Posts Tagged ‘For Sale’

Ever since putting the sets of dog miniatures together, I’ve been wanting to make a cat version. This originally started as a set of printables but quickly expanded.

I have six sets of miniatures available for sale. Unlike the dog sets, every piece in the cat versions was made by me. Each set includes a cube bed:

A scratching post:

A mouse, fish and feather toy, plus a bag of treats.

These sets are available here on Model Horse Place.

In addition to the minis, I have a set of free printables for you all.

On my Facebook page, I asked if other hobbyists would be willing to share photos of their cats I could use on the packaging. There were so many responses, and I tried to use as many photos as I could. Thank you to everyone who shared photos with me!!

There are six varieties of the “Noms” food bags:

These are pretty straightforward to put together.

There are four bags of treats, and a box of litter.

The treats are assembled just like the food bags, but I glued the top closed instead of folding it over.

The litter has a slot on the flap, so if you could add a handle if you’d like. This one is just a thin strip of cardstock glued in place.

The canned food is a little more time consuming.

My family calls these things “meat cans”

Each can has two strips. I cut these out with an Exacto blade and a metal ruler, but you could use scissors as well.

Start with the plain white strip and roll it tightly around a toothpick, adding a little glue to help keep it in place. (don’t glue it to the toothpick)

When you reach the end, add on the second strip, then keep rolling until the image covers the whole can.

Slide it off the toothpick and cover each end with the top and bottom image.

PDF Download: Cat Stuff 1 & Cat Stuff 2

For best results, print at 100% on the High quality print setting. I used plain computer paper. Feel free to re-size for different scales, but please do not redistribute or sell these, thank you!

Plastic cats need to be spoiled like the ponies, right?! 😀 Have fun!

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Two sets of saddlebags were finished up this week:

Even with a simplified pattern, these things are tedious to make, which is probably why I’ve put off making more all year. (sorry 😦 )

I liked the last version I made well enough, but still felt that some things needed to be improved. I was eager to see how adding the plastic buckles would look, and am really happy with the end result. These are much closer to how I originally wanted to make them years ago.

The ribbon adds a little more strength to the bag, and I’ve added a small felt piece in the bottom to help that as well.

I added a lining to the back (this is faux suede, with the wrong side facing out) after debating about it for a while. I’ve also been trying to remember to attach labels to my work, since I can’t sign pieces like these.

These two are up for auction on Model Horse Place: RED & GREEN

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I’ve been working on and off on this blanket for the last month.

This weekend I finally managed to finish it.

This one is mostly based off of SmartPak Equine’s “Ultimate” turnout blanket. I was eager to try making the quick-clip closures in front. I’ve seen them on many real turnout blankets, and wanted to re-create them in miniature.

Success! The hooks clip on to the rings in front, making the blanket fairly easy to put on. (I usually buckle up everything then slip the blanket over the horse’s head… it’s a lot easier that way!) Like the real thing, they are also adjustable for a slightly tighter or looser fit.

This blanket has the usual details as well… tongue buckles, shoulder gussets, removable leg straps…

I’m really happy with how it came together.

The blanket is for sale, and the auction can be found here on Model Horse Place.

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