Saturday, 12 May 2012

"IT'S NOT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW MY NAME- NOR I TO KNOW YOURS".

Listening to: Start!- The Jam.

However pretty those floral headbands are- I think it take a certain type of person to pull them off and I'm afraid that the majority I've seen are not good. I myself cannot pull them off, but I do love the flower power vibe.

I spotted some beautiful false flowers in Hobby craft and it gave me an idea.....


I LOVE socks, I'm serious I seem to have an overwhelming attraction to a good pair of socks (might be because I get freaked out by feet- a occupational hazard of dressing leg wounds), and find it difficult to go outside the house without them. So this weeks DIY was customising some sexy socks all of my own :)


So with a bunch of plastic flowers, some left over studs and a pack of Primark socks magic was made.

Attaching the studs was pretty standard but above is a few quick pics of how i attached the flowers if anyone feel adventurous. The flowers that came on a bit of "wire" (it was actually a bit of twisted paper rather than metal) I simply pocked through the stretched sock neck, folded over the wire and stitched the sock material as best I could covering the wire (to avoid rubbing).

The flowers I can only describe as those that 'pop-off'' (every time I removed one I said 'pop') I stitched a few times on the inside of the sock, threaded the needle through to the outside, through the flower as shown, back through the sock, and stitched a few more times to keep it stable.

I'M SO PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS!!!!!!






I've been out shopping today decked in the last pair of socks and was feeling amazing until someone rudely stepped on the back of my creepers and caused the sole of be torn off :'(. I have no idea how my boyfriend managed to stop me from bursting into tears -how can someone could treat my possessions like that and so obviously walk away?

Fortunately we were in Camden so finding a nice and  affordable pair to replace them wasn't hard, but now I'm home I'm feeling quite bummed about it. I feel like I've lost a friend. Fingers crossed I can repair them.
Jodie x

20 comments:

  1. So cute, what a brilliant idea!!

    Kate x
    Memoirsofawardrobe.com

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    1. I loved wereing them yesterday- although it's going to be very interesting when I try to wash them :)
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  2. I love this DIY, it's such a great idea :) <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was a very quick DIY too- all if the socks together only took 90 minutes
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  3. Love the DIY, it turned out so great! Following you. :*
    http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com

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  4. These look great :) the floral pairs are my favourite !

    Charlotte xx

    www.charlottesweb-photography.com

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    1. Thank you- I'm not sure which are my favourite I love them all! X

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  5. Ohh, beautiful! I can never resist flowers! <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  6. Oh my God people can be so rude!
    Still those little socks you made are super cute...I love them!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. It ruined a really good day with my boyfriend before he went away on a course.
      But I'm particularly angry at whoever done it just a bit bummed over loosing my creepers :(
      Thanks x

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  7. This is such a great idea! I love it!
    my favourites have to be the studded ones, although I think a floral/stud combo would be amazing!

    Sucks about your creepers, how much were the replacements? (I'm currently looking for an affordable pair).

    L.
    Good Morning Angel.

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  8. Why didnt I think if floral and studs!
    I got mine from a shop in Camden but boohoo have some beauties I would have bought.
    X

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  9. This is so, so cool! Thanks for sharing I posted your comment so people are linked here, amazing! xx

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    1. thank you- your socks are ssuper cool!

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