Monthly Archives: June 2016

Books

Wow! I have all of my pre-ordered books signed, packed, and ready to ship. It was a big job and I couldn’t have done it without Dale, my wonderful helper.

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June newsletter

Here’s a link to my newsletter for June. My newsletter is often a composite of pictures and information I’ve posted in other places throughout the month, but this one contains news that hasn’t been published anywhere yet!

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It’s a Boot Life

On “It’s a Boot Life” this month, I talk about choosing the correct last length.

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Gift

Look at the wonderful gift I received from my cousin Madison Cole and his family! It’s an exquisitely-made wooden mallet; I think it’s too beautiful to use.

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Paige

I’m spending time today with my little barefoot shoemaker. ❤

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Feathers and Wings

The inlaid feathers are on the boot fronts, and the outstretched, stitched wings are on the boot backs.

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Feathers

This is what the front of the boots will look like. The back panels are totally different.

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Whoops

Oh no! I’ve been out of the shop so long that I skived the wrong side!   Ha, not really. These boot tops are “rough out” (fuzzy side up) so I had to skive on the right side.

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Back to work

Me: I’m going to TRY to work on boots today in the shop. Paige: It’s been so long, are you sure you remember how? This is such a very valid point I had no argument.

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Paige

Someone sent Paige a bunch of vintage wooden lasts for ladies shoes. Here she is, taking inventory of her newfound riches.

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