ok, only aimee has a question. fair enough.
here it is:
"have you ever handmade a pair of shoes? i've always wanted to try it."
here's the answer:
i have made some pairs of shoes in my life. most of them have been made with some sort of machinery, whether it's a sewing machine, or some of the more technical shoe-making things like grinders, etc:
(the last one is a shoe for kids- i made it as part of my graduation project at f.i.t.)
i have to admit, it's not my favorite thing. it's pretty labor intensive, and can require a lot of wrestling with leather.
i kind of like re-making shoes. you can see a pair that i did here.
however, the brooklyn authority on making AND remaking shoes is kat: