I have spent more than my "planned" budget, but boy... there was some pretty awesome things I couldn't live without-- my heart was swelling with how many goodies there were, especially in Target. Lots of their paper decorations this year were very retro. I bought a paper bat, naturally... I cannot resit anything that was inspired by old timey Halloween.
I went in there to browse their choice of shoes, but the overwhelming goodness of all that vintage inspired stuff prompted me to buy a cheap pair of canvas shoes in order to have more for the Halloweeny goodies... heh.
They're not much to look at, in fact as soon as I got home I regretted ever buying them...
I was thought why oh why did I ever think I would wear a very plain pair of shoes?! I wanted to return them (if so I could buy more Halloween sutff)... but it's not a trip my hubby likes making, since it's fairly far away.
How opportune it was that my package from Joann's came in and revealed the answer to my menial plight. I don't recommend ordering from Joann's online unless you're really desperate (such is usually my case), anyway I digress, they usually send a sheet with inspiration ideas along with a couple coupons... since it's October, they're projectspirations are all based around Halloween.
I saw this.
|Source: Joann's Project Inspiration|
A lightbulb went off in my head.
Good idea, Joann's... good idea.
I had plenty of left over silver fabric paint from stenciling the images of my smaller throw pillows, and lots of enthusiasm to see this project through.
I didn't use their template but several slightly more anatomically correct references, and started chalking the outline immediately.
I got a little too excited to show just the chalked lines, and remembered by the last two toes that I needed to take a progress picture.
I didn't want to leave them as they were, with just the silver, so I detailed them a little with some black fabric paint.
Until finally, I could call them done... ish...
I still haven't decided if I wanted to paint in the heel or add some glittery bats... time will tell, but for now-- they're not bad, if I do say so myself!