|a mini-beach to accomodate the flipflops, with a backdrop of a (printed) 'Zandvoort aan Zee', one of Hollands most famous beaches|
because of some new & old problems you wouldn't believe regarding my minilaptop (won't bore you with details), I decided to get a break from that for now, since it's getting
and what's more fun than flip-flops? Well, a lot actually, but they do make a fun sound don't you think? I have had these in 1:1 for many years now, still like them a lot and as with many things we like in the real world, I wanted to miniaturize them. Unfortunately without the studs that are on the real ones and what I really like a lot about them. But I couldn't do that without ruining the straps and I like them without too.
with the 100-dollar-bill beachtowel*, a backdrop of one of Holland's well known beaches and some fine sand**, it's easy to picture myself there. Enjoying the sun & the sound of the waves, flip-flops tossed aside. Until it's time to go home, all glowy & and a bit sun burned ;) One can dream right?
*as the footbed this is printed cottonsheet - available in a lot of online shops, just google for 'photofabric webshop')
**the fine sand is way too big to be in scale though, but hey, you can't have everything ;)
|you can see here that the straps of the left one are more generous than the left one (which I made first) and strangely enough the right one looks smaller alltogether, but is not.., the footbeds are exactly the same size.|
and for anyone wanting to make a pair themselves: I made photo's along the way for a tutorial. And below you can also find my printables for the footbed in different colours to choose from. Because I'm well aware not everyone's a fan of everything/most things black(ish), haha, so you're not stuck to my gloomy taste in colour :P. Just use a matching or other yarncolour and ribbon/fabric for the straps. If you'd like another (general-ish or pastel) colour footbed, please let me know in a comment and I will add it here (always bare in mind the differences in screencolours though).
the printables are in the right scale, but to be sure you have the right scale for printing after opening it in the programme your using, the height of the slippers should be 2,21 cm (approx. 0,9 or 29/32 inch). I must warn you, the printing on the fabric looses a lot of the detail unfortunately..
the image is 1200 dpi, so that's not it, but the fabric just can't pick up that much detail for such a small print. I do recommend using best quality or higher dpi printing if available for the best results.
have fun! If not making these (or other) flipflops, then enjoying the rest of the summer in whatever way you can.