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Sunday, July 31, 2016

5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial

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It’s Sunday, and time for week 8, the final week, of this year’s edition of…
 
5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial
…The Five a Week Pledge.
If you haven’t been around here, it’s where you pledge to do five things each week of your choice (see here for more info).  I pledged to make five small crafts each week.
 

This week’s craft:

Doll Sandals

5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial

I made five pairs of doll sized sandals with lace and craft foam.

5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial

The main ones are similar to some sandals I made last year (see 5 a Week: Sandals for Dolls), just with a few improvements.

I used craft foam for the soles which is a lot more flexible than the packaging foam I used last year, plus looks much nicer.  And I made an extra strap piece in front that helps keep the sandal on the doll’s foot.

5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial

That being said, I still whipped up a couple of pairs like this.  Super easy to make and put on, but also super easy to fall off. 

I made them for my ball jointed dolls, but I think this style would be better for a larger doll foot.  Something like an American Girl doll, it might stay on them better or at the very least be harder to lose sight of.

5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial

Anyway, both pairs of sandal look great on my dolls (see the doll blog for their reaction). Here’s Usagi relaxing with her new shoes.

5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial

I also made this smaller pair for my newer, smaller doll.  They are a little simpler and I used elastic instead of ribbon to keep them on.  Works great for tiny feet, so much so that I think I’ll use elastic for doll shoes from now on.

5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial

Sadly I still made one of these sandals for this smaller doll.  What are the odds that I will go a week without losing these shoes?

5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial

Anyway, they both look so incredibly adorable on her.  I mean look at those tiny little feet.  Tiny dolls are so cute, right?

5 a Week: Lace Sandals for Dolls with a Tutorial

It seems like I made a ton of shoes.  Plus there are many more to come since I also made another video tutorial.  Yay!  Now everyone can make sandals for their dolls.

All you need are:

 

Enjoy the video!

With the completion of 5 a Week Pledge, here’s the results:

  • 5 pieces of doll sized jewelry
  • 5 doll sized drawstring tanks tops plus a tutorial
  • 5 doll sized mini-skirts
  • 5 doll bags/pursers plus a tutorial
  • 5 cute doll sized pairs of shorts
  • 5 lace/ribbon necklaces, not for dolls!
  • 5 doll sized sun dresses
  • 5 pairs doll sized sandal with a tutorial

That’s 40 crafted items plus 3 tutorials, so 43 total.  Not too bad for one hectic summer. 

Now let’s see if I can beat that next summer.  Yep, I’m doing this again next year too.  Not to say that I don’t have something planned this coming month.  Look forward to it.

Give it a try:

2 comments:

  1. You have made beautiful lace sandals, they all look great on the dolls.
    Kathleen
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