Happy Sunday to all my wonderful blog followers and guest!!
As part of the Getting Cricky Design Team, I get the privilege to showcase my creations on Getting Cricky with K Andrew's blog along with my own post. The thought of that brings a smile to my face!!!
Today's challenge was to create something with a "vintage vibe". I don't do "vintage". What does that even mean? Well, I went to the dictionary. Dictionary.com had a lot of definitions to offer mostly related to wine but I found two that helped: 1. of lasting interest and importance; classic 2. old-fashioned; dated
Here is my take on this challenge. (BTW, this is what I love about Getting Cricky's challenges: it's open to my interpretation.) Another craft that I love is crocheting. Crocheting is a craft that has been around since like, FOREVER! Actually, I looked it up and it has been around since the 1800's. If that's not vintage, I don't know what is!!! Anyway, My aunt taught me some basic stitches when I was a little girl and it has stayed with me since. I had this awesome idea to crochet some flowers. At the time, I didn't know what I was going to do with them but then it hit me - glue them to some flip flops!!! What a great idea! So I headed to Joanns and picked up some variegated cotton, flip flops and the cute buttons. The buttons were actually part of a Kids Camp Flip Flop embellishment package. The package included the smiley faces, buttons, and some
rhinestones. I'll get alot of use from the extras.
I decided to wrap the cotton around the straps but I didn't think it would stay in place so another idea came, see if you can crochet it. Did some searching and sure enough I found some instructions on how to crochet the straps. Super easy too!
As I was playing around with the size of the flower, I made a couple of different sizes. I glued them together , added the smiley face and thought, ah, ha! a brooch! I found a brooch pin, hot glued to the back and stuck it to my floppy hat. Now I'm all set with my summer wear!!!
Well, I survived the "vintage" challenge. I truly thank God for the way He enlightens me with what I consider clever ideas. It blows me away when I can come up with an idea that I didn't see anywhere else. To God be the glory!
Make sure to stop by Getting Cricky with K Andrew's blog and check out the rest of the design teams' creations! They are some gifted crafters. Why don't you consider making something with a "vintage vibe" and link it up to her site. She always has the best giveaways too!.
Let me know what you think of my fun flip flops and brooch. Now to decide if I start wearing them now or save them for our trip to Hawaii!!!! Can't wait!
TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine