Hi! My name is Candi and I love shoes. . . .so much so that I decided I wanted to learn how to make them (for I rarely am able to find the “perfect” pair of shoes with all of the characteristics that I am looking for). I found an intense shoe-making workshop out near Seattle, WA and there started my journey in becoming a cobbler.

At that workshop, I learned how to make a pair of oxfords by hand. Seriously, all by hand. The only machine used in the process was a sander. We even did all of the stitching and cutting out of the materials by hand. Since then, I have been practicing and perfecting my craft. I have learned numerous valuable lessons from each pair of shoes that I have attempted to make. A good friend suggested I start a blog to document my progress, so here is where I would like to share my journey with whomever is interested. . . .

My progress has been slow, but I was prepared for that. Materials are hard to come by and the equipment is expensive. My objective is to eventually create a business and my own designer label from this but that will take time. Thanks to my amazingly talented uncle I do already have a logo though. This is my dream and I do not want to ruin it by jumping in too soon. Right now this is a hobby, a very expensive and time-consuming hobby. . .and I am loving every minute second of it.  :)

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