DIY Embroidered Espadrilles

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I recently bought a pair of espadrilles for my Little Button and although I liked them when I saw them in the shop I thought they were a tad plain when I got them home. Therefore, out came the embroidery threads to jazz them up.

For this project you will need:

  • Pair of espadrilles
  • Embroidery threads
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  1. Begin by choosing your design and colour scheme. I sketched out a few ideas on paper first, then picked my favourite pattern, and drew that directly onto the shoes using a pencil.

2. Then simply get stitching! I used a combination of cross stitch, running stitch and back stitch.

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How to Turn your Toddler into a Pirate

PIRATE CRAFTS

Arrrrrrrr! Coming up with costumes for parties can be tricky. We were invited to a pirate party at the weekend and instead of buying a costume I decided to make a few pirate accessories to transform my Little Button into a little scallywag. After grabbing a white top and black leggings from her wardrobe I added a length of stripy fabric around her middle, and made a felt parrot, cardboard telescope and duct tape pirate boots. For my Littlest Button I made some fabric parrot wings. Who’s a pretty boy then!

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