Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sewing the welt

I hand stitched the welt on today, and prepared the soles. The soles will sit in the water overnight and be ready tomorrow.

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Today’s work

I got these boots on the last today. These boots belong to my current student. He learned to last and wipe in the heel today.

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Turning the horse boots

One boot has been turned and one is still waiting to have the pulls stitched down.

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Horse boots

Here I’m getting ready to create the horse head vamp tongue. A regular boot vamp isn’t wide enough for the horses shoulders or tall enough for the horse’s ear. I figured this out the hard way and had to crimp … Continue reading

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Horse tops

Black and white cowboy boots with cartoon horses on the boot tops? I can do that.

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Paige

Paige is hard at work on her next pair of shoes.

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It’s a Boot Life

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

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Parachutes, Parents, and Pants

This is a fantastic article about the necessity of being both an artist AND a business person. Plus, it’s written by my daughter Morgan. Parachutes, Parents, and Pants

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Inlaid eyeballs

This makes me chortle. I’ve never gotten to inlay an eyeball before.

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New purple shoes

Someone’s very proud of her new purple shoes! This is only the second pair of shoes she’s made with a welt and she did a great job. Plus, she says they fit perfectly.

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