Saturday, May 8, 2021

Why did they have to make the heads bigger?

 I guess all my dolls are old and now all of the new breyer dolls have the biggest heads.



 I made this really cool helmet for my dolls.


 But here we are, I don't make helmets to fit the new heads. I don't own dolls of the new heads. And now I have a really cool infographic since saying it won't fit the new dolls is not clear enough. But seriously why did they have to do a weird hybrid thing?






Monday, April 12, 2021

Tiny Furniture

I don't know why it took me so long to realize... my barn needed an office. (I still haven't actually built my dream barn yet, but at least I'll have all the props when I do!)

So I designed a desk and a chair!

It fits my breyer doll really well!

If you're on the hunt for some 1:9 scale furniture,  check out my etsy!

Friday, March 12, 2021

18 Ways Not to Make a Saddle Rack

Every once and a while you'll come across a quote about Thomas Edison saying something along the lines of "I have not failed 1,000 times, I have learned 1,000 ways not to make a lightbulb."

If that is the case then this massive pile of prototypes is just successfully not making a saddle rack?

I made a lot of prototypes. I've never really designed anything that has moving parts before and it was super difficult to wrap my mind around how each piece should look to get the finished product. I'll ask a simple question, can you picture a beach? Can you conjure the image of a yellow star and rotate it? If you can that's super cool and I envy you immensely. I cannot, I have aphantasia which means that while I know what the concept of a thing is, the ocean is blue, the sky is blue, there are palm trees... I see nothing, just blackness when I close my eyes. 

Maybe that's why there are soooo many uglies? 


But it was worth it!



I'm making a bunch to donate. Due to how fragile they are I will be selling the via commission only to make sure they don't get used as a play item. I'm selling them for $15, just go to my etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandcraftedByKari and click the Contact button and ask for a wire saddle rack, state how many and the color you want and I will get back to you.







Friday, February 26, 2021

Tiny Treats

 So at this point in my life I have two 3d printers... but I don't have a color printer. Our printer is black and white, so that we wouldn't have to waste money on color ink... because we'd never need to use that right? 

WRONG! All the cool printables that are now available: just download, print, and assemble... But we have no room for another printer.

Luckily I found a cute shop on etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/EvergreenTackStudios) that has traditional scale treat bags! They are super cute and just the right size. They even come with some biscuits! 


Pumpkin Pie seams to like them! 


(I really liked the suggestion of pumpkin, and I love pumpkin pie so I think it fits. It's not even the first food name pony I've had, my sister and I used to show our hackney pony Star as Starburst. Long story short he came from an auction with the name Darrell. We changed it.)





 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tiny Hoof Picks!

 I get custom requests every once and a while. I enjoy the challenge of designing new things and it has been a great inspiration. These are by request
but they came out soooo good, I'm adding them to the shop as well!




Sooo tiny but I managed to add a horse head.


And they fit snuggly in breyer doll hands!





Monday, February 15, 2021

Howdy from Snowy Texas

Welp, we're officially snowed in. And it's cold at 9° F. Roads aren't plowed and we are going no where. 

Luckily I got the majority of my orders out on Saturday before this mess got here. Unfortunately my printer sits in the coldest corner of the house and it's so cold its been throwing temperature fault alarms which means no printing. Woke up this morning to a push notification that we can expect rolling blackouts so it's probably a good thing I'm not printing things. 

So I've been making leadropes. 



I'm trying to go through my stash of variegated embroidery floss. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

New Herd Member

 I haven't named him yet. The breyer name is Patricks Vindicator and I usually stay with the breyer name because I'm not very creative but I'm just not feeling Patrick. Maybe Vinny? 



My plan is to make a tiny saddle and try my hand at doll customizing to make a child doll to ride him. I think the cuteness will be overwhelming. 

He came with one of these little books, instant nostalgia.