I have seen a lot of great leatherwork in my day ... and I would have to say that I would be willing to spend my hard earned money on these bootstraps. Do you sell them? I would spend almost the last money I had ... or I would borrow a huge amount of money from the taxpayer ... have a party first ... but then buy the bootstraps to help myself and stimulate the economy!-- Not D
Wow, who would have EVER thought I'd receive a comment from a NOT D person while D was typing...?
I am kind of a jeans and t-shirt girl who is unadorned by bling. I am sure that someone who love leather boot straps would find these ones the epitome of artisanship. The leather work looks to be very well done. I think D needs to open an account on the Etsy shop. You can teach all the kids the ins and outs of running a business. You can even teach them to use punches, knives, skiving tools. I am sure that this would qualify for dangerous things you should let your children do. You could study the history of leather. Measuring, calculating how much leather you need to make x number of bootstraps, calculating cost of supplies and profit would certainly qualify for math. English... you could have the kids write a description of each item for the etsy site. What a great idea for a family project! I'm glad not D thought of it.
I think the bootstraps and the matching bracelet are tight! How great that your husband is such a craftsman! Is he teaching the skills to the boys?My dad's a biker and I bet he would love this stuff!--D....as in Daja
I use the word "sharp" a lot! My friends roll their eyes; sharpness being a 1980s thing and all. My mother loves things to look sharp. Her new kitchen is quite 1980s sharp, with shiny black granite counters and a lipstick-red enamel sink. My father collects cowboy boots. I think his patients make fun of him. My favorite pair is made from stingrays. Stingrays are covered in eyes, and the resulting leather is bluish-gray and polka-dotted. Very sharp. I think D should hunt down a Bezazzler on eBay. I am sure the other cowboys would find him very sharp, indeed.Allison
Love 'em. The boots and the strap. I agree about the Etsy shop. He could make a bundle, I think.C - as in Claire.
Please tell D I think the boot straps are 'chevere'!9Thats Venezuelan slang for awesome!
Julie, now D is looking into Etsy. :]D for Daja LOL!!!C, as in Claire, thanks!! Jungle Mom, D was happy to see your comment about his bootstraps being "chevere". He's been looking at Etsy and thinking about it, but it looks like they want a cut of the money whether he gets paid or not. Well, he's thinking. It's a hobby for him, but he enjoys it a lot.
Errrrm... why do ya need bootstraps??? Do they keep the boots on then? lol they are quite fetching I suppose. Well done Mr C.
No, silly, they're just for decoration! :]
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