Friday, July 15, 2011

Bella's new shoes

Good morning friends,

today I have a crafty project, but it doesn't involve scrapbooking or cardmaking or even paper.  Nope, nada, zilch, none of that stuff.

Her daddy went to a garage sale last week and got her the cutest clothes and shoes.  He's a really good shopper!!!  He bought her these super cute sandals that had elastic straps.  She came over and spent a couple of hours with me the other day.  While she was here she had her shoes on and we went for a walk.  Half way through our walk, she stopped and kept saying "ouie" and would touch her tops of her feet.  I finally stopped to see what the matter was and she had "cuts" on the top of her feet from where the sandal was digging into her foot.  I took her shoes off and she walked barefoot the rest of the way home.  While on the walk back to the house I was examining the shoes and pondering what I could do to make them fit better.  The shoes fit her fine, just that the elastic really had to give to it which in turn pushed her feet into the top.  Once we got home I immediately went to work on the shoes and this is what I did:

Elastic too tight
The top of the shoe was cutting into the top of her foot
because the elastic was too tight
I cut the elastic right down the middle
Used my crop a dile to punch holes into the elastic leather
Added a pink eyelet (Thank Amy)
Cut 4 strips of black ribbon and added some "no fray"
Tied them into the eyelets and added
some fabric glue to the knots
And now Miss Bella has shoes that fit her perfectly.

I'm pretty proud of this ...  what do you think?

Now remember to come back tonight for our 

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

It's a "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop 
YOU are invited!!

When: This Friday, July 15th beginning at 9pm EST (6pm PST) and continuing through Sunday...
Why: To support our fallen HEROES...  We will each be featuring special "Thank You" cards to be delivered during the "Run for the Fallen" in Maine...
"Run for the Fallen Maine is an organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001.

On Sunday August 21, 2011 the 4th run to honor our heroes will be held. This is a 65 kilometer event with each kilometer being dedicated to the memory of one of our heroes that lived in Maine, had family from Maine or had some ties to our home State."
One of our Design Team Sisters, Rebecca of The Crafting Misfit, will be hand-delivering these cards during this very special event...  If you would like to help support this cause, there will be an opportunity for you to also make a card for the event (stop back on Friday for all the details)...  The organization is also accepting donations for the event.  You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE...
Where: Begins at Getting Cricky with K Andrew and includes the Design Team and a Special Guest...
What to bring: YOU!!  Of course, sharing this special occasion with others is welcomed and appreciated!!
RSVP:  Leave a comment to let me know you'll be attending for an EXTRA chance in my Blog Hop Giveaway!!  :) 

I will be giving away the "Freedom isn't Free" stamp set from Getting Cricky to one lucky WINNER who hops in to visit this weekend (beginning Friday, July 15th at 9pm EST) for the "Let's Get Cricky With It" Blog Hop!!  Remember, you can also leave a comment on this post for an EXTRA chance to WIN!!  I will be announcing the winner for the Getting Cricky blog hop on Monday, July 18th.


  1. Brenda!!! I think you're a genius!!! What a brilliant and cute way of eliminating that shoe problem for "Miss" Bella!!! LOL!

    Thanks for always stopping by, my friend!!!

  2. Brenda what an innovative project!!!

  3. How very clever of you. My heart just melted when I saw the pic. of those tiny little shoes. Gosh, I can't wait to be a g'ma.

  4. That is so clever of you, Brenda! Love it.


  5. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I am now a follower.

  6. Good job! Not to take away from your creativity but great minds think alike. My daughter when she was in high school had a pr of black shoes that she kept slipping out of. So, I took black ribbon and attached to the inside back of the shoe, she wrapped the ribbons around front of leg & tied. Daughter is now a sophomore in college and still has those shoes & wears them with the ribbons. I'm a new follower of your blog. Please become a follower of mine if you like.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. Wow, I would never have thought to do that! Congratulations on your creativity!! Bella's one lucky girl!


  8. You are so creative!! Fantastic idea!

  9. super idea!!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca


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