Scattered Progress

Over the past few days, I’ve cut and sealed many pairs of bell boots…

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Finished and shipped a few orders…

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Made progress on the Potentially Never-Ending Project (aka the I Have Too Much Free Time and What Have I Gotten Myself INTO project)

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Finally got started on the next batch of nerdy saddle pads…

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And, despite my lack of shelf space, added a new pony to the herd. (ponies don’t take up as much room, right?? Right?!)

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I think I just need to accept the fact that having multiple things in progress is just a part of my creative process. Either that or I’ve developed a much shorter attention span than I used to have. :/

February’s ended on a good note hobby-wise though… here’s to making more progress in March!

Miniature JAH

I’ve managed to get that cold I’ve been trying to avoid for months. I hate flu season, agh. 😛

I haven’t been in the mood for tack/sewing, but I did manage to finish up some printables I had on my PC for a while. These are some of my JAH (Just About Horses) magazines, scanned and miniaturized in Photoshop. I also threw a box catalog and a template for a magazine holder in there as well.

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Because I am picky about mini printables, they all have their back covers included too:

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Each one also has a spread for the inside, making them “readable” but not too thick. I put these together by running a glue stick along the fold.

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To make the magazine holder, cut around the template and glue to the back of a piece of patterned/colored paper:

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Score along the fold lines (I use a metal ruler and the back of an exacto blade to do this) and cut the entire thing out. Remember to cut the tabs on the bottom!

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Fold it together and glue in place. I did cut one of the tabs off and shortened the longer ones here:

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Ta-da!

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The box catalog was assembled like the magazines, but I glued the white sides of the paper together instead of just at the spine.

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I LOVED these things and remember spending ages going through them, making wishlists.

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Have fun and enjoy!

Download JAH + Box Catalog Here

Show Donations

This week has been all about getting stuff finished and off the workbench. I got two show donations completed, the first for the Nags & Neddies Easter Extravaganza, which will be held in Australia this April:

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The second is for Show for the Cure Live, which will be held in IL next month:

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I am almost all caught up- it feels so good to be getting stuff done!