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Showing posts with label Shoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shoes. Show all posts

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Pimp Up Your Reebok :Upcycled

These stick on crystal jewels I picked up from the Pound shop are my new favourite crafty thing. I will be sticking them onto everything. For this recycle project all I used was half a pack (50p's worth) some glitter, glue and modge podge...


These trainers were in the garage waiting to be put into the recycle box. Old, dirty but with still a good sole on them, I thought I would give them a make over...


You will need...

  • Old trainers
  • Stick on crystals
  • Strong glue
  • Silver glitter
  • Red glitter
  • Modge podge
  • Old pot for modge podge and glitter.
  • Glue brush.

What to do...

  • Glue a line around the outside of the area you want to cover, a little at a time as the glue dries fast (enough for a strip of crystals).
  • Take a strip of crystals and place on the glue, moving to curves in pattern.
  • Repeat inwards, going round and round until you reach the middle.
  • Pull off a few crystals for any little gaps left and stick in.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Mix a little modge podge and silver glitter for tops of shoes, brush the glitter glue over the tops.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Mix some modge podge and some red glitter.
  • Paint the red glitter over heels, ( and anywhere else like back or tongue) wrap some tin foil over glue to keep it from drying.
  • Repeat above around 3 or 4 times.
  • Wash the shoe laces in a bit of bleach, for a new effect.

What do you think?

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Just A Small Time Shoe Living In A Smalll Time World : Upcycled!!

Haha ignore the title I am just listening to Journey,,, don't stop believing.... 

I love these shoes .....now! 

You know when you buy some thing just because it is cheap?

I brought them a few years back from Primark in the sale. 

At £4.00 I could not really leave them? but then I never wore them! 

After trying lots of up-cycing on my shoes and I now have the bug! ( nothing is safe)... 

"Bows And Buttons" were born...

Absolutely love wearing these now, love love love them,,,hehe....

They took a while! lots of patients! but so worth it :)

What you need~

Strong glue

What to do~

Heels first..
  • Put some glue in a line downwards on the heel.
  • Stick you buttons in a line.
  • Then repeat until all heels are covered.
  • Place some glue on back of bows one at a time and place on shoes.
  • Make a pattern of lines round.
  • Repeat until all covered.

What do you think?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Jelly Sandals : Next Big Trend?

Remember wearing the jelly shoes and sandals or shoes when you was younger?

I remember wearing them around the 80's and my children wearing them when they was little too.

I had the big holey see through plastic bags too, loved them!!

They brought them out for adults last year but are set to be a big trend this year as they are everywhere I look!

Not brave enough last year but at a bargain price, I will try any fashion trend.

I have seen all colours around and mostly priced between £9.99 -£19.99 but when I stumbled upon them today in Primark at £4.00 a pair, I had to buy some.

Which colour florescent, no black, no glitter...what to do? oh well I brought all the colours they had in!!

What do you think?

At first try they feel so comfy too...

If I get on with them ok, I'm going for the style with a chunky heel next...

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Ladybird Up-cycled Shoes...

I am loving my newly re-fashion, up-cycled, recycled ladybird invasion shoes...

Before~ a plain pair of shoes I have had years that is not getting much any wear!

After~ Up with my favourite shoes now!

You will need~
  • Shoes
  • Some small and large ladybirds
  • Good quality glue
  • Lemon polka dot ribbon
  • Some pinking shears

What to do~
  • Measure and cut with pinking shears 2 x pieces of ribbon for up and around both shoes.
  •  Measure 2 x pieces of ribbon for the fronts of the shoes.
  • Stick in place with good quality glue and leave to set.
  • Lay ladybirds on shoes in different patterns until you find one you like.
  • Stick ladybirds with good quality glue into your favourite pattern.

What do you think?

Monday, 3 March 2014

Up Fashioned Ruby Slipper Style Glitter Shoes...

Have I created the perfect pair of shoes?  "No"

Have I created the perfect ornament?  "yeah!!!!"

I love love love this pair of shoes, think Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz's shoes with heels!!

But this was a pair I brought years ago from the car boot sale that don't fit....

I brought these shoes cos the were brand new, I didn't really like them but for a £1.00 and new they were a bargain.

I might have liked them , if they fit but...

I got them home but they were to small.


For years in the garage...

Ahh "these can be my modge podge glitter shoe test pair right!!" "I thought"

Modge podge, glitter, a wilkhow tutorial and a pair of unused shoes, simple eh?

Oh and some red nail polish to change the brown bit at the toes...

Might not fit me but they look amazing on my widow, catching the sunshine and shining glitter..

Great for a photo shoots though!?!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Bridal Shoes UK Review...

I was very pleased to be asked by Bridal Shoes UK a few weeks ago to try out their wedding shoe service.

I love love love my shoes but do not own, or indeed have ever owned my very own pair of stunning wedding shoes, how exciting!!

After looking through their wide range of beautiful wedding shoes I was going to pick a pair of shoes from their shoe dying service. I loved the idea of this service, Simply pick you favourite pair of shoes and have them dyed into whichever colour you want!! A great idea! And you can even try the shoes on before you have them dyed to make sure they fit perfectly.

While I was wondering which colour to choose. I stumbled upon this beautiful pair of Claret-red satin peep toe shoes and I thought how lovely they were, then I noticed it came with a matching evening bag, perfect of any special occasions. Red is my favourite colour so these were my perfect choice. No need to alter them.

The website is very easy to order from in 5 easy steps...

Simply choose what you wish to purchase and proceeded to check out.
  1. You are then take to a page where you can checkout as a guest or register for an account. 
  2. Then simply fill your billing details
  3. Shipping details
  4. shipping method
  5. Order confirmation
I choose the free shipping option, 5 to ten working days and my shoes arrived in just under a week which was great.

They both have the look and feel of quality products, well made, shiny and sparkly, looking beautiful and stunning... I LOVE shoes can you tell?!

The wedding boutique full of the most beautiful shoes and accessories, they sell everything you would need for the perfect wedding. They also offer a shoe dyeing service, where you can choose your favourite pair of satin or silk shoes, and then pick you own personal favourite colour to make your shoes and indeed wedding day unique.

About the shoes and matching handbag set.

A gorgeous satin special occasion shoe with a neat peep toe and a lovely satin bow embellished with a glittering trim.

A perfect wedding shoe, sure to be loved by bridesmaids, mother of the bride, guests and most importantly the bride.

Materials: Claret (Red) Satin

Heel Height: 8.5 cm (3 1/4 inches) approx

Sizes Available: UK 3 - 8 (EU 36 - 41)

Built in comfort padding and soft linings ensure your comfort.

Matching handbag included: Sarah Claret - size 23 cm x 10 cm

Price £59.94

I can honestly say I have never looked at a wedding boutique website before this one. We got married nearly 18 years ago. The internet was in its infancy so we relied on the shops in our local area for all our wedding ideas and clothing etc. How I wish this was available then. I am tempted to re marry to get some more wedding shoes !! Or at least renew my vows!!! I would have been planning everything for months.

 This is the sort of site you can while away the hours on. Great really for gifts for others your own wedding or just as a treat. The shoes are very competitively priced so an extra pair for the wardrobe is not too much to ask is it?

About this post ~ I got chance to pick a pair of shoes from Bridal Shoes for the purpose of this review. I did not get paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion...

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Up-Cycled Valentine Shoes...

I am loving my newly up-cycled/re-fashioned Valentine shoes. 

Polka dots, sparkly heels and heart shapes all over. 

What better things to have on your Valentine shoes? 

All of my favourite shoes things together!!

And my new and exciting shoes was re fashioned from a pair of old shoes.

 These shoes were loved years and years ago ....

Then hide in the wardrobe and not worn for a long long time.

Until now!!

Old shoes with lots of marks on ...

What you need
  • Old shoes
  • Polka dot material
  • Glitter
  • Heart buttons
  • Large foam hearts
  • Ribbon
  • Strong glue
  • Modge podge glue- gloss finish
  • Pinking sheers
  • Scissors
  • Paper 
  • Pegs to hold the hearts on the front until dried 

What I did
  • Unpick bow at front.
  • Make a pattern with paper for material for toe.
  • Brush modge podge glue all over heels.
  • Sprinkle with glitter.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Glue heel again (modge podge) and sprinkle with glitter.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Check all heel cover in glitter, (modge podge) glue and sprinkle any missed bits.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Brush some Modge Podge gloss/glue over heel glitter to glue and seal heels.
  • When the paper pattern is a good fit, use pattern to cut material out for the toes area.
  • Glue material down with strong glue.
  • Wait to dry.
  • Glue ribbon up one side and down other side. 
  • Wait to dry.
  • Glue the heart buttons  on the sides.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Glue the bows on the heart.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Glue the hearts on the shoes.
  • Hold the hearts on the shoes with pegs until set.

What do you think to my Valentine shoes?


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