Tag Archives: bespoke

One row down

There are supposed to be two rows of stitching so I have another row to go, but this will give you an idea of where I’m going with these boot tops.

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Stitching… it’s stitching

Guess what comes next? My vintage Singer 110W with the old clutch motor has been lonely and she’s ready to go!

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Guessing games

I asked my apprentice to guess, without counting, how many yellow pieces I needed to cut for all of the sunbursts. The answer is 52!I also asked him to guess how many I’d ruin when I skived them but that … Continue reading

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2021 Cowboy Boot Calendar

I’ve created my 2021 Cowboy Boot Calendar and they should be available to begin shipping the first week of October. The website will allow pre-orders if you’d like to order now! ORDER LINK

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If I knew how to make sandals it would have been more fun

Mother in her new sandals that she helped to make.I told her that if anyone asked if they could also come to my shop and make their own sandals, I have two conditions and one or the other must apply. … Continue reading

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Introducing…

“By the Time I Get to Phoenix”

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Success!

The heels are built and the lasts have been pulled. There’s always a tense moment as I’m preparing to pull the last–will it come out easily or will I need to wrestle with it? These came out easily, which was … Continue reading

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Be careful!

The soles are finished and now I’m ready to begin building the heels. If I’m careful I won’t mar the shiny finish when I’m leveling the heels.

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Almost authentic

I was invited to give a video demonstration at the shoemaker’s conference I try to attend in England in February every year; it will be a virtual conference in 2021. I finished filming the rough draft of my video a … Continue reading

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Why not today

It’s a good day for a pair of wayward soles to find their destination and purpose.

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