Wednesday, October 27, 2010

shoe flare. that's right, flare for your shoes.

i just am sick now...like all day sick. not throwing up sick, but feeling-gross-all-the-time sick.i'm taking half a zofran everyday. maybe i'll bump it up this week. soooo, since i don't leave my house and i eat constantly(it's the only thing that makes me feel better for like, 5 minutes), i have to give myself something i can do in my hermitage so i don't gain 60lbs this pregnancy. but who cares if i do...just glad to have a platypus in my tummy.

so today i made shoe flare. it seemed like a good idea. but then i think, it's not like i ever get dressed up these days... you should see my outfits. no, you shouldn't. you would be alarmed. like all the moms at preschool when i drop layne off. they are cute in their skinny jeans and fitted tops with coordinating flats. and i roll in with my not-cute boyfriend jeans, a t-shirt that i absolutely slept in the night before, and a sweatshirt jacket that has snot smears (and maybe some banana)on it from lila. i truly look nast-ola.

but let's not talk about that boring stuff, let's talk about shoe flare. i've made these flowers before on pillows...this is just a super mini version. and i wanted to make the flowers interchangeable. like my moods at any given moment. so here's what you need:
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you may notice the shoe appears to have been chewed on by a gerbil. otherwise known as my mom's dog, gracie. who is obviously not a blessing. just a naughty dog that pees everywhere and chews on shoes.

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i let the clip bite some scrap fabric and then hot glue that to the back of the flower. it's important to hot glue it to the very top of the flower or it won't cover your shoe right.

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i wanted a subdued look for one.

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and something spunky for the other. BTdub, these looked stunning with my aforementioned boyfriend jeans. sarcasm oozing.

nato does not love my shoe flare. but you know what, it isn't permanent, silly goose face. plus, you get no opinions for the next...oh, nine months.

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30 comments:

  1. Hah I love the shoe flare! I think it is awesome, and you are right...he doesn't get an opinion for 9 more months!! :)

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  2. Just found you the other day and you rock my world with this. Us nastolas have to stick together and share these ideas. slightly less nasty is what I'm shootin for.

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  3. Im sorry you aren't feeling well! that yucky sick feeling is the worst.

    I LOOOOOVE your shoe flare! definitely gonna have to try this one out. :)

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  4. nastola......that is awesome;) congrats on the pregnancy! Love.The.Shoe.Flare! presh.

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  5. Oh Jaime - so sorry! I hate the all day sick! That's what I had this time but couldn't bear the side effects of the zofran. But thinking of you and praying for joy during this time!

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  6. adorable! love them. i think you should do a giveaway! maybe when you feel a little better!

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  7. love the shoe flare! Adds such nice PIZZAZ to the boyfriend jeans! ;) Here's hoping you feel better SOON!!!!!

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  8. a couple things:

    love me some teeshirts i slept in the night before. story of my life.

    a gerbil hahahh

    so glad your kiddos have smooshed nutrigrains too, i feel comforted :)

    i'm glad you wrote a new post so i didn't have to keep adding more and more comments to the previous one.

    i want to make these flowers to cover everything i own.

    love the platypus!

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  9. the things you can do with a hot glue gun. it's like a magic wand. cute shoes...cute flare...cute babies(we all know the one in your belly is going to be damn cute). let's see if this one will be whiter than lila.

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  10. because of you I am pining for a hot glue gun. Those are the cutest!
    Oh an on the nausea a friend of mine said to try papaya enzyme I got the chewable papaya tablets for Logan when he was having motion sickness and it worked for that. Anyway, I thought I would mention it.
    Feel better :)

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  11. Cuh-YOOT shoes! And good luck with this trimester. I felt that constant sickness with my kids, too. Ugh.

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  12. Last night I told my husband 'you might not want to touch my arm, Ryann puked all over it, but I couldn't feel it through my sweatshirt so I'm too lazy to change'.

    The fact that you put on jeans is quite the accomplishment. Lots of times I don't even make it that far, and I'm not pregnant!

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  13. in nine months you wont be able to see your shoes... hahaha. but atleast you will know they are rockin'!

    these are super cute!

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  14. i love the shoe flare... especially the subdued one. sorry you are nastola right now... we have germy children in our house right now so we are nastola too. yea. and the kids have a FIVE DAY WEEKEND. yikes. should be fun. when we are germ free i'm totally coming over to lay on your couch and eat your food. good times. as a bonus i'll bring you natty cheetos. :)
    love, jenn

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  15. Mr. Nato is wrong on this one ~ shoe flare is awesome! =)

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  16. Oooh love love love these.
    Great job!

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  17. Hold up, I think I recognize that fabric. You didn't cut up your chair in a Zotran induced craze did you?

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  18. Thanks so much for linking up to my Pity Party- these are adorable!!
    xo,
    Mique

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  19. So cute! Hope you're feeling better soon.

    Thanks for visiting me the other day. I'm now following 'sole-ey' (couldn't resist) on the basis of the shoe bling tute.

    Blessings,

    Alison
    Stuff and Nonsense

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  20. LOVE these!! I always see adorable shoes like this that I can't afford and have been thinking lately about making my own. I love that you made this with clips so you can take them on and off and switch them around! :) Did you notice that I used your flower concept for our fall invites? :) Oh, and totally agreed, hubbies do not get a say when you're in the process of growing a child. ;)

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  21. Just popped over from visiting the Anderson family. With that comment she posted I totally had to. And you are just awesome and are now being added to my reader.

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  22. Those are adorable! I especially love the green flowers in the last pictures.

    I wear flowery shoes all the time, but it never occurred to me that I could DIY my own pair! Thanks so much for the inspiration! If I do make some and post in on my blog, I'll definitely link back to you.

    Thanks!
    Lauren
    http://31diy.blogspot.com

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  23. HI there! I am your newest follower from the weekend blog hop!! I love finding new blogs and your is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    Take a *peek* at my giveaways if you stop by. Everything is handmade and gorgeous!!

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  24. Boo re: unwell but YAY! re: pregnancy. Congratulations to you!!!

    I relate to the sick-and-eating problem during pregnancy. No fun at all.
    But nice shoe flare :)

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  25. Here from the bloghop.
    I'm a new follower. Please follow back
    Tiffany
    http://tiffspixiedust.blogspot.com

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  26. I am loving your shoe flare...what a great idea...I like boring (i.e. comfortable shoes) that could use some flare! Thanks for linking up!

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  27. where oh where do you buy your clips? i have had no success in finding ones like that at regular stores. please please indulge me. :)

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  28. krista, the clips are found at hobby lobby in the jewelry making section. sometimes they are out of this kind...but just keep trying!

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