Wow! Praise indeed DW. It means a lot to read your comment. You have got us just right too. We love this trade and want to get other people into shoemaking. We firmly believe in sharing knowledge to preserve it.
And while the knowledge may be given away, I'm afraid that's the only thing we give for free - no such thing as a free shoe!
By the way, for all of you who love shoes and read blogs, there is another one written by an aspiring shoemaker and all round shoe aficionado, called the Shoe Snob. It is very different to ours but still a great read - highly recommended.