Monday, July 16, 2012

Shutterfly Sweepstakes - Don't forget to keep entering!

Don't forget to enter Shutterfly's sweepstakes again this week.  The picture theme this time around is The Great Outdoors.  After entering today, I received a promotional code for 100 free 4x6 photos!!  Woohoo!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Shutterfly - I love them!

Do any of you use Shutterfly?  I do!  I love them.  I have used them for printing photos, making photo books, and making posters.  I think they have the BEST quality.

Right now, Shutterfly is having a contest where you can win a trip to the Bahamas!  Woohoo!  You also get a professional photo shoot while on vacation.  You can be a star for a day. 

You have to "like" them on Facebook and then you just have to add a picture with a caption.  The best part, I think, is that they say they'll give you a gift just for entering.  For those of you who have used Shutterfly before, you know this likely means something like a coupon for free prints or maybe even a free photo book! 

I get benefits for referring you through my blog, so please, click away and enter the contest!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fabric Covered Shoes - FAIL!

Okay, I have a giant fail to share.  I created the shoes for my daughter that I mentioned in an earlier post, and they are terrible!  I cut out each piece of fabric like all of the tutorials explained.  I attached them with a fabric glue that I found at Walmart.  I wanted to use Mod Podge for fabric, but I couldn't find any at either Walmart or at Joann's Fabric.  

So, instead, I used this.  It seemed to work very well, at first, but the final result just wasn't what I wanted. 

The biggest problem with the shoes is that they are too stiff to actually wear!  They are inflexible and scratchy on the inside where the fabric is folded over the edges.  

I apologize for how bad the pictures are, but I was so disappointed that I just grabbed some quick photos with my phone.  The wrinkles around the toes and above the heel of the shoe were acceptable, but I had a great deal of trouble keeping the entire project clean.  If you look closely at the photos, you can see ugly dried glue pieces that kept coming off my fingers and attaching to the glue that wasn't dry yet.  Also, the shoes seemed to attract every piece of fluff or hair in the room!  It was pretty bad.  

I only had about $20 invested in this project, and I have left-over fabric that can be used on another project and I have about half a bottle of the fabric glue, too.  The shoes were $10 at Walmart, and I will probably have to throw them away because NO ONE is going to wear them here.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fabric Covered Shoes

I have a great idea!  My daughter wants a pair of yellow shoes, and I've been having a difficult time finding just the right color for her so, instead . . . drum roll, please . . . I'm going to make them!  You heard me correctly!  I'm going to make her shoes that are the exact right color.  I've already found the fabric at Walmart.  It came in a convenient size at a reasonable price.  I can't wait to get started!

Here are some tutorials for covering shoes with fabric that I've found around the web.

Finished shoe versus old shoe


I love all of these.  I can't wait to get started.


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