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Topic: Can you say RECON? Pink Ickyness to Blue Wonderfulness.  (Read 10562 times)
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« on: July 07, 2008 03:44:54 PM »

June 3, 2009: Wow!!!! Thank you so much everyone. And thanks craftster...Best of 2008 is such an honor!!!!!!!

So, this is one of my favorite projects ever.

Here was my crazy process:
1)Bleach shoes to see if "cute" splotches are, in fact, cute.
2)Decide that I hate the splotches [and that they don't cover up the grubby stains.]
3)Buy black dye from Walmart to dye shoes with.
4)Shoes come out blue. Shweet. Yea, they actually are blue, the pics just look grey.
5)Leave shoes in closet for about 3 months while I half-finish other projects.
6)Pull them back out two nights ago to chop off the toes.
7)Add ribbon, fabric glue, and buttons. And there you go. I'm actually quite surprised at how even everything is. I was pretty much just choppin' and eyballin' it all.







Before [Pretty hedious medious]:




July 8, 2008: Thanks for all the feedback, you all give me warm fuzzies inside!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008 03:51:18 PM »

so cute! i love them so much! all these summer projects. so many and so little time! good job.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008 03:53:49 PM »

Those are the cutest reconned shoes I've ever seen!!!! GREAT job!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008 03:56:06 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008 03:56:23 PM »

WOW!!!! I can't believe that those are the same shoes, my jaw was on the floor when I saw the before!  lol.  Good work, very cute.

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008 04:13:46 PM »

so cute! I love the colors. How did you keep the stitching pink?
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008 04:14:14 PM »

i can't stop looking at them. and i'm wondering, did the dye just not sit on the thread? because the pink thread coming through is such a nice touch!
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008 04:17:21 PM »

Yea. Thread just doesn't dye. I've done these shoes and two other shirts before and the thread never dyes. Which is fine with me really.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2008 04:30:40 PM »

ohh i like them!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2008 04:44:22 PM »

I've never thought to cut the toes off, they look awesome.
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2008 04:49:33 PM »

These are so dang cute!!!  Lovely work Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2008 05:02:17 PM »

Very impressive transformation! Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2008 06:03:12 PM »

The transformation of your shoes is incredible.  This Rocks!

Yea. Thread just doesn't dye. I've done these shoes and two other shirts before and the thread never dyes. Which is fine with me really.

Thread doesn't hold the dye because it is typically polyester. The fabric will hold the dye because it is cotton. I just learned this recently while tie-dying. Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2008 07:09:21 PM »

I love them! They're very unique, I would have never thought they were the same shoes as before!
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2008 02:55:39 AM »

those are awesome!! Lovely work! I have an old pair of black ones like that..hmmm... Grin
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2008 03:07:40 AM »

Wow! MUCH better than before!
Those are pretty cool!
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2008 06:08:52 AM »

yay! these are ridiculously cute!  it's hard to believe they came from the pink-uglies.
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2008 08:00:53 AM »

Just fabulous Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2008 08:04:26 AM »

That is awesome! Truly!
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2008 10:20:17 AM »

Great recon! The new shoes look brand new and wonderful. Good job! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2008 12:56:28 PM »

Wow! Those shoes are absolutely adorable! Hmmm....maybe I can make some of my icky stuff actually cute....thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2008 01:56:51 PM »

Cute! I like that the pink stitching didn't take the dye.
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2008 02:14:24 PM »

I love them!!
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« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2008 04:27:20 PM »

I just caught up with this one.  WOW.  What cleverness.  Here's to never giving up hope on hopeless projects! 
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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2008 06:07:18 PM »

these are so cute. great girly shoes

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« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2008 06:21:52 PM »

I have a pair just like that, but in white, so they are super grubby and dirty!  I think you might have inspired me to try something similar to mine.  But otherwise, I think they look amazing (and isn't it great when something turns out so well from just trying stuff out? ;o)
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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2008 07:26:30 PM »

I have to laugh laugh laugh!  Your modded shoes look totally fresh and new and I was so shocked to see the *before* pic!   

THESE ARE FABULOUS!  Smiley 
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« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2008 08:40:44 PM »

I love them!  Amazing!!
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« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2008 08:47:09 PM »

You rock. I bow to your amazing craftiness. Seriously. I envy those shoes..I might try my own version sometime...
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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2008 11:09:42 PM »

I love the buttons on the back, soo cute.
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« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2008 12:05:22 AM »

wow, i'd have to say amazing job. Thos pink ones were truly something to be loathed. But now the blue ones are adorable, and you don't even have nasty toe cleavage!
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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2008 03:42:34 PM »

Wow are they really the same shoes? Grin I like the blue/multicolored stripes combo
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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2008 05:10:15 PM »

They look a million times better Smiley 
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« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2008 03:13:46 AM »

this is the best shoe recon I've seen!
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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2009 08:10:54 PM »

Congrats!!

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« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2009 10:13:04 AM »

Wow!
The before and after is incredible!
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« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2009 06:26:25 AM »

These are great!  Grin What a wonderful way to make shoes look new and individual!!!!!
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« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2009 08:35:07 AM »

Are those REALLY the same shoes!??! Jeepers! I AM impressed! Great job, actually a greater then great job....
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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2009 10:55:43 AM »

Those are so CUTE! I can't believe the transformation on those  Shocked
I would love a pair of shoes like that. You must just glow with pride every time you wear them.
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« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2009 07:30:40 PM »

They're adorable! I was shocked to see the before pic! Great recon!
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Love the dye job, love the ribbon, LOVE them!
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