by quail 04 Aug 2016

I made these for Carmen and Jethro as a going away gift. Their family has been staying with us for the past seven months. They head out to Florida this weekend.

I bought the pattern from an Etsy merchant at the link below.

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by gerryb 09 Aug 2016

Wow!!! Beautiful!

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by lbrow 08 Aug 2016

How neat. Awesome!/Lillian

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by jrob Moderator 06 Aug 2016

Totally awesome.

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by pldc 06 Aug 2016

they look absolutely fantastic!!! Kids will have hours of fun playing with these! ~hugs~

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by baydreamer 05 Aug 2016

Fantastic, I just love these!

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quail by quail 05 Aug 2016

Thank you.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 04 Aug 2016

You did an excellent job.

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quail by quail 04 Aug 2016

Thank you.

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by toogie 04 Aug 2016

Hey, I found you a freebie design, if you want to put it on a shirt to match while they take their 'ride'/trip.

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quail by quail 04 Aug 2016

Wow. Thanks. That would make a nice complete gift.

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by toogie 04 Aug 2016

They are so cute! You have done an amazing job with sewing everything. Is your fabric faux suede? Also would like to know the yarn you used. I like your 'mane' here better than on Banana's pattern. Are the eyes hard to find?

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quail by quail 04 Aug 2016

Thank-you Yes, the fabric is faux suede. It will be on sale at JoAnn"s from August 8-18.
The yarn is Lion Hometown USA El Paso Autumn. If you separate the yarn into its separate parts, it becomes more full and crinkly. The best price I found for the eyes was here:
http://www.glasseyesonline.com/in...
I bought quite a few since I have so many grand-children. If you also purchase the eyelids, it finishes them off nicely. I am thinking of gluing some cheap false eyelashes on the next one I make.

toogie by toogie 04 Aug 2016

That sounds cute and show us your 'pretty girl mare' when you do! Thanks for the info. Do they ever put the pattern on sale?

toogie by toogie 04 Aug 2016

Just looked at eye link-What SIZE and SHAPE, oval?

quail by quail 04 Aug 2016

It's the 24mm plastic safety eye. It's round, the oval shape is white fabric that you add as a backer. I don't think the pattern has ever gone on sale. It was worth it to me because I was going to use it so much. I know that there are some free patterns out there, but I wanted something very realistic and with an open mouth. Also, this makes a really good size horse head. Some are pretty small.

toogie by toogie edited 04 Aug 2016

I am full of questions, and a few other things we won't mention-lol, but is the dowel attached with a zip tie or glued to keep it secure? I guess if I'm that interested I should just get the pattern, uh?-lol
Yours came out so nice, even the bridle. I like the bells it looks like on them too, to keep up with the kids.I clicked on and got a larger view.

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by gerryvb 04 Aug 2016

wow, they are great !

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quail by quail 04 Aug 2016

Thank-you. They have been a great hit.

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by carolpountney 04 Aug 2016

These are beautiful you are very talented

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quail by quail 04 Aug 2016

Thank you. Of course, I didn't post my first one...I used a fabric with some stretch to it..Boy that was some large horse with tons of stuffing!!. But, I am one of those craftsman who learn from their mistakes.

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