Saturday, April 30, 2011
I had some serious doubts for a while, but here I am, on letter Z of the challenge. Phew.
I have to say, sticking with it did me some good. It forced me to stretch my creativity (and my time management skills) and make more of an effort to keep up with the blog, as well as with the other bloggers.
That actually has been my favorite part of this challenge. Getting visits from and visiting other bloggers out there, making new and wonderful connections, and strengthening others. So, before I get to my craft today, here's a shout out to some of my favorite bloggers and blogs who participated in this challenge. You guys rock:
Blue, Purple, and Scarlett
My Child is Very Advanced
Pocketful of Playdough
Fur Will Fly
the Writing Nut
Back to crafting. In today's schedule - traditional Japanese zouri sandals (but in this case, made of fleece).
These look more complicated than they are. I've been wanting to try them out for a while, and since they started with Z... Ta-da!
Well the beginning of one anyway. They are going to take some time to finish because of the never ending finals. I actually found the tutorial from the Etsy blog - they share all kinds of wonderful things over there. You can make these sandals with scrap materials you can find around the house, like old t-shirts, bedsheets, etc. They make a nice pair of slippers, very different from ones you might find around these parts and super soft depending on the materials you choose. I say, give it a try!
For all my fellow A-Zers, this has been a fun trip. Thank you all for stopping by!