Thursday, October 13, 2016

COSTUME DIY: Metallic OlyFun Dragon Crown Headband

Halloween is 18 days away!!! Serious countdown mode is happening now. If you have no costume ideas, perhaps my massive Costume Idea List will help you answer that age old question, "What the heck will I be for Halloween?" My daughter is dressing as a dragon. I already made her wings and tail. A Metallic OlyFun Dragon Crown Headband is the last piece (minus fabulous makeup) to finish off this costume. This is a no-sew project, using Ad-Tech hot glue and Beacon Adhesives Gem-Tac. This crown can be used for other rad costumes too. You can interchange the colors from the 4 metallic and 18 regular OlyFun fabrics.

I'm a Master Maker for Fairfield World. Fairfield World provided me with the OlyFun, Ad-Tech provided me with their hot glue gun and hot glue, and Beacon Adhesives provided me with the Gem-Tac for this project. Fairfield World paid me to create this project. This project, the photos and instructions are my own creation.

Monday, October 10, 2016

HOLIDAY DIY: Rainbow Glitter Pumpkins

Halloween is quickly approaching, so if you haven't decorated, you should get on that!!! Much to my neighbors disgust (literally, they complained in the neighborhood newsletter), I hung these sparkly rainbow glitter pumpkins back in September. Eghads...rainbow...glitter...pumpkins...THE HORROR! I needed some uplifting, so I started decorating early this year. We're well into Autumn now, so your neighbors shouldn't complain if you make and hang this colorful pumpkins. Seriously, if they do, just ignore them, like I do, and keep doing your own quirky decor thing. I'll be rooting for you over here...and admiring your decor from afar.

DecoArt provided me with some of their products for this project. I use Amazon Affiliate links. Any purchases used through these links will result in Amazon paying me a small commission. I include these for product and color references. You're welcome to print out the supply list and buy everything in a store.


1) With a flat brush, apply 2-3 layers of DecoArt Media Gesso White on each pumpkin. Let the gesso dry between layers. The pumpkins I used were originally black, orange, and cream. The gesso covers the original color, creating an opaque white base.

2) After the final layer has completely dried (overnight to be safe), lightly sand any bumps, until the pumpkin texture is smooth. Use a paper towel to wipe off the dust.

3) Basecoat the pumpkin with DecoArt Americana Acrylics using different sized brushes. Add layers, until the color is opaque. When the basecoat is dry, the stems get painted with Dazzling Metallics, and the pumpkin skin gets Glamour Dust. I needed about 2 layers to get the metallic opaque. For the glitter, I used 3 layers, to get the glitter coverage even. Here is a breakdown of the colors for each pumpkin:

  • Skin basecoat - Peony Pink
  • Stem basecoat - Razzle Berry
  • Skin glitter - Celebration Pink
  • Stem metallic - Berry

  • Skin basecoat - Bright Salmon
  • Stem basecoat - Fawn
  • Skin glitter - Tiger Orange
  • Stem metallic - Mink Pearl
  • Skin basecoat - Saffron Yellow
  • Stem basecoat - Fawn
  • Skin glitter - Lemon Drop
  • Stem metallic - Champagne
  • Skin basecoat - Sea Aqua
  • Stem basecoat - Kelly Green
  • Skin glitter - Limelight
  • Stem metallic - Crystal Green
  • Skin basecoat - Ocean Blue
  • Stem basecoat - True Blue
  • Skin glitter - Sapphire Blue
  • Stem metallic - Ice Blue
  • Skin basecoat - Purple Pizzazz
  • Stem basecoat - Lavender
  • Skin glitter - Purple Passion
  • Stem metallic - Purple Pearl

4) Figure out your arrangement. My daughter arranged the pumpkins on the porch floor, deciding on this triangle configuration. Start with your top center pumpkin. Lay the pumpkin against the wall. Use a pencil to mark the top of the stem. The hook hole right below the stem. Remove the pumpkin from the wall. Hammer a nail a couple inches down from the stem mark. Hang the pumpkin on the nail. Repeat this step for the other pumpkins, until they are all hung.

5) Step back to admire your work. Adjust any pumpkins as needed.

That's all for this tutorial. It's just layers of paint really. While I kept my pumpkins pretty simple, you can certainly add more details and embellishments. The skeleton is a find from last year, maybe from Target. The pumpkins are a DIY project, you can make in any OlyFun color...maybe to match the rainbow pumpkins. Whatever you make, have fun with it. Happy Makery!

HOLIDAY DIY: 9 Teal Pumpkin Projects Roundup

The Teal Pumpkin Project was created to provide non-food treats for kids with food allergies. At Halloween, to show that you have these treats available, display a teal pumpkin on your porch. Though if you don't have a porch (apartments), paint a wood pumpkin and hang it as a sign, on your door. Just like regular pumpkin decorating, you can get super fancy or keep them simple. I'm rounded up 9 projects to inspire your own teal pumpkin creation. I did not make any of these pumpkins, so please use the provided links to find the original source. Some of these pumpkins have tutorials, and others are just inspiration.

1) The Crafted Life - Pumpkin Vase
2) Tiffany Dillard Bullington - Burlap Flowers Pumpkin
3) Muddy Boots and Diamonds - Pumpkin Trio
4) Making it Milk Free - Ombre Pumpkin
5) Kelly Elko - Decoupage Lace Pumpkin
6) Sarah Bakes - Fabric Decoupaged Pumpkin
7) Positively Splendid - Gold Foil Pumpkins
8) Painting the Gown Red - Vintage Camper Pumpkins
9) DIY Network - Vampire Treat Dish Pumpkin

If you needed some extra inspiration for what non-food treats would be good to buy, check out this helpful infographic from FARE Teal Pumpkin Project. A lot of these things can be found at dollar stores. However, if you're having a big event, check out Oriental Trading. They're a great resource for party supplies, which are handy for school parties where food treats are discouraged.

If you're not super creative Michaels has (maybe had by now) faux pumpkins that were already teal. If you can't find those, they should have all of their pumpkins and other Halloween stuff about 50% off. I scored some half pumpkins last year, post-Halloween, for a few dollars each. You'll see what I did with those in another post. The half pumpkins are great for hanging on a wall, as they already have a hanger set into the back. Whatever you make, have fun with it. Happy Makery!

Friday, September 30, 2016

COSTUME DIY: Metallic OlyFun Spiked Dragon Tail

Halloween is quickly approaching, so it's time to make your Halloween costumes. This metallic OlyFun Spiked Dragon Tail goes with my Metallic OlyFun Dragon Wings. This year I wanted to make some dragon wings, inspired by some flexible bat wings I've seen. I made this tail about knee length, so my daughter could move around easily and it would stay light. This tail can be adapted to fit any person. Of all my patterns, this one is very basic geometric shapes. I'd put this at an intermediate level project, because of the spikes. If you're a beginner, just go slow, because it's all straight lines.

I'm a Master Maker for Fairfield World. They provided me with their products for this project. They paid me to create this project.
  • Clear quilting ruler
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • White pencil
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

1) On construction paper, draft a trapezoid tail pattern that's the tail length you want, plus 2 inches. Mine is 24" long by 9" wide at the top and 3" wide at the bottom. Draft a big triangle 8" wide by 6" tall and a small triangle 4.5" wide by 3.5" tall. Draft a 22" long strip of spikes that are 2" wide by 2" tall each, with a 1" tall band across the bottom. Cut out all of the paper pattern pieces.

The waist band is 7" longer than the measurement at the waistband of jeans. I made mine longer, and adjusted it on my daughter. The waistband rectangle is 5" wide by jean waistband + 7". I drafted this onto the jet black OlyFun, since it was very long.

2) Out of the jet black OlyFun, red metallic OlyFun, Stiffen interfacing and Structure interfacing cut out the following.

Tail - 2 Jet black OlyFun and 2 Structure
Big Triangle - 2 Red metallic OlyFun and 1 Stiffen
Small Triangle - 2 Jet black OlyFun
Spikes - 2 Red metallic OlyFun and 1 Stiffen
Waist band - 1 Jet black OlyFun and 1 Structure

3) Put the two red spike pieces wrong sides together. Machine stitch around 1/4" from the edge, with red thread. Leave the long straight edge open. Insert the Stiffen spike strip between the red layers. Trim back any excess Stiffen down the long straight edge. Sew closed.

4) Sew the small black triangles centered onto the big red triangles. Sew the two red triangles together wrong sides facing.  Leave the bottom edge open.

5) Pair the tail and waistband jet black OlyFun and Structure pieces together. Machine baste stitch around 1/4" from the edge.

6) Baste the red spike strip to one long side of a black tail piece.

7) Lay the other tail piece on top and straight stitch down the seam 1/2" from the edge. (shown) Straight stitch the pieces together along the other side too. Turn the tail right sides out.

(PicMonkey is having editing errors. I will update this post with edited photos, when the problems are resolved.)

8) Slide the red triangle onto the skinny tail end, with about 1" overlapping. Pin in place. Straight stitch the openings closed, with red thread.

9) Stuff the tail with Poly-Fil. The tail doesn't need to be tightly packed, just filled evenly and shaped.
10) Machine baste the wide tail end shut. Fold and center the waistband onto the tail. Top stitch the waistband in place.

11) Slip the waistband onto the wearer, through their jeans. Adjust the tail waistband and mark where it sits between the two front belt loops. Take the tail off the wearer. Cut the tail waistband shorter if needed. Fold in the raw edges 1/2" and top stitch closed. Cut a piece of hook and loop tape 6" long. Sew onto the waistband ends, so they overlap and close correctly.

What dragon costume photo session would be complete without some awesome poses?

My daughter decided to be a dragon, after I started working on the costume. She's had THIRTEEN different halloween costumes...actually more if you count ones only worn to school. This tail is great for Halloween, theater, dress-up, parties, and any other costumed occasion. You can use any of the 4 metallic and 18 colored OlyFun fabrics to create this project. Use fabric paint to add designs...or um scales. Don't forget to make a pair of Metallic OlyFun Dragon Wings to match your tail. I'm making a dragon horns headband next week, so make sure to check back for that tutorial. Whatever you decided to dress up as this Halloween, have a fun time. Happy Makery!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

COSTUMES: Doomsday 2016

Every August is Doomsday at a local goth club. The club is transformed into a post-apocalyptic world. I've gone almost every year. I typically throw together a costume at last minute, but this year I actually planned ahead! Halloween is just around the corner, and this particular costume can be altered for your ghoulish needs. It's minimal sewing, which I know everyone will appreciate. You can use hot or fabric glue, but stitching is clean, faster, and more sturdy. No one wants to lose part of their costume, mid party or candy collection.

This post will include mostly Amazon Affiliate links, but mostly just for your reference. If you purchase anything using my Amazon links, Amazon will pay me a small commision. I'm not going to be upset if you buy everything in stores...cause that's what I do. Also, DecoArt provided me with the paint I used for this costume. I was not paid to create this post. I just know you all like these sort of posts.

From top down, my costume is a bloody draped vest with a tank underneath, a stretchy belt, a bloody skirt thing, a stretchy black skirt, cheap red stocking that I cut, and black boots. The boots are a recent Target purchase, should you want them too. I already had the black pieces and red stockings. I made the bloody pieces and shredded the stockings.

1) I cut a rectangle of gauze fabric long enough to go around my waist and tie, by about 6". I folded that in half, centered and tied it around my dress form. I took about 4' length of gauze fabric, and gathered it along that waist band, set the selvage edges slightly towards the body front. I removed the skirt panel from the dress form. I straight stitched along the gathered part, and along the ties to finish them. I cut the bottom and sides jagged.

2) I took a yard of gauze, and draped it on my daughter, to figure out how much of the fabric would be the hood. I then draped it on my dress form and cut the arm holes. I cut all the outer edges jagged, for an aged appearance.

3) I laid a plastic tablecloth outside. I laid the vest and skirt on the plastic. I splatter painted them with watered down DecoArt red, black, and brown acrylic paint. Gauze fabric is great for this technique, as the paint bleeds well into the texture.

4) I carefully hung it up to dry overnight. By morning, the colors were paler, which was disappointing. The effect was still good.

I will say, makeup wise, I don't know how you would adapt it to other skin colors, but I'll let you figure that out. I'm already super pale, but went paler. If I was to do this makeup again, I would add veins. The idea is to look almost dead and diseased. 

1) I applied NYX face primer to my face and neck, so my makeup would stay in place all night. A little goes a long way.

2) In my palm, I mixed my foundation with cheap white cream makeup, until I got the color I wanted. I applied that with a foundation brush, but found rubbing it into my skin with my fingers worked better.

3) I set the foundation with a white face powder. I dusted off some of the powder, so I wasn't as stark white. White powder is how I set my last two skull makeups. This keeps the makeup in place, and not sweating off your face.

4) With a fluffy makeup brush, I applied Sugarpill Bulletproof to my eyelids, blending it to my brow bone and outwards. I used a small flat makeup brush to apply and blend Bulletproof under my eyes. I added mascara, but no eyeliner.

5) I used a grey eyeshadow and contouring brush, to contour my cheekbones and jaw. With that same grey and the smaller eyeshadow brush, I contoured my nose, and neck. 

6) I left my lips for last. I applied NYX lip primer. I covered my lips with the foundation and white mixture. I powdered my lips. Nyx make a white lipstick, but I don't have it. My makeup stayed on all night.

My friend Carlton, of Spiderbite Studios, was taking photos that night. This is the photo of just me, that he took. The background is just a snippet of what the entire club looked like. In other photos, with friends, I turned the vest upside down, and wore it long, without the skirt thing. By the end of the night, I'd rolled up the gauze pieces, and tied them to my purse. If you look carefully, you can spot my Separated Triangle Earrings, that I made years ago. The tank top I made is actually something I made for an old band costume. I hope you have an awesome Halloween...or any other costumed occasion. Happy Makery!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ARTWORK: Deer Head Faux Taxidermy

I've mentioned a few times in previous posts, that I've been busy making artwork and home projects, that I haven't posted. I'm trying to find some normalcy and flow back in my life again. Back in July, I painted a paper mache deer head, with DecoArt products. The base is a Walnut Hollow wood slice, I repurposed from this project. I needed a creative release and this deer head had been lingering around for about a year. Faux taxidermy has been a big thing over the past few years. However, like many craft trends, it has been oversimplified to deer heads in all white or gold. Blahhhhh!!!! I wear a lot of black, but I love my artwork to be colorful and whimsical. The bigger and brighter, the better really. Years ago, I saw a few deer heads that artist Hope Perkins painted and embellished. Now these are real deer heads, but her makeover style was great inspiration for my paper mache deer head.

In the finished photo, you can also see my growing gallery wall. If you've followed me since the days I was making mostly skull art, you'll notice a few familiar pieces. The big pink and green painting is #34: Pop Art Skull. The four little paints below that are #69: Skull of Seasons. The wood pieces are Geometric Wood Trivet, floral coasters, Sugar Skull Trio, and USA Road Trip Map (which needs additions from our Hawaii trip). The two landscapes, my daughter and I did at a painting party for my eldest niece's 18th birthday. The little striped lady painting, I bought from Jennifer Perkins (Hope's sister). Beside that is a Frida Khalo sugar skull portrait, my friend KT made for me. Above that is a Nazca skull piece I made back in 2010, before I learned how to paint. I used a paint marker and crayons for that one. Beside that is a cat silhouette of Pippi I made, inspired by Meg Allan Cole's Dog Silhouettes. At the very end is #12: Skull with Flowers, which was one of first nice acrylic paintings, and the start to the crazy painting adventures that have followed.

Here are some progress shots. If you follow me on Instagram, you can see lots of progress photos from all my projects. Including the bathroom demolition that's happening as I type this. We hired professionals to remodel our two terrible full bathrooms into one glorious huge bathroom. The half bath got a new toilet. It will get some DIY love soon. I left the master bathroom to the pros. Anyway, back to the deer head. Above, you can see the scale. Below, you can see the process of adding details. Striping those horns took a long time. I should also mention, I used layers of white gesso on this deer, before painting, so the colors would all pop. 

A wonky front shot. The wood round is gold and metallic brown. You can also see the shiny metallic and glittered horn stripes. We're going for whimsical folks, so a little shimmer is always good.

The purple disconnected chevron pattern, goes from the nose, around the back, to under the chin. You can see the slivers of where that all connects. 

That's all for now. I'm over here working on Halloween costume pieces, and listening to the noises of a destroyed bathroom. It's intense. There will be posts about this huge makeover, but not for a while. I want to have some pretty photos of the final bathroom to include. Right now we have photos of two boring white and cream bathrooms (or as my mom's best friend called them "vanilla"), and the destruction stages of both. Ok, enough chatting. Time to work that sewing machine for all it's worth...or um not that hard. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

HOLIDAY DIY: Dia de los Muertos Coffin Countdown Calendar

You all know I love Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) about as much as Halloween...if not a little more. Instead of a Halloween countdown, I decided on Dia de los Muertos, which is right after Halloween. Dia de los Muertos is traditionally a Mexican holiday, but like it's people, the holiday spans the globe. It takes place on November 1st and 2nd, as a celebration of departed loved one's lives. I found an awesome wood piece that looks like an old style coffin top, at JoAnn. I had DecoArt paints and clear chalkboard coating on hand. The key to this project is using the clear chalkboard coating over a darkish paint color. Otherwise, you can chose any colors and wood shape you want. If the wood is rough, sand the chalkboard area smooth, before painting and coating. Onward with the tutorial.

These links are Amazon Affiliate links. Any purchases made using these links will result in me earning a small commision. The links are mostly for product references. Feel free to the supply list to your local big craft store, and shop there with lots of coupons. That's what I do. DecoArt provided me with some of their products for this project. Most of the paint, I bought myself.


1) Paint the coffin interior with Purple Pizzazz and Bluegrass Green. Paint the top edge with Fawn. Paint the outside Carousel Pink. Let the 1st coat dry. Repeat with a 2nd coat. Paint over the Fawn with Champagne Gold, to add shimmer.

2) With a white pencil, write the lettering. Use a ruler as a guide if needed. Sketch out the skull and bones. I made my skull and crossbones stylized.

3) With Lamp Black paint and a small flat brush, paint the lettering. After dry, add details with various colors of paint and a thin liner brush.

4) Paint the skull and bones Snow White. Let 1st coat dry. Paint a 2nd coat of white. After dry, paint details with a liner brush.

 5) With black and a liner brush, add a simple design around the outside of the coffin.

6) Seal the painted coffin with clear chalkboard coating. The purple area needs 3 coats, in different directions, for the best chalkboard finish. Let cure for 24 hours.

7) Rub the blank purple section with the side of chalk. Wipe off the chalk with a paper towel. Write the countdown day.

Check out my other Dia de los Muertos tutorials for more related project ideas. I made this countdown calendar for Dia de los Muertos, but this concept can be used for any celebration. Countdown to Halloween, birthdays, prom, graduation, Christmas, other holidays, Winter, a birth, a get the idea. Whatever you're celebrating, have a wonderful time. Happy Makery!

Friday, September 16, 2016

HOLIDAY DIY: Day of the Dead Skull OlyFun Rag Wreath

This Day of the Dead Skull OlyFun Rag Wreath is a no-sew kid friendly project that can be adapted for any decor and holiday. I used Fairfield World OlyFun for the rag wreath. I painted a wood skull with DecoArt acrylic paints. OlyFun and paint can be combined to suit your personal style choices. OlyFun doesn't fray and cuts like paper, making it great for a rag wreath that won't fall apart over time. The strips are looped onto a wire wreath base, which is something kids can easily help with. I used a wood sugar skull, but this would be cute with a pumpkin, turkey, or snowman, for upcoming holidays. Head over to Fairfield World to make your own. Day of the Dead Skull OlyFun Rag Wreath

Fairfield World and DecoArt supplied me with their products for this project. Fairfield World paid me to create this project. I'm a master maker for Fairfield World and a blogger outreach program member for DecoArt. This project is my own creation.

Monday, September 5, 2016

ARTWORK: Floral Arrangement Paintings

I've been working on more floral paintings, just to experiment with flower styles and improve my decorative painting skills. I cruised through my photos from the last few months, to find SIXTEEN painting projects I haven't shared. Three aren't finished, but THIRTEEN are. I've been meaning to write more, but there's something cathartic about painting things, that I haven't found in writing. I've been dealing with some personal stuff, hence why there are so many painting projects, including FIVE canvas paintings. What is this madness? Who is this person? I started this blog as a way of documenting my artwork. It's morphed in a tutorial heavy site, which is still cool, but seems more formal and perhaps a little colder than my past looser creative posts. Fashion sets, where did those go? To be honest, I gained a bunch of weight...over thirty pounds...ditched a bunch of my wardrobe and have been trying to figure out how to dress this bigger curvier body. I love my body still, and perhaps more than before, as it's booty and boobilicous. So anyway, changes have been happening, both bad and good and somewhere in between. I'll stop rambling, and get onto the canvas art. I'll make separate posts for some other projects. At least one has a tutorial. I SWEAR!

I'd been admiring abstract & floral art from various artists on Instagram. I started with an abstract background, but I wasn't feeling it at all. I stared at it a while, unhappy with it. Then, I decided it might be a cool background for a loose floral arrangement. I threw on a purple vase. Then, pulled colors from the background, plus red, and created layers of flowers, leaves, and sticks. I hung this one by my front door. It's so cheerful and colorful.

"Abstract Floral Arrangement"

I mentioned having some unfinished artwork. This is one. In being unfinished, it's symbolic of the personal stuff that was ongoing while I worked on this painting. A seven year friendship disintegrated quickly, and I didn't finish the painting. Until last month, this was the last painting I did for a while. I stopped working on this painting, a day after our friendship ended. I might finish it one day. The skull is supposed to look like stone, the table cloth (and table) are missing, and half the leaves lack shading. Instead of focusing on what I left unfinished, I should be focusing on the awesome flowers and leaves I created, and the new style of painting. Though when I look this, with each stroke, I see tears. Moving on...

"Floral Arrangement in Skull Vase" (Unfinished)

So the above one was back in May. The below one is August. There are no canvas paintings in between. In that time, I also lost my grandmother, who had Parkinson's, dementia and cancer. In August, we went to Myrtle Beach, SC with friends. We rented a house, and I brought the craft supplies. Sadly, Alex left the big box of DecoArt paints, and painting brushes at mistake. Off to Walmart, we went in search of paints, brushes, and big canvases. About mid-week, I broke out the painting supplies. Us ladies each worked on a canvas. Rachel, came up with the idea to include each person's fingerprints in our paintings. Alex's and Rachel's paintings have our names. Since mine was a floral, I didn't want to put names, so instead I had people use the glitter paints to add their fingerprints. Oh, and this painting started off as a beach scene, which I hated! I painted grey over the whole thing, before the underlayer of blues and tan had dried. 

"Floral Arrangement in Glass Vase, with Friends Fingerprints"

The last night of our trip, I still was in a painting mood. I caught the painting bug big time. I started this painting our last night, and finished it my 1st week home. It's much more energetic and simplistic than my past paintings. A big difference from the previous paintings. I'm still working on finding my style. I'm definitely all over the place still. They've all got very positive feedback. I might sell this one. I know, actually selling a painting! Such a weird thing for me. 

"Floral Arrangement in Water Pitcher"

Technically, this one is unfinished too. However, I just need to highlight the leaves. I got tired of looking at this painting after a week of working on it. There are parts I like and parts I'm enthusiastic about. This one I'm definitely selling, for a few hundred dollars, because of the scale. Actually all three of these paintings are about 20" to 24" at the longest/widest. I did buy some smaller canvases. My motto about painting is that bigger is better, because I can cram in more details. This one is very detail crammed around the outer edge and not so much on the big flowers. Still, people liked it. I cater to my personal likes, more than others. With my crafty and teaching job being a mixture of both my style and the abilities of others, I'm finding it difficult to just throw myself into a painting without holding back on the complexity.

"Floral Arrangement in Wood Crate"

That's all for this post. Like I mentioned way at the beginning, there are other art projects I've completed and a couple that still need work...or um UFOs...unfinished objects. If you like seeing my process of creating these, and other pieces of art, check out my Instagram. I like to post projects as I'm working on them, which quite often have at least one cat hanging about. Our dear Aurora moved away with her family, while we were on vacation, so sadly our outdoor projects will be without our fearless black squishy sweetie, always mewing, getting in the way, and sneaking inside to be nosy. Oh and I won't consider this a sponsored post for DecoArt, because I bought most of the paint...about 95% at least. Whatever you're making have fun with it. Happy Makery!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SHOE DIY: Printed Ankle Wrap Espadrille Sandals

These Printed Ankle Wrap Espadrille Sandals are made with upcycled espadrille soles, cotton fat quarter fabrics (outer from P & B Textiles), Fairfield World interfacings, and Dritz supplies. This is a great way to take old espadrilles and make them into new fabulous sandals. There are endless options for cotton fat quarter fabrics, which could lead to an obsession with making your own shoes. This is less of a warning, than a reason to make things. Head over to Fairfield World to make these Printed Ankle Wrap Espadrille Sandals.

Fairfield World, Dritz, and P & B Textiles sent me their products to use. Fairfield World paid me to create these shoes. The project, opinions, and tutorial are my own.


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