The Fairy Shoemaker

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...

Tea Bar is open...

Well my dears, what a strange few months this has been for everyone. Ive been self isolating since 1994 when my first baby arrived so its not been very different for me... up here. But, I do know its had a profound effect on many, which is a very sad business. Bearing in mind that much like Brexit, we have probably, mostly, all started to suffer with Brain Numbness when we here any news on the...

Spindle...

Always exciting working on something new, even if it's not strictly new ;)
I haven't made this boot in over 10 years. Originally called 'Ophelia' she was popular at the time but I moved onto other styles and she fell by the wayside. Whilst sorting through old image files I rediscovered her again and decided to revamp the pattern..

Childhood Summer revisited...


Straight back to age 6 when the great drought of 1976 happened...


The grass is tinder dry and we are rather feared of fire. Fires in various parts of the country already :( so we are being extra vigilant.


Late evening trip down to the river to swim. Well... they did, I didnt... Im a terrible wuss about water ;) 


Youngest had little fish nibbling her toes which was tickly....

Camping in November...


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.


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