Sunday, November 13, 2011

Something Old into Something New

I was doing some crafting while I was stuck inside feeling miserable because of another cursed cold. My fabulous new desk looked like this....
I was/am making fabric flowers. And I was done with what you see on my desk and wanted to do something new. And I remembered I had these babies I needed to do SOMETHING with.

These nasties babies have seen better days. They were purchased 2 years ago from either TJ Max or Marshalls and they are Steve Madden flats. I wore them to death. Literally. They retired at the beginning of the year after I looked down one day at work and realized how sad they looked. My original plan was to find a pair of plain black ballet flats and hot glue the zipper rose's on them but I never see just plain flats. They always have a bow or something on them. Last night with flower pin frenzy I was inspired to turn the roses on my shoes into fun pins/brooches. So I got out some scissors and cut the roses from the shoes. 

That was fun. Now as I mentioned before these shoes were dying so the roses needed some cleaning.

Then I cut out some felt circles and hot glued them onto the back of the roses. Let me tell ya, I was the hot glue queen last night.

Then I hot glued the pins on....

And then they were done. I really need to work on my indoor picture taking skills. Cause these are horrid and somewhat embarrassing to post. 

But to make up for my other horrid pictures I have an instragam photo of my zipper rose brooch in use. I like it. Fun. Different. And totally unique. Do you have something old you can turn into something new? An old pair of shoes to refashion? Tear some old clothes apart to make a scarf? Start digging and remake something from your closet! 

Now what to do with the second one.....hmmmm. 

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  1. So Creative! Love it! I am looking for bloggers to participate in 25 Day's of Christmas Blogshare...check out the post and leave a comment if you are interested in participating!

  2. luv luv it I got a pair of flat like that, will spruce it up.
    I would luv to invite you to share your talent with us at
    Our readers will enjoy discovering your blog.
    Happy Crafting,

  3. Thank you for the comments and invites ladies! So sweet and appreciated!