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FO Friday

17 Jun

Woooo hoooooo – it’s Friday and that can only mean one thing – FO Friday!

While I have several things on the hook right now, I stopped briefly to do a fun project for my youngest – a pair of covered flip flops.

I found a pair of plain ole flip flops on sale so I grabbed some followed by some bright pink yarn (Impeccable – worsted weight in dark pink).

I will most likely do a tutorial (text and video) on how to make these – they were fun and the turnaround time was insanely quick. I finished off the sandal with a cute lil button and the yarn tied in a bow on the front. As you can see, I put a heel catch on the back and covered the plain ole straps.

I am thinking that in the future, I may just put some colored elastic on them. Perhaps make a tube of crochet and then feed the elastic in. Who knows – perhaps I’ll play with that tonight.

It was a fun project that didn’t take too long and put a big ole smile on my daughters face.

If you are interested in reading what other people have done this week or would like to share your own work, stop over to any one of these blogs that host link parties:
Tami’s Amis Blog
Wisdom Begins in Wonder
Natural Suburbia

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20 Comments

Posted by on June 17, 2011 in My Projects

 

20 responses to “FO Friday

  1. florencefrazier2002

    June 17, 2011 at 10:30 am

    How cute!  My sil went through a phase of tying strips of fabric on them but they always came off and were a mess.  I like your design much better!  I'll be waiting for your tutorial so I can try it out on my daughter.  Thanks for sharing!!!

     
  2. Clare Unitt

    June 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Cool flip flops :-)

     
  3. Sharon

    June 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Awww, so cute!  I wish I could wear flip flops to do that – my toes are too sensitive! ;-D

     
  4. calophi

    June 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Cute idea!  You could probably just do sc's around a piece of tube elastic for the back strap. I did that before for pipe cleaners.

     
  5. ash_lei

    June 17, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Those are soo cute, Cris! I love them and am totally gonna be waiting for that tutorial. :)

     
  6. Karen

    June 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    What a cute idea! I love them.

     
  7. Ssach

    June 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Great job, I love to play with flip flops–plus if you don't like they way they turned out, frogging is a snap, and just start over.

     
  8. Twirlycurlybird

    June 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Cute flip flops, I love that you also added little heel strap!

     
  9. Tami

    June 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Adorable! That's perfect for those cheaper flip flops that always seem to leave blisters. I'd love to make a pair myself!

     
  10. Voiedevie

    June 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Isn't it great when you can put a smile on dd face with so little effort? :)

     
  11. Melissa Powers

    June 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    These put a big of smile on my face as well.  Love the addition of the strap in back.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

     
  12. Spinster Beth

    June 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    What a great idea! I live in flip flops in the summer … I have to try this!

     
  13. April

    June 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic idea!  My boyfriend has 3 daughters under the age of 12 and they'd go nuts for something like that.

     
  14. Marushka

    June 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Sweet! My daughter would LOVE a pair like those.

     
  15. karen

    June 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    what a great idea!

     
  16. Andrea Morrison

    June 18, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Now those are sassy! 

     
  17. Contessa

    June 18, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Oh my goodness, SO CUTE!  I'd love doing these.  I'd be thrilled if you posted a tutorial or pattern. :)

     
  18. shotzi0827

    June 18, 2011 at 3:58 am

    I had seen this type of project before and thought I would give it a try… I haven't yet, but certainly want to. These are adorable, and I love the heel strap. Perfect for smaller children who tend to be rough on flip flops.

     
  19. Venividivoom

    June 18, 2011 at 8:29 am

    That's a very cute and clever idea! 

     
  20. Kathleen

    June 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Adorable!  I love the idea of crochet-embellished flip-flops, and have been meaning to make some.  Yours came out wonderfully, I love the button-and-bow.

     

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