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« on: August 07, 2008 09:13:33 AM »

Hello all, this is my first post!  I fell totally in love the first time I saw the XX-Hi converse.  I've been drooling over them for months.  So when my mother in law gave me $ for my birthday, I decided to go against that little voice in my head that told me to buy something practical, and bought these shoes.  As much as it pained me to spend more than $10 on a pair of shoes, I am so glad I did.  The white fabric was such a beautiful blank canvas.  My original intention was to hand embroider these.  I got halfway up one shoe when my mom showed me her new cd of machine embroidery designs.  So to save my fingertips, I ripped out what I had done, and we plotted and planned and came up with the following(they are machine embroidered, not hand): 

I put some iron on colored crystals on a few of the colored dots in the flame and it made a big difference in how they looked.

Thanks to my husband for the last picture, especially since he hates these shoes.  I'm not allowed to wear them when I'm with him  Roll Eyes  That's okay though.  I love him anyway.  He thinks a mother of 4 in her early 30's is too old for these shoes.  Thankfully I have you guys who understand. Smiley

Edit: Someone asked for action shots, so here is the best I could do for now.  It's been thunderstorming, so I can't go outside to get pics from further back.

Please let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008 09:18:06 AM »

totally brilliant.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008 09:26:27 AM »

Gorgeous!  What a lot of work and detail - you did an amazing job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008 09:28:41 AM »

WOW!  I am in love!  These are amazing shoes/boots and way more practical than the 3 inch heeled ones I have now.  You are brilliant!

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008 09:34:05 AM »

ohhhh man, I've been coveting the xx-hightops for so long!
These are AWESOME.

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008 09:54:01 AM »

It's GORGEOUS!!! I've been itchin' to buy myself a pair, but man oh man they are not cheap. Wonderful job! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008 09:57:08 AM »

How cool are these? Loads of work there hand or machine done! Great
design by the way!

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008 10:00:52 AM »

Yes we do understand. I'd wear those, and my husband would probably say the same as yours  Cheesy  Husbands can be silly though. Those are GORGEOUS!

« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008 10:01:24 AM »

 Awww, I think they're cool!! What a great gift for yourself Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008 10:06:30 AM »

these r so awsome >.>!!!
good choice for spending your money on this :]

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