Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Red Shoes

Hello Readers. I hope you are having a good day. I haven't done any shoe makeovers on this blog, so it's time for me to pretend to be a cobbler. I say pretend because I don't know much about putting shoes together. I am going to adjust these shoes a little. Let's get started.

 I was given these beautiful red shoes for my last birthday. (Thanks J.U.) The color and fabric are wonderful. They are comfortable, but they slide off a little too easily. 

They are hand made. There isn't enough "hand made" in this world if you ask me.

I found this soft deerskin cord at the fabric/craft store. It didn't cost much and it matched the shoes.

I started with my trusty hot glue gun. You can see from the picture it is well loved and well used. I glued the cord up against the heel. I glued on the bottom and up along the sides of the shoe. I tied the cord around my ankle first to see what the position would be when I wore them.

The cord comes up and back around the back of my ankle, I wrapped it around and tied it in a knot. This cord is so soft. The shoes are more comfortable and easier to wear.  I love how the cord looks as well. I have worn them a couple time already and the hot glue is holding well.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fabulous for yourself.


https://lovecorks.blogspot.com said...

I wouldn't have thought to do that! You're so smart and they look fab!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Courtney! I love to fix things.

jenny_o said...

How fabulous to have a friend who can make shoes! These are beautiful and look comfortable. I love your addition as well.

I Can Work With That said...
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I Can Work With That said...

Thanks jenny_O. I didn't make it very clear in the blog. The giver didn't make them. I don't know the maker. Whoever they are, they did a great job.

jenny_o said...

Ohhh ... but still nice shoes!
By the way, the link on Refashion Co-op to your blog is not working. When you hover over it, the address that shows is one of the lines of your post.

Unknown said...

Unbelievable! She even does shoes!! What next, your superhero cape?!
And BTW, I like the look of the shoes better now.

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Jenny_o. I just re-did the link. It seems to work now. i really appreciate you telling me.

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Diana! I like them better now too. They seem more balanced. Did you see "The Incredibles"? As Edna would say, "No capes!". :)