My sister-in-law started a food blog. Mostly because she rocks, but partly because I pushed her in the right direction... She is getting famous! Two weeks and she already has 30 followers! Amazing right? Anyway, you can go check her blog out and I will post a link after I am done typing, because I want you to read mine first! :) She is the reason I am starting this blog she pushed me back! We are good for eachother like that.
Anyway, I was reading A girl with a glue guns blog and saw this challenge at seven thirty three and thought of these Robeez type shoes I made for my youngest daughter. I got the pattern from darlingdiapers.com (for free! Just scroll down they are at the bottom) then I went to my local Goodwill and found a black leather coat for 5.00 and cut it up, following the pattern of course! I didn't just cut it any ol' way because that just doesn't work. Then I used paper clips (pins leave holes) and my normal sewing machine with a leather needle. Before I sewed them together I imbroidered the little flowers on with imbroidery floss. I decided to put on a bunch of different colored flowers to match all her different clothes. I cut two of the bottom out and spray adhesived them together with the more suedish (is that a word?) sides out so that the bottom of the shoe had more grip and the inside had grip as well. She just outgrew them :( so now I will have to make a bigger pair for her. :) They are still in great shape and last just as long as the Robeez, but I can make about 6 pair from that one coat! Not a bad deal for 5 dollars. People were constantly asking where I got this pair and it was so fun to tell them I made them! Most people thought they were the Robeez brand!
My knock offs
The inspiration... Of course I changed the color. Who wants white shoes for their kids?!? Not me!
Ok so since you stuck with me through that long post all about ME. I will give you the link to my SIL food blog called Marissa's Menu. Because she really does rock. And her food looks yummy, and is yummy too!