Tuesday, July 12, 2011


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... 


  1. Enh, they'll wait =)

    Lovely sidesaddle!!!

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

  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!

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

  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!

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


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

  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! :)