The Five a Week Pledge
This week’s craft:
Sandals! For Dolls!
Another craft for dolls, but this will probably the last for a little while. My bjd shouldn’t get all the fun. Plus with these she now has enough clothing to officially be considered fully dressed (see her reaction on the doll blog).
I made the shoes based on this cute bjd sandal tutorial. There’s just a few differences.
I only used one layer of foam instead of two because if I had used two layers I would have ended up with platforms, not the look I was going for exactly. I just attached the straps to the sides of the foam really well letting the lace on the edge re-enforce it.
Instead of making ankle straps like in the tutorial, I just added ribbon to tie on the sandals. It makes it easier to fit and looks really cute.
One problem I had was that the lace I used was wider than the foam. When I attached it to the edge of the foam I had to trim off the excess at the bottom. I tried to just glue it down instead with the first pair of sandals, but it looked terrible. Trimming was the better option indeed.
Since it’s been five weeks since I started this challenge, I thought it best to recap what I’ve accomplished.
- 5 Beaded Bracelets
- 5 Lace Brooches
- Plus 1 Lace Appliqué Brooch Tutorial
- 5 Ball Jointed Doll Sized Circle Skirts
- 5 Ball Jointed Doll Sized Lace Tank Tops
- 5 Ball Jointed Doll Sized Lace and Ribbon Sandals
25 plus one bonus is 26 crafts completed in five weeks. Not too bad. A very helpful person left a lovely comment referring to this as a “productivity challenge”. Looking at these numbers I’d say it is a pretty accurate term. I’m feeling optimistic about the next five weeks of “productivity”. Look forward to it!
Update: I made more doll sandals that are even better than these, plus I made a tutorial for them! Check it out!