Here’s another in-between-orders project I wrapped up today:

This one was specifically made for my Namid model on the Forever Saige mold. (aka “Stardust”)

It was also a test to see if I could make the gussets again.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but sometimes I’ll look back on something I’ve made and wonder how the heck I made it. o_O I guess I need to start taking notes or something WHO KNOWS.

But I did manage to re-create the gussets like last time, so I’m happy about that.

It suits her, I think!


New Turnout

I’ve been poking at this blanket in-between orders, and finally got it finished up today. It was inspired by a real turnout rug, but with some minor details changed.

I haven’t done much with two-toned blankets, so this was another test of that. (My Andalusian mare, aka “Nenya” has claimed it, so it’s not for sale)

The shape of it, especially around the front legs, was a challenge to add binding to.

And I don’t think I’ve made a blanket (minus one for a foal) that’s curved instead of square in the front.

I’ve been so inspired by the photos I’ve been seeing on Instagram lately, so I took her outside for a quick photo shoot.

The snow’s melting! The sun was out all day! It warmed up to 40°! Could this mean that spring is maybe, possibly, on it’s way??

I hope so!

February Wrap Up

February’s over already… wait what?

I never made time to work on this month’s tack project, which annoys me, but I’m trying not to be too hard on myself because I’ve been working (and completing!) many sewing projects, mostly for the shop.

Here’s one of two blankets I finished. Adding a neck hood was a spur of the moment idea and I’m really happy with the result. I haven’t worked out a pattern for a full hood yet, but I’m sure I will eventually.

I mentioned draft sized blankets a while back, which I am working on… I’m just waiting on hardware at the moment! In the meantime my poor FVO is practically buried with in-progress saddle pads. There are blanket pieces piled on there somewhere too.

“Help me…”

A couple weeks back I received some new galaxy print fabric. (I’m always on the lookout for it, what can I say??) I’m so in love with this one and want to make galaxy patterned EVERYTHING… so far I have a couple English pads plus a cut back western one. (still in progress) There will definitely be some in my Etsy shop in the near future. (along with half a dozen other novelty-patterned pads)

My blog also reached a new milestone this month: 500,000/half a million views! I know, I know, numbers really aren’t important but I’m still excited to see that I’ve reached 500k. XD

And last but not least, Desktop Stables has an Instagram account, which I’ve been having fun messing about with. After refusing to upgrade my basic “dumb” phone for years, I’ve finally made the switch to a smartphone. I’m slightly irritated with myself for how much I like it already. 😛

I think that’s it for now… yay for a boring catch up post! Here’s hoping March goes well…