Saturday, April 10, 2010

quick hello!

sandal making::

sandal making::

my new serger

Just a quick "hello!" and some pictures. Yes, I'm making sandals. They're sitting out on the porch drying at the moment. I'll update you on how it goes.

Oh yeah, and I finally got myself a serger! It's not one of those fancy pants sergers, but it's all I really need. I never in a million years thought I'd ever get a serger, but here it is. And I'm pretty darn excited about it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I think I'm gonna go make some granola.

11 comments:

Milla said...

what!?!?!? I love those sandals, how can you just casually be like "oh yeah, I'm making sandals..."?

Julia Christie said...

I have to say it, I love visiting your blog - what a victorian minded young lady you are! Making sandals?!!
Congratulations on getting the serger - I have never had one either and just content myself with using a very tight zigzag stitch when finishing seams. A serger will be so much better, since you are making things to sell.


Have a great Sunday.

Smiles!

Cher said...

Anxious to see how the sandel making goes. My favorite pair broke this weekend :(

Casey said...

Making your own sandals?! How neat! You never cease to amaze me, Anna! I cannot wait to see the results of this little foray into shoe making! I've got some instructions from the 50s around here (somewhere ;) on making sandals, and they've always intrigued me, but I've been too busy with other things to ever focus on it. lol. If you'd like, I'd be happy to scan the instructions in and email them to you! Just drop me a line: elegantmusings (at) gmail (dot) com

♥ Casey
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honey trees said...

i just found your sweet little blog - and i just LOVE those sandals in progress. very very cute x nadine

MarmeeCraft said...

You are, simply put, insanely talented!! Homemade sandals!?? be-still my beating heart! :)

cinta / sepi / sayu said...

i haven't sewn in a while, and i'm just starting out again. your blog is inspiring!

anabela / fieldguided said...

This is so amazing!! They are so simple and pretty.

Darcy said...

i just found your blog this morning through anja and i really adore every post. but these sandals! do you have some sort of guide you could share or are you just winging it?

darcydubose.com

Rose said...

Would you be willing to share with us exactly *how* one goes about making sandals? I'm in love with the ones you show here. I always have a hard time finding something so nice and simple.

Anna Allen said...

i would love to share how i make my sandals/shoes, though they are still be perfected. i ended up making these just slightly too tight and didn't wear them much over the summer. but i think if i would have stretched them out a bit, they would be perfect. anyway...perhaps one day i will be able to write down directions, but it's kind of time consuming so we'll see. in the meantime, you might be interested in checking out a site i put together on how i made my 1850s shoes, though i never finished that either!! here is the link:
http://thegracefullady.com/1860sShoes