Tag Archives: bespoke

Boot making as therapy

Today I practiced a little bit of the Self Employed Person’s Physical Therapy (suck it up and do it anyway). I tore up several things in my left arm a few months ago and this stitch requires spreading the arms … Continue reading

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Baby birds

I’m envying boot makers with normal sized feet at the moment. To make this design for myself I had to shrink it down until it’s right on the edge of what’s possible. It was hard to cut out, hard to … Continue reading

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Lasting

They’re on the last now, and beginning to look like boots.

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Turning

Inside-out boots wouldn’t be nearly as much fun so I suppose I’ll turn the other one too.

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Wheeeee!

Cutting the vamp tongue is always exhilarating because there is zero room for error. It’s certainly not like I can go grab another crimped alligator vamp out of the scrap box.

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Finished boot tops

Here’s an addition to my frequent reminders not to judge leather art until it’s stitched. The stitching always transforms a project!

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Anniversaries and memories

Today is the anniversary of my daughter Paige’s death and this is how I choose to remember her–by designing a pair of boots that will someday be titled “Baby I’m Blue.” (Joe Newberry, “Baby I’m Blue) I don’t know when … Continue reading

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