Hi Everyone, I am sat on the bed in my guest room at Websters B&B in Salisbury on day 2 of my week long training and assessment for the Level 3 Bridle Making qualification. On Monday I started the journey to Salisbury which usually takes me 2½ hours (120 miles) mainly down the M5. I … Continue reading Level 3 Bridle Making…the final week (Part 1)
As I mentioned in a previous post , I am starting to branch out in a slightly new direction alongside training to become a Saddler. It won't replace my Saddler business but instead will provide me with an extra income to pay the bills whilst I transfer from one day job to another. At present … Continue reading What is a VA?
The time has come to spill the beans on an additional path of my journey I am about to start treading. Most of you will be familiar with this blog through my transition from a corporate office job to a qualified Saddler. Ultimately it still is but since my journey started in 2015 so much … Continue reading Wearing More Than One Hat…
Recently I attended week two of my City & Guilds Level 3 Bridle Making training at the Saddlery Training Centre. During this week I learnt what pieces to cut out and how to make a double bridle. OMG! Like how many pieces are there to a double bridle? Have you even ever realised? Try counting … Continue reading How Many Pieces in a Double Bridle?
Recently I completed my first bespoke hand stitched shoulder bag. It was fantastic to be able to make something specific to an individual's requirements; the size, colour, personalisation, lining and even the fittings of the bag were all chosen by the customer. Josie from Gamble Designs and I met virtually via a Networking Mummies group … Continue reading The Making Of My First Bespoke Shoulder Bag
Well last week I finally completed a bespoke order I was asked to do by Alison, a family friend. She and her partner recently adopted an adorable St Bernard puppy called George. Now, the issue with George is that he is growing at a phenomenal rate and has already outgrown the largest shop-bought collar Alison … Continue reading The biggest dog collar yet…
Last year my lovely husband managed to get his hands on a second hand shed, big enough for me to have as a saddler workshop in the back garden. It was never going to be the Ritz of workshops but it certainly will provide me with the bench space I need to get on and … Continue reading My Little Workshop