Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Saddle and a haircut?

I think the saddle is finally done (yay!).  

I started working on my pattern idea for the bridle stitching this morning.  In my head it looks good, but we'll have to see how this translates.  Fingers crossed the tranfer will work!  This should work for the noseband and browband.

And, I gave my poor pony a haircut.  She looks pretty unloved in her current state, with gaping holes, and some boo-boos I made with the dremel.  Oh well, necessary step if she's going to ever wear a bridle.  I just don't like that thick, molded, tack unfriendly hair!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Saddle almost done

I'm just about finished with the saddle.  I'm trying a new material for padding on the bottom...rubber!  Well actually, it is like a liquid plastic, but it feels rubbery when baked.  Remember those Creepy Crawler Kitchens from way back when?  Its that kind of material.  I had a heck of a time getting it to bake though.  You're supposed to do it on a low temp for I think 15 min, well that didn't do anything.  I ended up baking at 100 degrees hotter and 3x as long.  Also not the best idea, but it did set-up.  I think my goo is too old!
Anyway, I like the results thus far...hopefully my customer does too!