Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone.... Lets have a giveaway!!!!!

 WOW! I can't believe we are starting a new year!  As a thank you to all my customers for support this last year in my fledgling business and to celebrate the New Year I want to do a giveaway :)  The giveaway is for a custom spot in January for a foal.  You can choose the colors and I will make your new friend.  If you would like to enter this giveaway please leave a comment here.  I will choose a random winner on New Years day :)  Good luck :) Its 12pm Comments closed!  Good luck everyone :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

WOW! this summer has flown by!

I have been so busy with the pony making buisness i have no idea where summer went. I can't believe it is almost September already!  I homeschool my oldest son and I am trying to squish in time to plan the first semester.  He is only in 1st so it isn't too overwhelming but it needs to get done.  I have really enjoyed this wild ride the pony buisness has taken me on.  I love making them and seeing them come to life.  Each one is so diffrent and has character.  I also love the interaction with all the great customers :)  September is right around the corner so I plan on contacting all my September customs by sending out emails today to get their plan for a dream pony.  My customs are full for Sept and I have been very careful not to take on too much.  I will be working on customs and still be able to have a few ponies for sale each week.  I will have a few more spots to offer for October and November and will probably also take a few for the beginning of December so they will be ready for Christmas. These custom slots will be offered on my etsy site and will most likely be a surprise since that is so much fun :) I am so greatful for all the support and encouragement I have gotten from all the pony fans and I hope to continue making these magical ponies for all the pony crazy girls out there :)

Friday, July 15, 2011


The shop will be opening on tuesday July 19th and in celebration of that, I am going to give Iris the magical Jellybean Pony to some lucky person :) Iris is 14" tall 10" at the withers and 18" long.  She is waiting to join a family to play with her and give rides to all the dolls.  Iris comes with her own horse blanket to keep her warm at night.  All you have to do to enter is like my facebook page and comment under her picture on my blog.  I will draw a random number on monday when I post the preview pictures of the rest of the herd.  Good luck Everyone :)  Giveaway ended on July 19th but I will hold another when i reach 300 likes on my FB page :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Busy day

So I finally finished my first official re worked pattern pony.  I have re done this pattern so many times I'm not even sure what I started with.  It turned out very cute and I took some pictures of Bambo Mia riding it.  I am still not sure if I like the eye placing and may re do them.  I am planning on cutting more fabric tomorrow and sewing up some more.  i need to order more wool and I am looking forward to getting some new colors of fabric this week. I am also anxious to start making a pattern for a horse blanket.  I would like all my ponies to go home with a cute horse blanket.  I found some really great fabrics and can't wait to work some of those up :)  I have so many great ideas and not enough time in the day to get to it all when there are 3 children needing my time too.  I am really excited by the responses I had today when i posted some pics to Facebook.  I can't wait to make more and show people all the wonderful ideas in my head :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A work in progress

I have always been a horse lover.  It started early at about 4 or 5.  I had lots of my little ponies and then started collecting Breyers.  I have ridden all my life and now with kids don't really have the time.  I hope someday to go back and I'm sure I will.  There is just something so magical about a horse.  The journey I have begun with Jellybean Ponies is a creative outlet for me but also fulfills my need to have horses around.  This idea started with my obsession with Bamboletta a waldorf doll maker in Canada.  I love her dolls and was finally lucky enough to get one in a upload.  As soon as Mia arrived at our house my first thought was she needs a horse, unicorn or a pegasus.  For some reason little girls, dolls and horses go hand in hand for me.  I googled waldorf horse since I prefer the natural materials used and the attention to detail that the dolls are made.  Nothing!  All I could find was some felt stitched horses that were too small to really play with the dolls.  I am a crafty person and love to sew so I decided I would make a horse for Mia.  I made a pattern and have been playing around with it until I am happy.  I shopped etsy for hand spun and hand dyed yarn.  It is more expensive but if this is going to be the creative outlet and the high quality I want, then I am sparing no expense.  I also decide I wanted this horse to have the same sturdyness that the stuffed waldorf dolls have so I learned how to make the heads of the waldorf dolls and then adjusted it to make the horses head.  The body is stuffed with clean and carded wool and I chose to do the skin in cotton interlock, the same material the doll malkers use.  The eyes are hand stitiched and the hooves are done in black wool felt.  I am very happy with the way the horse is turning out and have decided to make more and add unicorns and pegasus to the herd.  I am thoroughly enjoying this process and have so many great ideas for new ponies I can present each week.  The plan is to do a theme each week and also offer a few custom spots. Just letting the creative juices flow :)