A Shoemakers Diary

Name change

News

Name change

Very, very exciting day today! Fairysteps has had a name change across the web. Its just one letter, but, its a change nonetheless. The new place to find me is: faerysteps.comWhy did I do this dastardly daring deed? Well… lots of reasons really, but heres a few good ones… 1. When I took the fairysteps domain in 2005, sadly the .com domain had been taken by a holding company who demanded £2000 for the domain sale :( Ive checked for the past 12 years to see if its been released. Nope. I wanted .com because I sell worldwide, its the...

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Hibernation...

News

Hibernation...

Good morning my dears. Ive been thinking about how to word this ALL night long, so best to just crack on and tap out the words :) After our days work was done Mr Fairysteps and I had our usual natter across the kitchen table last night and got down to the nitty gritty of how much work we both had lined up for the start of the year. It’s important when you are both self employed to do this occassionaly so that you don’t accidentally take on enough work for 6 people, when you are in fact only 2....

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Getting chilly now...

Clothing Ramblings

Getting chilly now...

Gosh, another busy week WISP booting :)Plus, I used some of that heavenly polished conker leather to make some stock Esthers. Love these with the longer toe shape. The weather turned decidedly nippier home here so more layers were called for. I always find it a toss up between warmth vs movement… thick wooly jumpers arent an option because I find I get caught up in everything Im working on else. Very frustrating constantly unhitching yourself from shoe parts :) O dear… the socks don’t match… Ive been very grateful for all the firewood Mr Fairysteps prepares for us now...

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Stormy weather

Homeland

What an incredibly blustery day out there today. Making me feel very much that Winter is upon us and that even worse weather is imminent. Ive heard from different sources that this winter will be the worst in 50 years, and from somewhere else, the worst in 140 years! Considering Mum used to tell stories of the Winter of 1963 being so cold that small songbirds were found frozen to the branches, this is rather concerning! I hope everyone is kitted up with woollies, wood, fuel and tins of sardines and milk powder. I simply need tea bags to survive…...

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