Petite Pets

In between sewing and dying leather, I’ve been playing around with miniatures again. I’ve found it really important to give myself days off, allowing time for side projects and stuff that has nothing to do with horses. I know I’ll get burned out otherwise… and I’d rather not go through that.

Lately I’ve been making random pet stuff… starting with a couple of “wicker” beds:

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I didn’t follow any particular tutorial, but found this to be super-helpful. They were made from a roll of waxed thread I’ve had sitting around for years, then covered with watered-down paint.

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The second was technically made for cats before I remembered that cats don’t sleep in pet beds. Boxes, laundry baskets, yes, but pet beds?

I might sculpt a sleeping cat to stick in it anyway, just because. πŸ™‚

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Added to those was a box of milk bones… and a few loose ones too.PetStuff04

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I had plans to print up mini bags of food, but when I started searching for images I got completely distracted by vintage pet food labels. So that led to some mini cans of food instead.PetStuff01

Why settle for Friskies when you can have Fuzzy Wuzzy or Sassy cat food instead?PetStuff08

Or how about Chicken Parts? XDPetStuff07

That’s enough silliness for the day, I think. πŸ™‚

13 thoughts on “Petite Pets

  1. Chicken Parts….. who knows what’s in that? I love the pet beds, they look so realistic! As do the tiny Milk Bones, are they sculpted? Great job, as per usual! πŸ˜€

  2. Wow, the quality of your miniature pieces are amazing! I’m not a hobbyist myself, just a lurker, but I had to come of hiding and comment on your baskets. (> O <) I was just all like *gasp* when I realized you had woven the pet beds – seriously what a stellar job!!

    bonita of A Riding Habit

  3. Amazing! You make the best mini anything ever!

    I have a question: I am in need of blankets for my breyer horses. I have tried to make my own using felt but they have not worked out very well. I really would prefer a realistic blanket. Do you have any easy blanket ideas? If not, about how much do you sell yours for when you do sell them?

    Thank you very much!

    1. The very first blankets I made were cut from felt too! πŸ˜€ I sew mine from fabric now, and that’s taken a lot of practice. I still need to practice more and figure out different things before I’ll be happier with them. πŸ™‚
      I think the best thing to do is study pictures of real horse blankets (or look at a real one in person if you’re able to) and try to mimic what you see. I’ve found that sketching out everything on paper first helps.

      I haven’t worked out a price for them yet though – I still need to figure out the cost of materials and how long it takes to make each one. πŸ™‚

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