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It’s nice to be starting sewing projects again. Aside from work, I haven’t been doing much sewing. I’m still having foot problems and operating a foot pedal can be really painful. Luckily things have gotten a bit better, so I’ve been working on my English saddle pads.

I’m always looking for ways to improve, so for these I went with smaller quilting, smaller binding and a small/pony sized pattern.

What I’m most pleased about is the underside.

My old pads aren’t awful but the bottom/exposed thread has always bothered me. I’m glad I was able to come up with a solution.

The only downside is that these aren’t as soft and flexible as my older ones, but they do keep their shape well.

On Gem Twist:

Copperfox Connemara:

It feels good to be sewing model horse stuff again though. I have plenty of ideas for more… I just need to find the time! πŸ™‚

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Soo… this week has been rough. :/ But I’ve been making more halters every day after work, sinceΒ I’m apparently in one of my halter-making-moods. (they’re easy and fun to make, what can I say?)

There are more reflective halters:

Break-away halters:

A padded halter and a couple striped ones too:

The blue striped one is the one that started all this. I got distracted looking up tack ideas for my new Andalusian mare and stumbled across a photo of one in a pretty, blue-striped halter.

I couldn’t re-create it exactly, but this is still pretty close.

The padded halter looks ok on the horse…

But I think I need to re-work some things on it still.

In addition to all the halters, samples of my new fabric patterns arrived in the mail. I wasted no time in turning them into saddle pads.

They’re so TACKY, hahaha! πŸ˜€

My Etsy shop will be stocked with most (not all) of these items soon, so keep an eye out if you’re interested. πŸ™‚

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I’ve been working through the next batch of nerdy saddle pads this week. This set is the largest so far and is only halfway complete, but it’s complete enough to share here, anyway. πŸ™‚

Over the past few years I’ve been watching a fair amount of anime. It makes me happy! (and terribly sad sometimes, holy crap) I’m especially drawn to stories about friendship and dramas and whatnot, and bits and pieces of it bring back memories of my short time in Asia. I’m also a huge sucker for any type of animation… so yeah.

Anyway. Sailor Moon was one of those shows I got hooked on right away, especially with the remake series, SM Crystal. I haven’t uh, finished the entire 90’s series yet… it’s massive and I’m currently distracted with another huge show. πŸ˜›

But I thought it would be fun to combine interests again and make a set of SM themed pads. All the minis in the pictures are from Re-Ment sets. πŸ™‚

Sailor Moon/Usagi:

Mercury/Ami:

Mars/Rei:

Jupiter/Makoto:

And Venus/Minako:

This brings the total of “nerdy” pads to 16… with at least 5 more to come, because it wouldn’t be right to leave this set unfinished. πŸ˜‰
Why I think I need THIS many english pads is a mystery… but it’s fun so whatever!

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