here's my brother modeling one of the finished products:
I'm now also working on a pair of cute knit mary jane slippers. They're knit completely in one piece, so no annoying assembly required. I've had to restart them like 4 times, though, because I keep losing track of what row I'm on, and I need to remember because there's a lot of exacting sort of stuff in the pattern (the heel requires a bunch of wrapping & turning). Grrrr. I will triumph!