No. Big. Deal.

I just made my own moccasins.


Totally average weekend activity, right?


You get together with your girlfriends, you drink mimosas on a sunny patio…


And you make your own shoes.




It was all part of a workshop taught by the very patient, very talented Dan of Rickard Guy (who’s moving to New York soon, mes amis, so if you want in on the shoemaking action, make like a kangaroo and jump on it).


He walked us through, um, step by step — from picking our leather to threading our laces. Just look at that craftsmanship.


It floored Leroy, that’s for sure.


I haven’t actually taken them off since I made them.


(Unless you count the Juvenile Diabetes walk, I rocked my runners for that.)


Another thing I haven’t taken off?


My bangle, which made the journey all the way from India (thank you, Anji!).

No. Big. Deal.

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  • Reply MizzJ June 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    What a great way to spend an afternoon! You’re so crafty hehe. Now, is there anyone who can teach you how to make your own Loubies?

  • Reply Vinci June 14, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Wow! I love moccasins. How long did it take you to make them?

  • Reply camille June 14, 2010 at 4:03 am

    That’s so cool! And they look really comfortable, too.

  • Reply Fee-AMore June 14, 2010 at 6:59 am

    No big deal?! This is big deal, at least to me. Pretty sure i wouldn’t be able to kick up something so awesome, like what you did.

  • Reply Sandra O'Connell June 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

    What a fantastic idea! And a great way to spend your sunny weekend.

  • Reply Anya June 14, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I’m so doing this! Thanks for posting. I love moccasins.

  • Reply lisa June 14, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Nice work Kelsey! One of the most pleasant after-effects of something like this moccasin workshop is probably telling admirers you made the mocs yourself and watching their jaws drop, yes?

  • Reply Jess June 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I’m definitely going to make me some moccasins!

  • Reply Tales From A Bar Stool June 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Holy moccasins! I want a pair!

  • Reply liv June 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    wow i want those too! I want to try to make them but i’m afraid they might turn out as horribly as my gr 9 clothing class experiments…

    maybe handbag next?

  • Reply Teresa June 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    the jewellery is exquisite. Funny enough this weekend I saw a girl walk around in moccasins and wondered if she made them herself or not

  • Reply Colene June 14, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    awesome! They look great. How much are the workshops?

  • Reply hauteworld June 15, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Oh wow, nice job with those shoes! They really do look comfortable! How sturdy are they? (i.e. is the sole thick enough to walk around in all day?). Definitely impressed.

  • Reply Couture Carrie June 15, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Amazing work on the mocs, darling!
    And that bracelet is exquisite!


  • Reply aliciafashionista June 15, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    This is soooooo cool! Amazing idea and it looks so fun too :)

  • Reply Nicole June 16, 2010 at 3:02 am

    that bangle is gorgeous. i love the way it catches the light. and holy moccasins! i can’t believe you made your own shoes, now that, is awesome. so you wore them to bed too? haha

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista June 16, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I really don’t think anyone can top you in the originality or creativity departments, Kelsey! What a fun way to spend the afternoon!! :)

  • Reply Larissa June 16, 2010 at 9:59 am

    so cute! I love, I bet they are soooo comfy, no blisters there!

  • Reply KC June 16, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    those shoes are really nice. makes me wanna learn how to make one myself.

  • Reply Bionica June 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    your moccasins are totally cool
    and I love love your Indian bangle
    it is beautiful

    if you get a chance, visit me at and let me know what you think

    thanks so much

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