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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

One can never have enough shoes!

I am on a roll with all the fun shoes out there in retail-land! I love shoes and even more, I love shoes that I can make on the cheap! Here is the latest creation: a Victorian inspired flat. All you need is a plain black flat (thank you Payless $10), ruffled lace, 1/4" satin ribbon, sharp scissors, fabri-tac, gem-tac, and vintage Cameos. My total cost was under $20 yet again!



Love the bow laced up the back of the shoe! Looks hard but is simple to do as long as you have a leather punch or sharp scissors.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I was Featured on....

an amazing blog that i LOVE: Someday Crafts! Be sure to check them out! Many thanks to them for featuring my feather trees in their "tabletop tree" post today.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

$167 tank for $7.50

Everywhere you go right now (in the stores), 40's inspired fabric rosettes are all over this season's hottest looks. I am totally loving them! From necklaces to shirts, they jazz up anything. I tried my hand at them for the first time last night, and I absolutely LOVE how this tank turned out. Thanks to Old Navy for always supplying me with a "canvas" to work with. A $5 tank + $2.50 worth of washable poly/silk fabric = "hautemama" couture!

The Splurge

The Steal

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kate Spade Inspired Shoes

I saw a fabulous pair of Kate Spade shoes at her store recently, but at the tune of $185 they were definitely a no-go. So of course I had to put my thinking cap on and with the help of $8 shoes and a $9 necklace from Charlotte Rousse, some grosgrain ribbon, and a needle and thread I was able to come up with my own version. You could use any type of embellished necklace but make sure it can easily be taken apart. Since big flowers are so popular right now I had no trouble finding one. The one I used actually had 5 flowers on it so now I have three extra to play with.

Cut 12 ribbon strips 5" long, hand sew them into flower like shape.

Sew ribbon flower onto shoe.

Super glue flower and reinforce by sewing around two of the metal petals thru the shoe.

Super cute!!!