My dear friends and I get together about once a season to have a clothing swap. If you haven't done one of these before...do it now! They are wonderful fun times of getting new wardrobe pieces without shelling out cash or forcing the world to make a new product. Anyway, I just participated in one of these last week, in which I scored some great slippers for Winter time. Warm, cozy, and just goofy looking enough to make me want to lounge in them. The problem? It is Summer right now, and a warm one at that. I can't use those silly stripy slippers until October or so. But I do live in a hardwood floor apt that leaves dust on my feet often. So I finally buckled down and made myself some slippers for Summer.
Light and breathable, these little guys will do me well. I made them from a great tutorial that just got published over at The Creative Maven.
The only problem I had with the tutorial was that my felt soles, cut out to the smaller size as specified in the instructions, was still noticeably too big. The way around that I found was to pin the whole sole on as centered as I could and then trim off the excess. Otherwise it was bubbling away from the rest of the slipper.
So there they are. Clean feet without overheating.