Monthly Archives: January 2016

Building heels

These full alligator boots are almost completed. I really want to name them “Amos Moses” but I doubt I will.

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Mixed emotions:

I just received a shipment of Baker Leather! 🙂 Now I have to put it all away. 😦

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Bad dog

This client’s puppy has a taste for cowboy boots. We’ll see if I can fix it…

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Inseaming

This is a part of what I’ve been doing today.

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It’s a Boot Life

Here’s a link to the January episode of: It’s a Boot Life

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Sorrell Notions & Findings

I just have to brag a little bit. I remember when it was difficult to find ONE good awl. I’ve filled up 15 drawers now with different varieties of inseaming, outseaming, and pegging awls for sale!

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Alligator boots

I get to make a pair of full alligator boots. They don’t need any stitch design–the leather is design enough.

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New student

My student David has started stitching his boot tops and he’s doing well. By next Friday he will have made a pair of boots!

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Introducing…

“By the Time I Get to Phoenix”

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The hills are alive…

Owning a small business isn’t all “skipping through daisies while singing a merry tune.” I recently wired a small fortune to a supplier–at least I thought I did. The bank sent the money somewhere else–no one seems to know where–and … Continue reading

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