CraftSanity Episode 50
Shoe Designer Annie Mohaupt
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Annie Mohaupt majored in architecture but found the office setting was not for her. When a friend asked her to share a table at the Renegade Craft Fair, she had a reason to execute that shoe idea she had been kicking around for a while. The shoes were hot sellers and the rest is history. Now, Annie, 31, of Chicago makes shoes full-time. To date she has turned out more than 1,000 pairs of cute and comfortable handmade shoes. (These shoes are so great -- I bought a pair myself).

On this episode of CraftSanity, Annie shares the story of the unusual path she has taken to become a crafty shoe designer. (Since we taped this interview, she has continued to grow her business. She recently moved her studio out of her basement and to a creative loft space in Chicago. Also, she reports that her shoes are selling like hot cakes in New Zealand. Way to go Annie!)

You can check out her fabulous designs at


Have any of you made your own shoes? Or know any great tutorials for making shoes or slippers? Send me your patterns and photos.

And the winner of the Episode #49 contest is...

Trish of Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla. Congrats.

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