It's been a few weeks, but I finally had time to add the final details to this saddle. I'm pretty happy with how it came together. Each saddle I complete (this is #7) teaches me a lot. I tried to make it fit the Yvonne/Gracie doll (I really need to give mine a makeover 😅) … Continue reading Completed Saddle
My house was without internet for the last several days. (thanks, utility workers! 👍🏻) While I'm annoyed with myself for being annoyed over it, a break from social media and the constant flood of bad news was probably needed. It's been weighing down heavily on me lately. Without having that distraction, I spent a lot … Continue reading No Connection = Saddle Progress
Finally, this saddle is finished! I can't say this is the same saddle that I started four years ago, because it isn't. It had to be completely re-worked. However, the vision I had for it remained the same, and honestly? I think it came out a lot better than it would have if I had … Continue reading Done!
The next step was to cover the seat piece. To give a little more shape to the seat, I added a crescent shaped piece of felt: I used a thin faux suede fabric to cover the seat. It doesn't fray easily, but I did go around the edges with black Edge Kote just in case. … Continue reading One More Saddle Update
I wanted to show you guys how I made these scalloped leather conchos/rosettes for my saddle: I tried to make these before with my last saddle, but they didn't turn out quite like I'd hoped. This time I tried a different approach, and am much happier with the results! I started by sticking my concho … Continue reading Tack Tip: Leather Conchos