1.28.2010

fancy shoes

I’d like to think that I am a pretty creative person. And, I guess, I am. However, most of my ideas come from someone else.

Like these shoes:

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I love the burlap flower on the simple black shoes. I believe these little flowers are sold on etsy and I could have purchased a pair, but instead thought I could just make some myself.

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I had some grey felt laying around and thought they’d be a cute flower for the winter. I put in a little tulle for fluff & some mini glass beads in the center.

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They are attached to an alligator hair barrette covered in ribbon. A clip-on earring back would be the preferred method of attaching to a shoe, however, I do not regularly purchase clip-on earring backs and when I want to do a project, I just try to make do with what I have so that my boys do not have to accompany me to another craft store.

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I also made this pair with dark grey felt.

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Now, why, you might ask, am I adorning high heels when I am three weeks away from delivering a baby and should not actually be wearing them?

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Because tomorrow is my baby shower and of course I want my feet to look fancy.

18 comments:

  1. Just darling Emily! have a wonderful time at your baby shower!!

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  2. You are so creative! LOVE IT! Happy baby shower :)

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  3. you are way too cute. Don't you just LOVE those shoe clips! One thing I don't mind that is back from the '80s.

    Have the best time at your shower tomorrow - no doubt you will be such a cute prego with those stylish stilettos on!!

    Hugs ~

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  4. So cute! I'm impressed that you made those from things you already had!
    Have fun at your baby shower!

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  5. Absolutely love them! I bought of few of these flower clips at H&M to add a little ruffle effect to any shirt or sweater. But I think I could use a few more...homemade :)

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  6. Very cute! And I love that you are wearing heels so close to your due date - I wore them up to the end myself. I figured that if I had to wear clothes that looked like small tents, at least my feet could look cute!

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  7. Have a fabulous time at your shower. I love the flowers...so much better than anything I've seen. I'm partial to big flowers too!

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  8. These are beautiful! Have a wonderful, blessed baby shower!

    P.S. Can I have that adorable pillow on your couch? lol

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  9. What a great idea! I love the fact that you attempt to re-create many things on your own. It inspires others to do the same. Enjoy all that is to come as you celebrate your new baby.

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  10. Oh I love these ~ I am totally working on a pair. Hope your shower was wonderful!
    Bristol

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  11. Too cute! have a great shower! Post pictures after!

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  12. Love those shoes~ Best wishes on that sweet baby girl~

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  13. You are amazingly creative! I've just stumbled upon your blog and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your style. I was wondering if you could give information on the glittered numbers and letters that I have seen in your kitchen, guest room, and nursery post. Did you create these on your own or purchase them?
    Best wishes on your #4, I'm cooking #3 right now...37 weeks and counting! =-)

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  14. Tonya: the glittered numbers in the kitchen are from midwest of cannon falls. The glitter on them tarnishes over time which gives them a great look. The little letters you've seen in other rooms came from a scrapbook pack at Target. Not sure if they sell them anymore, but they are fun, too.

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  15. just came across your blog and had to comment on how CUTE of an idea this is for the shoes! so creative!

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  16. Emily! That is so funny! Yes, Bill and Jane live a few doors down and I love them! They are the sweetest! Bill is trying to get me to go sky diving, which I might possibly do this summer! Jane has bought a few of my pieces for her daughter too! {I think for her daughters room}
    I met their daughter out here on the 4th of July! So funny! You guys should come visit sometime! Melaine

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  17. Emily - Thanks so much for the information. I was also wondering, given that you have three children, where you have all of the "kid clutter" - I mean, there have been days where I feel that my house is going to explode for all of the toys and accessories...I don't want my house to become a "play house" but I also want my kids to feel welcome to play in the rooms...

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  18. I'm kinda watching the Super Bowl, but really cathing up in blogland and am SOOOOOO excited over your darling felt roses for your shoes... why don't i have any felt laying around! drats!
    Your shoes are just toooo cute!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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