6 January 2012

D.i.Y Navajo style Pattern moccasins

What they looked like before

What they looked like after:

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The first week  back at work, was really hectic so its been nice to find the time to put my feet up when i get in.  I have been spending all day surrounded by children and loud noise its nice to get a little time to my self, so i have been sorting RubyRaeLove out, its going great. But also....
I have been eyeing these lovely moccasins from Minnitonka for a while now, but i always worry about buying shoes online. So I ordered the material ( authentic woven latin american tribal cloth)  with the idea in mind to add it to the front of my moccasins. The other day when walking home from work i got the shoes caked in mud, so it was perfect timing when i got the material through to jazz them up. It only took me an hour last night from start to finish, i wore them to work today and they made me smile every time i looked at them. 
I love the pattern on the front reminds me of a pair I had as a child, i think i might make my next pair in a more neutral colour. 
I hope you all have a lovely weekend?
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27 comments

  1. Whoaa! My mouth just dropped down when I saw the before picture and the after picture. Love the shoes! xx

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  2. How cool! They look amazing


    Keeley
    walking-fashion.blogspot.com

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  3. You are so skilled! If I'd have tried that, they'd have been ruined. Absolute love for you and your shoes!

    peaas.blogspot.com

    xx

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  4. That's easily the coolest thing I've seen today! They look amazing! :) X

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  5. Your ones are so much lovelier than the ones on Minnitonka! Loving the blue with the brown leather x

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  6. These look absolutely amazing!

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  7. I really like this pattern! and the colors :) nice!

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  8. They look so cool! Wish I had your creative ability X

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  9. Aww, they look lovely! You're so amazing at stuff like this Ella!

    Pip x

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  10. These are amazing, you're so good at stuff like this Ella!

    Pip x

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  11. These are amazing!! I have a similar pair of shoes that I don't wear, so I think I'll have to copy you!

    The Deer Head

    x

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  12. These are amazing Ella! I would love a pair just like those xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  13. Love these! That pattern is beaut.

    Emily x

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  14. Wow, I love them! You should definitely do DIY posts - I haven't seen one like this.

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  15. You have done a lovely job with these shoesies, please do more DIY posts! :) x

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  16. I would so pay you to make me some of these! They are amazing!!!!
    jodikaylee44.tumblr.com
    jodikaylee@hotmail.com

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  17. I wonder if you know these are all over pinterest? I wanted to buy them and tracked the original photo back here. Wish they were for sale!

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  18. I just wanted to comment and say I noticed them on all over Tumblr and now on Pinterest. As the user above me said, I too tracked the original photo back to here. What a surprised to see they are part of a beautiful tutorial! I'm going to pin your image properly, linked to your blog so others can find this page as well. <3

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  19. I LOVE these and would love to make a pair of my own! How did you add the fabric? was it fabric glue or did you sew it on top of the leather? Really creative, you did a wonderful job!

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  20. These are lovely! I was wondering you purchased the Mocasins themselves??

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  21. Just amazing ! You sewed it or gluged ?

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  22. They are awesome,want them! ;)
    Love Charlotte
    http://summerrosesandautumnleaves.blogspot.co.uk/

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