So here in about a month and a half I'll be using this rocking horse and, if I can swing it, a sister piece as prizes in a charity auction or some-such contest. All proceeds will go to a young lady named Sunshine, who I met in the Yunnan province during a recent trip with a non-profit medical organization. She's currently paying for heart operations and post-op treatment.
I know it's a ways away at the moment, and I know that there are an enormous number of other extremely worthy causes that deserve your money too, but please consider making a donation when the time comes, and know that it will be for a good cause.
More on this event as it arrives.
PS: A cheap hat will be included in the prize. It just wouldn't stay on for pictures.
Wow. This ended up being much more interesting than I imagined. It wasn't exactly difficult, but it was entirely different from anything I've done to date. I had to learn some entirely new tools and I have been reinforced in my opinion that I need to learn to paint. The paint job on this is not stellar. I'll try to do better next time. (I'm thinking Rainbow Dash just to see if I can manage wings and because
is the coolest girl I know. It also took at least 40 solid hours of work, and I've been doing nothing else every day since Saturday, so I am really
enormously sorry, but I'm behind on my self-deadlines and probably will only finish one more piece before I ship off.
I'll see if I can improve the smoothness of the rockers for the next one, but this piece still has a pretty good motion to it. I had to freehand the curve because it was too shallow to take a compass or pencil-on-string method. Also, for those interested, that yarn is the softest I could find; it's like touching a cloud.
Also thanks to my siblings for modeling the pony, my sister is 5'3" and my brother is 4'9" to give you a sense of size. And it can safely hold at least 140lbs, which is to say, me, although I didn't rock very hard on her.
Want to see more of this piece? Check out the quite extensive work in progress gallery
and equally expansive finished galley
at My Little Woodcraft.
Applejack and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.