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A couple weeks ago I finished up a set of reflective boots:

These have been sitting on my desk for months.

It’s been a long time since I finished a set of boots like these. The design has been giving me trouble but I think I’ve solved the issue… hopefully!

I’m glad to have them done, but they’re kind of sloppy and I think I can do better. The reflective strips work, but I’ve learned that if a speck of glue gets on it it’s there for good, argh! 😦

I did feel inspired to make a reflective quarter sheet to go with it. It’s been on my do-to list for months anyway, so why not!

Here was one of the references I used:

Amigo Reflective Competition Sheet

At first I thought I would make it like I did the fly sheet, with a single layer and faux painted binding.

But I felt that it was too transparent that way, so I picked it apart and added a second layer from white fabric. It looked a lot better, but I couldn’t cheat with the binding anymore.

In the end it took just as long to make as a regular blanket, but I think adding the extra details was worth it.

I’m not sure how I feel about the piece around the neck though. It limits the horses it can fit, so I might have to try making another without it.

The reflective pieces are from an iron on high visibility tape I picked up at Joann’s. It worked out SO much better than the thin tape I used on the boots, as that had to be glued in place.

The human couldn’t be left out, so I put together a basic vest.

It’s a little big for the Yvonne doll, but I wanted it to be able to fit the Breyer and Mego dolls as well.

I’m happy I finally got around to making these pieces though! Now they can go out for a late ride… if she can ever get him tacked up…

“Human wat r u doin”

“HUMAN”

“STAHP”

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Last week I finished up these blankets:

This week I finished up the Star Trek inspired saddle pads.

I’m going to be listing them in my Etsy shop this Saturday, around noon MST. If you’re interested keep an eye out!

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After feeling stuck for ages, something’s switched and I’m now in “sew EVERYTHING” mode. Maybe I’m trying to make up for lost time or maybe I’m just crazy. (it’s probably both)

One thing I DO know is that I’ve been feeling better than I have felt in weeks/months, which is helping so much. I keep thinking… what about tomorrow? What about next week? But there’s also this reminder to just take one day at a time.

Anyway. Pony clothes!

All of these, when finished (no I don’t know when that will be) will be listed to my Etsy shop. I never intended to have a space/star theme… it just sort of happened so I’ve kept going with it.

I’ve had a lot of interest in galaxy print blankets, so I’m trying to include multiples in various prints I’ve collected.

I’ve also got one in a northern lights print.

Fun fact: the constellation print glows in the dark. 😛

I’m also hoping to get this group of Trek inspired english pads finished up. They have been sitting on my desk for months, but if I can finish them I’ll try and include them because SPACE.

(how many years has it been since I made the first ones??)

Like I said I don’t know when these will be ready for sale. (and no, I won’t take pre-sales or holds, sorry) I AM looking for some feedback though.

Do you prefer to have a set date & time for new listings? OR do you prefer something more random?

Lately I’ve announced a day but not a set time. I feel that both have upset people and I have to continually remind myself that I can’t please everybody, but if there’s a strong preference for one over the other it might help a bit.

Another idea is eBay auctions… I’d rather not go that route BUT if you have any feedback on that I’d love to hear it as well.

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