February Wrap Up

February’s over already… wait what?

I never made time to work on this month’s tack project, which annoys me, but I’m trying not to be too hard on myself because I’ve been working (and completing!) many sewing projects, mostly for the shop.

Here’s one of two blankets I finished. Adding a neck hood was a spur of the moment idea and I’m really happy with the result. I haven’t worked out a pattern for a full hood yet, but I’m sure I will eventually.

I mentioned draft sized blankets a while back, which I am working on… I’m just waiting on hardware at the moment! In the meantime my poor FVO is practically buried with in-progress saddle pads. There are blanket pieces piled on there somewhere too.

“Help me…”

A couple weeks back I received some new galaxy print fabric. (I’m always on the lookout for it, what can I say??) I’m so in love with this one and want to make galaxy patterned EVERYTHING… so far I have a couple English pads plus a cut back western one. (still in progress) There will definitely be some in my Etsy shop in the near future. (along with half a dozen other novelty-patterned pads)

My blog also reached a new milestone this month: 500,000/half a million views! I know, I know, numbers really aren’t important but I’m still excited to see that I’ve reached 500k. XD

And last but not least, Desktop Stables has an Instagram account, which I’ve been having fun messing about with. After refusing to upgrade my basic “dumb” phone for years, I’ve finally made the switch to a smartphone. I’m slightly irritated with myself for how much I like it already. 😛

I think that’s it for now… yay for a boring catch up post! Here’s hoping March goes well…

7 thoughts on “February Wrap Up

  1. Your blanket looks amazing and so do the pads! I was wondering if you have any tips for how to make really neat pads? I am in awe of all of your sewing! and lol my mom only got a smartphone last summer and they are really nice 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’m working on a series of sewing-related posts that can be applied to making saddle pads & blankets. ^_^ Anything in particular you need help with or would like to see?

      1. Hi Nichelle! Oh my goodness, I got your message back in March and I was trying to think of what I wanted to ask you, and in the process I completely forgot to respond! :O I am so sorry!! Thank you so much for replying to me 😀 I still can’t think of anything in particular I’d like to ask you (I haven’t been sewing for a few months) But I’m sure I’ll think of something 🙂 In the meantime I love reading your posts and I just finished reading your recent one about quilting saddle pads. They are so amazing, I hope you do a part 2! Thanks again

  2. I love how you have matched the plaid of the hood with the plaid of the blanket – evidence of high quality work and attention to detail! Simply beautiful!

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