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Topic: Can you say RECON? Pink Ickyness to Blue Wonderfulness.  (Read 10565 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.







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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 »

you got a 'this rocks' from me! Wink
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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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