>> Sunday, 21 March 2010
Raspberry and her little package have been in the pipeline for a couple of months now, but finally it all came together and she's now for sale at Ellie's Treasures.
Raspberry has been hanging around for a new home for some time. First of all I made a little box stable (modelled here by Chips who seems to have gone off in a huff somewhere, he's totally disappeared - and I miss him, he was my wollie buddy!) which, although pretty, wasn't really sturdy enough to survive a trip in the mail.
Katie and I hunted around Hobbycraft and managed to source the last business card size box available - just perfect for my needs. I also bought lengths of thin red and blue ribbon to make rosettes (these took forever, I was all fingers and thumbs) and pretty country green check ribbon to tie around the box.
So now I had a pony, two award winning rosettes and a box - not nearly enough to keep a woollie happy. Little bag of shavings to keep her cosy at night and perhaps a book of favourites would go down well so her new owner would know exactly how to look after her. Hunting on e-bay for special buttons - carrots, apples, mints and hearts was interesting but not really what I was after (and I couldn't find any mints anway). Wonderful Natalie at Harveycraftycards stepped in and rescued me by making some fabulous buttons from polymer clay.
I was getting there, but painfully slowly. Buttons - brilliant, I could make up a little felt book for them, but I needed to sew in some writing too, just to explain everything! I'm not particularly good at sewing letters, especially in miniature so help from the Folksy forum lead me to purchase some printable fabric which took just over a week to arrive and a few dodge attempts to print out on the printer. But ... I got there in the end and am absolutely chuffed at the result. Pop over here to see for yourself. I promise I'll add more woollies to the collection - they'll make fabulous collector's items for horsey-mad people or anyone who likes miniature things.