Saturday, 11 October 2014

Oh look I altered something!

It's a slipper hanger that has been waiting its turn for beautification for quite some time.

I always think that things like these are far to good to just chuck out not even in the recycling bin.   So they wind up on my alterable mountain that is growing in various corners around the house.  

This one has been turned over and made into a wall hanging.

Isn't it Pink!    The inner heart shape from a Card Craft garland kit was the template for the butterfly wings cut out of designer papers, more DP used to cover the the shape which supports the butterfly and is attached to the hanger.   The hanger is wrapped in twisted sari silk this does 2 jobs it covers the less attractive plastic and gives a surface for glue to adhere to.    More of the same papers and one or two more have been die cut into flower and leaf shapes and then layered up and scattered over the project.   The pretty bird die cut is a tattered lace design from a bargain bin.   Dies are getting so expensive, and not being someone who must have the newest and latest designs the bargain bins are my first stop.
The Crafty Individuals stamp was not from the bargain bin but purchased directly from Crafty Individuals.

I had planned to go to the the Sincerely Yours event at Newark today but a car service and 4 new tyres rather put paid to that.  Brought work home as well this weekend so it would all have been a bit rushed anyway.   There will be other shows and opportunities to spend money on new craft essentials.

I'm sharing my altered slipper hanger/wall hanging with

Left of Center - Altered Art
Fussy and Fancy - Breast Cancer Awareness Lots of Pink
Artist Trading Post - A new challenge on the block starting with an Anything recycled/repurposed goes.
MilkCoffee - Lots of Layers
Altered Eclectics - Always anything Altered Goes, my second entry this month.

Time now for some decisions, get the work laptop out, do some housework, of have a little fiddle in the crafting zone? Ummmm what should I do? What will I do?


  1. Very creative. I never would have thought of this. Love the pink butterfly and other embellishments. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Think Pink" challenge.

  2. Well done you! I have always thought they must be good for something but could never figure out what! Now I know :) Very Cute.

  3. OMG what a clever idea! Looks FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK PINK’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. A really clever idea Zoe-love it

    Chrissie x

  5. A brilliant makeover for an item that would usually end up being tossed in the bin! And now you would never guess it came out of a pair of slippers :) Elizabeth xx

  6. OMG Seriously???? This is fabulous!! I would of never thought in a million years to do this!! Pure genius! Very pretty and extremely creative. Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with our "Think Pink" challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Happy Crafting!

  7. Fabulous transformation Zoe ! Love the delicate bird ! Thanks for joining us at ATP Exchange. Sue C x

  8. Brilliant project! Great reuse/upcycling!
    Thanks for playing in the Think Pink challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. Fabulous transformation Zoe and so great to have you join in with us on our first challenge. TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  10. This is amazing - I always throw these in the bin but you created a piece of art with it. Thanks for sharing at LOC - good luck x

  11. What a fun idea and very clever.

    Hugs Diane

  12. And very altered it is. How clever are you really thinking out the box. well done - ​Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month and hope to see you in future challenges.
    Hugz and love Elaine aka Ellapu​

    ​Owner of
    ​Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Altered Eclectics
    Eclectic Ellapu
    ​DT for​
    Anything but a Card


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