It’s hard to know how to begin a new post after such a long break. I thought about apologizing for abandoning all my faithful readers … but that seemed a little … not humble. I mean, who am I to think that my absence would inconvenience anyone? Right? So we won’t go that route …
Then I thought I’d tell you about my recent trip … but that might be kind of boring.
So I think I will tell you about the day I ran out of things to glitter. It was a dark day indeed.
Of course, darkness only prevails if you let it. So I did what any normal person with crafters’ block would do … no, I did not go to Wal-Mart. When has that ever helped anyone? Did I run around town waving my arms and screaming? No, I did not. Did I call Dr. Phil and ask for his advice? Well, I did try that. But, when that didn’t work, I went to Etsy and did a search for “glitter.” (On another note, “squirrel” and “bacon” searches always yield entertaining results. “Michingan”? Not so much.)
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah. Etsy. I searched for glitter and found someone who had glittered the soles of shoes (not to be confused with “souls of shoes” because, obviously, shoes don’t have souls – that we know of).
Having an inflated sense of my own abilities, I thought, “Self, you could totally do that!”
So I did.
Here is the “before” picture of my incredibly uncomfortable shoes (the incredibly uncomfortable part has nothing to do with the glitter).
And it wasn’t really a “before” picture so much as a “front” picture so you could see they were just normal every day shoes.
Here’s the glitter part. I think it looks pretty cool.
All I did was use a paint brush to apply glitter to the bottom of the shoe – don’t apply it to the parts that will come in contact with the ground – and the inside of the heel. Then just sprinkled fine glitter on them. A word of warning, I first tried this with some velvet-y pumps and the glitter sticks to the velvet pretty bad. It will come off with work, but it’s a pain in the neck.
There you go – one more thing for you to glitter!