Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Overwhelmed

Although I expected yesterday's post to be well received, I am still amazed and overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of the comments.  Thanks so much to everyone who posted. Your kind words have really made my day!


I've received a few questions regarding the raffle so here are the expanded rules:  Anonymous comments are fine, just be sure to sign your name.  Multiple comments will equal multiple entries, within reason of course.   Also, it's not necessary to limit your comments to current posts.  Blogger automatically notifies me every time someone leaves a comment on my blog.  It doesn't matter if the post is old or new, and I have to admit that I really like getting feedback on old posts. 


Every post needs a picture, so here's another example of a BCS Western show halter.  It's modeled by Rajun Cajun, a Carol Williams Okie Rio resin painted by Chris Nandell.  Isn't he cute?
That's all for today.  I'm a bit overwhelmed in my real life as well, and my computer time has been more limited than usual.  If you're waiting on an email for me, I promise I haven't forgotten--I've just been really, really busy.

20 comments:

  1. Here is a question for everyone: do you repair tack made by someone else? If you don't, can you recommend someone who can? Thanks - Randa

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  2. Hi Randa! The short answer is: it depends. I have no problem doing basic repairs and will even tackle more complex problems if it's something I think I can do well. The biggest problem is often color matching. I *won't* guarantee a perfect color match to someone else's tack and won't take an repair order if that's a primary concern. Also, there are some times when it's just easier to start from scratch. Feel free to email me privately with more details if this is something you'd like to pursue.

    :)

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  3. I have to comment on the cutie wearing the halter! What a little doll he/she is!

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  4. He's a cutie - the halter Suits him!

    Terri Wright

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  5. I have 'lurked' for a very long time, and though I have read quite a few of your old posts, I can't remember if you've answered this question before.

    How did you start making realistic model tack?

    I have dabbled in it slightly, but am on a budget and really can't afford to spend on anything but my real life horse, so I haven't used much more than grosgrain ribbon for halters. Anyhow, I'm curious as to how or when you started taking model tack making seriously?

    Thank you, and I can't wait for more tack pictures! I love seeing your creations!

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  6. I would also love to know how you got started, and how long you've been at it! Yours are the most realistic English saddles I've seen in the model horse world- it must be years and years of practice!

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  7. who knew chunks of resin coul be so cute. <3

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  8. What a great photo - love the little one and the halter is the icing on the cake!

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  9. Super cute! Haven't gotten any other comments on my post, so it looks like if noone posts in the next few days, the raffle will be yours!

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  10. What a lovely halter, as always. Do you use Rio Rondo lace/hardware?

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  11. I have to agree with Leah - your English saddles blow me away. I have always been intrigued by mini tack makers who could make a realistic-looking English saddle, but I have never seen any made as well as yours. My very favorite was the school saddle you made a while back, using your old saddle as a model. It reminded me of the Stubben Rex I rode in as a kid - my favorite saddle!

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  12. I think I like this halter best of all I've seen by you. :)

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  13. Oh dear...computer problems here too :(...my sister kicked my laptop to now the screen is broken and i can't use it :(
    Millie g

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  14. I do like that little stock halter Jen! It's adorable! And the okie is adorable too!

    I'd like to see a pic of something like that on a Zippo, if you have one... ;)

    *hugs*
    Jamie

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  15. Hi Jennifer!

    I know this is a little off topic, but I love your Valentino resin (who looks mighty fabulous in that bridle on equine resin directory). It looks like he does really well at shows, what breed do you show him as?

    Emily

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  16. I've been following your post for almost a year now and this is the first time I have tryed to get in touch with you! I am a performance junkie and I LOVE your blog! I also dabble in making my own tack to show-and you blog has been a great resource. The reason why I am contacting you is to thank you for one of your western trail idea-2 barrels and a pole. I used it this past weekend at a local live show and was thrilled to win first place in a large competitive Western trail class!!!THANKS! I have shown in English performacne foryears, but this was my first really successful Western Performance entry!! Many thanks and keep that great information coming!!!!

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  17. What a sweetie, that halter is fantastic, is it one of your own creations ?
    if so how do you get the leather lace to roll like that?

    Sophie Moran

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  18. Love the halter, but I also like the paint job on the model horse!

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  19. I know I have left lots of comments this year but probably not this week, lol. I really really want to win your halter givaway. My new Bold Endeavor needs a show halter and the last halter I made I did in the car while my daughter was at piano. It's too cold for that now...

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  20. I really like that halter! The silver plate on the nose is really nice--is that from Rio Rondo? I'm trying to figure out how the throatlatch is done. I think it's by skiving the leather really thin, and then applying glue and rolling it between your fingers.

    Of course, no need to tell me how you did it. Just thinking out loud ;)

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