Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Finished the girth for the pony saddle. Will put a another layer of finisher on, but otherwise I just need to make the saddle pad, and then it'll be ready to be sent off. :)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CATRA Volunteering Day

Close to the beginning of the spring semester, I was walking around and saw this flyer about an equestrian club team. Of course I joined! :)
Today I went with part of the group to CATRA, which is a therapeutic riding center near-ish to me.
The group of us groomed the horses.
Then we helped with the lessons. I was a side walker who helped with balance and talking.  It was alot of fun. 
Now, there was also an assortment of other animals on top of horses.

Including this nearly 40 year old pony!

There were horses of all sizes. 
From Miniatures
to horse-sized.

This *jokingly* was my favorite horse. Could hold five riders with no problem. 
In all, today was a lot of fun and I can't wait to do more like it. :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Summer Pony!

The weather is beautiful and school is coming to a close in the next couple of weeks.
This guy was going to be painted for me, but a weird reaction happened during the stripping process. He was offered to me as a body. :) I never realized the size that Wyatt was, so that's a good thing in terms of tack making. I also want to work on him, so he will be one of my *hopeful* summer projects. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


The day started off on a somber note after listening to a Holocaust survivor's experiences in Auschwitz. I'm taking a history class about the Holocaust because it's a subject that interests me and the woman who talked was very nice.
Afterwards, I got a text from Lizzie. She's making me a 'secret saddle pad', and this is the picture. Mean mean mean.

I also received an old packing set I made (I also received books that I had forgotten I'd ordered. So I guess I gave myself a gift.). I threw the packing set on my Dos Brio and added the Breyer Panniers to it. I love it so. I need to make new cinches for it, but that's for another day!

To end the day, I had a riding lesson. I rode Charm and here she is in her stall after the lesson. :)
Hopefully everyone's enjoying Spring!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Studio time has been limited recently, but I was able to make these today. I'm quite excited about this little bit of progress. So I made some buckles. I'm hoping to get two girth made. Hopefully.
And here's Cato. I love his blue eyes, even if many times it looks like no one is home. :)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Mini Whinnies+ Giant Resin=A Goofy Time

Lizzie and I have been trying to meet up for a bit and today our schedules finally matched. Between classes I headed over to her house. :)
I loved her new donkey foal, 
 and her always pretty Zebra mare.

New custom Lizzie recently finished.

For performance, I like to use similar sized models so that tack can fit a range of models. Lizzie does no such thing.
She used Peter Stone Ponies for a period,
but recently got this guy. He's a Gawyn resin and is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum of size. 
He's a big boy but I love the details on him. 
The meeting turned goofy and Gawyn ended up with mini whinnies on him.
How many mini whinnies can a drafter hold? Plenty.

This was a fun meetup!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Adventure In Paper-ville

Today my Mom woke me up and excitedly said I was in the local paper. Then she told me it was for Girl Scouts. On my way to school I stopped at my nearby Sheetz and grabbed a copy!
Here's the article clip. It's about by Girl Scout Gold Award and what I'd done to earn it. 
The Gold Award for Girl Scouts is the highest award that a girl can obtain. There are three of them: bronze, silver, and gold. 
I earned my bronze award first,
and then Silver award. Each award had a set of criteria and were separate projects. 

I ran the Tween book club during the summer, two times a week. I'm still running it, but it's once a month now. I love books, so trying to pass on the fun of reading was the goal of the club. We discussed the books and did a related craft to the book and overall, it was a lot of fun. The club was a mix of books, from The Outsiders to Percy Jackson to Moon Over Manifest. There was one horse focused book on the list. Misty of Chincoteague.  Today was a great day! :)
Cool copy I found with a rough-ish cover. It was a large paperback too.