Monthly Archives: May 2020

Lasting

They’re on the last now, and beginning to look like boots.

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Turning

Inside-out boots wouldn’t be nearly as much fun so I suppose I’ll turn the other one too.

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Wheeeee!

Cutting the vamp tongue is always exhilarating because there is zero room for error. It’s certainly not like I can go grab another crimped alligator vamp out of the scrap box.

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Finished boot tops

Here’s an addition to my frequent reminders not to judge leather art until it’s stitched. The stitching always transforms a project!

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Anniversaries and memories

Today is the anniversary of my daughter Paige’s death and this is how I choose to remember her–by designing a pair of boots that will someday be titled “Baby I’m Blue.” (Joe Newberry, “Baby I’m Blue) I don’t know when … Continue reading

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Video interview

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Definition

Sometimes I put the piece I cut out back in behind the inlay to pop it out and give definition. Pro tip: It’s smart to remember to punch the holes for the coat buttons and put the orange leather in … Continue reading

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