Monthly Archives: April 2020

Beginnings

This is how a commissioned pair of cowboy boots begins.

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Rainy day in Oklahoma

I laid the soles on this pair of boots today, stitched them, and the next job is pegging the soles. But it’s a wet and rainy day and the soles aren’t drying at their normal pace. They’re still far too … Continue reading

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Inseaming

A nice job of inseaming is so satisfying.

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Toes

I got the toe box put in these boots today. For me, that’s when I feel like I’m over the hump and it’s all downhill from here.

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New art piece

I made this piece today for my sister, to commemorate the death of our father three years ago today. It’s titled “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”

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My boots get around

Arnold Schwarzenegger posted this photo on his Instagram. I’m kind of partial to these boots!

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Whispering Hope

Sigh… these are making me happy. I spent all day on these; I wish I’d remembered to take a picture before I added the rain. They were pretty before, and it was scary to sew grey lines all across it, … Continue reading

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Lea ther Art

Sneak peek at the beginnings for my next art piece

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Al Bane for Leather

If you’re sewing during your time at home, here’s a great page for you to follow. Al has a subscription video series with sewing tips; I just watched one on making a slash pocket. That’s not an easy construction but … Continue reading

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Craft in America

If you’d like to watch my presentation at the Craft in America center in Los Angeles, here’s a link. Craft in America presentation

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