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Wilhelmiina
« on: April 02, 2006 10:52:04 AM »

I had an old pair of sneakers and when I saw the challenge I decided to use them in this project and make my first entry... I kind of tried to make them cute and opposite of what they used to be Smiley


Here's what they used to look like:


And this is what they look like now (more or less as the camera apparently had a bad day today).




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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006 11:00:56 AM »

Wow! They're adorable! Did you just freehand all that embroidery?
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006 11:03:21 AM »

Yes, I did. Finally my embroidery skills were of some use Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006 02:23:27 PM »

ooh, really pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2006 02:44:19 PM »

those are so pretty!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006 02:58:20 AM »

whoa so adorable
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006 09:04:58 AM »

very pretty.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2006 02:25:28 PM »

These look adorable.  It makes me want to run out to my local Marshall's or wherever and pick up loads of canvas sneaks.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2006 04:14:35 PM »

Wow! Very cute! Was it difficult to embroider on the canvas? It looks like it would be hard.
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2006 04:16:54 PM »

Oh, I like these!
What a perfect mix: embroidery and sneakers!
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2006 07:19:31 PM »

I love these, they're so sweet...I wish I could freehand embroider, I can hardly manage to embroider at all.
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Fudgegirl
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2006 12:17:37 AM »

aww man! they are soooooooo cool Shocked .  i wish i could embroider that well! Thats not sacrilege, thats awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2006 06:05:26 AM »

OOOHHH.....They are SO PRETTY Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2006 01:03:33 PM »

Was it difficult to embroider on the canvas? It looks like it would be hard.

At first it was kind of hard but I got the hang of pretty soon (and bought a better needle). It still took a while to get all of those beads sewn on the canvas...
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2006 06:32:14 PM »

omygosh! Your shoes are the best! I love them!
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2006 07:05:26 PM »

that's nice
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2006 05:23:42 AM »

awesome!
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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2006 11:27:11 AM »

I don't think that this is sacrilege at all -- I think these look wonderful! I wish I had a pair!
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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2006 03:34:09 PM »

omg! my best friend's b-day is coming up, and i think im going to embroider a pair of chucks for him....he just gave me a hugggee pack of embroidery floss, too, so all i need is some shoes.  geeez, this is awesome; he is so hard to get gifts for! thanks sooo much for the idea!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2006 02:29:33 PM »

Incredible job! Converse are so fun to do things to!
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2006 11:25:19 PM »

Those did turn out very nice.  Whimsical is the word.
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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2006 05:25:46 PM »

Very cute!  I love the little bow!
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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2006 07:03:52 PM »

These are absolutely adorable.  Congrats on a very cool entry!  I would totally buy these!
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Fudgegirl
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2006 01:03:30 AM »

hey, i just got some (more) converse, in violet (!!!) and i'm seriously considering doing this to them. SO i was wondering if you could tell me a few things.... like:
What type of needle did you use? was it very sharp, or was there anything special about it?
How long did it take you?
(If you messed up) Did it make much of a mark, or was the hole big? Did it disappear really easily, or did it sort of stay there for a while?
and... well, how good at embroidery are you? have you been doing it for ages, or is this project ok for 'i'm-ok-but-not-that-totally-faboulous' people (aka, me.)
i think thats all.
 I would really love to do this, but i'm not sure because i'm usually not to keen on embroidery and so i often dont to a very nice job.  Undecided
Thanks again,  Kiss
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Wilhelmiina
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2006 12:54:51 PM »

Sorry, it took me a while to respond...

So, I would highly recommend using a sharp needle (nothing special needed, though), it will go through nicely.

It took me about three hours to finish one shoe, while watching TV Wink

It kind of depends on the needle, the hole, but it doesn't leave that big of a hole if you just use a normal sized needle.

I'm not that great an embroiderer my self... I just winged it, it shouldn't be too hard. If you do something wrong, work it into the embroidery if it's not completely awful. After all, it's a shoe, it won't be looked at so carefully Grin
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Fudgegirl
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2006 02:44:48 AM »

thanks so much! and dont worry about taking you ritme to respond... but late than never, eh?  Wink
anyway, i'm off to stare at my sneakers and decide to do this or not.... thanks again  Kiss
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