Arts and crafts of course!
Okay, I confess that I’m not very crafty, but I do have wonderful ideas for crafts… or at least I spend a lot of time on the internet stealing everyone else’s crafty ideas. Then I send them to my mother who is super crafty. So here’s what Betty’s Customs has been working on lately:
Saddle Rack Cover
So I saw this originally on Pinterest, which led me to Salleighs Equine Design store on Etsy. This mother/daughter team sells covers for saddle racks that have pockets along the side. It’s brilliant for horse shows, where our typical set-up is one tack stall for 3-5 riders/horses so it’s essential to have lots of storage and take up as little room as possible.
Of course, I’m way too cheap to spend $55 on one. So I sent the picture to my mom who made one to match my garment bags (black with silver trim). The pockets can hold brushes, rags, my number and string… anything I might want easy access to. She also added a secret pocket on the inside to hold my keys and/or cellphone. Brilliant!
Stirrup Iron Cover
One of the ladies at the barn has this awesome stirrup iron cover. It goes over her saddle, so she can keep it on while she lunges instead of those weird straps. Plus it protects the saddle from any scratches. Which would be perfect since my new saddle will have beautiful calfskin leather and my stirrups have almost cheese-grater type pads.
So that’s next up on the list for snowy day arts and crafts. I’m hoping to get this cover monogrammed too!
And if anyone is so inclined, I could probably convince my mom to send over a pattern!