I've used over-the-door shoe pouches for years and years. The best ones are made of canvas -- the vinyl ones tear. I keep meaning to sew my own so they can be jazzy and not tacky, but as long as my shoes stay up, I'm not too motivated to start that project.
In college one year, I had a teeny-tiny dorm room, and, of course, a million pairs of shoes that I had to have at school. My "closet" had a fabric curtain "door" held up by hooks, almost like a shower curtain. I removed said curtain, and mounted two canvas over-the-door hangers (they have grommet holes) right on the hooks. My shoes were like a closet door. It worked great.
One caveat -- I once loaded up a shoe hanger so heavily (must've been during the Platform Years) on an old door, that the door actually cracked vertically. My nice handyman glued it back together, and instead of using over-the-door hooks, he drilled screws/bolts right into the door for the grommet holes.
Hope this helps. I'm still looking for more doors to attack.
Okay, so I've seen tons of flip-flop mods where the shoe becomes...ta da!...a shoe. My bathroom decor is Flip Flop. The shower curtains, a picture frame, and there are about 10 pairs sticky-tacked to the walls in more or less random ways.
Does anyone have projects/ideas/crafts for turning a flip flop into something else? Like the aforementioned picture frame or other type of decor? I'd really like to take the bathroom to The Next Level.
Abi and Mr. Fiancé lived in a castle where she had too many shoes... Mr. Fiancé had so many ties, he didn't know what to do! So she built him a tie rack like a worm or a snake, He filled it right up -- now another she should make!
Now for the close-ups:
It really is orange, despite the terrible lighting in our bedroom. I used old housepaint from my parents' latest house-painting fiasco. Their front door is this color!
Though, like many of you, I despise the way the polar fleece has multiplied like bunnies and is now devouring all the other fibers like, say, wool, silk, even corduroy, I taught a sewing class on polar fleece projects because it had great marketability to the beginning sewer crowd. For my part, I appliqued circles of polar fleece and made a snug and brightly colored sewing machine cover.
I'm REALLY short, so if I just dangle my feet off the couch, my knees start feeling wonky. Because of this, I invariably curl up on the couch and switch positions so much I think I have restless legs syndrome. SO, Mr. Fiancé and I went to Ikea and bought a Knoppe footstool. I love it! Only problem is it looks like they lost the slipcover. Turns out, it doesn't come with one. So I made one. Notice ribbon detailing and appliqué of extra flower on the top.
The awesome -- though kind of bunchy -- slipcover on this rocking chair that Mr. Fiancé found on the curb two years ago. It had been this dingy bluish gray, and when I took it apart to replicate the cover, I discovered it had already been slipcovered! The original was gross itchy brown plain wool nast.
I had leftover scraps from making my friend and her now-husband chili pepper pajama pants for wedding presents. And there's a baby who still has a few weeks to go, as of now, but there was a shower a few weeks ago. Do you think I bought a onesie and appliquéd on a chick or turtle? I did not. I made this baby the most rocking-est Red Hot overalls. Three different chili pepper fabrics,plus white iron-on fuzzy letters. Enjoy!
Thanks for the tips. I think I figured out what's going to work for me. I can retake the photos in the "good" setting setting on my camera, which has a pitifully low resolution. I tried it with sock monkeys that I've since posted, and I was able to upload. Stay tuned for real pictures!