June 25, 2012

Embellished Shoes

I’m not a high-heel girl. I like my shoes to be comfortable, however they shouldn’t look boring. When I bought a pair of cream colored espadrilles a while ago, I had the idea to embellish these shoes with a bit of lace and an image. Finding the right piece of lace in my stash was easy. The harder part was to decide which graphic to use. After printing out several on fabric, I finally went for a vintage grain sac image that Karen, The Graphics Fairy had provided. You can find it HERE on her DIY blog. Thanks again, Karen!


Using a fusible web, I ironed the prints right onto the shoes. I’m not sure that this will really last but if it starts to come off, I still can sew it down by hand.

shoes detail

I hope I’ll be able to find espadrilles over here because I have some more ideas to prettify them.

Have a wonderful week everybody!





Inmaculada said...

Maravillosas y encantadoras.
feliz semana.....

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Fabulous, Julia!!

Oh, yeah, those shutters were a big PAIN to paint but the one good thing is I wanted them to have a distressed look and they do, LOL, just can't see it in the picture!


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Those are the most beautiful and stylish espadrilles I have ever seen my dear Julia:)You should open up a shop and I bet they would sell off in no time.Hope you linked up with Brag Monday.
Have a lovely day.

Hearts Turned said...

Wonderful, Julia! Such a great idea--love how they turned out! I think I'll have to give that a try...thanks for the inspiration, my friend!


Tina said...

Your espedrillos are so pretty julia. i hope you hang in there. at least you have your studio
Can't wait to see it.
big hugs

June said...

Julia these will be so much fun to wear. I LOVE them!
I want to thank you for your sweet note and I hope you know how much I adore you. Thank you for being such a lovely friend.
sending hugs...

Dorthe said...

Hallo meine liebe Julia!
What a wonderful idea, and so very beautiful, with the print from G.F.
I love the heavy lace,you added my dear.
They will feel so special to wear, and you will feel so lovely wearing them ! Dear sweet friend, I wish you a happy See you soon- and liebste grüsse, und ganz viele hugs und küsse, von deiner,Dorthe

Unknown said...

Beautiful shoe- print beautiful photos and beautiful ! Michaela

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Julia! That is a brilliant way to glam up a plain espadrille. Very unique. Definitely no one else will be wearing anything like that. Have a great week. Tammy

Rostrose said...

Hach meine liebe Julia, du bist wieder da!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Und ich hab dein erstes (wunderschönes) Nach-Umzugs-Posting glatt verschlafen, weil ich durch die Vorbereitungen zu unserem Bloggertreffen und durch sonst noch allerlei ein bissl viel um die Ohren hatte :o) Aber jetzt bin ich da und staune voller Bewunderung - was für super-schöne Schuhe!!!!!!!!!! EInfach genial und klasse gemacht :o)
Ich freu mich so, dass du wieder in der Boggerwelt unterwegs bist :o
Allerherzlichste rostrosige Traude-Küschelbüschel - und bitte knuddel all deine Kätzchen von mir :o))

Lois Arnold said...

Oh, my, but I love those shoes! Great Job!

Minna Perälä said...

Dear Julia, you turn everything to look so elegant - I just love your beautiful embellished espadrillos!!!
Hugs, Minnamarika

Teacup Mosaics said...

They turned out beautiful and so unique, love them.

Lily's Lace said...

Julia you just amaze me with your creative mind and beautiful talent! Oh how I would love to have just 1% of your brain! As always I adore everything you make and create!!! Till next time,xoxox-cindy

Beth Leintz said...

What a cute idea- and easy- the shoes are just adorable!

Sandy said...

Hallöle meine libe Julia,

Oh die sehen echt schick aus und können sogar getragen werden.
Da hast Du Dir selbst echte Schmuckstücke für die Füße geschaffen. Gefallen mir sehr sehr gut.

Hoffe alles ist wohlauf. Lass Dich lieb umärmeln. *winke*

ByVonneThuis said...

Beautiful, I love them.

Groetjes Yvonne

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Julia,
So glad to see your back. Love your up-cycled shoes. They are just darling. Shoes must be the thing this week!!! I just finished painting a pair of cowboy boots for my BFF
hugs Lynn

Viola said...

Deine Schühchen sehen klasse aus!
Super Idee!! Liebe Grüße, Viola

Martina said...

Julia, Deine Espadrilles sind einfach spitzenmäßig! Auf die Idee muss frau erstmal kommen....Echt supi!

(Ich muss es nochmal sagen: Schön, dass Du wieder zu "erreichen" bist:-))

Benedetta Elisei said...

Ciao Julia, le tue creazioni sono "Wow", il tuo blog è una meraviglia, complimenti sei bravissima!!!!
Baci Benedetta

She Uses Her Words said...

I love your pretty shoes! How creative is that? Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Lagnifiques ces espadrilles, ton blog est rempli de merveilles.

Sarina said...

Thank you, Julia, for your sweet comment on my blog.
Ik wish you a wonderful and creative weekend,

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello sweet Julia
I know exactly what you mean about high heels! Give me the espadrilles any day!
You have turned them into such an elegant looking pair with the lace and image from the Graphics Fairy.
I can just see you wearing these too!
Sending you very much love and hugs dear friend and thinking of you!
Suzy xox

My Creative House said...

Dear Julia what a wonderful way to embellish a pair of shoe, love what you did, wish you a lovely weekend.
Hugs Anni

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Such a wonderful idea and love how you gave your Espadrilles a special and beautiful look.
Hope all is well and life is settling down for you, in your new place.

Happy weekend

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh Julia I just love love how those turned out!! You have inspired me to find some creamy shoes :)

Marti McClure said...

Julia, What a fabulous idea! Now I will be on the lookout for espadrilles. I LOVE my Toms so perhaps I will find them in an off-white. Thanks so much for the inspiration. ~Marti

Tina said...

I saw you featured on the Graphic Fairy and just had to drop by. I love what you did with the espadrilles!

Have a great day.

Sabrina said...


Marge said...

I LOVE these!!!!!♥♥

Julia, It made me happy, when you visit and leaved so kind message to me, thank you!!♥

Dearest friend, I want you to know this thing. I will be stay a lot in our summer cottage in this summer, beacause of my loooong vacation(I will start my new work in Sebtember) so this mean that maybe I can`t always leave mesage to your blog even I can visit here beacause of internet and USB modem not work always so well there. I just want to explain, if you don`t "hear" me so often...

Now, I send you many hugs from me!!♥
You are wonderful blogfriend!!

salige lavendel said...

What a gourgious idea, I love your shoes!

micol said...

Ciao!I'm Micol from Italy...I've found your blog right now and I think it's beautiful!!!!Many many compliments!Ciao Micol

nádya said...

That is so beautiful!!! Espadrilles are comfortable and now can be embellished as well - you did a great job!!

Rhissanna said...

What a really wonderful idea and so smart and elegant (and comfy)

Wendy Kidd said...

Those shoes are absolutely lovely! I would like to get a pair myself to embellish. Where did you find them? I will be subscribing to your blog - it's wonderful!

Unknown said...

like it so much!

~ Fashion Spot ~

theromanticrose said...

Questo blog è adorabile!Rosetta