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well for a start who knew the spelling was plimsolls and not plimsoles, or was that just me?! ah you learn something new everyday :)

i don't think you can beat a good plimsoll in the summer and there are some really cute designs out there, but armed with my new 'can pretty much write on anything' permanent marker from doing my friend's hangers i was itching to try it on fabric. so when i saw these white plimsolls in tesco i knew they were going to be my next victim...i mean project ;)


the plimsolls were £8 so i knew it wouldn't be the end of the world if this project didn't work, though i still did a test patch inside to make sure the pen didn't run when wet, which it didn't. very impressed.

can it withstand a scottish down pour on a summers day though? only time will tell ;)


what i like about this design is it doesn't matter if you don't do it exactly perfect as the pattern tricks your eye when you see the end result, and here it is...




i'm really pleased with how they turned out, and it took less than an hour.

so now what else can i use my pen on.....

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  1. I love this DIY! The shoes came out great! I love the almost chevron pattern! I totally want a pair now :)!

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    1. thank you kathleen! totally easy to do, which i was surprised about, i thought it was going be one of those projects you regret starting but luckily it wasn't :)

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  2. Super cute! and totally doable my favorite type of dyi :)

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    1. thanks! i do think i'm becoming a bit dangerous with that pen though ha ha!

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  4. Haha I'd have spelled it plimsoles too! These are cute! Would be fun to personalise the kids shoes!

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    1. who knew!!
      ha ha i can't wait to personalise shoes for caleb once he's up and walking on his own, right now i feel i have to be good and keep him in sensible cruisers!

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  5. Ah! Such a cute idea!
    http://thewearwithal.typepad.com/

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  6. You have every right to be pleased! Looks great! Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday.

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