Notes from the workshop

Faerysteps started a blog way back when the internet was practically pedal powered (that was in 2008). These days I tend to use Instagram as a daily record but sometimes you just can't beat a good old fashioned diary entry...

Spindle begins...

Spindle begins...

Always exciting working on something new, even if it's not strictly new ;)

Blue moods...

Blue moods...

I have made so many blue boots and shoes lately. The indigo antiqued leather has been especially popular.
Lately...

Lately...

Its been a while since Ive written a post so apologies for the long time away.
Buried under boots...

Buried under boots...

Gosh have I made some boots this month. Each and every pair different and all have so far, turned out proper beauties :)
Season on the change...

Season on the change...

There is a definite nip in the air. I felt it on Wednesday and its got progressively cooler since.
Childhood Summer revisited...

Childhood Summer revisited...

Straight back to age 6 when the great drought of 1976 happened...
On being squat and the Queen does a spot of flossing...

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

My goodness, who knew leaving the house for 3 hours could be such an adventure.
Running, ink and tinkers...

Running, ink and tinkers...

November has most certainly been a month of boots. Lots to report for November, get comfy.
Camping in November...

Camping in November...

Me in reflective mood earlier today. Post boot pattern making, pre boot marking. Hair washed earlier, but unbrushed.
Latest boots and first pies...

Latest boots and first pies...

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

A snippet of my day...


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...
Green harvest...

Green harvest...

I so enjoyed taking pictures of this batch. It was all so green! But, at the same time, it was like saying goodbye to Summer.