Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Old Born Ballet Flats Repurposed




When I cleaned out my closet last week (see this post for pics),  I came across these Born ballet flats that I had bought a few seasons ago.  You know the type--big flowers on the front. Well, I put them on and decided I felt as if I was walking around wearing swim flippers.
"Shall I donate them or try a "redo" with them?",  I thought.

Here's what I did:
See those big flowers?  I noticed that they were just stitched on to the top of the shoes.  Using little embroidery scissors, I very carefully snipped the stitches and had them removed in no time at all.


Next, I chose some clear rhinestone buttons I happened to have on hand, and cut off their shanks.  I applied glue (E6000 or use your glue gun) to the back of each button and placed them where the flowers had been attached to each shoe. 


After the glue had thoroughly dried, I was out wearing them around town!


I now have 2 super cute leather distressed silver-tone flowers that I can use on a couple of dog collars!


The most difficult part of the project was just deciding which pair of rhinestone buttons to use.

I loved the outcome on the metallic flats so much, that I decided to adorn a pair of simple, plain Clarks ballet flats with rhinestones, too.


I think they now look more Spring-like!



Dig through your closets and see if you can find some shoes to repurpose.



Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Cleaning: My Closet Purge!!!

Last weekend I finally got around to cleaning out my closet. It took me 4 hours and I was exhausted, but elated, when I finished.

Here are a few BEFORE pics:

And here are the AFTER pics:
One of my FAVORITE things in my closet is this hanging jewelry organizer:
It holds lots of necklaces, plus I use it for my big flower corsages!

I also found that if you alternate the way you add your shoes to each shelf, it makes more room!
Any of you had the notion to purge your closet, too?
Happy Spring to all!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

CFC New Designs, Early March 2012

Paisley Perfection w/bow $14Paisley Perfection w/bow $14Paisley Perfection w/1 bow $14Paisley Perfection w/bow $14Pink Diamond w/bow $14Pink Diamond w/bow $14
Pink Diamond w/bow $14Lime Time w/3 bows $19Lime Time w/3 bows $19Lime Time w/3 bows $19Grow in the Dark w/bow $14Grow in the Dark w/bow $14
Grow in the Dark w/bow $14Grow in the Dark w/bow $14ChaCha Cherries w/bow $14ChaCha Cherries w/bow $14ChaCha Cherries w/bow $14ChaCha Cherries w/bow $14
Sprinkles on Top w/bow $14Sprinkles on Top w/bow $14Sprinkles on Top w/bow $14Sprinkles on Top w/bow $14

Please take a look at these new styles that will be offered in the Etsy shop later this week. I hope you see something you like!

Suzanne in TX

Via Flickr:
A few new designs for Spring/Summer 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wild Wednesday Special 03/07/2012


Wild Wednesday Special for 3/07/2012

Save $3 on each collar currently listed in the "Upcoming Holidays" section of the Etsy shop. Today only--special pricing expires at midnight tonight.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

9 Products for Achieving Bright Red Glossy Lips


I recently became obsessed with having red lips--Bright Red, Glossy Lips! It started before this year's Academy Award Show, but seeing the starlets on the Red Carpet just fueled my passion for finding products to help me achieve the perfect results.

Here's my list of goodies and a little about each one of them:


I found this online after trying it at our local Ulta store (they were out at the time). It is more like a rich lipgloss, and tends to be more pink on me. I find that it doesn't last too long either, but I do love the feel/texture and shine it provides.


This was a Walmart find for me. It is just a super sheer, very moist, lip balm and great for everyday. It seems to keep my lips hydrated and yet adds just a touch of red. Plus, the price is right, at around $5!


Gosh, the Sephora shops can get me into so much trouble! I love getting to "play" with all the samples. This lip liner is a must! I love the rich color, that it is retractable, and the little brush end is just marvelous. I need more colors!


I first saw this at our local Ulta, but alas, they were out of it, so off to Amazon.com I did go. I LOVE this lipcolor. It is super rich, full of color and shine. Just as the name implies--it is PRETTY AMAZING! I have bought 2 of them now, just so I don't go without.


I happened upon this in a Sephora shop inside JCP in Lubbock, TX. It is another must have lipstick. I need more colors. The color is intense and lasts. I love the feel and the fact that it offers SPF15, too! It is luscious! Plus, and this may sound silly, but I LOVE the case--the color and feel of it. It's the little things that make me happy!


I have had this lipstick for quite a while and end up using a lot like a lip balm. It provides color and super moisturizing benefits, as well. I bought mine in a trio from QVC, but I don't know if it is still available there.


This is another GREAT find from WalMart. For the price, it has loads of color and seems to last a long time. I just prefer it with a gloss on top for more shine. It comes in tons of colors and I have several that aren't a true red.


Another find at Sephora! I have not had much experience with lip stains, but the consultant assured me that this one was not supposed to be as "drying" as several that are on the market right now. I've only used it topped with either a gloss or one of my other "red finds", so it hasn't seemed to dry out or irritate my lips. It does help the color to LAST!


One more goodie from WalMart and it is another MUST HAVE, in my opinion. A great lipgloss, that isn't "sticky" or "gooey", which I tend to try to avoid. This one works well with all of the above items or on its own. LOVE IT!


Anyone have a similar obsession with lip color?