August 30, 2014

summertime fun: flip-flops (with tutorial & printable)

hi again my dear followers. I appreciate you still visiting here and I'm also very happy with your kind, supporting and enthousiastic comments. Especially with very little happening here, they mean a lot!

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 a bit quite frustrating. And I don't mind difficulties at all, but at the moment there's also a bit much Murphy's law attached to it. Really wanted to 'just' finish it working on it whenever I'm able, but I'm not going to torture myself. I'll wait for Murphy to understand this mini-laptop is challenging enough without it's silly law adding to it! :D


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.

22 comments:

  1. They are perfect. Wonderful, like everything else you do. Thank you for the tutorial. XXX

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  2. They're brilliant, love the tutoriaI too, great to see how you made them, plus I like that fringe method and that is now stored away in my brain! :D I have to admit I am a gloomy colour person too! :D I hope Murphy sorts his law out soon for you, but enjoy the break anyway! x

    Sarah :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah, and I'm happy to have helped you with a fringe method, will come in handy one day I hope ;) Haha, I happen to know that gloomy colourpreferences doesn't mean a gloomy personality, as you aren't either from what I gather. I hope it too, Murphy should do something useful :), but am indeed enjoying doing something else for a bit!

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  3. Están estupendas. Gracias por el tutorial.

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    1. Gracias Isabel! Y de nada, comer con gusto el tutorial!

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  4. Thank you for the tutorial. The flip-flops look excellent - well worn like a beloved pair of shoes would. The first picture makes me think someone has just run over the sandbank for a dip in the ocean. Lovely work as always =0)

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    1. Tnx Pepper, that's a great compliment! Ha, yes, it does doesn't it? I like your thought about the run over the sandbank and dip in the ocean, I haven't seen it, guess it happened too fast ;)

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  5. Wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much, Monique. :-)

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    1. You're very welcome Lisa, thanks for your kind comment!

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  6. So detailed! They look like the ones I've worn for 2 years!

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    1. Really? That is so funny! And thanks for your compliment!

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  7. the beach pic AND the slippers look so real! Thanks so much for yet another very clear tutorial!
    Hugs,
    Gee

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    1. thank you Gee, it's always great to hear that! And you're very welcome for the tutorial, it was my pleasure to make it!

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  8. Oh Monique, wát leuk........ik ben vorige week een paar daagjes aan zee geweest, toen had ik ze graag aan mijn voeten gehad (in het groot tuurlijk), maar.......vergeten ;)!!
    Anyway: dankjewel voor deze pracht van een tuto en geniet fijn van je break van je mini laptop :D!!
    Groetjes, Ilona

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    1. :) wat jammer Ilona, ze zitten zo heerlijk! Maar met of zonder slippers zijn een paar dagen aan zee altijd een feest ;) Heel graag gedaan en ik geniet zeker van m'n break, over tijdje met frisse moed (en hopelijk zonder die nare Murphy aan m'n broek) verder ;)

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  9. Hello Monique,
    Those are great! they look very realistic. thank you for showing us how you did it.
    Electronics are our enemies even in miniature!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Tnx Giac! Haha, well I personally love electronics, they're actually dear friends of mine I must say, but in the case of my mini-laptop not so much.. But I get what you mean, electronics can be a big pain in the but :D

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  10. These are so cute, I just love shoes, and they do get even cuter and more interesting in miniature =) Thanks for sharing
    Hannah

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    1. Hi Hannah, thanks for your kind reply! I think you are absolutely right, things in general get cuter and more interesting in miniature, but I feel that shoes and such get especially nice and interesting in mini.

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