Digging into the Recycling, version 2.0
Not to be outdone by her sister, DD#2 decided she should embellish a pair of shoes in her own style. After searching the sale racks at Macy's, she found heels in her budget.
She carefully selected text to be included.
The Mod Podge that we used didn't hold up very well. After one day of wear the newspaper was peeling off. We'll be making repairs to these. Next time she'll try polyurethane. The other issue is the shoes were patent. She probably should have roughed them up first with sandpaper. (I was upstairs painting the bedroom when she made these so I wasn't around to give her that bit of advice.) Live and learn. Regardless, I love the concept.
It was convenient that she finished the shoes and I finished a pair of socks within days of each other. It allowed us to "kill two birds with one stone" in the photo shoot. I'm calling the socks "Burning Ring(s) of Fire" as a nod to the fire theme of the current Project Spectrum. Besides, who can resist a little Johnny Cash?
Burning Ring(s) of Fire Socks
Pattern: My own, I'll write it up soon.
Yarn: Pigeon Roof Studios, Superwash Merino Sock
Colorway: Pink Lady
Needles: US 1.5/2.5mm (Why doesn't Addi make 2.25 mm?)