I actually love winter. I love being rugged up with snuggly jumpers and cardigans :) and I love wearing boots. I don't like the price of them. Especially when you have two girls who also like boots and their feet are bigger than mine. The price of boots for three is fierce! I try not to spend too much and stick to getting them when on special but this season I found a pair at Novo for $59.95 and I just couldnt resist them.
I am keen for them to last all winter so I decided to get some boot shapers to help keep them in good condition. EEEEK now way so instead I have made my own. $2 for the pool noodle and I already had the ribbon and fabric. Bargain :) One noddle makes two sets of boot shapers.
- One pool noodle ( I got mine at Stacks a dollar store )
- About 50 x 50 cm of fabric
- 1m of ribbon
Measure your boots against the pool noodle - you want it to stick out over the top - mine was about 40 cm. Cut two lengths. I used scissors.
Cut two strips of fabric 25 cm x the length of your cut noodle with an extra 10 cm. My fabric had a selvedge so I didnt need to hem the top - if you do need to then cut it a little longer.
Hem the top of each piece ( if needed ) fold in half and sew the edge and bottom together. Turn the right side out.
Pop your noodle in and tie the top with a ribbon.
Place them in your boots. YAY Boots that keep their shape.
Don't forget to pop over to Mel. She is stitching today too with some lovely fabric serviettes.
Did you make some apple and pear crumble from yesterday???