Logo

I keep simplifying my stitched logo.

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Vamps and wingtips

Vamp: the foot part of a boot or shoe
Wingtip: a separate piece of leather over the toe, often decorative
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Ostrich leg

Ostrich leg vamps and counter covers
Ostrich leg isn’t wide enough for a full vamp so they have to be pieced. You’d have to find an ostrich with cankles to make a full vamp.
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Dogs!

Progress is being made on the puppy boots! The dog carvings in the boot tops were done by the talented Kathy Flanagan of Black Mountain Leather.

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Paw prints wingtip

The puppy paw prints wingtip is in leather now. Cutting and skiving is finished; next I’ll inlay in the colors.

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Paw prints

Puppy paw prints wingtip
This a heart -shaped leaf that I often do but it took on added significance in this wingtip. The boot tops feature portraits of two dogs, one of which has died and is deeply missed by its owner.
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Break time

This is what I do when I’m taking a break from building boots.

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