Monday, June 21, 2010

To Die For...

That is the topic for this week! I have a collection of pictures and items found that I could only categorize with those words!

You already know what a NUT I am for details.... well, today's picture is an example of the epitome of a well turned out horse, costume and tack! Just look at the saddle pad!!!

7 comments:

jane augenstein said...

Oh, very fashionable indeed!!! Do you sew? If you did you could make pads to match all your outfits. I made a dressage pad for Gilly's saddle once. It took quite some time to make because I quilted the whole thing. It did turn out nice though.

fernvalley01 said...

Oh! how elegant!

panavia999 said...
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panavia999 said...

For those who cannot, do not or will not sew, here is a lady who makes lovely custom blankets and pads.
http://www.ellersliecustomblankets.net

Dunappy said...

That is just awesome!

Oregon Equestrian said...

Is that lace? I love it!

Suitability has patterns for English saddle pads (H/J & dressage).

To get around the quilting issues, I've been buying Dover's light dressage pads on sale ($10) and embellishing them with embroidered tape and fringe. I have two nearly done. A third to enhance, and three more coming in the mail.

I've prowled the local fabric stores for equestrian-themed fabrics. Western images are easier to locate than English -- but we have managed to do well.

I'll definitely try lace on one of my future embellishments.

gowestferalwoman said...

Sigh. (muttering to myself "I do NOT have time to embellish. I do NOT have time to embellish..I do Nooo...where did I pack my sewing machine?")

I get the most wonderful ideas from other horsewomen; thank you!!! :)