Monthly Archives: September 2013

Building the heels

I haven’t posted many pictures of the boots I’ve been making alongside Taylor, but here’s a shot of both boots. Taylor’s in the background sanding the boot heel.

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Bracelet

I have a new accessory!

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Putting on the soles

Taylor put the soles on her boots today. If you look closely you can see the bandaged finger; there was a tragic accident when she was hammering the shanks.

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September newsletter

September newsletter I send out a newsletter once a month and also post the newsletter on my web site. I updated the web site with my September newsletter today.

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Inseaming

Today Taylor and I inseamed our boots, which means hand-sewing the welt onto the boot. The welt is a narrow strip of leather that will hold the sole stitching.

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Student’s boots on the last

Taylor’s boots are lasted and the toe has been put in.

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Lasting the boots

Taylor has just finished lasting her boots and wiping all of the wrinkles out of the heel area.

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Working on boots

Taylor and I are getting ready to put our boots on the last. She won’t be able to try them on again until they’re finished.

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Can’t wait for boots

Taylor sideseamed her boots today and turned them right side out, then decided to go ahead and try them on. Soles and heels optional…

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Cowboy boot shoes

My client who ordered the cowboy boot shoes is happy! (I can tell happy feet when I see them.)

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