Monthly Archives: January 2018

Completed Boots

Title: “It Hurts Me More (the Second Time Around)” I chose this title because these boots are a reproduction of boots that the Louvin Brothers wore in a photo shoot in the late 1950s. So this is the “second time … Continue reading

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It’s a Boot Life

On my YouTube video this month, I show how I create a boot top pattern from the client’s measurements. It’s a Boot Life

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I’m a collector

I collect Hobo International handbags and wallets, but I don’t like the ones with a magnetic closure. It’s too easy to catch on something and spill open. This is probably the fourth bag I’ve converted from a magnetic clasp to … Continue reading

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Passport Holders

I made five passport holders. Here’s a link to my Etsy page where I’ve listed them for sale.

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Heels

I’m starting to build heels today, one… layer… at… a… time.

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Soles are stitched

It is such a wonderful feeling to have two pairs of soles on the boots and stitched. Boot making usually goes quickly now.

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Lacing the shank

These two pairs have had the steel shank laced to the boot. Tomorrow, shank covers and then soles.

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Inseaming

Today was a good day for inseaming. The welt is sewn on by hand and after the sole is put on, none of my hard work will be visible.

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Airport convenience

Once in a while I make something for myself. I’ll be going to England soon so I made myself a passport holder for the airport. It has a pocket in the front for a credit card and a pocket on … Continue reading

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Matching toes

Today has been about toes. I took my time and did a good job, because a pair of boots look nicer if the toes match. 🙂  

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