Monthly Archives: February 2016

Newsletter

Sorrell newsletter for February Here’s a link to my February newsletter. I wrote it while I was in Japan, but I couldn’t upload or send it while I was there. We arrived home at midnight after a looooong day of … Continue reading

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Tokyo, Japan

DaleĀ and I are in Tokyo, Japan right now, and we’re having a great time. I’m teaching a leather inlay/overlay class and Dale is keeping me company. Here’s a skyline shot of Tokyo, taken from a ferris wheel. Yesterday, I wore … Continue reading

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It’s a Boot Life

I’m in Japan this week, and it’s already Monday here, so I’m going to go ahead and post a link to “It’s a Boot Life” for February! It’s a Boot Life

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The hard part is done

The United States flag/eagle boot tops are stitched. I am most proud of the fact that the entire boot top, with the exception of the lettered banner (different color of thread) and the tail feathers (will be stitched later), was … Continue reading

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Lost and found

Whoops! I made it around this design to the arrows, and realized that the overlay piece for the bottom of the arrows had fallen off. I checked the usual spots–floor, sole of my boots, clothing… and didn’t find it, so … Continue reading

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I quit… until tomorrow

AAAAGGGGGHHHH! I have been sitting at the sewing machine all day long and now I’m tired and sore. And, I’ve only gotten both of the back panels done. It’ll be another fun day in the studio tomorrow!

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Magic

Isn’t it cool that this little pile of oddly-shaped leather pieces can come together to create this beautiful boot top?

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Winner!

Guess what, everyone? I sent a pair of boots to the International Shoemakers Days competition in Germany, and I not only won a Gold Medal, I won a Master’s Cup also!!! Here’s a photo of the boots. I’ll give you … Continue reading

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Yes, it’s important

I LOVE this article!!! I don’t have the tape issue in my shop, but I completely understand being obsessed with small details. I also agree that those small details are a telling hint of the larger picture. The Kitchen Habit … Continue reading

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It’s such a pretty world today

My day continues to get better. I just delivered the alligator boots; they fit perfectly and the client was pleased.

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