Monthly Archives: December 2013

Paige and Lisa collaboration

Paige and I are collaborating on a project. She left me written instructions for my part because she had to go home. I’m very afraid I won’t do it to her satisfaction!

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Blue Skies and Teardrops

These are the boots that won the Art of the Cowboy Makers competition in Las Vegas. The client is coming to pick them up today and I remembered that I’d better get pictures of them! I’ve named them “Blue Skies … Continue reading

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My day’s work

I’m very proud of all I accomplished today. I laid the soles on both pairs of boots, stitched the soles on both, and pegged the soles on the black boots. I’ve left the blue boots in loose plastic bags so … Continue reading

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Preparing to peg soles

This is how I mark where the peg line will go–I use my forefinger as a spacer and my thumb nail to mark the line.

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Shank covers

This morning I’m adding and pegging shank covers. I hope to lay the soles this afternoon.

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Paige’s drawing

Instead of cowboy boots, today I’m going to post a picture I found that Paige Sorrell drew of me 12 years ago. I think it’s an amazing likeness.

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Clocking out

I wasn’t planning to allow myself to go home until I’d inseamed both but it’s after 6pm and I’m tired. The second boot will still be there tomorrow.

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December newsletter

December newsletter Here’s a link to my December newsletter.

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New table

Today I traded the TV in the back room for this big table. It will be perfect for displaying large pieces of leather for clients and it has two deep drawers for storage.

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Boot tops

This is what I did today. The top band is blue ostrich, the tops are gray rough-out kangaroo, and there are five rows of stitching–four purple and one bone.

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