Friday, April 3, 2009

Adventure of the Ugly Shoes

The other day I felt like doing something creative.
For some reason I chose useless creativity over productive creativity.
I decided to revamp my ugliest shoes.

Behold - the almost-cute-but-failed ugly flipflops that don't even stay on my feet:Are they red? Are they pink? The straps are red, but the foam is ugly faded pink... These photos look better than the real shoes.

Behold the gruesome dismemberment!
enter Calvinesque evil laughter *

Now, behold my crafty, creative crochet work.
I thought it needed more straps. And I was bored.

And then I blistered my fingers doing a blanket stitch around one of the shoes.
I haven't done the other one yet because it seems a little pointless.
Actually, I'm kind of proud of my creative genius, but the shoes are still ugly... I showed Laura, wanting her to say "oh! neat crochet stuff, Caitlin!" But no. She wrinkled her nose and said "Dang, those are ugly." or something to that effect. lol

I think they're a little better than before, but they're still ugly. I would like to get a pair of cute flip flops and make them cuter instead of making ugly ones slightly more tolerable.

* I love Calvin and Hobbes!!


  1. Random tidbit - We were each other's 26th followers! Fun shoe transformation process!

  2. Hmmmm...I do like the style around the thongs and straps, could be really cute with the right color combo, I think! At least you were creative! :-)

  3. Those are really cool!! I can't wear flip flops - just can't seem to keep them on.

  4. Hey, I actually really like how they turned out!

    The first photo, I was like, what tha? She added those colorful blobs? then I kept reading!

  5. While I can appreciate your effort, I'm going to have to agree with your friend Laura on this one! ;) Cute blog by the way!

  6. So much cuter than before! Very clever. The stitching around the soul is such a nice touch. :)


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