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« on: January 16, 2006 06:10:20 PM »

So, I went to Korea in 2001, and because I was staying in someone's house, I needed some house slippers, which were kindly provided for me. They were OK for the 2 weeks that I was there, but when I took them back home with me, I realised "Damn, these are really uncomfortable!" They hade this sort of woven straw/hessian stuff on the inner sole (where your foot goes), were lined with thin foam (eew...), and had a sort of Burberry check pattern on the outside. I don't have before pics, but believe me, they were horrendous.

So anyway, they sat in my closet for a couple of years, just being gross. Then in July of last year, I went to Hong Kong, and on the markets (mmm...markets *drool*), they had these really cute Jack Skellington slippers. I didn't buy any at the time because I didn't know I wanted any. Then, a little while after I got back, I started thinking "Maybe I should have bought some of those after all..." Of course, I can't just nip over to HK to buy slippers, and I couldn't be arsed to find them on the internet.

But then I remembered my ugly old slippers, and an idea was born...An idea which led to...
My very own Jack Skellington slippers!



 They're made of this soft fleecy stuff, and the little Jack faces are made of felt. But they're attached with safety pins, so, if ever I need to wash the slippers, I can just whip the faces off and throw the slippers in the wash, without fear of felt shrinkage.  Wink

They're so cosy and snuggly, and I love them.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2006 06:18:46 PM »

those are so cute! Instead of safety pins, why no sew some velcro on the slippers themselves? That way the felt will stick to the slippers and you can add different felt decorations whenever you want (although you can do that now too).
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2006 06:36:10 PM »

That's a good idea, actually - the pins aren't that secure, and the faces tend to slide around a bit.

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2006 10:25:11 PM »

So kickass! Jack is awesome, and so are your slippers.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2006 07:48:40 AM »

This was a wonderful idea and i'm terribly jealous that you are capable of doing this (as I would screw it up royally I'm sure).
I love your slippers! are they more comfortable now?
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2006 05:48:31 PM »

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So jealous.
Those are INCREDIBLY awesome. Goooood jobbbbbb
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2006 10:19:01 PM »

This was a wonderful idea and i'm terribly jealous that you are capable of doing this (as I would screw it up royally I'm sure).
I love your slippers! are they more comfortable now?

They're much, much more comfortable now, thanks to the addition of some cotton batting (you know, that quilting stuff) between the sole and the covering fabric (and again in the top layers). Actually, the sole is the only part of the original slippers that's left.  Undecided

But hey, no pain, no gain. That's what I kept telling myself every time the upholstery needle hit my finger...
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