Fairy dust and tea...

A shoemakers diary of daily work and play. There's quite a bit of both and the veil between the two is gossamer thin. I have always loved to write, so do excuse the lengthy ramblings my dears. The full diary, stretching all the way back to 2008 can be viewed at faerystepsblog.com


On being squat and the Queen does a spot of flossing...

Outings


My goodness, who knew leaving the house for 3 hours could be such an adventure. An adventure that included; indecision, fear, shock, joy, disbelief, disgust, then more shock... and they wonder why I like staying home ;)

We rarely go out for meals. Years of scrimping to buy home etc have instilled almost miser like tendencies in me. Except for giving to charity or family, I like doing that :)...

Read more →


Running, ink and tinkers...

Boots Outings Sewing Studio


November has most certainly been a month of boots.


Lots to report for November, get comfy. Most notably, new tall boots have just started being added to the shop. Only a couple of Moonshine boots, but, happy to say that we have made lots of Tinker boots in various sizes. I'm fast reaching 'boot out' so its a small batch by manufacturing standards, but a marathon when its a cottage...

Read more →


Camping in November...

Boots Dwelling Shoes Studio


Me in reflective mood earlier today. Post boot pattern making, pre boot marking. Hair washed earlier, but unbrushed. How slovenly of me, but, the leather never notices the state of my hair, so preening was going to wait till later. My head has been bursting with boots so I've been keen to crack on.



PYRAMUS from earlier in the week. 


Lovely LUNA in waxy coffee leather.


More...

Read more →


Latest boots and first pies...

Boots Dwelling


Faerysteps Cobweb fairy boots. My last custom Cobwebs for a while, made for a really lovely customer :)


Mustardseed fairy boots.


Mustardseed fairy boots with starlight applique work. Very much Harry Potter boots these. Intense violet and seaside contrast.


And Wisp in darkest violet, again with that seaside contrast on the back heel covers. So much violetness lately. That isnt...

Read more →


A snippet of my day...

Studio

This was strange to film for me, because I do it so often I really don't think what Im doing anymore. Like many makers, I go on autopilot. I think thats why doing any manual job is quite therapeutic. You can be lost in the task. It was interesting for me to see how much I fuss over the leather before marking! Hides are covered in flaws, simply because its a natural product. They can be front...

Read more →