Monthly Archives: October 2014

More lasting

I got this pair on the last today.

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Crisis averted

I didn’t start lasting these until 5pm and the first pair was brutal. Fortunately the second pair jumped happily onto the last without a fight. It’s a good thing because I was considering lying in a sniveling, exhausted ball of … Continue reading

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Extra protein

I’d eaten half of my granola bar when I noticed this little green worm hanging off the bottom of it, AND I had a bite in my mouth. Oh well, the good news is that I’m no longer hungry.

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The Straight Needle was in a good mood

Three pairs of boots are successfully side seamed!

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Side seam

And now it’s time to side seam the boots. Wish me luck.

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Back at work!

I haven’t been working in the shop for the past week because of traveling and teaching. It feels good to be making boots again, and today they should begin to actually look like boots instead of random pieces of leather.

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I have a booth at the Oklahoma Chisolm Trail Leather Guild show this weekend, selling my water-based glues and “How to Make Cowboy Boots” DVDs. Today two men came over and assumed that I was simply a worker taking care … Continue reading

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New class

I’m teaching an inlay/overlay class this week, and most of our projects will be bracelets. This is the first one, and my students have joined hands in a bond of bracelet sisterhood.

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The dangers of visiting Lisa

I put my mother to work for me this past weekend. I have to cut off the tops of the special glue brushes I sell, and she rounded the cut-off edges on the finisher. She said it was fun.

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I get all my talent from my mother, 2

She makes regular doll clothes too.

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