Well, first day in of my week of home projects and my daughter reminded me that she's been asking for slippers. The painting of the walls waited while I whipped these up using a couple of sweater sleeves.
I say "whipped up" because they really only took me about 30 minutes. The perfect project to fit in between a trip to town and dinner-making. I cut the sleeves off of a lightly fulled (shrunk on purpose) cashmere and lambswool sweater that I had been saving and sewed up the toe with wool yarn. I put them on her feet to figure out where the bend in the ankle needed to be, and sewed that too, cutting off the excess on the inside.
I stitched a faux cuff and tacked them in place with little roses made out of some wool rope my friend Odile sent me a while back and called it good.
She's slipping and sliding around the floor at this very moment, quite happily. For that, the walls can wait.