|Any guesses on what it will be?|
This is flattering, but there's no tutorial yet! It's just the clasp!
So I made up my mind to change this as soon as possible. My long due pair of Barbie boots isn't moving at all. I had to think of a design that involves the least amount of leather to make some quick shoes for the sole tutorial.
Leather is an amazingly annoying material. Last time I made the shoes, I drew a paper template and cut a test piece; it was good with minor adjustments. I used the same template to trace the second piece, tried it on and it was absolutely unusable. I stuck masking tape on it and redrew the outline where it was wrong. I cut it out and used the corrected shape to make another template and cut another piece. I tried it on again and it was too short where it was previously too long and viceversa. I corrected it again with masking tape bits, cut it out... and it was identical to my first template *headdesk*
Anyway, I'm going to make a tutorial, and I've decided on less leather, less measuring, less frustration. I hope to complete the project this week! Two nights ago after I had one too many Mountain Dew's the perfect idea came to me. Zooming in:
|I doodled it the next morning|
Here I have my sketch, my doll, my motivation, my rhinestones... not so much. Today I bought more rhinestones that actually go together, so I'll tackle this as soon as I land next to a desk lamp (These are in short supply in my house at the moment. Both desks and lamps).
What do you think of the shoe design? I have small black rhinestones for the top part, and garnet and khaki (that looks like poison) for the bottom. For the thread I have black and grey. I wonder which combo I should try first?
To close, here's another page of my doodles. I don't draw very well. This is random doll stuff that flies through my head:
What about you, what do you do with your ideas?