Author Archives: customboots

About customboots

I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.

I choose joy

Last night I had a vision of myself as an animal newly released from captivity, flying, twirling, spinning, and flexing almost-forgotten muscles. I haven’t forgotten my daughter Paige, taken from us so brutally and too soon; I mourn her loss … Continue reading

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Art and Craft

I finished putting the first of these together, looked at it, and said, “Oooh, that’s Art!” Shows what I know.

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Mockingbirds

First I create the pattern for my little bird and mark the patterns onto the appropriate colors of leather, then I cut out those pieces very precisely and skive them, and finally I put them together. Now I have a … Continue reading

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Beginnings

I’m going to try something totally new on this pair of boot tops and I don’t know if it will work, so don’t make up your mind if you like them or not yet.

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Introducing…

Introducing: “Turning to the Light” From now on, if it’s available online, I’ll post a link to the song the pictured boot is named after. Link to song

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More fun

This is the third pair that I’ll be finishing this week.

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The fun never stops

I should have this pair finished soon.

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