictures I took at different stages of the project:








8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Kraken on: August 14, 2009 08:54:42 PM
Wow this is so awesome! I sure your friend loved it! A giant handmade stuffed toy makes a great gift any day. Smiley
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dice Wristlet (3 imgs) on: August 14, 2009 08:52:00 PM
Wow! This is sooooo cute and so creative!!!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Take on "Nayantaras Quick Party Skirt" on: August 14, 2009 08:49:38 PM
very very cute! I love it! Smiley
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