Living in Canada is definitely a bit different that our previous home in San Jose, CA. First of all, I could get away wearing flip flops or sandals all year long. Maybe with the exception of some nights that we go out and I need to wear shoes for a little warmth. So when winter arrived, I knew I can't wear my flip flops are home because my feet gets cold very quickly. I saw a pair from Walmart that I thought would be good only to find out that I pick the wrong color as it gets dirty easily and after I washed it, the shape all went wonky. Thereafter, I have been searching for the perfect slippers. I saw something cute, almost like a ballet slippers in navy blue with a pink bow. It was OK for the first month or two then it got a little loose and after a couple of wash, it lost its shape and support. Jeff suggested maybe I should just make one for myself using left over fabric at first for the prototype. I followed his advise and I started searching for fabrics in my baskets. Then I bought some insole from the dollar store and I made my own pattern using my used navy blue slipper. I think I am comfortable with the process of making one but definitely need a lot of tweaking with the size and shape. It is not perfect but I could use it around the house because it's comfy and keeps my feet warm. Since it's a little wide, I added a couple of black ribbon so I can tie it tighter so the slippers won't slip off my feet. There are definitely a lot of slippers at different store, the only problem is that some are so stiff.