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Thread: I took a few days off and look what I got:

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    I took a few days off and look what I got:

    Right after Christmas I took a few days off from quilting to make this rocking horse for my DGD. My son said he would like one like the one he used as a child because it is indestructible. Since another DGD is using the original, I outlined the parts, traced them onto the wood and cut it out. I sanded, and test fitted it (think design wall 3D) before I put it in my luggage to take to Singapore and put it together finally. It was fun to do and I hope she and her big sister get a lot of use from it. It will be awhile before baby is old enough to ride it, but easier (or at least less expensive) to take than to ship later.
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    Very nice. I know my granddaughter would love it.

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    I love this so much better than the plastic stuff they make today. You did a great job.
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    very nicely done!
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    Beautiful rocking horse! I would have love to see the look on the custom agents face if they checked inside your luggage.

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    I love it. It should last a long time, a lot longer than any plastic horse. Her children will be able to enjoy riding it too!

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    My boys had one similar to that you really used. You did a great job.

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    Beautiful wooden rocking horse. Looks like it will last a very long time. Great job.
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    Beautiful, i had one like that for my son when he was small.
    I cant find it ( in my moms attic????)
    I want to put a quilt over it and put his stief teddy on it.
    yours came out beautifully.

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    Well you definately have many talents! Great job and the children will love it.
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    Looks like something that will last for a long time. I had one son that loved rocking on a horse and I would hear him in the middle of the night rocking on it. Would have to get up and put him back to bed many times!!!


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    Success! It is wonderful. My daughter would have loved that when she was little. You are one awesome grandma.
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    Beautiful! Love the horse.
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    Beautiful piece of work.

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    mammab: very nice looking horse .. Hope all enjoys it !! Thanks for sharing ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mammab View Post
    Right after Christmas I took a few days off from quilting to make this rocking horse for my DGD. My son said he would like one like the one he used as a child because it is indestructible. Since another DGD is using the original, I outlined the parts, traced them onto the wood and cut it out. I sanded, and test fitted it (think design wall 3D) before I put it in my luggage to take to Singapore and put it together finally. It was fun to do and I hope she and her big sister get a lot of use from it. It will be awhile before baby is old enough to ride it, but easier (or at least less expensive) to take than to ship later.
    So nice to have good stuff that will last and last.I love it,I know the kids will also and have great fun.You did an awesome job,very handy to have a carpender in the family.LOL
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    How wonderful a Grandma gift!!!
    You just reminded me to go digging in my attic...I think I still have my boy's horse up there...and a little granddaughter who whould just LOVE IT!!!
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    What a wonderful gift.

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    What a hoot to think that horsie traveled in your luggage! The girl's steed is magnificent and so are you!

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    What a wonderful gift. I have a scroll saw in the shop, but I have so many quilting projects as well as other sewing stuff to do. I never can find the time to use the beasty.
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    Wow, lucky kids !! That is beautiful.
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    It looks great. Did it affect your weight limit for luggage?

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    Nice rocking horse. So you have more talent then just quilting.

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    Your carpentry skills are great mammab. my niece has one like this but as she has chubby lil thighs, when she rode her "horsey" it was rubbing her thighs red and tender so I made her a "saddle". hers was 10 and 1/2 inches long in the saddle area and 4 inches wide. and almost 1 inch thick. so I made a pad with fabric, warm n natural with some anti skid gripper fabric (by Dritz) on the UNDERSIDE of the saddle, FACING, the wood. so it did not slide and she can get really rocking! it was held together with velcro and I made a little "pillow" for the bum area and sewed it down on all 4 corners. she loves it.
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    Beautiful job! I also thought about the customs, and security, agents and what they must have thought!

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