Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In The Jungle...

The mighty lion sleeps tonight!
My dear cat actually is nothing like a lion. He really is a big tame whiny pussy cat. He did live up to be everything I wanted though. I wanted a large cat that was fluffy with blue eyes and who liked to talk a lot. He morphed into that.
Cato actually grew up to be quite fluffy.
I'd always thought the lion hair cut was adorable. I mean, a mini lion? What gets better than that?! Yesterday, my two cats went to the groomer. I haz a lion now. He has been strutting around the house with his poofed tail in the air. He really is the right color and does have a very lion look to him....until he meows. 
His sister was also pampered and seemed to enjoy it too.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fear The Walking Dead Giveaway

As you know, I love zombie stuff. So me enjoying The Walking Dead is no surprise. When AMC announced a spin-off prequel show, I was excited.  And it starts tonight!
In honor of the new show, and it being my last night of summer, I'm going to hold a zombie themed giveaway!
There will be 2 winners, and the prizes will be 2 custom zombie dolls and 2 zombie pony pouches. All are invited to enter!
It goes from tonight to September 4 and all comments between that time will be counted towards the giveaway. Comments can be on new or old posts, here only (comments posted on Instagram nor facebook will be counted). Each comment equals one entry and entries are unlimited.  Please keep comments constructive, and nothing like below. Because I will ignore them.




Good luck and if you have any questions, please ask! :)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Easy Off

I was commissioned to paint a custom model of CLG Surfer's Blue Moon by a fellow owner. She was almost done and I really liked her paint job. She just needed details to be done. So I decided to do a matte seal layer. But once I sprayed, I realized that there was a weird foggy film and some of the paint began to come off.

While I really liked the eyes, I couldn't preserve the paint so it was time to strip. Not clothes. Paint. I ran out and grabbed Easy-Off.
I sprayed the foal's body with Easy-Off (this has a very strong and put her into a plastic bag to sit.
I checked on her every 20-30 minutes. I didn't want the easy off to eat through the plastic! After about 1 1/2-2 hours the paint was coming off and I washed the model off. The paint left is the original paint (a lot of that came off too during stripping). So it's back to square one, but I'm glad the stripping went just as planned. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back To School-ish

 Today, my mom, sister, cousin, and great aunt went to Carlisle, PA for two reasons. The first being my cousin had her driver's test and apparently Carlisle has a reputation for being one of the easier places in PA to pass the driver's test. I took it in Harrisburg, so I can't really compare the two. But she did pass!
The second reason was to go to a tack shop named Gallop Country. College is right around the corner. In less than a week it all begins again, and with that the Equestrian Club will be starting up again .When my mom was a state trooper, she would stop in the plaza because the Chinese restaurant next door has great food.
Anyways, I needed clothes for the club. I've owned my boots and helmet since going to horse camp with Madison of Gyrfalcon Studios when we were ten or eleven. Neither of those are 'showy' so I needed to get breeches, boots, and a helmet.
I'm excited about my show stuff, but I also enjoyed looking around at the saddles. The tack shop had various types of saddles.
There were Western and English saddles.
But the one that really caught my eye was this Australian saddle. I loved the tooling on it!
I took some detail shots of the front,

and back.

Have a great night everyone!

Sunday, August 16, 2015


The biggest struggle with blogging is wanting to write but not having anything to write about. Or should I say, having the words flow.  But I've gotten my books for the fall semester plus scaled the local office stores for cool back-to-school deals, so I'm hoping the writer's block goes away as the beginning of school rush calms down! 
(From 2015 Breyerfest)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

She has a name!

After hundreds of names were given as ideas of the buyback filly, the list was  narrowed down to a few. I picked CLG Surfer's Blue Moon from the short list, and am glad to say that's her official name. Everyone that donated gets a certificate too, and since she has a name I'll have to get my certificate printed. :)
I can't wait to see what she sheds out to be, but I do love her blue eyes.
Photo by Jennifer Ward

Also, this saddle set is for sale. It was made to fit the Peter Stone Tennessee Walking Horse. Comes with the bridle, saddle, and girth. 130$+shipping or better offer. Email me or use the contact button on the side! Thanks :)

Sunday, August 9, 2015


I love going to yard sales because of the unknown and bargains.  You never know what you'll find.   This summer hasn't been the best one in terms of cool finds, but today I finally scored. Finding Breyers at yard sales is a rarity, and it's even more rare for them to be adequately priced ("It's a Breyer, so even though there may be cracks, rubs, and weird colors from my lack of care, I should still get big money because it is a Breyer"). Today on our way home, we stopped at a random one and came upon a table of Breyers. They're bodies, and I bought all of them except for the Family of buckskins and the grey classic cantering horse. My sister never comes to yard sales with my mom and I, but today she did. She realized her strong love for late 1990s-early 2000s music and now has a collection of them. My mom found some type of gardening thing that apparently is cool. I'm not into gardening, so I'll take her word for it!
Earlier this summer I found The Walking Dead fabric at my local craft store and had plans of making pony pouches. Tonight I finally did.
Sewing is still a craft that I'm learning, so instead of having one layer to the pony pouches there's two. I'm happy with being able to do more than one pattern for the bag. The patterned fabric is on the outside with the fleece on the inside. The second one turned out better than the first and I can't wait to make a third. Today was a nice score in more than one way!

Friday, August 7, 2015

South Central PA Classic Performance

Here are the last of the photos from the South Central PA Classic. These are the performance photos. I missed the harness, costume and scene classes. I showed in Arabian costume, and got a 3rd and a second in Native American. But if you made something in the photos or own the entries, post in the comments and I'd love to give credit where it's due!

OF Western Performance

Owned by Niki Hertzog, tack by Niki too

Owned by Niki Hertzog

Owned by Niki Hertzog

Owned by Casey Waxler

Look how pretty the saddle is!

Owned by Casey Waxler

English Performance

Owned by Mel Cox. Saddle set by Kristian Beverly
 This was my first time showing my Copperfox pony named Scorpio Races. I bought a doll at Breyerfest specifically for her, and also made the saddle set. I'm happy with how it came together.

Saddle set by Kristian Beverly. Doll by Joan Yount

Owned by Niki Hertzog,  saddle by Erin Corbett and Jennifer Buxton

Owned by Niki Hertzog. Saddle by Pat Coulter

Owned by Niki Hertzog. Saddle by Pat Coulter

Owned by Niki Hertzog. Saddle by Erin Corbett and Jennifer Buxton

Scorpio Races! Some hounds by Breyer, others by me. Saddle and Bridle by me.

I made a saddle seat set. I'm really happy with how the saddle and bridle ended up looking like. 
Saddle and bridle by Kristian Beverly

After going through these pictures, I realized I'm really bad at taking pictures of my own entries. I generally get sick of staring at mine and get distracted by the cool things everyone else brought!