Welcome guest blogger, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills.
My favorite time of year is the season change from summer to fall. I like when the air starts getting cooler at night, the leaves are just starting to change and the weather is just comfortable enough for a sweater outside. I feel most productive in the fall. I’m inside more and travel less and that allows me to finish my list of projects I started in June. In the fall and winter months, I like being cozy inside wrapped up in a blanket with my slippers on. I probably wear my slippers more than my coat. (Well except my rain coat, I live in the northwest!)
Recently we had our first fall, chilly morning. As usual, I reached for my favorite, trusty slippers to keep my feet warm from the cold kitchen floors while making breakfast. I can’t even tell you when and where I got my slippers because I’ve had them for so long. And truth be told, my slippers have seen better days.
I have to admit, my slippers were ugly. They really just look like fuzzy, dirty feet now. As I’m making breakfast I spill orange juice on my slippers, fate stepped in and said it was time. That’s when I knew it was time to bid my farewell and get a new pair.
I wanted my new favorite slippers to be made out of suede or leather, something sturdy that wouldn’t show dust and wear as much. I found this Leather Factory Moccasin Quick Kit and it was just what I wanted. And it comes in adult, kid and baby sizes.
The kit was labeled as ‘intermediate level’ leather working. I found it very, very easy to put together because everything is pre-cut and pre-assembled. As you can tell from the picture above, there are only 4 pieces per moccasin. To form the moccasin, you align the pre-punched holes and lace together to form the back and front. For the front you want to pull the laces tight enough to get the gathered area. Then all that is left is adding the leather trim to the top. Also in the picture are the directions and you can see how easy it looks and how short they are. There are only 4 steps!
Now you have a clean canvas to decorate your moccasins however you would like! You could use colored shoelaces or trim to lace it up, add beads, feathers, rhinestones, the choice is yours! These moccasins are perfect for slippers because of the soft leather and comfortable, cushy bottoms.