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Title: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on March 09, 2007 06:15:37 PM
I saw a similar project in a book the other day, so I took the idea and ran with it... here are my cheap-o $6 Big Lots gardening clogs, revamped and ready to get dirty..



Tutorial on my BLOG (http://verasunshyne.blogspot.com/2007/03/super-duper-garden-clogs.html).

WARNING: these are super easy and totally addictive, I've already bought 4 new pairs...


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: missedakick on March 09, 2007 06:20:45 PM
These are really, really cute. Did you use an exacto knife.....hmm, I guess I can go to your blog =) I used to paint gardening clogs with nail polish and that worked really well. BUT, are they comfy? Because I don't think I will ever wear anything to work but my crocs again.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: valsped on March 09, 2007 06:55:13 PM
I LOVE those, but I just CAN'T say no to my Crocs! I adore them (but the ones from payless are even more comfy than 'the real thing') I wear them every day and have 3 pair that get worn often (2 others that aren't comfy-too hard) I'm actually selling "shoelry" (like jibbitz, but SO much cooler!) this weekend at a craft fair!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: rozekitten on March 09, 2007 07:10:29 PM
Very cute!  I am totally bookmarking these!

P.S.  Your blog is very nice too.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: aliciasjoy on March 09, 2007 07:40:55 PM
Holy cow, those are adorable! I have a pair of those cheapo clogs- I call them "poo shoes" and only wear them in the backyard. I'm going to get more and make them cute and wearable in the real world. Thank you for the tute!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: Lunanne on March 09, 2007 08:37:11 PM
Those are so very awesome! I hate how clogs look and now I know how to make them all pretty, thanks!  :D


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: missamorphosis on March 09, 2007 08:41:21 PM
Those are really cute.
But I love my Crocs. They're the only shoes made like that that don't hurt my heel.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: japaya on March 10, 2007 04:56:05 AM
hey thatīs such a great idea!! can i ask what crocs are people?


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: missamorphosis on March 10, 2007 06:20:40 AM
hey thatīs such a great idea!! can i ask what crocs are people?
They're a more expensive, but very comfortable version, of the shoe in this thread. You can see them here: http://www.crocs.com :)


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: natiux on March 10, 2007 06:46:47 AM
AMEN! No to crocs! ... ( unless your a 5 yr old they look all cute  :D)


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: pearsonchick on March 10, 2007 09:02:43 AM
Hahah I too love my crocs....24 hour days at a birth clinic wouldn't happen for me in other shoes...especially not 4 days a week. I'd never make it to class in between.

HOWEVER, I do need another pair of shoes in case of "a baptism" haha, so I might just make these! :)

Wicked post and blog


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: japaya on March 10, 2007 09:05:39 AM
Thanks!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on March 10, 2007 12:29:09 PM
Thanks for the comments all... I'm glad you liked my shoes! :D
and to cover my own butt, I'm not slammin' crocs, just so you know.. just offering a cuter alternative ;D..
I wrote a follow-up on my BLOG (http://verasunshyne.blogspot.com/2007/03/new-alternative.html), discussing the comfort factor..


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: fionrai on March 11, 2007 07:13:12 PM
NO TO CROCS!

I hate them so so much, I literally started crying in walmarts because the colours were so bright and they were selling them for 8 bucks!!

ugh.

yours are better, i would buy them.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on March 14, 2007 04:48:14 PM
 ;D  I made some for my daughter, too - whaddya think??



Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: craftADDchick on March 14, 2007 06:07:34 PM
I really like the ones that you made for your daughter! Now, I'll have to start poking around for an inexpensive pair to carve up!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: FunThreads on March 14, 2007 06:28:50 PM
I'm a self proclaimed clog-aholic. Those pink ones ROCK!! What a really nifty idea.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: bami on March 15, 2007 10:38:28 PM
They are fantastic!! I am thinking of making a pair for my Sister-in-law who loves clogs - I wonder if they have those gardening shoes at Kmart here in Oz?

bami


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: raspberryred615 on March 17, 2007 06:15:42 AM
Thank goodness!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: janeofalltrades on March 17, 2007 08:16:37 PM
Too cute, I love the mary jane style!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: onecraftybitch on March 28, 2007 03:20:30 PM
Cute cute cute! I like the orange and the flowers. I may have to give this a try!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: callmeflower9 on March 29, 2007 08:03:45 AM
I went to walmart last night to try and find a pair so I could make my own, but walmart only had the croc knock offs, which i too despise. So I am making a trip to big lots today to get some, and I think I know what I am doing already. I will post pics when I am done! Thanks for the great idea and tut!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: kinkyknit on March 29, 2007 08:42:26 AM
Cutey cute cute!  :D

Does anyone know anywhere that sells these in the UK??!!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: callmeflower9 on April 16, 2007 12:00:42 PM
I finally got around to getting my pics up! I had to put them on myspace cause they're too big. I had to cut down the back on mine cause apparently I have big feet. But I love them! I'm gonna line the cut out with some fabric and maybe add a button so they look like real mary janes.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/Modules/ViewMorePics/Pages/ViewMorePics.aspx?%3ffuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=12413702


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on April 20, 2007 10:36:13 PM
I finally got around to getting my pics up! I had to put them on myspace cause they're too big. I had to cut down the back on mine cause apparently I have big feet. But I love them! I'm gonna line the cut out with some fabric and maybe add a button so they look like real mary janes.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/Modules/ViewMorePics/Pages/ViewMorePics.aspx?%3ffuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=12413702

They are truly awesome!!  I LOVE THEM!  I'm in awe.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on April 26, 2007 10:25:35 AM


Here's the picture of callmeflower9's CUTE pair of clogs - I also added a couple of new pictures and stuff to the TUTORIAL (http://verasunshyne.blogspot.com/2007/03/super-duper-garden-clogs.html)


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: Calysa on April 26, 2007 11:05:31 AM
Those are so cute!  What a great idea!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: loves2experiment on April 26, 2007 11:09:43 AM
OMG, these are awesome!  They're much prettier than the clunky Crocs!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on April 28, 2007 06:24:46 PM
I know, I know. . .ya'll are probably sick of this thread, but I can't help myself!



green paisley swirl crafty garden clogs!!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 28, 2007 07:25:56 PM
They keep getting cuter and cuter! I may be in the vicinity of a store tomorrow that might carry these, so I may have to grab myself a pair!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: loves2experiment on April 29, 2007 06:32:15 AM
sunshyne, your latest pair is awesome!!  Do you mind sharing how you made the little holes in your design?  I'm assuming it wasn't done with an exacto knife.  Perhaps an awl?


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: byonic_girl on May 07, 2007 06:06:14 PM
I loveeeee my Crocs!  I have two of the "real versions" and I want some cheapo ones now because they look so cool!  Everybody needs a pair...especially babies/kiddies because a baby in Crocs is just the cutest sight EVER!

I used to work at a boat store (bleh) and I got them for $20 each. =]  ONLY good thing about that place!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: Stars_Fire_17 on May 11, 2007 12:53:13 PM
Those are so cute.  I don't like the look of crocs but they are comfy. 


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on May 11, 2007 10:09:52 PM
. . . Do you mind sharing how you made the little holes in your design?  I'm assuming it wasn't done with an exacto knife.  Perhaps an awl?

  I bought an adjustable leather punch tool from Michaels.  I tried another pair using a sort of paper hole puncher awl thing-ie, but it was a MAJOR pain. . so I definitely recommend the leather punch.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: craftygem on May 19, 2007 12:21:26 PM
omg!  i LOVE them!  i hate crocs..... but urs are so cute i must go to big lots now and see if there are any clogs there


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: ambikab on May 22, 2007 10:39:12 AM
The cutouts are making me seriously re-think my stance on plastic clogs.  callmeflower, your maryjane-esque pair are *awesome*.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: MissDisney on June 22, 2007 08:24:20 PM
love the shoes!

and to anyone who hates crocs...have you ever worn them? i mean honestly......i wont not wear them now......i think they are cute personally, but other than that, they are the most comfortable shoes i have ever worn...better than bare feet even

i also got the mickey mouse ones, cos, well, mickey effin mouse, but i digress...
try them before you hate them, unless fashion is more important than comfort (not saying thats a bad thing, or that crocs arent cute, cos i think they are, just saying)


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on June 24, 2007 03:20:25 PM
nah, I still hate 'em.  :-\


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: Mimi055 on June 24, 2007 04:05:20 PM
Those are cute but I love crocs!!!!  I wear mine everywhere and can't wait till I am able to get some more.   :) :)


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: poppiesinjuly on June 24, 2007 10:04:24 PM
I LOVE my crocs, and don't think I'll ever wear anything else to work (I'm a toddler teacher at a preschool), but your versions is SO adorable.  I can't wait to try making some.  :)


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: Irin on July 02, 2007 10:17:40 PM
HAHA I hate crocs too!
I swear they're the devil shoe.

but the way you've cut out patterns and stuff is really cool, I have to say.

looks fantasticccc.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: StyxAndStones on July 08, 2007 07:10:27 PM
These are so adorable!. . . I can just picture people rushing up to you asking where they can get their own pair of these "new style" crocs-- and then the looks on their faces when you say you've made them.

Highest and best way to classy up garden clogs!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: MlleGouine on July 12, 2007 10:36:14 AM
People, people, please.  CROCS are the biggest CROCK of crap!  (In my humble opinion of course.)  They are incredibly ugly.  A large block of foam on a foot does not an attactive line create.  Just look at the profile of an adult wearing them.  They look like they have a cinder block on their feet in day-glo colors.

Yes, they are comfortable, but so are Birkenstocks, which while being more expensive, last longer, are more attactive and the manufacturing process does not create violently toxic chemicals which will NEVER break down in the environment.

I agree with the craftster who said they look fine on small kids ie <7 years old, but still the toxic factor is there.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: StyxAndStones on July 12, 2007 08:43:02 PM
I heard Crocs attract electricity such that some hospitals can't allow them to be worn around certain pieces of medical machinery. . . Is that true?

Being on your feet all day is a lot less painful with Crocs cradling your tootsies-- five grueling months in a trendy coffee shop taught me so. . . people should wear Crocs at work, and make pretty clogs like these ones for wearing around in public.





Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: gallstones on July 12, 2007 09:35:09 PM
NO TO CROCS!

I hate them so so much, I literally started crying in walmarts because the colours were so bright and they were selling them for 8 bucks!!

ugh.

yours are better, i would buy them.

You might be able to tone down the day glow colors with some shoe or leather dye. Maybe a permanent marker?

StyxAndStones, I have Land's End brand (Trellos) and they have a strong affinity for dog hair.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sagefemme on July 15, 2007 11:11:57 PM
awesome. I'm totally trying this.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: HottieMcHotHot on July 18, 2007 06:57:16 PM
adorable!  do they cut in to your foot though?  rough edges?  i got my fake crocks (airwalk) at payless and love them more than the real ones i've tried on. 


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on September 03, 2007 10:48:42 PM
People, people, please.  CROCS are the biggest CROCK of crap!  (In my humble opinion of course.)  They are incredibly ugly.  A large block of foam on a foot does not an attactive line create.  Just look at the profile of an adult wearing them.  They look like they have a cinder block on their feet in day-glo colors.

Yes, they are comfortable, but so are Birkenstocks, which while being more expensive, last longer, are more attactive and the manufacturing process does not create violently toxic chemicals which will NEVER break down in the environment.

I agree with the craftster who said they look fine on small kids ie <7 years old, but still the toxic factor is there.

I couldn't have said it better. . SaY NO To DAY-GLO CINDERBLOCKS!!  I have seen that CROCS (http://shop.crocs.com/pc-33-4-prima.aspx?reqid=33&reqProdTypeId=41p&subsectionname=footwear&section=products) have come out with somewhat cuter styles. . . but I still can't. . .just CAN'T like them.  By the way. . My DAD has a pair of Birkenstocks that are older than ME!!!  I'm 26!  That's crazy!

adorable!  do they cut in to your foot though?  rough edges?

I haven't had any problems with mine being uncomfortable with ouchy edges... the only problem I've had are with the original orange ones, they are a bit cracked on the edges of the square cut-out, which would be easily fixed by simply not cutting too many angles.  My daughter wears her pink ones a lot {{gush}} and has never complained about them hurting.  I must add that we both have wide feet, and yet they're still comfy.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: bruisedpeach22 on September 03, 2007 11:06:52 PM
Those are really cute! On the crocs issue, I must say i'm enormously relieved to know that I am not the only person who hates them with every fiber in my being. I had a tiny sliver of hope when i heard they had ballet style but really they aren't any smaller or cuter than the rest. My mom is addicted to them and cannot understand why i hate them so.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: bookstorebabe on September 19, 2007 11:22:40 PM
Time for me to be an old curmudgeon. I just read an article yesterday about crocs-apparently most foot injuries on escalators now have been kids wearing crocs. The soft soles get caught,especially if they stand near the side of the steps,and in the teeth at the top and bottom.Injuries range from bad cuts to nails ripped off to a toe ripped off! Some malls catering to children-like the American Girl one in Chicago(?) have posted warning signs next to the escalators suggesting using the elevator if you're wearing crocs or flip flops.Sorry!
Yes, my daughter has a pair of cheap croc lookalikes-I think it's the shoe jewelry that makes the kids love them so much.

All that being said,I love your garden clog shoes! They're gorgeous,and fun,and I want a pair!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: Gnome on September 24, 2007 11:00:49 PM
Bravo! I gotta give this a try!
 ;D


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: craftewoman on October 26, 2007 11:20:34 AM
I like these they're really cute.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: anneland22 on November 04, 2007 08:39:26 AM
I am so with you in the war against crocs. Nice way to make em loverly.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on December 02, 2007 12:56:09 PM


Just another pair I whipped up....


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: Tanzie on December 14, 2007 08:21:57 PM
girl i just looked at your blog and those shoes ARE AWSOME!i would so wear them everywhere!!!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunnymoody on December 15, 2007 04:21:04 PM
These are so, so cool. ;D


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: jrutan on December 20, 2007 07:27:36 AM
can anyone think of a "manly" design i could put on these?  my friend ALWAYS wears crocs and this would make an awesome present!  he's 30 yrs old, works with computers, kind of a nerd... oh, and he plans to be a priest some day!!  maybe i could get blue ones and put some kind of cross on them?


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: thesubtleanarchist on January 03, 2008 10:02:17 AM
These are cute! I hate this Crocs trend- the UK's crawling with them too. Every upper-middle class child has to be sporting a pair. They're just plain ugly!

xxxx


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: Eliea on January 04, 2008 11:49:45 AM
can anyone think of a "manly" design i could put on these?  my friend ALWAYS wears crocs and this would make an awesome present!  he's 30 yrs old, works with computers, kind of a nerd... oh, and he plans to be a priest some day!!  maybe i could get blue ones and put some kind of cross on them?
Perhaps a fleur di lis? Like these:

there are ton's of them on google images:
url=http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&svnum=10&hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=fleur+di+lis&spell=1]link[/url]
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2388/2076792856_ac738a0d8e.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2388/2076792856_ac738a0d8e.jpg)

Just another pair I whipped up....
TOOO CUTE! You could use the leather punch and then cross stitch on them!

OOooh and crochet on them! Now I must buy some garden clogs and a leather punch!
and I hate crocs too.
On the subject of bling for crocs being the attraction couldn't you punch simillar sized holes into the clogs so you could buy the croc "bling" for them? I'm sure you could!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: amigurumicraze on January 04, 2008 06:02:55 PM
well... crocs are made of a material that doesn't make your feet sweat and they mold to your feet. They have new style like mary jane and other cute styles.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: bettie65falcon on January 10, 2008 09:03:10 AM
Congrats on your best of 2007!! These are too cute not to make-

I'll admit- I do own a pair of CROCS - They were a Christmas present - But are the kind without the holes - Which i have been thinking about cutting something into since I got them-and when I saw these lovelies.. Boy well that was just the fuel i needed! I checked out Biglots in my area- and they have all the colors for the clogs - I 'll never have a pair of Crocs AGAIN! 


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: bettie65falcon on January 10, 2008 09:04:58 AM
-- Also My crocs The ones with no holes do make my feet sweat horrendously- I was told they didn't and was disipointed :{


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: camilaustral on January 16, 2008 10:06:49 AM
cute!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: crafty gurll on February 08, 2008 07:07:29 PM
I always was against buying crocs but now I need to!  ;D


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: HeatherDelaCruz on February 12, 2008 08:48:45 PM
i like your variation on the clog. i HATE crocs with a passion. and yes.. they are comfortable.. i have actually worn them when i was in nursing school... but they are not cute at all! maybe on little kids...    i really like that yours are cute for adults!!!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: kelliz on February 19, 2008 03:52:18 PM
I went to Big Lots and bought the shoes!  They were already running low so my choice of colors was limited to what they had in my size.  BTW, did you have to go a size up? 

I also bought some stencils and an exacto knife.  I'm not sure if I'm happy with the stencils I chose but I'll give it a try. 

Thanks so much for showing all of us your wonderful idea!  I love it!  I hope mine will look as good as yours.  I won't get to them right away but hopefully soon. 


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: butofcourse on March 03, 2008 09:19:00 AM
so cute!  I love these.


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: LanaTurnerSmile on March 04, 2008 09:20:49 AM
The title caught my eye as Crocs are my Bete Noir!  These are a much prettier alternative!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: Eliea on March 17, 2008 10:00:48 AM
I've been trying to make a mini pair for my poppet for the toys dolls and playthings challenge. You can see my entry here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234304.0
I haven't gotten the shoes to work yet but wanted to thank you for the ideas and inspiration! I plan to make some for me this year!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: MyDestny on March 24, 2008 12:41:24 PM
These are so fun! I would definitely wear a pair. I need to see if my Big Lots has some!! I think they would be great to garden in, especially if I decorate them myself!!

I just have to say, I don't really care for crocs either but in defense of some of the people that wear them, they are great for hospitals and have been used for a lot longer than they've been sold in kiosks in the malls. Also, my friend had to bit the bullet and buy a pair when she was pregnant because her feet swelled horribly. I couldn't really blame her for having to wear them. She was in pain and they did help!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: craftydebs on March 24, 2008 05:37:58 PM
Ok, so I sooo do not like Crocks, but I would rock those!  I am gonna have to make some!  They are just toooo darn cute not too!  Thanks so much for sharing such an easy, cool idea!


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: sunshyne on June 26, 2008 02:19:56 PM
WOW!  I totally forgot about this thread until I got a message from someone asking me to repost the pictures... SO sorry everyone, I had to delete the pics of my feet on my Flickr account because of some very unusual foot fetish enthusiasts. . so now my pics are footless.

THANK YOU CRAFTSTER for giving me the honor of best of 2007!!!  woot!  (5 months after the fact!!   :D"


Title: Re: Say no to CROCS!!
Post by: panda on June 26, 2008 05:58:40 PM
These are cool.......nice job.  I wish there was some way to make them more guyish.....I know it's not a word.   My grandson would rather wear them then any other shoe...so we get black, brown, and navy.  So do the other guys in the house.