Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer

There's no way around it--I'm a mom first and a tackmaker second.  Productivity always takes a nosedive during the kids' summer vacation, and this year is no exception.  Prior to this week I hadn't completed a saddle in more than a month.  

Yesterday, I decided to reverse that trend, at least for a day or two.  I started this sidesaddle...
and today I finished it.
It still needs sandwich case and a few minor alterations, but for the most part, it's finished.
It feels so good to actually accomplish something!  Maybe now I should do something about my very neglected email correspondence... 

8 comments:

  1. Enh, they'll wait =)

    Lovely sidesaddle!!!

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  2. Nice! gonna make the bide for it too, I assume?

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  3. If by "bide" you mean bridl--yep, it will get one of those eventually. :)

    The deadline for this set is still a month away, so I am planning to put it aside for a bit while I finish up a few small customer orders... And go to parks and zoos and pools and horse shows and all that other summer stuff that keeps me out of the studio!

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  4. Oh to be a 1:9th scale person! That seat looks SO comfy!

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  5. I stumbled across your blog in a google search... Your work looks great, I'm impressed! I'm a portrait photographer from Pittsburgh, PA (www.customportraitsbycharlene.com) and the proud Momma of a Great Dane, Emmet. A little girl that I nanny for during the summer is hoping to be a cowgirl for Halloween and wants to bring Emmet along as her horse. I was wondering if you are willing/able to make a custom saddle for a dog, although I see you generally make model saddles. Please let me know! Thanks!

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  6. Hey now, I think I was typing on the iPad and it does NOT like the word verification part at all...

    :D

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  7. That last was me. Obviously, now it's the wireless keyboard/mouse doing wierd things :D

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  8. I've been planning to have a go at making a sidesaddle, but this will put it to shame no matter what! Stunning work as always! :)

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