Monthly Archives: August 2013

Building the heels

The heels are made from the same thick heavy leather as the soles, not (as I am often asked) from wood. I add a layer, level it, add a layer, level it, and so on until I reach the correct … Continue reading

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Sanding the soles smooth

I’ve been so tired and sluggish today and didn’t get nearly as much done on these as I should have. Tomorrow I WILL finish the soles and start building the heels.

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American Made competition I’ve entered this competition and I’d love to win and bring attention to the craft of cowboy boot making. I’d appreciate it if you’d vote for me!

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Cowboy boot shoes

I laid and stitched the soles on the cowboy boot shoes this afternoon. I’m going to take a break and then come back in later this evening and peg the soles.

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Leather Bracelet

Here’s a leather bracelet I made today. The client selected one of my designs and then chose the colors she wanted.

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Lacing the shank

I’m preparing the add the shank cover to these shoes. From this point they’re being built just like cowboy boots and I’m so happy to be back in familiar territory.

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Monday video

I do a YouTube video every other Monday. Today I filmed, edited, and uploaded it, then forgot to publish it until my mother called and reminded me.

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August newsletter Here’s a link to my August newsletter. It contains information about a competition I’ve entered and I’ll be posting more about that later.

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Inseaming

I was inseaming this afternoon when Dale stopped by with our dog Winston. The dog went to the vet this morning and returned a little different. He’s not too happy about it but the cat, previously the object of his … Continue reading

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Learning to peg soles

Brittney wasn’t pleased with her pegging abilities today and I told her it takes a long time to learn to peg well. I said, “I’ve been doing this for 20 years. You can either be good at pegging or be … Continue reading

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