This weekend I spent a heap of my husband's hard earned cash on a large smoked elk hide from a tannery in Whitehorse. It is a gorgeous, soft, smelly hide! The cats go crazy for the smell, so I have it in a rubbermaid behind closed doors to keep them away. I am planning on making canvas top mukluks that will look similar to these:
My only problem is that I am nervous to cut into the hide. It was so expensive and I really don't want to screw it up. Ah well, guess I have to learn sometime! Hopefully next week I will be posting a picture of my successful adventure into adult mukluks.