GAH! There are few things worse than being positively seized by inspiration to work on something, only to discover I'm missing crucial supplies and can't work on it. This happened to me last night around 2AM. I sat down at 8PM thinking I'd just work on a few little things here and there, and all of the sudden decided I was going to finish the tooling on the current "on deck" order set.
This is a really complicated design, it's based on this famous saddle from Dale Chavez (pic from their site):
So it's 1:30, I have all the tooling done and the leather coated with sealer, and I'm laying out what I need for this morning to dive right in and possibly finish it in one day. (stranger things have happened.) Lo and behold, I have exactly two 1.5mm silver studs. Not 200. Two. I need probably 350ish for this order, and I had forgotten that I used ALL of them on my last order.
Here's that last order, you can see why I ran out!
Now, I *do* have loads of 2mm silver studs, but I did the tooling and borders with 1.5mm studs in mind, and that half a millimeter will really make a difference when it's all put together.
I placed my order for studs to last me hopefully through the year. I really dislike working on things out of order, but in this case I'd rather work on the next saddle than be idle. so off I go!
I am also leaving for Germany tomorrow afternoon for another model show! This time Melanie and I have planned a Friday of fun horsey stuff - we're going to a Curly farm to do a trail ride! I am bringing tons of extra batteries, so hopefully will come back with photos of me on a cutie-pie fuzzbutt!