Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Stick Horse


When I was pregnant with Gabs some ladies at church were making these adorable stick horses. It sounded like a cute idea, but I was about 48 hours from giving birth, so I never gave them a second thought. Luckily I had two of the greatest friends that came galloping over the day I got home from the hospital with a stick horse they made for my new little girl.

A couple years went by before our little pink and purple horse got any use. Finally Gabriella was interested and hasn't stopped "Knee-Ha-ing" since. It is one of the prized attractions when friends or school is held at our house.

I thought it was time that Gwen had a little friend for our pink and purple horse. I predicted that Gabriella would claim the new one and leave the older one for Gwen (poor Gwyneth), so I let her choose everything. The yarn. The fabric. And the ribbon. I made it last Saturday while Joe was gone and the girls helped stuff their new horse. Gabs thinks "she" is pretty nifty. And it's a good thing too because apparently the other one Gwen is now allowed to play with bites. Go figure! Gwen doesn't seem to mind though and is as pleased as can be that she has a horse now too.

I have the instructions for these horses, but I don't feel like I should leave them on the Internet since I don't know where they originated from. If you'd like a copy, leave your e-mail address and I'll get them to you.
I hope I got the instructions to everyone who requested them. If I missed you somehow please let me know. I will no longer be e-mailing the instructions out to anyone. Thanks!

33 comments:

Dyana said...

I used to work with Bryn at Aetna....I snooped around & found this blog...I hope you don't mind. This horse sounds adorable & I have 4 little step-daughters that would LOVE it. Please email my the instructions to vinylletterimpressions@yahoo.com
Thanks!
Feel free to check out our business blog http://vinylletterimpressions.blogspot.com/

Laurel MacD said...

Don'y really know how I stumbled on this - but it sounds like you and I could be great friends! I would love a pattern - we've got fathers and sons coming up and my daughter and I need a project. If you could email me at laurelmacd@gmail.com, I would love it.

Jennifer said...

Email me too Jamie!

Rebecca D. said...

send it my way... I'll add it to the pile of "things I need to do thanks to Jamie" pile!

Kelli said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I want a copy. My email address is allknames@gmai.com so cute!

Jill said...

What a great project. I would love the instructions. jilldtanner@gmail.com
Thanks!

Bryn said...

I am making ours this weekend...but the BOY version!

nicole said...

What a cute toy! So much fun. Dylan and Isaac would love it. Isaac currently uses our wooden sticks from the windows as bats. Maybe this will prevent him from swinging them around!

Dara said...

Yes, please send me the directions!!!
Thanks so much!
Daralynn31@msn.com

Dara said...

And...if you have directions for the burp clothes, feel free to send those my way too!
Am I being greedy?
Thanks!!!!

Shanen said...

Me too, me too. Yahoo for summer projects. And I have to have things to do now, caus last night Josh just put a working outlet in my closet. Now I have a permanent sewing table. Yea for me.

Kristine said...

i would love the pattern for the horse.
kristine@crashutah.com

tiny said...

Send set of the directions my way too! Lainey would love a horse for she and Woody to ride.

liz_smith4@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

Jamie,

Hi- I'm Jen Wilcox's sister. If you wouldn't mind emailing me the pattern- I'd be tickled pink. I'm at jnboyle@coper.net. Thank so much!

I love some of your ideas you've done- I need you to move down here and my my HPFE leader :)

Jamie C. said...

Nicole,
I'm so hapy you commented. I just tried to e-mail the instructions to you and it came back saying the e-mail address wouldn't work. Is there another one I can try?

Tasha said...

I would LOVE a copy of the instructions! I will make my little boys one and maybe even get them cowboy hats. raegirl25@yahoo.com You are always keeping me finding great projects! Thanks :)

Lenna said...

Hi! I'm Julie's friend on the other side of the country. I'd love your instructions for the stick horse. I'm feeling ambitious.

By the way, you've got fabulous ideas here and you've inspired me to ask for my sewing machine back...

Thanks!
lenna_p@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

what a great idea. I would love your instructions for the horse. I also am DYING to make a shirt like the one you did for your little girl. Any instructions for that project? thanks in advance.
sarahblamires@gmail.com

Tasha said...

Thank you, thank you for the instructions!

The Seaquist Family said...

We had a stick zebra for the boys when they were younger. Actually it was a gift for Ryan that Christian promptly claimed as his own. Did you know that a stick horse makes a really good whacking stick or bat...you can guess where ours is...To the DI and onto some unsuspecting person who no doubt has boys who won't even notice that it is a zebra but just see a better use for it...something to whack their little brother with

Trisha said...

I found your site from Jill Tanner and love all your cute projects. I would love to make this cute horse for my son. My email is trishakimhunt@yahoo.com

Kunz Family said...

I came across your blog and would love to have the instructions! My little boy would love to have a fun horse like that! :) My email is: sdkunz@gmail.com Thanks!

Allie said...

I just came across your blog and saw your way cute stick horse! Could I get a copy of the instructions? Thanks so much! alliemcgrew@gmail.com

MyR said...

I'd love the instructions to have too. I don't know when I would make one but it would be nice to have for when I can. Thanks! myr_d@hotmail.com

My sister sent this to me and I instantly thought of you. Happy dress making. :)

http://katieenglish.blogspot.com/2008/05/dress-tutorial.html

Kim said...

Summer is coming and my daughter's unicorn from Toys R Us just broke and went bye bye. It would be so much fun to make her a new one. My email is snaqpaq@gmail.com. Also wondering if you used a pattern for the summer shirt or if you made it up. It's darling!

Mom said...

I'd love a copy! I recently found your blog and am so inspired. What beautiful things. jenn.pierson@gmail.com

Jillyboo said...

This darling idea of yours... and pretty much every other one on here, make me so sad that I dont have a clue how to sew. I need to live by someone who will teach me. Will you email me the instructions so that I have them to learn one day soon. My kids would love this. jillyboo@gmail.com,
Also, do you sell your burp cloths? I would love a few for baby Olivia when she comes. They are so cute!

4H horse & pony mom said...

I would love to make this for my son's 4H stick horse race this weekend. Can you please send the instructions? susanbower@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Susan

Night Owl said...

I just found your blog via CraftPad and your projects are so cute!! You're way too modest about your sewing and crafting...I'm totally inspired by the stuff you've posted about. I'd love the pattern for the horse; my little guy is almost 2 and I'd like to make it for his b-day. My email is: ecatbull@yahoo.com. Thanks for the great ideas and I've bookmarked your blog!~ Emily

Vauri said...

Hey Jamie, this is Vauri, I came accross your blog and I love this idea! My son would love it! Just today he was pretending to ride a horse for us, I would love for you to send me a copy, my e-mail is vauri.shean@gmail.com. Thanks!

Tammy said...

I would love a copy of this, I have so many nieces and nephews that will love this for Christmas. Thank you for sharing! tammyphillips@neoplix.net

karolani said...

Hello Jamie, my name is Karina and I am of Argentinean, I do not understand the English so I translated my words with babelfish, I hope that you understand. It would want to know since you made the horse, I have a little girl of 6 years and him enchantment. Beautiful your family, good in the hope of an answer thank you very much Karina. karii.70@hotmail.com

Joi said...

I stumble across your website looking for a stick horse tutorial as my nephew is in love with the ones from the dollar store .... but the stick is soo filmsy that he keeps breaking it....anyway I found one on family fum website and wanted to share the tut with your reader http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/hobbyhorse-710833/

TIA