Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fun Summer Project ~ The Super Slipper Upgrade


Happy Wednesday everyone!

Yay!  

I am so excited!

Guess what?!

My slipper resoling project that R-Chee mentioned in Monday's Post was a complete success!

If you remember, last year I made two pairs of prototype slippers before finding the perfect design for my favorite green slippers that I made.

Here are the links to the first two that I liked, but they needed better soles to be a bit warmer & sturdier in their design...




I just finished updating them to be warmer, more comfy and indoor/outdoor ready so that I can get the mail in them and follow R-Chee out to the backyard to play!



Here are the two pairs of slippers with their new soles made and ready to sew on!

I used my favorite Lion Brand Yarns:
Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for the main part of the soles with an Amazing Yarn border.



After I sewed them on with my yarn needle to the existing soles I cut scrap pieces of leather and poked holes in them with an awl to lace through.

I decided to make just a few stitches in the center for a quick release & resew method for easy washing.



I also crocheted new tops for my first pair of slippers in the Amazing Yarn to make them warmer.

I found did not like all the holes on the top of the first design I made them in.



I just love how warm, comfy and indoor/outdoor ready they are now!

Yipppeeee!

Now R-Chee and I are working on his retro rug hooking for his pug cave that I started last Fall.

We are almost done and will be able to show it to you soon.

...and I have another makeover project that I have started and will get to reveal in the coming weeks.

What FUN projects are you working on this Summer?

Have you planted a garden?

Please let us know and give us all the details!

We cannot wait to hear!

xoxoxo
Melissa & R-Chee

3 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

They look great Melissa - good idea to make the leather removable to wash, it would look pretty yucky after it had come out of the water.
Lynne x

Mitch and Molly said...

They look so comfy, Melissa! We bet you never take them off!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You are so amazing! You make everything look like its easy to create! And whatever you create is beautiful!
We love the slippers all ready to put your feet into!
love
tweedles