Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I was taking some pictures of my latest creation for our Equine Etsy shop when it suddenly dawned on me I'd never done a post about it (and a great big duh for me :o) I thought I'd rectify this terrible oversight by posting one today with two of my favorite woodburning pieces.
These are the first two pieces in a series on carousel horses; I have always been captivated by their elegance and always thought it would be awesome to own one (they're just a teensy bit out of my price range though).
"Filly in Flora" is pictured here on the left and on the right is "Native Dancer". These pieces take quite a bit of time to create, as the tiny details must be ever so carefully done. If the woodburner becomes too hot, it can scorch the wood (not mention your fingers!) and must be turned off to cool down a bit. It is also much harder on the hands than a pencil or pen and requires frequent breaks to prevent cramping.
Both pieces come with a hanger on the back to display on the wall (photo below right), or they can be placed on a bookcase using a small plate stand (photo below left):
At the time of this posting, both pieces are still available. All proceeds from purchases made in our Etsy shop are donated back to the farm. The shop is strictly horse-related items and has an eclectic (my favorite kind of shop) selection ranging from scrapbooking die cuts to cards and gifts.
I hope you'll come and visit us...we just love company :o) Click here to see the shop and as always, thanks for reading this far!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
TaDa! I'm so excited...the girl's stalls are DONE! They've actually been finished for about a week now, but because the completion of this project landed right smack at the beginning of school (and our daughter's senior year no less) it took me a bit longer to get around to posting it. Aren't they wonderful??
Actually, I just noticed the protruding 2x4 s underneath the roof on each end (those still need to be cut off). The girls are very happy with their new rooms, although for some reason Lady and Rina are swapping out the first and second stall with regularity. They both seem to like the second one, so it's been on a first come first serve basis. Lady copped it this morning at breakfast, much to Rina's frustration (although Rina beat her to the punch at supper last night...)
I would also like to say a special thank you (again :o) to Meghann of Little Studio for nominating us and one to Etsy for Animals for selecting us as their Charity of the Month in May of this year. Hopefully you guys like what we did with your donations.
Thank you for reading, and we'll catch you next time!