Posts Tagged ‘stablemates’

A Black Beauty

This post is long overdue… but I am trying to catch up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is a sweet custom SM who arrived a couple months back.

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She was painted by Cindy Evans of Knight’s Tale Studio, as a prize for a banner contest held a few years ago.

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I love, love, love Cindy’s custom work and am so grateful to have a piece by her in my collection!

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My photos don’t show it well, but she has nice brown undertones and beautifully painted eyes.

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Cindy also surprised me with an extra in the package… a medallion sculpted by Kristina Lucas Francis:

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Thanks again Cindy! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Old Stablemate Tack

While attempting to organize some of my boxes of miniatures, I came across a bunch of old SM tack I made years ago. Aside from my customs, my remaining SM herd is all boxed up, so I thought it would be fun to get them out and play dress up. ๐Ÿ™‚

When I first started collecting, I would go through the Breyer box catalogs and attempt to re-create the tack and props I saw pictured for my Stablemates. At the time being able to afford a traditional scale Breyer and all the accessories to go with it was pretty much a dream, so it only made sense to try and make it all myself. This was before I discovered the hobby existed online… once that happened I was completely hooked. ๐Ÿ˜›

Up first, a lovely show cooler, probably based off of this one. I didn’t have any plaid or even solid colored fabric so I had to settle with the flowers. I think I may have some more stashed away somewhere…

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This is supposedly a bosal bridle, made from embroidery floss and a big old plastic bead.

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Here’s a simple felt bareback pad…

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And an English saddle, also made from felt and complete with paperclip stirrups!

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I also made tons of little props. I can remember a grooming box with micro-sized brushes, ground poles, multiple jumps, and a cavaletti set off the top of my head. Sadly, all that’s left now is a couple of feed bags:

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Several years later I tried making SM tack again, armed with a little more knowledge this time.

Here’s a second bareback pad, also made from felt but stitched together.

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I attempted to make another English saddle:

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As well as a western one. It used to have a horn and a girth…

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I also started an Arabian costume, but never finished it.

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In 2008-ish I made a harness:

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I didn’t want to even attempt to put this back together, so here’s a picture of it I dug up from an old post:

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It’s fun to revisit these old pieces, and even though part of me is tempted to try making more mini tack, I think I’ll stick with the larger stuff for now. XD

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Busy, busy

This week I finished a couple halter orders:

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And this girl arrived in the mail as well – my Spring Swap horse! XD She’s cute, and was a pleasant surprise to come home to.

SM spring swap 2012This week has been crazy though. I’m SO ready for the semester to be over!

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