Some of you may understand the feeling of loving a pair of shoes so much it hurts. In my case it usually hurts because said shoes cost more than 1 months rent, therefore leaving a feeling of emptiness in me that cannot be filled by a mere pair of Sam Edelmans. Sure Sam makes some great shoes, I can personally attest to that, as I did wear a perfect pair of black flats with gold chain across the toe through at least 2 years of college. I speak fondly of those shoes because at a time when old jeans were not longer fitting those shoes always did. No amount of cheap beer could make those shoes not fit (not the case for the rest of my wardrobe in college unfortunately). I loved those flats, but I loved them in a “… your practical and chic” kind of way, not like “the sun rises and sets on these shoes!” kind of love. In my case that type of love is reserved for lady friends, my cat, my man roommate, family members and yes that “perfect” shoe. Are you offended that I just put shoes in the same category as family? I’m dramatic and I don’t mean that literally. But getting back to my initial point, last spring Charlotte Olympia came out with the most perfect pair of wedges, that still to this day I love. I know this isn’t surprising to anyone because she makes the best damn shoes I’ve ever seen. Now they are no longer available, not that it would matter because I’m still not planning on dropping that much cash on a pair of shoes. So this weekend while I was out shopping I found a cute pair of wedges (on sale!) and so I tried them on, and yes they were still cute, but they weren’t stealing my heart the way a pair of smoking slippers with cat faces on them would, but then it came to me! With a little DIY action I could make these very affordable shoes, the kind of shoes that can make my heart beat a little faster. So with a little Sunday crafting these shoes are now my Charlotte Olympia inspired heart breakers! See below how giant yarn balls can turn cute shoes into the best shoes ever. (Yarn ball tutorial to come this week).