Saturday, December 18, 2010

My Neighbor Totoro + Vans = the perfect gift for Maura!

So yesterday was Maura's 14th birthday.  Though we already took her to King Richard's Faire and I made her this dress and gave her spending money for her birthday, that was a few months ago and I wanted to give her something inexpensive to open on her birthday.
I found these plain gray Vans on sale for 15.00!  She's wanted some embellished sneakers for awhile and was upset that the Yo Gabba Gabba Vans didn't come in adult size.  So I let her choose what she wanted on them and she of course picked My Neighbor Totoro!!

Love these guys, you wish they lived in your woods:

The cat bus, I had no yellow/brown paint so I left him monotone:

I love the soot sprites on the toes:
Materials used: Sharpie fine point marker and Tulip Soft fabric paint. 


Back to working on Travis' gift now:


Have a great weekend!

18 comments:

  1. can you make these again?
    i would really like them, ill pay you as well, just make a price.
    my neighbor totoro is my favorite<3
    please contact as so as possible. :) thank you.

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  2. Thanks so much. We love Totoro too. It's my favorite kids movie of all time!
    You are listed as "anonymous" so there's no way to contact you.

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  3. I will also pay for these! I am obsessed with my neighbor totoro! I would love to ship you a pair of shoes for you to paint like this along with whatever you would charge for this project! Please contact me! My name is Sarah and my email address is sarahvwbus@yahoo.com. I just LOVE everything about them- from the soot srites on the toes to the catbus peaking in on one side!

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  4. from the first comment, i love him so much. my email is pooping_rainbows@hotmail.com

    thank u :)

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  5. I don't know if you made them for any previous commenter, but I would also pay for these, the shoes, the design, the shipping, everything. It's just beautiful. I particularly like this design.

    Please reply and let me know if you're willing to set something up. :]

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  6. I'm sorry, I didn't leave an email! You can contact me here: jennilee.tt@gmail.com :)

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  7. I will also pay for these!!!!!!! these are the cutest things in the world. My neighbor totoro is one of my favorite movies of all time and this would be awesome to have. My name is Mariela and my email is mem37mem@yahoo.com

    thanks a bunch

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  8. Hi!

    Can you make similar shoes to my GF? She is huge totoro fan.


    Please email me.

    p69658@luukku.com

    Greetings from Finland!

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  9. These are so awesome!
    I'm painting my shoes, as i'm bored of them. And this idea is so great :D

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  10. Hi there-
    I'm curious, besides the sharpie and paint, did you use anything else.. like if it rains will the paint/sharpie not bleed? how does that work??
    d a hli a. y eh i a@ gm ai l.c om

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    1. They didn't run in the rain. They actually lasted pretty well. She wore them everyday until the following summer when they finally had to be retired from old age.

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  11. my sisters name is maura. its unique and not common, but i like it.

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  12. how can I get these. Mt sister is totally obsessed with Totoro and would LOVE these

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  13. Get a pair of plain canvas sneakers, a fine point black sharpie, some fabric paint and small brushes. Then copy the designs from the web, or enlist someone who can copy the designs in pencil for you, just go over the finished designs with the sharpie and fabric paint. It's a pretty cheap project to do actually! Good luck. Totoro rules.

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    1. thanks so much I will attempt to try this lol i am horrible at art but will try to find someone to help me

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  14. I will also buy these! I want them so so so so bad! please email me cw081325@scots.edinboro.edu

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