DIY Saddle Lock Shoes

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Saddle Lock Shoes…ever heard of em’? Here is what they used to look like:

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A litttle like my DIY version eh?

This week at my church is “Blast from the Past” where we dress up as our faveorite time period.  How fun is that, right?

Anyways, I’m going as the 50’s so Saddle Lock shoes are a must!

And they only cost me 10 bucks! I’ll show you how:

What you need:

Simple white shoes (Mine were 8 dollars at Payless)

Black shirt paint (2$ if you don’t already have it)

Paint brushes

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I went to Payless to get white shoes and “Oh Fiddlestix!” They were having a sale. I’m a sucker for sales and because they were 2 for 20$…I had to get another pair. Oh! And on top of that they were 20% off, so I paid 17$ for both pair! What a bargainDIY 001

Take out the laces and outline the seam of your shoes with black shirt paint

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Fill in that outline with paint. If your shoes have metal rivets on them and you get paint on them, it should come off pretty easy.

When the paint drys, add the laces and TA-DA! 50’s party here I come :)

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Let me see yours!



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GIVEAWAY TIME! Anthropologie sewing kit (ended)

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams

and you will always look lovely.

-Roald Dahl


Check out the winner here!

Giveaway December 2014. Head over to to enter!

Have you ever chocked on a price?

I mean not literally chocked on a price tag or anything…I mean maybe you’re hypothetically eating minestrone soup, and then hypothetically you stumble upon, and then maybe…just maybe, you hypothetically look at a price tag and then almost choke to death cause it’s crazy expensive!? Hypothetically speaking of course…

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Well you might have seen this picture floating around Pinterest

It is anthropology’s mason jar sewing kit. It is no longer available (maybe because it is easy to DIY) but when it was, it was almost 50 big green ones! I wanted to make my own:

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Christmas is coming up and this would be a great gift! But hey! How about getting it for free?



It’s giveaway time!

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YOU can win this adorable look alike mason jar sewing kit!!! The one on the LEFT is Anthropologies….and the one on the RIGHT is mine.

Contest Closes at MIDNIGHT Sunday December 7th 2014

$48.00 Value, yours completely FREE if you win!

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How to Enter:

3 simple steps:

  1. Pin the image directly above (easy enough right?)
  2. Leave a comment below on this blog page telling me your favorite thing about Christmas!
  3. Check back on Monday the 8th to see if you are the winner!

What this kit includes:

A handmade pincushion lid tops off everything you need to stitch and mend. Includes two spools of thread, thimble, safety pins, needle threader, straight pins, measuring tape, sewing needles and gold painted scissors.


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Sorry folks, but there can only be one winner.

This special person will be picked at random by: Professor Random

The winners name will be posted on Monday along with their comment.

I will contact you via EMAIL if you won, so please, put your real information. ;) YOU HAVE 72 HOURS TO RESPOND (if you don’t respond with in this time, a new winner will be announced…sorry)

There is no favoritism involved in this drawing, it is all done completely by random!


Thanks for your participation, Good Luck!

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