Category Archives: boot maker

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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Paw prints

Puppy paw prints wingtip This a heart -shaped leaf that I often do but it took on added significance in this wingtip. The boot tops feature portraits of two dogs, one of which has died and is deeply missed by … Continue reading

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Break time

This is what I do when I’m taking a break from building boots.

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