Wednesday, February 12, 2014

recent shoes.

When I made this blog, I spent days trying to think of a name.

A perfect pair fits well.  Because, obviously the husband and I are a perfect pair.  But another reason was because I wanted to focus more on the crafty things I love so much, and one thing I've done a bit of lately is custom shoes (which I think is excellent.)  So, a perfect pair.  And, my more recent shoes:

These were for my cousin, who wanted a couple of album covers of her favorite band.  To paint shoes I mix acrylic craft paint with a fabric paint medium.  They should hold up pretty well, but I still don't wear my painted shoes when it's rainy or snowing.  (They are really cool.)

These were for another cousin.  She wanted custom wedding shoes.  I should have taken a picture before I sent them to her, but eventually they looked like the bottom picture.
These were the first shoes I decorated without paint.  I sewed the lace on, and glued the ribbon.

The last pair I did was for my youngest sister.  I realized that it was super rude of me to not have made her any yet, so they were her Christmas gift.  These were really easy, I just tea stained the shoes, and replaced the laces with lace.
Oh.  I did do custom soles and they gave me a bit of trouble.  I am not sure I'd do them again.

So yes.  That is my talent of making custom shoes. 
There will probably be more.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

an empty wall

 When we moved into our apartment 6 months ago, I was so excited about its glorious high ceilings.  When we finally got settled in, it was time to decorate - Halloween, Christmas, etc.

However, once Christmas came down, we realized how empty this wall is.  We have some little decorations we could have used, but nothing on a large enough scale to fill the wall to the extent I wanted, and nothing that would really go well.

So I settled on a project, waited for Joann coupons to come in the mail (since it was kind of a pricey project), and got to work!

The photos make it look like the canvases didn't help much with the empty space issue, but in real life I promise they look amazing and they fill the space perfectly.

See?  Don't they look amazing up close?
I so love how they turned out, and how they break up the space of the boring white wall.

Monday, October 28, 2013

thanks to our broken camera...

I was planning on writing way more in this blog than I did in my last.  And I have had things to post.
We got cute family pictures taken.
I have made a lot of art/crafty things I'd like to put up here.
Et cetera.

Sadly, all the things I want to put on this here blog involve pictures.
And our camera is very dead.

So hopefully soon.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

take two.

I used to have a blog.  It was anonymous and cute and I liked it.  But it wasn't everything I wanted it to be.

So now I have this blog.  We will see how it goes.