Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Season of Giving

I've been trying to find a good way to keep track of some of my favorite thingiverse print files. If you don't know, thingiverse is a website full of free (FREE!) .stl files for 3D printing. And a lot of them can be scaled for our breyers! As it is the Christmas season, I'm going to leave you with a decently extensive list although I definitely recommend looking for stuff like this on the website, just search furniture or dollhouse.

Horse Stuff

Jumps https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:463532

Buckets (I have my own file but these are good ones too) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:504388

Pole Bases https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:568388

Jump Cups ( Again, my version is a bit different) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:617222

Barrel https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:568364

Furniture ( in case you want barn decor/ tack room/ office)

 Ikea style shelves https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3801792

Picnic Table https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3406302

Ladder https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:84783

Dishes/ Pottery https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1634109

Disclaimer, These are not my pictures, they are the pictures that are with the files. I did not design any of these. Some are creative commons so if you give the artist credit you can sell them but many are not. All thingiverse files will tell you if you can use them commercially. If you have access to a 3D printer give some of these a try!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Bow Making

Tis the season and you can bet those super fancy bows would be nice for wreaths or presents or whatever else needs a nice sparkly bow. But why shell out $10 dollars a pop when you could get ribbon and pipe cleaners for half that and make a bunch of bows?

Making Fancy Bows

I got some shiny pipe cleaners but you could also use plain wire or florist wire.

Next you need some ribbon, I really prefer the stuff with the wires because it stays a lot nicer. For anyone looking to make tiny bows for breyers, yes this will work with very thin ribbons too.

Pull out a bit and fold, leaving some at the end for the tail.

Next, twist the ribbon 180 to form a loop. This is where the wired ribbon shines.

Make another loop on the opposite side and then twist.

It's already a bow!!!!

You can now go back to the other side, form a loop and twist. Repeat until you have the desired amount of loops.

Use the pipe cleaner (or wire) to keep the bow together.

Then you can fluff out your loop to get the look you want.

I like putting smaller complimentary bows inside of my big bows. Another cool method is to make the bow with two ribbons simultaneously.

Enjoy Decking the Stalls with lots of pretty ribbons! And finally a picture of Gustavo.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Shop Updates and Planned Down Time

I'm finished with my last 2 late orders and they will ship Monday. My etsy shop will be going down this Thursday, Dec. 12 and should reopen January 6th of the new year. All orders placed by Thursday will ship in prior to the USPS Christmas deadline of Dec. 20.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Apologies, but I'm sick

I'm sorry for the delay on all the etsy orders I've recieved over the past week. Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and share. Ironically, much like the smallpox laced blankets that were handed out at the first thanksgiving, my family too decided to share germs.... So I've got a nasty cold. I'm pushing through orders but it may take a bit. I'm sorry if your order is a bit late and I'm trying my best. Thanks to everyone for your patience and I sincerely hope all your goodies are worth the wait.

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