Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Creative Customers: Nancy's Boots Were Made for Walking

We are absolutely in love with these boots, made by Portland-based accessory designer Nancy Simon. Along with these lovely pictures (courtesy of studio photographer Jennifer Hardin), she brought a detailed description of the materials involved:

"The boots are made from the scraps pulled from the Woolen Mill Store's $3 and $5 per pound bins. The brass grommets that line the sides are from Oregon Leather. The shoe soles were up-cycled from a pair found at Goodwill (for only $9.99!) and the lining is Pendleton wool felt. Each boot is laced with 1 yard of cotton cord lacing (also from the Woolen Mill Store at 20 for $1)."

The pattern for these boots (women's size 7 and up) are available from the designer. Contact her via email for more information: NancyLSimon@yahoo.com

We love a woman who describes herself as having "an obsession with anything Pendleton." She's a frequent visitor to the Woolen Mill Store... and we're hoping she'll agree to teach a boot makeover class for us sometime soon!