Monthly Archives: July 2018

Toes

The “toe box” is a stiff piece of leather or synthetic that’s sandwiched between the foot leather and the lining, so the the toe will hold its shape. I have the toe box in these boots now!

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Made with care

I like the insides of my boots to be as pretty and neat as the outsides, even if it will never be seen again.

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Successful day

It’s always a good feeling when sideseaming-and-turning-the-boots day is over.

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New sandals for me

This was fun, but I sure need a whole lot more practice to be satisfied with the end results.

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It’s a Boot Life

“It’s a Boot Life” continues with Part Three of speed boot making. You know making a cowboy boot is complex when even speeded up to 10x and only showing footage from working on one boot, it’s still going to take … Continue reading

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Logo

I keep simplifying my stitched logo.

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Vamps and wingtips

Vamp: the foot part of a boot or shoe Wingtip: a separate piece of leather over the toe, often decorative

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Ostrich leg

Ostrich leg vamps and counter covers Ostrich leg isn’t wide enough for a full vamp so they have to be pieced. You’d have to find an ostrich with cankles to make a full vamp.

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Dogs!

Progress is being made on the puppy boots! The dog carvings in the boot tops were done by the talented Kathy Flanagan of Black Mountain Leather.

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Paw prints wingtip

The puppy paw prints wingtip is in leather now. Cutting and skiving is finished; next I’ll inlay in the colors.

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