Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rectangles, Squares, and Doc Marten Redo.........

I've been hooking squares and rectangles...... simply for fun and mixing up colors and materials.


So far I've used wool from past hooking projects, yarn, sock yarn.... and a new favorite... Twine!  Which is a very pretty neutral color, and hooked in easily.  I'm filling in background with leftover blacks of all kinds.  It's fun to make tiny color and texture combinations.  I love the way they all come together with the black.  I think this will eventually become a large pillow.

Today I had coffee with Jessy.  She is always doing the most lovely things for me.  Jessy took my stiff Doc Marten oxfords and gave them a good going over.  They were just too hard to break in.  I think that if you are going to invest in DM's you should buy them when you're about 30.  Hopefully, in 20 years they'll be just right.  Well, I just don't have that kind of time to invest in a shoe relationship!  Jessy gave them her famous "HOBO treatment".


I proudly wore these to our coffee date.  Now I know perfectly well this look may not be for everyone, but I just LOVE THEM!  Theyre sooooo cute with handmade knitted socks.  Also soft and broken in.  Another great use for wool strips are the ties.  I can change those out whenever to go with whatever.  Such fun!

Go forth and create, redo, and repurpose!

xo
dulcy

9 comments:

Amy McPheeters said...

FUN FUN FUN!!!

Nancy said...

Dulcy, you have it going on with those shoes, girlfriend....you may be surprised that you have started a new fad.....

I love the hooked squares. I think it's neat that you are doing them out of different fibers....
I can't wait to see the pillow....

Charlotte said...

Love the new look Oxfords

Pixie said...

Hi Dulcy, i told Jessy that i had a nasty pair of uncomfortable, rock hard Dms, and she gave me her address and told me to send them to her to give them the 'Jessie' treatment.....and now iv'e seen your ones i am seriously considering to take her up on her offer.......they do look really cool.....so much better once a pick axe has been at them.........just brilliant.
And i really like all those little squares, i love your hooked rugs....in fact i was going to ask if you might be thinking about doing some more little rugs, like the one that had the fox on....some time in the future.
Lovely picture of you ON jessies blog........you look like your meditating over your socks..xxx

art spirit said...

Love your hooked squares...such fun colors and shapes. Can't wait to see your pillow!

ShabbySheep said...

Dulcy, You're such a hoot! I would look S T U P I D in those shoes, yet you can pull them off and look Darling! Style girl...style.
xo, S
ps. feeling a little better. I'll call you.

primitive spirit said...

any directions for the shoes? i have the perfect pair of boot to do this with!

Jennifer Richardson said...

happy hobo shoes!
love:)
-Jennifer

coinguyslady said...

i want some of them shoes,so cute.