Friday, April 16, 2010

Pink Raggy Flops

The weather's been warming up! The temps may still teeter between warm and cold, but the sun has been shining! Flowers are blooming everywhere!... And it's just enough for me to start bringing out all my pretty Spring and Summer things!... Short sleeves, tank tops, spaghetti straps, capris, shorts, and sandals... Pack those parkas AWAY!! It feels good to dress like a girl again!After posting how to make a new pair of flip flops yesterday, the response to that post was so nice, that I thought I'd post a new style of flip flops today!... And in honor of Pink Saturday, they are, of course, PINK!


I found the idea for this new pair from HERE. You'll find a 2-part tutorial for how to make them in full detail. Only a small amount of fabric is needed, really. I chose to work with four different shades/patterns of pink fabrics. Then, with pinking shears, I cut each fabric into 3/4" strips. I then cut the strips into shorter pieces, each 5" in length. Give or take, you will probably use around 60 of these pieces for each flip flop... Actually, you may use more, if your shoe size is bigger than mine. I wear a size 5. Anyways, all you do is tie these pieces onto the top/strap of your flip flop, till it's fully covered. You can trim these lengths of fabric, if you want, once you've knotted them. You have the option to further embellish them, as you see HERE; but I liked mine just the way they were!... So, here I made myself another new pair to flip flops... again, in only one night, while watching t.v.!


Now, I don't suppose I would wear these to work, or to church; but for less formal occasions, I think these are cute, and just plain FUN! In fact, all I had to do now was paint my toes in a pretty shade of pink, and now I'm all set to wear mine for the day!


I don't know. I can't tell. Do you think "Little Boy Bu" likes them?

Hmm... Maybe he just wants me to take him out? I guess I'd better!

Well, my feet are looking pretty stylish now, but I still haven't painted my fingernails to match! I'll do that as soon as I bring the dog back in!



Thanks to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday each and every week! I hope you'll pay her a visit at How Sweet the Sound, then maybe some of the other participants, who will be sharing their pinks for the day too!...

Oh, and if you like how pretty my blog looks now? It's all thanks to Susie Jefferson, at 1st Floor Flat!



You can find beautiful blog backgrounds, headers, and a whole world of information and goodies from Susie at 1st Floor Flat BLOG-OLOGY, so do head over and check that out! Remember, ya gotta have an 'ology'!! Thank you so much Susie! I LOVE it!


Thank you so much for visiting, and Happy Pink Saturday!

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42 comments:

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY BEANSIE,
I LOVE, LOVE YOUR FLIP FLOPS AND I AM GOING NEXT TO READ YOUR PREVIOUS POST BUT I THINK I COULD ACTUALLY MAKE THESE...LOL
AND YOU COULD HAVE A DIFFERENT PAIR TO GO WITH EVERY OUTFIT.
YOUR PEDICURE IS PRETTY BUT I REALLY BELIEVE YOUR PRECIOUS DOG WANTS YOU TO TAKE HIM FOR A WALK SO ALL HIS FRIENDS CAN SEE HOW STYLISH HIS MOMMY/OWNER IS.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Simone said...

Such great flip flops!!! I love your new look blog Beansie - very pretty! x

Shelia said...

Oh these flip flops are adorable! I want some. I think I could do this too! You're good and the nail color is so springy. Now I know what your little Boy Blue wants - he wants some blue flip flops! ;)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie and thanks for posting my party button.
Shelia :)

Doris Sturm said...

How girlish - I love those flip flops and Ubu is so sweet - as always - looking all puppy like in his summer cut. Have a wonderfully pink and happy Saturday, Tina :-)

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwww, these are darling! And I love the photo of your fur baby and pink polished toe nails.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Those are so cute! Very pink and summery! Love your doggy too! Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday. Be sure to stop by and see my pinks too, won't you? Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you Tuesday for Tea Time.

Blessings,
Sandi

Amanda said...

Those are really cute! I know plenty of girls that would love those :)

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh Tina....your blog looks Fantastic...I love all of Susies Ology...she is soooo talented! Thanks for the FlipFlop tutorial links and for showing yours. They are really smart looking and your tootsies are too! Happy Pink Saturday...Sue

Ann said...

Flip flops are my all time favorite footwear. My hubby dosen't think there shoes but he is SO WRONG. I probably have a pair in every color. Love the ones you made---they look so cute on your feet with your matching polish. Happy Pink Saturday.

CC said...

Love the flip flops..the pinks are so dainty and sweet. Little doggie looks like he's saying..ok,woman..enough pinks. I need a walk..let's go!!. He's a cutie. Happy Pinks..have a wonderful weekend..

Barbara said...

Those flip flops really are girly and I love them! I've got 3 teenage granddaughters who would love to have some so I better get busy!

Sares said...

What a fun idea! Love the color of the nail polish you used. Maybe your pup wants his toes done too?! Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk, Tina...

Your blog looks great....and I love Susie. She's an information junkie just as I am..I don't think either of us ever stop hunting more to learn..LOL She did a fabulous job for you.

I love those flip flops! Sadly, my feet will not tolerate them anymore but I can enjoy all the cuties that you are making. ♥

Thanks so much for visiting..you come by anytime!

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

AZBelle (Sandy) said...

Beansie, I made a pincushion this morning and it didn't turn out too bad! I posted it on my blog if you want to checkit out. Now I am off to get materials to crochet some flip flops.. you are such an inspiration, thank you! :)

Tiffanee said...

Those are so ADORABLE! You are so creative. My girls along with myself would love to have a pair of these. I think we will be making some soon. Happy Pink Saturday!!

Kerrie said...

the flip flops look so cute and fluffy! Love that idea! hugs, Kerrie

sissie said...

Your tootsies are looking awfully cute! Love, love the flip flops. I live in them here at the beach. I have forgotten what real shoes feel like.
I am going to give your idea a try. I could use some girlie style.

hugs
Sissie

PC said...

These are offically darling ! Makes me want to make some, get a cold drink and go sit outside and read a book! Thanks for sharing, Paula from IDaho

Luna said...

Georgeous and cute.Congatulations......good for summer time.I have something similar but with crocheted flowers.Good idea...! Thanks ....wisihing you a beautiful weekend.Blessings .!!!

Couture de Papier said...

Hi I am in Mass. cold and gray here! Your sandals give me hope and are darling! I need to do my pale winter toes too..scary!
Thank You HPS!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

They are adorable and I just have to make a pair for my grand-daughter who will be visiting real soon for a summer holiday...yippee! And I love your sweet doggie! HPS B. xoxo

caren said...

Such cute flip flops! Looks easy enough for me to make. Happy Pink Saturday!

Susie Jefferson said...

Thanks so much for the vote of confidence Tina, you are such a sweetie!

LOVE those flipflops: they're mental! I must make some right away - everyone is going to die when they see them. But they'll have to make their own, though... Yes, I see me in shocking pink or perhaps a dramatic gunmetal metallic, with nailpolish to match. Love the little spacer too - again, absolutely mental! Love it love it love it.

Happy PS, angel

Vicki said...

Hi, Tina,
Cute, cute flip flops! Love the pretty nail polish, too. Yes, I think it is almost time that we can put that winter "stuff" away and get ready for spring and summer. Happy Pink Saturday! Vicki

© Jennifer Raley said...

Hey, hi, ho-there! Happy Pink Saturday! I have not been by in a while. How are you? Great pink shoes (only wish I could wear flip-flops like I used to). Great backgrounds - love the profile photo. See ya next time (hopefully not so long in-between!) Thanks, JEnn

Jenny S said...

How fun! I may have to try this out!! Love the new blog look and your new profile picture! Very pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a fun Pink Saturday post!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love your flip flops. What a great idea. Happy PS and have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Bella said...

Tina, those flip-flops are just the cutest things. They are so much fun. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Maggie said...

Well Hell0o!?! SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE these and will make a pair asap!

Sorry for being here so late today- my son is at the prom and we spent all day getting ready... and who said boys were low maintenance? haha!

Have a super week!

Happy PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Linda said...

Happy Pink Saturday love both pairs of flip flops and your toes are styling to match in pink :) I also really like the pin cushions so cute. I tried to post under your last post for two days and it wouldn't let me. The comment box showed up but when I typed, it didn't show up in the box. Thankfully it is working now.

glor said...

Good morning Tina. Your blog is terrific! Love the flip flops and the African Violet Runner has me drooling! Your work is wonderful. Have a fabulous day.

Charlotte said...

Great Idea! Glad to see you are a crocheter also! Thanks for visiting!

Leann said...

Oops you did it again! Love these - so girly and fab!

Enjoy!
Leann

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Tina,
I love these! This is a great craft idea for some young ladies in my church to make! Thanks for the great idea and I love the fabric combination you used! I am going to go check out your other posts, I do believe I found another craft lovin' blogger! Hope you had a great Pink Saturday, I am a little late visiting everyone!
Hugs, Ann

Carey said...

Your blog looks lovely. Love the pink. What a great idea with the flip flops. I will have to try. Happy Pink everday.
Hugs,
Carey

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I think it is a great way to make slippers so much fun to wear! :-)It looks eye candy and really simple. And yup, with slippers like that, one just have to paint her nails too :-)

Mizpah,
Li

Nancy said...

Tina, I just love your toes and flip flops. I'm a ff addict, no doubt, so this is just the best! We have lots of sunshine and warmth today after the snow of Saturday. Go figure, but I'm loving it.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Tina, as always, your posts are totally delightful! Just love ALL of this!!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

LillySue said...

Tina~ Wow, your blog layout is looking BEAUTIFUL!
I love the flipflops but have not been able to wear them for about the last 18 years. When I was pregnant with Holly, wearing anything that went in between my toes was painful. I read that there is a pressure point there and it is sometimes very sensitive during pregnancy. Well, mine never went back to normal. I even tried on some cute sandles last weekend...no-go, just agony when I walked, DARN!!
Keep up the crafty creations : )
Blessings~LillySue

Teena said...

hello there! Thanks for letting me know about Pink Saturday, I think I'll try and join in, sounds like fun <3 <3

Shana said...

Love them!! Your blog does look super cute!