Monthly Archives: March 2014

New buckle

This is the buckle I won for a pair of boots at the Art of the Cowboy Makers competition in Las Vegas. Wearing it makes me feel like saying “yeehaw” and “little lady.”

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It’s a Boot Life Here’s a link to my Monday YouTube video.

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New camera

I bought a new camera/camcorder today. I’m feeling much, MUCH poorer at the moment but on the bright side my boot photographs and YouTube videos should be better quality now.

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Student with boots

My student in her new boots. She looks happy, don’t you think?

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Treeing the boots

You know it’s been a good day when it ends with cowboy boots on the trees.

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Pulling lasts

We pulled the lasts out of the boots today and now we’re finishing the heels.

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Building heels

My student and I have been working hard on our boots and I’ve been slow at posting results, so we’re a lot farther along than my last post! Today we’re building the heels and it looks like we’ll put the … Continue reading

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March newsletter This is a link to my March newsletter with an essay I wrote about the power of craft. To receive my ┬ámonthly newsletter directly send an email to customboots@aol.com with “subscribe” in the subject line.

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The importance of rights and lefts

This is what happens when you forget to turn your pattern over. You end up with two fillers for the right boot and none for the left.

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Inseaming

My student just finished inseaming her first boot. I’ll have her out of those athletic shoes soon!

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