Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sparkle and Shine!

The newest edition to my craft room - I am the sparkly button!

If you are a fan of The Big Bang Theory (a must for anyone a bit geeky) you may recognise the title from a chat-up line once used by Leonard.  Now don't worry, I'm not trying to chat anyone up (I'm happily married!) but it is perfect for my sparkly makes I want to share with you today.  I must admit that I am a bit of a magpie!  I love sparkly things and am drawn to them instantly so when I saw the tutorial for blinging up a pair of pumps in last months Mollie Makes I just had to have a go myself.

Squeal!  I love my sparkly shoes!

I used a cheap pair of white canvas pumps from Asda (I couldn't bear to do this to my Converse incase it didn't go to plan!), some silver fabric paint, gem tac glue and lots of sequins.  My sequins are overlapped and very close together to give that extra sparkly feel to them and I only sequinned the sides.  I found the easiest way to apply the sequins was to put a bit of glue on the end of a paintbrush and let it go tacky and use this to pick the sequins up - it made it so much easier than fiddling with them.  Gluing all of those sequins on, 1 by 1, did take a bit of time but I found that I could do it infront of the TV so it wasn't too tedious.  I actually found it quite theraputic. 

I have road tested my new super sparkly pumps out and they performed extremley well - I lost 1 sequin which I think is down to not enough glue on it - lots of glue is definitley key and as it dries clear you can't see it anyway.

I love my new pumps and no doubt will wear them until they fall apart (much like the purple glittery pumps I once owned which had holes in them by the time I would throw them away)!  I have already begun to think of all the different coloured pumps I could have - I may need a new wardrobe.

1 comment:

  1. Everyone needs some ruby red disco slippers, Dorothy!