Monthly Archives: May 2019

It’s a Boot Life

YouTube video for May: making beading It’s a Boot Life

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Still lasting boots

I put these boots on the last today; you can see by the color variation that the foot leather is still wet. This design is titled “If Heartaches Had Wings.”

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Hard-fought battle

A pair of boots on the last: The first one fought back so hard that I had to take several breaks between attempts while I gave myself “pep talks” that mostly consisted of me telling myself that I sucked and … Continue reading

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Red boots

I put these red boots on the lasts this morning.

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Side seams

Today I’m happy for side seams that are done, and side seams that match.

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Matching philosophy

Usually I match the side welt (the leather strip going down the side of the boot) to the vamp leather. If I can’t match the vamp leather exactly I go the opposite way and match the boot top leather. I … Continue reading

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Eureka Springs School of the Arts

If you’ve been wanting to take a class with me, now is your chance. This is the only class I’ll be teaching this year and there are only two spaces left. Leather inlay/overlay class in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Hidden things

The inside of the boots will be pretty too.

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New stitched boot tops

I finished another pair of boot tops today and now I can begin putting boots together. The pulls aren’t finished because I just glued them to the lining a few minutes ago. The fastest way to make your machine grumpy … Continue reading

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Introducing…

I’ve held onto these boots for as long as possible, but it really is time for them to go to their new home now. Introducing: “Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends”

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