Country Family Reunion Cruise

If you’d like to see the boots I made for the Malpass Brothers on stage during a Country Family Reunion cruise, check out my YouTube video this month.

“It’s a Boot Life”

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Learning more about lasts

It was a good day today at Lastmaker House in Eastbourne, England, learning about last making. The last on the left is the one I worked on today. If you look closely you can see that it’s beginning to have some shape through the arch area. The one on the right is still shapeless but that will change soon.

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Boot Queen, that’s me!

From today’s mail…
I expect to be referred to in this manner from now on.
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Feedback on my book!

A lady who purchased my “The Art of Leather Inlay and Overlay” book made these boots and sent me this message with the photo.
 
“I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your book! I have made my first pair of boots – with inlays! They aren’t perfect but I am working on it. My head is swimming with designs!
 
It is well written and very clear. Coming from a woman’s perspective, it has given me confidence to take your information and run with it! Just wanted to say thank you for that too.
 
I learned the differences between overlays and underlays but most importantly…skiving! How to skive each differently and how important it really is. Also your book helped me with the whole technique.”
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A bouquet

We were on a cruise last week. Dale attended a nature lecture in Honduras and brought me back a half dozen wild pig bristles. He knows me so well–that’s way better than roses!

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Completed Boots

Title: “It Hurts Me More (the Second Time Around)”

I chose this title because these boots are a reproduction of boots that the Louvin Brothers wore in a photo shoot in the late 1950s. So this is the “second time around” for this design. The song was written by Bill Anderson.

Title: “Satan is Real”

The reason for the title is obvious; it’s the title track from the 1959 Louvin Brothers album, and this image is the album cover.

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It’s a Boot Life

On my YouTube video this month, I show how I create a boot top pattern from the client’s measurements.

It’s a Boot Life

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