Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I will be putting some things on Etsy and Ebay in the next few days. Yes, I had plans to do this a while ago, but the time got away from me. You can visit my store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5838356 (cut and paste this into your browser if it doesn't link-sorry still trying to figure out all this stuff!)
I also made some badges and horseshoes-now I just have to figure out my camera because these pics are kind of out of focus and not very good, but you get the general idea.
I am thinking I will go to some horse shows in the Spring and set up a booth and see how it goes. I would like to have enough sales that I can start donating a portion to our local therapeutic riding program. It has always been my wish to be able to help others out the way people have always blessed me.
I have spent alot of time on these pieces. I love that slightly whimsical look and like splashes of color and combining the rustic with the unexpected glitz of a rhinestone. I have really enjoyed sorting through my vintage buttons to find just the right ones for each bracelet and horse shoe. Its been even more fun because my children enjoy helping, too. It doesn't get much better than this! Horses, crafting and spending time with the kids!
This would be the title of my book if I were writing one. Its been a couple of months now since we brought this sweet girl home, and our lives have changed immensely. Definitely for the better! Dancer has been enjoying her time off the track, outside, instead of in a stall 24/7. As you can see, she has discovered lots of fun things in the field. "Look, Mom! I'm a unicorn!" The creativity with the burrs is amazing, don't you agree? (You wouldn't think I brush that forelock every day, but I really do!)
I would like to add most of this lovely experience would not have been possible if it weren't for my good friends, John and Alice. They graciously extended their gorgeous 100 acre farm to Dancer and I. John has been teaching Dancer how to be a real horse, and he has been teaching me how to handle one. Its pretty one- sided so far-I think I have been learning way more than she has. There have been many times in the round pen where Dancer and I have been facing each other and she is just standing there, and she lets out a huge sigh-sort of like, "Will she ever get it?"
Yes, I have a looooong way to go in that department. (Remind me to tell you sometime about my on-going rope tying saga.)