Expanding our borders (ever so slightly)

Well, I know I’ve been posting a lot about my shop lately, but I wanted to get this out before the holiday weekend- you know, the weekend that starts the shopping mayhem for the next month.

Up ’til now, I haven’t done much with promoting my shop on designated online shopping days, or even Black Friday.  But apparently, this Saturday is ‘Small Business Saturday’ and I was invited to join a real, live, local Etsy market to show some of my wares.

It’s at the downtown Chattanooga library, and I have no idea what to expect.  Supposedly about 30 other vendors will be there, and as to numbers of customers- that’s anyone’s guess.  But I thought, since it was free, that I might as well give it a try and get my stuff out there using a different venue.  

So come on down and take a look if you are so inclined.  And if you’ve been on the fence about buying my stuff, it will save you shipping : ).

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In other news, I posted something on my Facebook page a while back- something I couldn’t reveal on public media for disclosure reasons.  I had received a rush order for three of my horses about two days before our big trip out west, and because of the generous amount this person was willing to pay, both to make them and ship them overnight, I went ahead and filled the order.

I am now at liberty to reveal what they were for.  They were shipped out to Hollywood, CA for a little commercial.  They really only needed one for the commercial, but ordered three to see which one looked better on set.  It’s just a brief, horsey cameo, but I’m tickled pink about it.   Take a look!

A boy and his horse

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but I’ve been busy with other things. I hurried out to take these photos last week before I had to ship this little boy to far off Norway. I thought he might want a keepsake of his best friend, the horse.

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I never intended for horse and boy to meet. The horse was supposed to be a solo item, but my own children immediately saw that the boy doll would fit nicely on the horse’s little green saddle. And so he does!

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The poor horse was sorry to see his friend go, so I thought if I made him a little bridle, it might be easier for someone else to ride him.

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And what do you know, a more cautious young lady was willing to give it a try so long as she had something to hold on too.

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Whatever the case, with a rider or without, this little horse is a keeper.