Up Late: Pony Time part 2

Getting started for the night. There is really nothing I love like painting.

Getting started for the night. There is really nothing I love like painting.

It’s a good blog post when it starts with a picture of pony butt. I am happy right now because this pony is done! Now I just need to wait until tomorrow afternoon to give it to my little sweetheart.

The final details went faster than I expected…a side effect of applying really thin layers of paint. My kiddo requested tattoos of oranges, so I went for oranges and orange blossoms. I’m really not used to painting such small, detailed things, so it was interesting. Add to that painting on a curve and trying to keep pony hair out of the way. Two super small brushes and a few toothpicks did the job though.

Overall, I am thrilled. Now I have been prepping myself for the classic little kid reaction She may be ecstatic, or she may have no reaction at all. Luckily, I don’t take lukewarm reactions too seriously. She was less than thrilled about the doll I gave her for Christmas, but now she talks to her, brushes her hair and sleeps with it at night. Kids are a fickle bunch. But that doesn’t make them any less fun to create for.

Base coat!

Base coat!

Flowers with the details filled in.

Flowers with the details filled in.

Oranges!

Oranges!

The only detail I didn't use paint for was the eyelashes. That's where the Sharpies came in.

The only detail I didn’t use paint for was the eyelashes. That’s where the Sharpies came in.

A finished pony and all the paint it took to make her!

A finished pony and all the paint it took to make her!

Oh, on a totally unrelated note, I know today is May Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew. In the past few years, I have taken part in both the May and December versions. Even a week ago, I was planning on giving away some fabric. Then I decided to let it go. I love the extra traffic, but I don’t need more things on my to-do list. Even something as simple as heading to the post office. So, if you sew or love sewn things, head over there and try to win some goodies this week. I know I will be stopping by! And maybe I will pitch in again come December.

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