Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lacing the shank

Here’s a progress photo of how I put in a steel shank. On the far left is a boot with the steel shank glued in. That obviously wouldn’t last long, so the glue is just to hold it in place … Continue reading

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So…what have you been doing?

I’ve been inseaming boots!

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It’s a Boot Life

Here’s my YouTube video for March.

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Halfway there

Sewing side seams is fun. Getting the side seams completed with no disasters is even more fun. I’m halfway through in this photo.

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Whoops

Someone pointed out that the eagle’s head on this boot was SUPPOSED to be white. I really have no excuse for missing this particular detail. Fortunately it wasn’t too late to fix it.

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Lasts

I’m working on my http://www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com website today. I’m adding all of the lasts to that website, with updated and current stock quantities. I have five last models up already and should complete the remainder of the last models by this … Continue reading

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Tail feathers

I’m working on boots again in my studio, and today I sewed the vamps and counter covers onto this pair of boots. They’re a little tricky, because the eagle’s tail feathers extend over the tongue. I sewed the eagle completely … Continue reading

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…and gifts

Oh my goodness, my friends in Japan sent me a pair of lasting pliers and a knife too, as a gift! They really know the way to my heart.

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Food!

This box has been sitting unopened on my desk for two weeks, because I just didn’t have the time or energy to deal with it. It’s all of the tools and supplies that I shipped to my class in Japan, … Continue reading

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Whale mustache

Carina, Tanja, and I visited a saddle maker in Switzerland. He had bristles that were from around the mouth of a whale! This is Carina and me with our whale mustaches.

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