Feather boots, foot

This pair of boots will have a feather inlaid on the vamp (foot part) of the boots. It’s tricky to position correctly, so I drew it on the last where it should be and then created the paper pattern using the drawing for reference.

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Feather boots

Today I’m starting a pair of boots with feather inlay. The boot top and foot leathers are on the left, and all of the leathers on the right are my selections for various feather bits.

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It’s a Boot Life

Here’s a link to my July YouTube video.

It’s a Boot Life

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Leather bin

My leather storage had gotten disorganized, so I straightened it up yesterday. Yes, my leather is organized by type and/or color. Bottom left is water buffalo, bottom right is baby calf, all middle/easy to reach sections are kangaroo, and the top/hard to reach sections are various pieces of calf and kid.

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Getting back to work

Getting back into the routine of working has been tough–I miss my daughter Paige so much in the shop. But… it’s time to go back to work, and I decided to start with a happy little project that she would have admired, so I made myself a new watchband.

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Sad news

I didn’t realize that it’s been so long since I’ve posted on my blog. For those of you who don’t know, we lost our daughter Paige Marie Sorrell on May 12. It continues to be a long, hard journey, but we remember her with much love.

This was my newsletter for the month of May.

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Smithsonian Craft Show 

A pair of my boots visited me today at the Smithsonian Craft Show!

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