Tag Archives: bespoke

Art ideas

This is the art piece I’ve had in my head for months; it feels good to get it out. It will be one of the most complex projects I’ve tried so I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes. I … Continue reading

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Surprise!

The whole time I was making the Fender tweed shoes, I was keeping a secret: I put the new owner’s name on the outside of the left shoe. I wanted to surprise him which meant I couldn’t post pictures that … Continue reading

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Shoemaking Tools

New YouTube video on using Crimp Screws Shoemaking Tools

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Sneak peek

Close-up picture of an upcoming project

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Mountains, in leather

A few weeks ago I made a bracelet with mountains and sky, just for fun, just because I was inspired to do it. A week ago I got to visit West Virginia again and see my best friend from seventh … Continue reading

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Introducing…

Introducing “Before The Next Teardrop Falls”(because that song was sung by Freddie FENDER — get it?)

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Shoes for me

I spent Sunday afternoon with Satan; I’m trying to finish my shoes before I see The Malpass Brothers in concert on Sunday. (Taylor Malpass owns the “Satan Is Real” cowboy boots — they’re fellow Louvin Brothers fans.) Today I finished … Continue reading

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Toes

I put the toe boxes in my Louvin Brothers shoes. The “toe box” is a stiffener that holds the shape of the toe and also protects the wearer’s toes. This particular shape is a cowboy boot style I learned from … Continue reading

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There’s always a mistake

I came into the shop today to do some rearranging (it’s my hobby) and realized I’d forgotten to peg the soles on these shoes on Friday. They were in a plastic bag so they wouldn’t have dried out, but leaving … Continue reading

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Satan and new friends

Me: Ugh, people are awful and I want them all to stay away from me.Also me: Squeal!! I will make so many cool new friends with my Louvin Brothers/Satan Is Real shoes!!

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