In a few days, I’ll be flying down to Colorado to attend BreyerWest in Denver. I can’t believe it’s here already!!
Over the last several months, I’ve been working on pieces to bring with me to the swap meet. I’ve had so many other things going on in life that I was worried I wouldn’t have time to make enough. I piled up everything yesterday and realized that I’ve probably worried for nothing, as usual.
I’ve been working a lot though, which explains why I haven’t been super active on my blog or social media accounts. I’m definitely at a “done” point!
Here’s a preview of what I will have available, starting with the blankets. Some of these I’ve shared before, or only on social media.
With the exception of this set…
All of these blankets were built on Breyer’s “Idocus” mold. It’s not a one-size fits all pattern, but it does fit many different models.
The turnouts have lots of detail in them, including tongue buckles, adjustable leg straps and shoulder gussets.
The quilted blankets are a bit more simple, with a single tail strap and sliding buckles in the front.
These I’ve been calling the Novelty blankets. They have sliding buckles and do not include leg straps, making them a little less fiddly to adjust. They will have a lower price than the others.
Stars and this fabric I saw and needed to buy just BECAUSE:
I will have the braided reins I shared a little while ago:
As well as a handful of western pads:
I have some English pads too:
Last year I wanted to bring miniature ribbons but ran out of time, so I got some together this year. I have a few each of Champ/Reserve rosettes and some inspired by the NAN ribbon colors.
I also have two sets of 1st-6th placings:
Late summer/early fall I was making a lot of dog-related minis, so I have a batch of dog collars and leashes. These were built on Breyer’s Labrador:
And, I have no idea if there’s any interest in this stuff or not, 😅 but I also have several pet beds. Included with each is a little set of dog treats/toys.
Aside from the Milk Bone box spoof and knotted rope toy, the other pieces are cabochons (“kawaii cabochons”) I found on Etsy. People tend to use these for phone cases, jewelry, slime or whatever. I found a few that I thought would make cute dog toys in miniature. (the carrot reminded me of Bolt’s carrot toy!)
Annnd aside from a couple other little things, that’s all! Well, I do have a few more pieces in progress, but we’ll see. I’m practically out of time again and only have so much luggage space. 😬
I am uncomfortable with taking any pre-sales or holds online, I’m sorry! I’ve had too many people flake out on me and don’t want to add anything else to my list of “things-to-worry-about.”
As for any leftovers, I will either list them online for sale, hold them for any future show donations or keep them for my own collection. It really depends on what I have left. I don’t know what to expect this year!
If you’re coming to BreyerWest, I hope to see you there! I’m really excited to visit Colorado. BW is part of a longer, much-needed vacation, so I’m hoping to have fun. 😊
7 thoughts on “BreyerWest Preview”
Oh lard, that green Dinosaur blanket is FABulous–!! If I didn’t already have 3 of yours,… if I was going to Colorado now, instead of in May,… Oh well, I’m sure you’ll have fun. Congratulations!
You always do such lovely work! I enjoy your blog and the info you share. Wish I was going to Denver too! Have fun and be safe! Thank you for sharing!
I love those wool western pads so much!
Everything is so wonderful, but I really like the dog accessories. You should consider making cat ones, too, if the dog ones sell well.
When you live in the uk and see all that incredible stuff for sale in AMERICA and it’s not on an online store.
But other than that have fun!
Still haven’t gotten around to making my own braided reins, but yours look great, as always! Really love those novelty blankets. They are simple but still a lot more realistic than some other blankets out there.
Could you make a tutorial on the felt pads?