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2019 in Review

I hope you all had a good Christmas. ❤️ I gave myself permission to not worry about any holiday related model horse stuff, and I’m so glad I did. This month has been weird and stressful. I’m happy the holidays are (mostly) over.

Sooo with a new year fast approaching, it’s time for another rambly year-end post!

2019 was a pretty good hobby year. I got to go to BreyerWest in Oregon…

Splurged on so many Breyers…

Fell in love with micro minis…

Made some tack…

Improved my blankets…

Had some fun photos published in JAH…

And worked on a cool project for Breyer.

I’m so grateful for every opportunity I’ve had this year. ❤️

As for 2020…

I’ll be going to BreyerWest in Colorado this February. I’ve been focused on working on pieces I’ll have available for sale there, which I’ve been randomly posting on social media.

I’ve started downsizing my collection, so I’m hoping to continue that. Space has become an issue that I can no longer ignore!

And lastly, I want to create more for myself, whether that’s tack, props or miniatures. (or maaaybe try painting all the nekkid micros I accumulated this year?!)

I hope you all have a very happy new year, and I’ll see you in 2020!

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Happy New Year!

Here’s hoping for a great 2019! 🎉

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At the end of every December I set myself goals or resolutions to stick to throughout the new year. This doesn’t always go according to plan, and 2018 was a perfect example.

In 2018, my goals were the following:

  • Focus more on my Etsy shop
  • Complete at least one tack project a month
  • Keep blogging

Out of the three, keeping up with blogging was the only one I managed to stick to.

I didn’t keep up with “one tack piece per month,” but I still made a lot of other things, mostly blankets. This year was The Year of the Blankets… I think I made around 40?

The tack pieces I did make I ended up really happy with.

Creating for Breyer was a distraction from that goal, but it was also a dream come true so I’m not complaining!

And “Focus on the Etsy shop” definitely didn’t go according to plan. 😅

With 2019 quickly approaching, I’ve been wondering about making new goals. Blog and make tack? That’s going to happen anyway, as they go hand in hand nowadays. Limit new herd members or sell to make space? 🐴 Um no… (I’m out of space but I’m ignoring it for the time being)

To be honest I don’t really want to make any specific hobby goals this year. What I do have in mind is on a more personal level… I need to work on being kinder to myself, to stop overthinking, second guessing and worrying about things that don’t need to be worried about. And, hopefully, keep telling those “you aren’t (fill in the blank) enough” lies to shut. up.

All easier said than done of course.

I do want to pause and say thank you to everyone who has been so kind, supportive and encouraging. The hobby and the community was such a huge, positive force in my life this year. ❤️

I’m really looking forward to 2019. I’ll be going to BreyerWest in March, and I finally caved and joined the Premier Club (Eberl, Scott and Vingerling? YES PLEASE) so there’s already a bunch of fun stuff to look forward to. My blog’s gotten an upgrade with it’s own domain – it only took me a decade! But it’s worth it. (on the plus side, it got rid of all the ads! I didn’t realize how obnoxious they were as they never showed up when I was logged in to WordPress…)

I have high hopes for the new year. 2019, I’m ready for you!

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