Matching toes

Today has been about toes. I took my time and did a good job, because a pair of boots look nicer if the toes match. 🙂

IMG_6928.jpg

 

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Shoes…

I’ve been wanting to make myself a pair of shoes, and Mallory generously patterned and sewed these uppers for me before she went back to NY. Now we will see if Paige managed to teach me anything about shoemaking before she left me too.

IMG_6927.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Good dog

I’ll be making a pair of boots soon that feature colored, carved dog portraits inlaid into the boot tops. The entire time the client and I have been discussing these boots, I have been completely unable to visualize how the portraits would be framed in the boot top and what sort of stitched design I could use to fill the empty space. I decided to just wait and not worry about it until I actually received the dog carvings, and then see if an idea would appear. It did!

The leather carvings are by Kathy Flanagan.

Boot Fronts.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Draw

Old Scratch decided to show up for these boots too. Ostrich does like to twist, and it took me four tries to last the second boot. We finally called a draw; I didn’t quite get it where I wanted it, but the boot certainly doesn’t sit on the last where it wanted to either.

2017-12-29 14.03.22.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Do your ears hang low

I tucked his ears up out of the way, because they don’t need to be wet when I last the boots.

IMG_6925.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Lasting boots

Satan is on the last, and he gave me a blister to remember my day.

IMG_6923.jpg

This pair of boots will go on the last tomorrow.

IMG_6924.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Side seams

I sewed the vamps and counters on these boots, sewed the side seams, and turned them today. Next week I’ll attach the long fancy pulls and then I’ll be ready to put them on the last.

IMG_6917.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments