Just a random Saturday afternoon makin' em tassels
Celebrated a friend's baby girl by re-purposing an antique piece into a necklace that her mommy can wear and then pass it on to her little one
My dream growing up was to have a horse, brush her hair, braid it, add flowers and make her all pretty, and name her “Skipper”, so my parents got me a white bunny rabbit and named her skipper..
When I got a little older I started thinking somewhat rationally and thought maybe a horse wasn’t too realistic because to have one I would have to own a ranch so I can have enough space for Skipper and her friends, right? So yeah after all my dreams were crushed all I wanted was to get a Carousel Horse for my living room, yay, realistic dream so started scouting antique markets and eBay for one in a good condition, only to be crushed again that all the wonderful ones come with a 3000$+ price tag, so another dream crushhhhed or postponed for when I win the lottery!
Luckily, on my birthday my husband (which was nurtured by his loving wife to adore Carousel Horses) found a way to make it happen, YAY!
He managed to find a fine lady from Illinois who makes reproductions of a standing horse originally carved by The Philadelphia Toboggan Company for people to paint “COOLEST JOB EVER” like ever, seriously!
So back to my hopes and dreams, at a certain time when reality strikes, plans don’t work out and you have to take detours and all that fun stuff, this horse brought me back to life! I got to make my childhood dream a reality with my own bare hands and my mama’s magic wands, some serious art therapy right there!
Got too into it and forgot to take more process shots
Supplies were all bought from The Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, Walmart, and my mama’s studio.
My baby bro is all grown up and is off to college next year! I still remember his first day of school when his backpack was twice his size, he is getting bigger by the day and is almost twice my size now.
Last week was his senior prom! So he asked me to buy him a corsage for his date as well as a matching boutonniere for him. But I couldn’t just go pick one up from a store and call it a day! I had to create something just for him and his date to always remember this special day.
I got all the materials needed from Micheals inspiration from my brother’s bow tie, and patience which is probably just good genes.
“Oh the places you’ll go”