Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Collection creep

It started with model horses. Of course, the horses needed tack and riders and barns and jumps and other show ring type obstacles. Other animals started making appearances. And food. I tried to limit myself to things you'd find in a barn or at a horse show, but that only worked for so long. At this point my model horse collection has turned into a 1:9 scale collection. Here are some of the newest arrivals.

The chair and pet bed were made by Terri Wright of Priam Costumes.
I've admired Terri's chairs for years, so I jumped on a recent commission spot. This is the happy result.
Once it was done, I asked if she could make a matching pet bed. She could!
This group of items came from Carol. 
The soccer ball and clothes pins are self explanatory, but the cookie cutter and tiny cloth bag left me with questions.
Do I use this for its intended purpose or should I prime and paint it and put it in my tiny hobby room?
These are (apparently) Guatemalan worry puppets, but I think they look like tiny voodoo dolls. Do my dolls need voodoo dolls? 
Finally, there's Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy. Facebook marketed this to me last summer. I resisted then, but changed my mind after seeing Dani Youdris' Tube Guy in the Pandemic Performance Panorama and MIB Spooktacular Photo Show.
I'm glad I did. He's a lot of fun and will be perfect for the desensitization clinic photo I have in mind.
So many new things, and only one is horse shaped.
Thank you, Terri and Carol, plus Anne for being an enabler. Now I'm going to excuse myself and go play with my toys.


  1. Worry dolls were EVERYWHERE in the 1980s. I'm pretty much the only person I know who didn't have any.

    My horses crept inevitably into other animal figurines (varying scales, though) and that menagerie has taken on a life of its own.

  2. OMG I love the tiny dog sleeping in the bed. How adorable!! :^))