Fancy Shoe Clips

December 28, 2010

Guess what I got for Chriiistmaaaaas???? Uh yeah, a Sizzix! I'm so giddy to try it out. You know what's even better? Brian asked the girl at Michael's if he could use the 40% off coupon and she said yes! I don't think she was supposed to. But what a discount, right?! It made me feel better about asking for it. Having a blog is really handy when you want to get your Christmas hints across;)

So one of the first things I'm going to try is making a couple shoe clips. I need to buy a flower die first. But I can't wait to show you what I come up with.

Shoe clips are the most clever idea! And if you like to live by the simpler "upcycling lifestyle" shoe clips are great because instead of a bunch shoes cluttering your floor you have a couple simple colored flats and pumps with a lot of cute clips to add and switch for a million different cute looks.

Look for my shoe clips sometime next week. Hopefully by then I'll be back in my blogging groove. But I have to tell you it feels good to wake up and just relax all day, plan ways to rearrange my house, snuggle under my new electric plush blanket, cuddle Eloise.

For now, here are some great links to Shoe Clip ideas. Tell me which ones are your favorite and I can try to do a tutorial on them. 

Russian Veiling Confetti Shoe Clip
Felt Flower Shoe Clip
Sequin Heart Shoe Clip
Chiffon Pom Pom Shoe Clip
Brooch Shoe Clip
Velvet Strawberry Shoe Clip
Lace Floral Shoe Clip
Dahlia Side Shoe Clip 
Ribbon & Button Shoe Clip
Turquoise Silk Flower Shoe Clip
Navy Spiral Fabric Flower Shoe Clip
Ruffled Circles Shoe Clip
Feather Shoe Clip
Velvet Pansies Shoe Clip
Pink Stefi Feather Shoe Clip
Polka Dot Fabric Floral Shoe Clip
Peacock Feather Rosette Shoe Clip
Mustard Yellow Bow Shoe Cli
Boa Shoe Clip 

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marissa said... Best Blogger Tips

oh my gosh that is a huge list! have so much fun making them and playing with your new toy and 40% off is killer!

Tilia said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't have a particular favourite of the shoe clips, but I wanted to let you know I'm looking forward to a tutorial about them. Shoe clips are the cutest.

Linden blossoms in my tea

HipDroppedStitches said... Best Blogger Tips

Shoe clips... brialliant idea!

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

You lucky girl!I like using vintage clip on earings as shoe clips.

Admitted Fabricaholic said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! Can't wait to see :)

Laurelann said... Best Blogger Tips

I want a pair of shoe clips! I vote that you try them all in turn and give them away to your ever so faithful readers! (Hint, hint.)

My favorites are the ribbon and button clips, the brooch clips from ModCloth, and the peacock feather rosettes but the feathers are a little on the wild side! Also, I'm curious how you'd make a brooch clip if you only had one brooch?

Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

It’s a close call! My faves are the Sequin Heart Shoe Clip, Chiffon Pom Pom Shoe Clip, Ruffled Circles Shoe Clip and Feather Shoe Clip! Looking forward to see what you choose!

Ryan & Cynthia Clan said... Best Blogger Tips

so glad you got the sizzix! I love mine.

Can't wait to see your shoe clip ideas using the dies.

Here's the tree skirt I just made with my sizzix:

Monique said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like all of them but am interested in the Ruffled Circles shoe clips. Nice pressie by the way! :)

I'm Erica! said... Best Blogger Tips

I love shoe clips!!!!


Sherry Jarwin said... Best Blogger Tips

I received shoe clips for Christmas from my BFF. I have 2 pairs - a flower pair and one that is a all beaded glitterati!!! I LOVE THEM! As for as your list, I like most of the them - there are a couple that seem a little "off" to me. If I had to pic my 2 fav, they are Russian Veiling and Boa (so the first one and the last one). I am a sucker for all things feathers! And the Russian one reminds me of a fascinator (as worn by Kate Middleton). I can't wait to see the result! xoxo

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

How cool is this! I love the sequin heart and ruffle circles shoe clips, but I also think they are all pretty cool. What a great Christmas present (I know what I'll be asking for next Christmas!)

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

SO fun!!! I love shoe clips--can't wait to see what you create:)

Little Lizard King said... Best Blogger Tips

I love love love mine! Made all our place cards this year for Christmas dinner in no time at all. Possibilities are endless! Can't wait to see what you create.

ApachesPrincess said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the chiffon pom pom shoe clips and the Feather and Cupcakes clip! So cute! Thanks for doing this and yay for your Sizzix!!

The Sew Convert said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the Ruffled Circles Shoe Clip, can't wait to see what you come up with:)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

love the ruffled circles. they are all super cute.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Fun! Back in the 80s my girlfriend and I hoarded shoe clips. I especially loved wearing them with my flats and high heeled platforms. We found a bunch of old vintage clip-on earrings and used those as shoe clips also.

tonya y.

swoodsonshoeclips said... Best Blogger Tips

Fun! I love shoe clips- I've been making them and selling on Etsy! Now that the holidays are over, I'm ready to make new ones. Can't wait to see what you make!

Starri said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the list of inspirations! I love the Pink Stefi feathery flower one. Some of them I might be able to figure out but I have no idea how the pink stefi is put together so I'd love to see you do that one.

Oh, and just when I was thinking that i needed to get to the craft store to find shoe clip findings I noticed that the Martha Stewart one you linked to said to use paper clips!! Who knew? How wonderfully cheap! I can get started right away with stuff from my stash. My sewing machine is out of order so your shoe clip inspiration will get me through my withdrawals!

Cara said... Best Blogger Tips

Too hard to pick just one but these are adorable.

Aubree said... Best Blogger Tips

My faves are the navy spiral and the big flowers at the bottom of the feather page.

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorites are the sequin hearts and chiffon pom poms! Love them!

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic idea! We just moved and we haven't got as much space, this is a great way to have variety still. My favorites are the ribbon and button clips, the brooch clips from ModCloth, and the velvet strawberries. Thanks for the tip :)

Clare said... Best Blogger Tips

So adorable! Please do a tutorial, I've been thinking about trying to make some of these for awhile!

SewHappyGeek @ excellcrafts said... Best Blogger Tips

Awww, that was so sweet of him! Sounds like you had a great Christmas; I can't wait to see what you come up with now!

ShoeClips.Biz said... Best Blogger Tips

Great post! Thank you for letting your readers know how much fun shoe clips can be. They're not just for special occasions anymore!

Flynn said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice present! I want one of those just to make kirigami dioramas for my house.

For the shoe clips, oh my! My favorites were the russian veiling with confetti, the velvet flowers and the pink stefi feather rose.

Happy New Year!

Mary Beth at ✄ Yarn U ✄ iPhone app said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard of the gadget...but I love the idea of shoe clips...I'd go for something with 1940s buttons, ribbons, etc.

Faiou said... Best Blogger Tips

They are gorgeous!I made myself too a pair of theese for my boots but i live in Greece and i cant find here those shoe clips that you attach on the flower!But you gave me a lot of ideas so thank you a lot!I hope you have a great new year!

Katrina said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for linking to my blog :) Just looking through yours now and it's so cute! Am especially excited about the great shoe clip tutorial!


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I have those exact earrings never thought to use them as shoe clips. Thanks for the idea!

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