Monthly Archives: December 2017

Wingtips

Black calf wingtips on beige ostrich vamps

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New design

It will be a while before I get to make these boots, but they’re making me happy already! These are the colors and leathers.

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Progress

Here’s another peek at the “Satan Is Real” cowboy boots. Often with a non-traditional design such as this one, I feel it’s most attractive when it’s flat and putting it on a cowboy boot makes me like it less. I’m … Continue reading

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More Satan

Tomorrow I’ll sew the side seams and they’ll begin to look like boots.

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Details

In other news, Satan has tiny hands and protruding front teeth.

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Stitching has wrought a change

Whooops, I’m talking all biblical. I’m always interested in how stitching changes inlay and overlay, but usually it’s an obvious aesthetic difference. The stitching seemed to add a layer of gravity to this piece, as if it were just random … Continue reading

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Celebrate!

Cause for celebration: all of the lettering is completed on this pair of boot tops

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Reaching my limits

I’ve often idly wondered how small I could inlay and stitch letters, and today I found out. If these had been 1/2 a millimeter smaller I couldn’t have done it.

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Lucifer times two

Every once in a while, I agree to do a project and then realize that I’m not certain it’s possible or most importantly, whether or not I can do it. This boot top definitely fell into that category but… I … Continue reading

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Lucifer

They say the devil is in the details and if that is the case, Old Scratch has made his presence known in the process of patterning and putting these boot tops together.

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