Have you heard about the Michael Miller Baby Bootie Contest? I am planning to enter, but need a little advice.
First, here is the pair of shoes I made tonight - my "prototype," if you will. I was going for kind of a tennis shoes look. I don't know if I quite hit the mark there, but I'm liking the result, and am pleased with myself for coming up with an original pattern.
A couple of things that I like: 1) the fabric (one of my all time favs that I have precious little of remaining), 2) the "tongue" of the shoe/elastic laces. The tongue is only connected at the bottom so the shoe stretches open wide to put it on the baby's foot.
So, what do you think? Anything you would improve on? Do you think the shoes are too plain/ugly/impractical/etc? Should I work on my photography skills and set up a cuter shot?
I can only submit one entry, so it has to be good. Luckily, I have until June 18th to get it right. Help, please!
UPDATE: Wow! Thank you so much for all of your comments and great suggestions. I've read through all of them (a couple of times) and am excited to implement some of your ideas into my next pair. I'm out of elastic though, so while I wait for my order to arrive, I'll be posting some other crafts.
Thanks again! I really appreciate your thoughtful answers.