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Vintage catalog

Someone sent me a vintage Jay Griffith catalog! It’s beautiful and I am laughing with delight while paging through it.

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It’s always something

The good news: These boots are ready to be side seamed and I have a new (to me) fully refurbished Straight Needle. The bad news: I’ve already sold my old Straight Needle and the new one is sitting at Dale’s … Continue reading

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Phoenix

Many boot makers use one tongue shape and it’s one of the defining and recognizable features of their boots. I have a tongue shape I use most often but once in a while I like to switch it up, so … Continue reading

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Checks are for old people

I still occasionally use checks (I know, I’m old) and I ran out, so I designed a new picture check for myself.

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Wings and feathers

I stitched all the wings and feathers, but I still have to add the top band. I’ll leave that for tomorrow–I’ll need something to do then, right?

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Wings, accents, and eyes

I skived all of the little accent holes in the wings today. Oh, and I gave the Phoenix an eye and skived that too.

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Still adding pieces

There’s still more skiving to do; next I need to skive all of the orange holes so I can layer in the yellow piece behind them. But that’s a job for tomorrow.

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Favorite things

I spent most of my day skiving, but fortunately sitting and skiving all day is one of my favorite things. It’s incredibly easy on a design like this to accidentally skive off a point and have to cut the entire … Continue reading

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Phoenix rising

I’m starting a new pair of boots. This is a design I’ve done before titled “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” updated with a Cherokee Star top band.

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“This Is The Last Cowboy Song”

Introducing “This Is The Last Cowboy Song.” The song is only a lament for cowboys but somehow that seems historically correct. “… the voices sound sad as they’re singing along, another piece of America’s lost…”

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