Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
You will need:
- One pair of flip flop soles
- Two strips of fuzzy acrylic fake fur 18”-24” long and 1 1/2” – 2” wide.
- Gorilla glue
this piece of very soft and fuzzy acrylic fur.With this type of fabric, the 1 1/2” wide strips must be cut so that the strips do not stretch. It’s a good idea to take these strips outside and shake them real good to get the loose pieces of fuzz & lint off, otherwise, they will be all over you and the furniture and the floor.
I used two strips about 18-24 inches long so I would have enough to tie knots in the ends and a slip knot on top.
Next, push the two ends through the toe hole, pulling through enough to tie in a knot.
I trimmed the ends to about 3/4” width, so they were not as wide and didn’t make a huge knot on the bottom of the flip flop, because there are two strips in the one toe hole. (Does that make sense?)
Unlike the fake fur, this fabric may be cut so the the strips are stretchy. You’ll see what I mean once you start working with the fabric.
I cut a long strip across the fabric about 1” wide.
Cut that strip into 5” pieces. (I truly do not measure. I cut the first piece and then use that piece as a guide so the pieces will be near the same length.)
Now it’s time to start tying them around the strap on either side of the part that goes between the toes.
I use just a simple double knot, stretching out the middle portion of the strip and pulling the knot very tight.
After you tie the strips slide/push them very snuggly together.
Now pull and stretch out the ends creating a curly effect on the end of some of the pieces. All pieces will not be real curly, but that’s ok.
That’s all there is to it. Easy.
It’s up to you how “woolly” you want your flip flop. You can cover part of the strap or….
you can cover all of the strap. (The acrylic fleece on this woolly flop has been washed and the strips seem to have more curl, so washing the fabric before using it may be a curl factor. I don’t know. It could just be the difference in fabric.)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Mama, you have been with Jesus a little over two months now. I sure do miss you, but, yes, I know… you are not missing me. (Insert smile here) I am so happy that you are no longer constrained by time and it probably seems like you’ve only just arrived in Heaven. It brings me much peace and comfort to know that you continue to pray for me and all your loved ones as we pass through this stage of of life, our earthly stage. Having you waiting for me there makes Heaven an even sweeter place to long for.
I have a bazillion favorite pictures of my Mama, but will only post a few in honor of her 94th birthday.
Sweet Jesus, I’m sure the party has already started. Please give my Mama a hug for me and tell her I love her and miss her and think of her all the time. Please tell her to hug You for me, too. I love You so much and I’m so happy Mama is with You. I know you are taking good care of her. I don’t have to tell You to tell her that You are taking good care of us, also. She already knows that. Help me have that same trust in You that she has, for after all, we are both with You… time and space are no constraint for You either. I know that years don’t matter anymore for Mama, but it does matter that she was born, so I sure pray her birthday is being celebrated and tell her that today, on earth, it’s June 26th and we are celebrating her.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAMA!!
IT’S YOUR HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!
I Love You,
Sunday, June 24, 2012
For about a week now… ever since Snookie (of Quinn’s Awesome Journey blog fame) called me asking for our mailing address, I have been waiting excitedly for a box. It finally arrived at Leslie’s yesterday and we picked it up today after church. (We would have picked it up earlier, but were out of town visiting my cousin.)
TASTYKAKE!! Four different flavors!! Finally, the treat that we have heard so much about! Of course, I had to open the box at Leslie’s and share with the Grands.
Thanks, Snookie!!! So far, we love Tastykakes. In the morning, we’ll have the crème filled Koffee Kakes with our coffee…. if we can wait that long.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
We drove an hour east today to visit my cousin, Patsy. This was the first time I have ever been to her house. We saw her back in March when she came to visit Mama Trudy.
Patsy and Ralph are in the middle of remodeling and adding decks to their house, so we stopped and picked up Subway sandwiches for them and their friend, Brent, the electrician, who was there installing a light fixture and fan on the back deck.
We love what they are doing with their home and I am wondering what in the world I took my camera for if I was only going to take one picture.
This sixty plus acres out in the country in Navarro County, Texas, is the place that Patsy’s husband, Ralph, was born on and he has lived here all his life. For someone who moves every few months, I can’t imagine living in one place all my life, but I guess it has it’s advantages.
It was so good to visit with Patsy and Ralph.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Don’s Navy buddy, Marzie and wife, Donna, are a hoot! They have recently purchased scooters and both love them. Marzie rides his back and forth to work and Donna rides hers all the time, too. In a week, she’s put over 150 miles on her three-wheel scooter, that she has got up to 60 MPH on the highway. Go Donna!!
This is the second pair of flips flops I made. Actually, these are sandals as the strap goes around the heel. The fleece is stretchy, so they just slip over the heel and stay in place perfectly. Again, so comfy.
Woolly Flops consist of strips of fleece tied around the existing part of the flip flop. Nothing was cut off the original flip flop to make the Woolly Flop. One direction of the piece of fleece is stretchy than the other direction and I think it’s cross the material, but check it by pulling on it slightly to see which way stretches more. The more it stretches the better the ends curl and the cuter the Woolly Flop. Make sense?
Emma loved my Woolly Flops so much that she wanted a pair. So off to the dollar store we went today, for a pair of $1 flip flops in her size. I spent this afternoon cutting strips of fleece, tying them to her flip flops with a simple double knot and stretching the strips to make them curly q’s.
Stay tuned. I have another idea twirling around in my head… I still have fleece remaining.
[Again, for a tutorial from the beginning, check out this website… Flip Flop Refashion]