Monthly Archives: December 2017

Draw

Old Scratch decided to show up for these boots too. Ostrich does like to twist, and it took me four tries to last the second boot. We finally called a draw; I didn’t quite get it where I wanted it, … Continue reading

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Do your ears hang low

I tucked his ears up out of the way, because they don’t need to be wet when I last the boots.

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Lasting boots

Satan is on the last, and he gave me a blister to remember my day. This pair of boots will go on the last tomorrow.

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Side seams

I sewed the vamps and counters on these boots, sewed the side seams, and turned them today. Next week I’ll attach the long fancy pulls and then I’ll be ready to put them on the last.

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Bad luck and stupidity

Do you ever feel like you create more work for yourself some days? A cowboy boot is supposed to have four pulls, and so far I’ve made seven. I ruined the first two “name” pulls by not paying attention and … Continue reading

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Personalized boot pulls

These boots will have really long boot pulls.

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Dog portraits

Soon I’ll get to make a pair of boots featuring these sweet dog portraits, done by master leather carver Kathy Flanagan.

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