Archive for the ‘Props’ Category

I’ve wanted a wheelbarrow for my mini stable for years. Years and years and years. I’ve always thought that Breyer’s was more Classic scaled than Traditional, and while Enterprise Props has a nice one it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.

Last week I stumbled across this accessory set by the “Our Generation” doll line. It’s a cute gardening set for 18″ dolls with a… really out of scale wheelbarrow?

set is called “Way to Grow” for those curious 🙂

I lucked out and found an eBay seller who was just selling the wheelbarrow. It arrived a few days ago.

I think it works?

I couldn’t leave it pink, so I masked off the wheel and handles…

… and gave it a new paint job.

Now I finally have a 1:9ish scale wheelbarrow.

1:9 is such an odd scale so it’s always exciting to find pieces that work with it. For me anyway, but I’m just weird like that.

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Last year Breyer had me design a prototype for a set of show drapes to fit their wood barns. It’s taken me the majority of the year, but now I finally have these in hand, and I’m so excited!!

I got two, one to keep in box and one to set up because I know I wouldn’t be able to stand it otherwise.

Here’s everything freed from the packaging. The drapes were actually sewn to the box, so I ended up using my seam ripper to carefully remove them. All the pieces were really anchored in there!

Here’s the tack trunk cover. I don’t have one of Breyer’s trunks but it fits my custom one, which is very close in size. I think I picked it up from Michael’s years and years ago, and I’ve seen similar for sale at Joann’s and Hobby Lobby.

I didn’t have any say in the other accessories, but they’re super cute. You get a wood bench, and two potted plants. I can see them being used with a jump too.

The ribbons are printed on cardboard cutouts, with a folded edge to hang over the drapes. I do have a tutorial on how to make custom show ribbons here, and I’m hoping to update it in the near future, so keep an eye out for that. 😉

And the drapes themselves, on the barn!

The set comes with three wood dowels and two metal tubes they can slide into. To fit the large barn, connect all three dowels with the tubes, and for the smaller two stall barn, only connect two. The drapes slide on like curtains. 🙂

Mine are slightly too long for the large barn, so there’s a bit of bowing in the middle. That’s an easy fix with some trimming or sanding though.

My overall opinion? I am super impressed. There were some things that were changed from my original design, but they make sense with mass production in mind. These are very, very close to the prototypes, and I’m so happy with how they came out in the end!

This is a limited edition for 2019, and will be retiring at the end of the year. If you’re interested in picking up a set, don’t wait too much longer! 🙂

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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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