Hello there! I've got a bonus post for you this week.
It begins with a pair of shoes:
I've had these for at least 7 years. They're easy to slip on and off, goes with most items in my wardrobe, and are very comfortable. Plus the company's advocacy where "for every purchase, a new pair of shoes will be given to a person in need" is truly inspiring.
I wore it too often that a hole eventually developed.
And then I stopped wearing them. I didn't want the hole to get bigger and I was afraid I would be mocked for my ripped shoes. It's not exactly as cool as wearing ripped jeans, right?
I thought about how I could repair my pair. How could I turn this situation from blah to TADA!
And so I drew on them.
And embroidered them.
One shoe doesn't exactly mirror the other. But the same colors and flowers were used, allowing them to still look cohesive.
The only challenges I had were: (1) too much handling of the shoe made the white pencil marks of the pattern disappear. My remedy was just to draw over. (2) Not being able to make tight knots to finish the stitch because I put the design towards the hard-to-reach toe area.
Now, I am able to wear these again. The floral embroidery instantly gave them a second life...TADA!
Please let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by!