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This year I wanted to make a miniature box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. The thought of having to sculpt them from polymer clay seemed like a lot of extra work, so I was going to scrap the idea and not do anything at all. But yesterday MyFroggyStuff posted this video on her YouTube channel:

I felt inspired to give it a shot. In the end, I probably spent just as much time on them as I would with clay (mostly on the box) but I’m really pleased with how they turned out.

My box was made of card stock, and painted with acrylics.

The chocolates were really easy to make. I would have liked to make more, but maybe that will wait till next year.

Valentine’s Day isn’t my favorite holiday at all.

Still, putting together random photos for it is fun anyway.

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Yesterday I worked out a pattern for some more western saddle bags. These are designed to fit over the horn of a saddle:

I liked how they turned out, but figured I could make them better, so I redesigned the pattern for a second set:

These are a little shorter than the red ones, and have a cleaner finished appearance:

Both have velcro fastenings, so the pouches can be opened and closed.

With a doll and saddle:

I’m really happy with how the pink set turned out in the end. I’d like to re-work my older saddlebag pattern now, partly to see if I can simplify it, but mostly because I want them to match. 😁

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Show Ribbons 2.0

Earlier this month I finished a set of ribbon pillows for Jennifer’s birthday:

Not a bay Bristol bowl, but I’m so happy she liked loved them anyway. 😀

Ever since then I’ve had ribbons on my mind. I’ve made mini NAN and Breyerfest inspired ribbons, and today, a set of basic horse show ribbons.

The centers are gold, but it’s tricky to pick up on camera. Annnd of course I messed some of them up, but it’s given me ideas on how to make the next ones look better.

Unlike the first set, the backs have a lot more detail, modeled after the full sized ribbons I own:

The possibilities are endless with these things, and I really want to try making some bigger, fancier rosettes like I did with the pillows. Remaking the first set of ribbons has been on my to-do list for ages, so I’m happy I got to try it today.

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