Friday, July 20, 2012


 Here's where I'm at! My uppers are almost assembled, I just have to put the lining and zips in and then I'm ready to last them. Gulp, that bit is always daunting, no matter how many pairs I've lasted, I always get nervous at this stage.

 I embroidered the second panel in record time, here they are top to tail, don't they look awesome? They are quite heavy and plush, I ironed them to keep them a bit more streamlined, which felt a bit naughty, I'm sure you're not meant to iron embroidery.

My delightful tin of yarn will no longer be my constant companion.

 Stitching the uppers makes me feel so happy, it's like the best jigsaw puzzle coming together to make a whole. It's one thing to draw a crappy sketch and imagine what it will look like, but to get to this stage, grinning from ear to ear and doing a happy dance, is such a buzz.

Today I'll get the lining and zips in, get the stiffeners made, make some minor adjustments to the last shape and attach the insoles which I made ages ago. Might have time to last them before school pickup.

More soon!


Unknown said...

Those are RAD! I just love seeing your shoe designs. Seriously, I don't know anyone who makes shoes, and so artistically too! And finally your blog is accepting comments. :)

I hear you on the buzz of creation bit, creating something keeps me's so fulfilling.

Sally said...

They're truly amazing! You have such awesome style.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the praise, I love these boots as much as you do.
I had no idea that the comments weren't working, here I was thinking that nobody had anything to say!

The boots were lasted yesterday, and today I am working on some heels.

More to come!