Tag Archives: it’sabootlife

Closed toe sandals

I’m not sure what I’m doing here, but I’m having fun!

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“Lost Trades” podcast

Here’s a link to my interview on the “Lost Trades” podcast, hosted and created by Don Gonzales. https://losttradepodcast.com/lisa-sorrell-cowboy-boot-maker

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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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