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Analog 365 Project Day 62

Day62 Sunday was another awesome Coffee, Cookies and Crafts event featuring amazing artists, designers, creatives, bakers, businesses and more! We had so much fun!

They day was a bit overcast so I made sure to use my flash for this shot. The subject is one of the amazing robot sculptures by Voigt Metal. I used the flash, but forgot about the flash gel again (d’oh!) I think the red would have popped more without it.

I definitely am going to start taking my camera with me on all of my adventures. I even switched out my purse for a messenger bag that can fit multiple cameras! The first rule of Lomography after all is: Take your Lomo with you wherever you go!

 

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Resurrected Zombie Flats

It seemed as if my refund check could not come fast enough, when late last week my beloved Iron Fist zombie flats bit the dust. I bought them in July 2009 as a birthday present to myself and Friday at work my red and black striped toes were poking out the sides and top of the shoes! So, as a quick fix, I grabbed some clear packaging tape and MacGyver-ed myself a way to keep my toes safe until I got home.

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Enter hot pink Duct tape, black electric tape, a sheet of craft foam and my handy dandy hot glue gun. I removed the temporary-fix clear packaging tape from my shoes and carefully snipped off the cute black bows before reinforcing the soles and edges of the shoe with Duct tape. Then I wrapped the shoes in hot pink Duct tape, and used the electrical tape to make stripes, as well as reinforce the edges where my foot would go into the shoe. I took out and traced the insoles of the shoes onto the craft foam and made 4 total. I used 2 as insoles and the other 2 as outer soles. I secured all with hot glue and glued the bows from the back of the shoes onto the toes. The pink is much more vibrant in person, it’s seriously dayglo pink, but the look comes off as indie/punk. I might try to save more of my shoes this way…

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I wore them out to do errands and shopping today and got a few compliments. I know they probably won’t last very long, but I’ve at least prolonged the life of my once-zombie flats for a bit. Plus, the foam is super comfy!

Stay Spooky,
Gothcupcake

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Strange New World

I always find using new materials to be an exciting challenge. Challenging because I need to learn something new, and find ways to use the method and create it in a way that is my own. Exciting because the possibilities are endless when combining a new material and/or method with what you already do well.

My first attempt at a new (secret) method I’ve been working on has not been so great, but with the help of my friend Mary O. (of Black Kitten Accessories) I think I might just be able to get a handle on it.

In the mean time I did some sketches last night for a new necklace I will have in the works. I’m really excited about it and might just have the time to get started on a few today 🙂

Tonight join us in the chat room on Etsy.com where the members of DIYscene will be having a Thursday Night Sale!!! Catch great deals just in time for the holidays on clothing, accessories, household items and more! Free shipping, 15% off, Buy One Get One Free, and so many more sales you won’t know what hit you! Don’t miss the fun!

Until next time,
Gothcupcake

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