This has been one of those weeks where I had a bunch of things going on all at once. It's all good, but I didn't have much time for hobby stuff. I've started working on the cutback/saddleseat saddle for Hamilton, and so far it's been slow going. The perfectionist in me wants to make sure … Continue reading Busy
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
No Connection = Saddle Progress
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!
One More Saddle Update
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