Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zouri sandals

I made it!

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
Catherine Denton
Fur Will Fly
the Writing Nut
Angela Felsted

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!


  1. Congratulations on completing your a-z challenge. No small feat! Thanks for visiting my blog, and yes, I think you'd enjoy taking part in IF.

  2. I loved meeting you too!! I look forward to reading your blog during a normal week. These sandals are so interesting; I would love to play around with this craft.

    Btw, for a "No Clever Craft"er, I find you quite clever!
    My Blog

  3. Feliz final de semana!
    Vou visitar todos esses blogs!!
    Bjos para essas duas meninas lindas dai!!!!

  4. Sounds like a cool idea! I´m so glad you liked the posts, I hope they can be helpful for those who plan to get there. :-)

    Have a lovely day! :-)

  5. Your blog is a treasure from the challenge. I'm so happy to have found you.

    Congratulations on finishing the challenge! I know it was difficult, especially during finals! I don't know how you did it! Knowing how much you have to do and that you still make time to craft with N. and blog has inspired me so much!

  6. Oh, and those sandals look cool, but too complicated for me! I do look forward to seeing them completed. There you go again, making time to be crafty! If you can make those sandals, I've got to make time for watercolor cards for mother's day!

  7. Can't wait to see the completed sandals. Fleece --that sounds nice and cozy. :)

  8. We did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  9. You made it...Job well done my friend! Now those sandals fascinate me...happy new week to you. xo