Category Archives: Arts & Crafting

This category covers all things crafty (and artistic)! From custom model horses to plaster casting and mold making, this section has a little but of everything.

Live from the Workbench

By | February 8, 2018

NaMoPaiMo (National Model Painting Month) has begun! …which means I have promptly started procrastinating by working on all the other projects on my workbench. *facepalm* Not so good for my little micro, who is still being prepped, but great for the rest of my ongoing projects. So I’ve got some Fat Ponies and Body Box… Read More »

Orange and White Tabby – Flat Cat Head #001

By | February 2, 2018

There’s no kitchen or office that this happy little orange tabby cat can’t bring a little sunshine to! Meet the very first of this series of magnets, a bright orange tabby with slightly darker orange stripes (and magnet sides). She’s got cute pink nose, a nice clean white bib, a purr-sonality that brightens up wherever… Read More »

How to Get Level Magnets in Resin Casts

By | January 31, 2018

I’m doing another donation of Fat Pony magnets to the Big Orange Bash live model horse show this year… but this time I’m doing it right! For values of right that include ‘producing a consistent magnet.’ These little guys are handmade, so they will never be exact duplicates, but right now the magnet placement is… Read More »

NaMoPaiMo Day -7 and Counting!

By | January 25, 2018

Just in case you hadn’t noticed last year’s inaugural run of NaMoPaiMo (National Model Painting Month), it’s almost time for the madness to start again! 😀 The basic rules are simple: Participants must sign up before midnight on January 31. Participants must paint one three dimensional model equine. There are no scale or medium requirements, but medallions… Read More »

Live from the Workbench

By | January 24, 2018

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity! Sadly most of that activity has been cleaning, organizing, and getting things in place (much like the last workbench update). Still, some actual art got done this time, so I’m considering it a win. 😉 First off, the crazily overdue custom Velocity’s Ghost finally made… Read More »

How to Make 1:64 Scale Model Horse Fencing

By | January 16, 2018

I’ve been making Stablemate scale (1:32) fencing and bases for a while now… but I got the itch to see if I could make some micro mini setups! Thus, this post will cover how to make a simple grass base with attached fencing in scale with Breyer Mini Whinnies. For a small moment I played… Read More »

Velocity’s Ghost (Breyer Stablemate)

By | January 12, 2018

It seems that nothing makes it off my workbench in a reasonable amount of time anymore– this little gal has been creeping along on the workbench since September 2016! The worst part is she was a free custom to make up for the delays on a different horse. *facepalm* …I did mention how I’m not… Read More »

Black Tuxedo – Flat Cat Head #002

By | January 11, 2018

There’s no kitchen or office that this zen little black tuxedo cat can’t bring a little calm to! Meet the second in this series of magnets, a snappy black and white tuxedo cat. He’s got a cute pink nose, a nice clean white bib, a purr-sonality that mellows out even the most hectic of rooms.… Read More »

Live From the Fresh Clean Workbench!

By | January 5, 2018

There’s nothing like a new year to put a little spring in your step! I’ve spent the first part of this year cleaning and organized the workbench. I have a suspicion that my ability to be distracted by new shiny projects may be thwarted by having only a handful of things on the workbench at… Read More »

Reindeer Ornament #001

By | December 13, 2017

What do you do when a friend asks for ornaments for her birthday? …Break out the art supplies, of course! 😉 This little guy was sculpted, molded, cast, and painted all within a week. He was my emotional recovery project from the doggie destruction of my 2017 NaNoPaiMo horse and it was nice to get… Read More »