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Ren Cuming (Faerysteps)
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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. 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 ...
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Running, ink and tinkers...
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 ...
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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...
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Latest boots and first pies...
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. A...
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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...
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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. Moving rapidly into a season of browns and golds and reds. Followed by the deepest greens of fir. Queenie fairy shoes in zest. Must...
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What a week half term was...
Esther vintage fairy shoes in dove grey. I've had such a busy week, but then half term always is for parents is'nt it. I am very aware though that these times will pass, and that for me in fact, this is most probably my last half term with my youngest. This...
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Year is turning at last...
Had a great deal of fun with the new boot style WILLO. Timeless in a good dark oak brown as shown here. Log heap to the rescue for a backdrop :) I knew you'd want another picture of these beautiful Mustardseed fairy boots. Oodles of orders for the new viole...
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