Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Annalina's button and felt slippers

I couldn't wait to show this fun craft idea, but it took me a while because I wanted to see if I could do it....and things have been pretty busy around here!

During my trip to California, I got to spend a lot of time with my craftsy niece, Annalina. She showed me her slippers that she had received as a special gift. 

Aren't they just adorable and funky at the same time? I love them!:) The buttons were already on the slippers. She can layer on the felt pieces and change them any time she wants to.

I wanted to try this out on my own pair of slippers to see if I could make something like this for some little people in my life. I sewed on four buttons on mine, although Annalina's slippers have more.

I drew out a few designs on card stock to make patterns for the felt pieces. I cut those out then traced them onto five different colors of felt.

I made two sizes of flowers, snowflakes and hearts and made them in each color.

I cut out a tiny slit that looks like a plus sign in the middle of each one. Then, I started designing my slippers...

Ta-da! There you have it! I can probably make a bigger size in each of the designs to layer on more, but I'm happy with this for now. 

So fun and cute for the little ones in your life....have fun!

1 comment:

Steve n Vickie said...

What a cute idea!!! I love it.