Monthly Archives: July 2013

Montana Pillow Top

Every Monday I upload a short video of ongoing work in my shop. This Monday’s video shows the progress of a leather pillow top that I’m making.

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Leather Pillow

This is the center piece for a leather pillow I’m making. It’s the view I could see from my window on my recent trip to Montana. The scene is created entirely with leather and I’ve hand-cut fringe to go around … Continue reading

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July newsletter

July newsletter My July newsletter has been posted to my webpage. There are pictures from my trip to Montana and an adorable picture of me in the second grade.

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Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs I’ve been invited to be a panelist on the Women Entrepreneurs panel at the Footwear News Platform while I’m in Las Vegas for the MAGIC convention. Pretty cool! My fellow panelists are Sarah Caplan, Footzyrolls, Sarah Nisperos, Coterie, and Taryn Rose, M.D.

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Removing a last

Have you ever wondered how the shoe form (called a last) is pulled out after the boot or shoe is completed? Sometimes one gets stuck and I wonder how I’ll get it out also! Here’s a video of pulling a … Continue reading

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Triple Creek Ranch

Another view from my balcony…yes, that’s a private hot tub. I didn’t see it last night but I’m thinking about trying it out this morning.

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Triple Creek Ranch

I’m at the beautiful Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. Through the day I get to play and in the evening I sit in the bar area with my boots on display and visit with nice people. This is the … Continue reading

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Paige

My lovely daughter Paige makes ladies shoes and she just completed a pair of shoes for herself.

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Monday YouTube video

Monday YouTube video Every Monday I create a 2-4 minute video about a machine, a technique, or a boot I’m making. 

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Ready for the heel

I’ve put the sole on the boots and am ready to start building the heel. The heel is built from the same heavy leather as the sole–one layer at a time until the correct heel height is achieved.

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