Monthly Archives: December 2014

Photography and advice

First, isn’t this a cool photo? Second, notice how I’m cutting just inside the dotted lines? I do that on purpose because after the inlay is done I’ll need to stitch around it. The dotted line is my stitching line, … Continue reading

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I’ve been working and I can prove it!

Here’s a photo progression of the work I accomplished today. This is the design for the pair of boots I’m making. It’s on top of the leathers I’ll use and off to the right are the pattern pieces for each … Continue reading

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Starting new boots

I haven’t felt well today but the colors on these boots have cheered me.

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You see a flaw, I see a flower

There’s a little hole in this piece of leather. Instead of avoiding that area altogether I positioned the design so that I’ll be cutting out a flower shape where the hole is. I’m convinced that this is how and why … Continue reading

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Boot Maker/Chief Financial Officer

Good news this morning! I sent a pallet through FedEx several weeks ago. Somewhere along the way they re-weighed it, decided it weighed 700 pounds more than it actually did, and tried to bill me for $1500 more than the … Continue reading

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Colors make me happy

These are the leathers and design for the next pair of boots I get to make.

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Curved inseaming awls

Look what I got in the mail today! I’ve already updated my website if you wish to purchase.

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The machines are out to get me

I have a client flying in to my shop today to be measured, so I’m taking a chance and wearing something nice. My machines can sense new clothing and it’s usually the cue for one of them to decide it … Continue reading

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Memory

I have just been struck by a fantastic idea. I’m going to create a Memory game with pictures of my boots. Do you remember the children’s Memory game? It was a deck of little square cards containing pairs of pictures. … Continue reading

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Reality TV

My oldest daughter Morgan is a writer and I occasionally post links to her blog. I particularly like her most recent post, a pitch for a reality TV show.

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