Monthly Archives: December 2014

Silk thread

If you should visit my shop right now, here’s what you would see in the front room. Two pallets of silk thread have been unloaded and sorted by thread size. Shelves have been ordered and my oldest daughter Morgan has … Continue reading

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Birds, butterflies, and knives

This is the next pair of boots I’m starting.

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Steady hand and lots of practice

As the previous picture demonstrated, each shape is cut by hand with an X-Acto knife. Then I go back and skive or thin all of the edges so the finished boot top will be smooth and clean. A bit of … Continue reading

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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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