Slightly Different

Slightly Different

Hello Everybody!

Today’s post is slightly different.

I was looking through Pinterest  when I found something amazing.

I love miniatures and also architecture. So miniature houses really excite me.

And this really really really excited me:

Modern House 2 by Jim Magni and Joan Behnke

It’s so amazing!!! ☼.☼ (。♥‿♥。)

I want it so bad!

I don’t think i have ever mentioned this before but I love to watch MyFroggyStuff on YouTube.

Her minitures are amazing and I have made some great stuff under her instruction.

towaco5oh recently shared a post with a couple of videos in it.

The channel thay came from is: The Square to Spare. There are some really good crafts on there that I may have to have a look at following.

This is my fave that I’ve looked at so far. I also love the below one.

Anyways sorry for the short post. I don’t have much time on my hands.

Seeya!

Minki ♥

 

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

So as promised last week this post is all about my current volunteer job with the RDA.

At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK.

Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting, show jumping and Hippotherapy to up to 28,000 people each year.

We have been carrying out our life-changing activities for over 40 years, and take great pride in the exceptional standard of our instructors and volunteers (18,000 in all).

We offer activities for all age groups and, wherever possible, to people with any disability – and you’re just as likely to find an RDA Group in an urban setting as a rural one.

We rely on voluntary help, donations and legacies to deliver our services.

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I started volunteer work with a local RDA group last summer and have no intention of stopping anytime soon.

My group teaches and provides therapy for a class of disabled kids every Monday morning.

I do have to get up at seven every Monday morning but it’s worth it. I get there at about half nine and if needed, groom and tack one of the four ponies.

Then I walk one of the ponies around to warm them up and then line up with the others at half ten when the bus arrives. I then proceed to walk alongside my chosen pony holding on to a child’s leg and ankle and helping them learn how to control a pony.

It sounds incredibly dull when you say it like that but it is actually a really rewarding and satisfactory thing to see the children learning and enjoying themselves. Sometimes it can be hard or annoying because some of the kids are more challenging than others. But it’s always worth it.

As I said in my last post it also helps me a little.

I am so glad that my mum found the RDA last year and that they took me on.

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Seeya!

Minki ♥

 

A Serious Post

A Serious Post

Hey everyone.

I don’t normally blog about my feelings and emotions unless it’s related to a new model, a thing I have or such the like. And when I do, those feelings and emotions are pretty much always good.

But I am human and I do have days when I just want to curl up in a ball and block out the whole world.

Blogging is one of the things that really makes me happy. I love it. It’s like it’s almost therapeutic for me.

Also crafting can make me feel great but sometimes, if I do too much then I can get really down and start thinking about the pointlessness of life, why do I exist, how we’re all going to die eventually and then I just sink in to a black hole and can’t come out until my mum gets so fed up, we end up having an argument and then I tell her my feelings and  she makes it all better.

sorry if I just ruined your day
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Another thing that really gets me down is seeing other people riding. Which is inescapable where we live.

It makes me jealous of the rider cause I’m not them and I wish I was, it makes me question my love of horses cause ”if loving horses so much when I can’t interact with them causes me so much pain then whats the point?” and it makes me fall down another black hole where I wish my life was that of an incredibly rich person who could pretty much have everything they ever wanted i.e. a stable full of horses, a mansion, a walk in wardrobe, a… You get the picture.

Something that really helps my lack of horses slump is my volunteer job with the RDA.

I’ve never written about this before although I have meant to and I have now decided that next weeks post will be about that.

Anyways… My volunteer job basically has me next to a horse/pony for around two hours a week. Sure it’s not riding but it still helps.

And the last thing that gets me down is my lack of friends. I have a grand total of three close friends and then two other friends. I am a social person although I pretend not to be. I need to be surrounded by people to be perfectly happy and living where I do and not going to school makes that quite hard.

The friends that I do have are brilliant and I love them all but for me five friends that I either never see or see not very often is just not enough for me to thrive.

I do have my ”online friends” as well of course but even they are few. They are great! But few.

Anywaysss I’m sorry this post has been so dreary but I never really let this stuff out and I kinda cracked today.

I’m not using this as a plea for sympathy or friendship, I just… I guess I just wanted you all to know that I’m not perfect and if I don’t post on a saturday, sometimes it’s because I haven’t been able to find the motivation or the confidence to. Or sometimes it’s because I just havn’t been bothered cause I feel crap.

Again sorry for the long dreary post, I promise next week’s will be happier.If you’ve read all the way through, thankyou 🙂

Seeya.

Minki ♥

 

Blogger Recognition Award!

Blogger Recognition Award!

So todays post was going to be behind the scenes of my recent photoshoot but then I found a comment in my inbox telling me that I had been nominated for the Blogger Recognititon Award!

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The rules that coincide with this award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. Make a post about the award – I mean…. Who wouldnt???
  3. Give a brief recap of how your blog began
  4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you wish to give the award to
  6. Comment on each blog, letting them know of their nomination and providing a link to the post.

I was nominated by the lovely filliefanatic at TinyHorseTalk.wordpress.com. Thankyou so much fillie!

If you like miniatures and model horses you should so go check her blog out. She also does a lot of crochet 🙂

StableStoreys started about two years ago when I realised that I was spending too much time playing virtual horse games instead of using the internet to let my creativity and love of horses big and mini be known to the world.

I started out with mostly model horses and now and then some real horses but now I kind of add little bits of other craft and life stuff in there.

StableStoreys has led me to make quite a few internet friends and also to get into YouTube.

Now for some advice: (Warning: My advise may be a bit crap)

  1. It’s a good idea to really try to make your blog or website name relate to your content. If you are blogging about craft don’t name your blog something like ”Fishnets and camping” Sorry bad example 🙂
  2. Try to use any social media you use to your advantage. Post links to your blog and put up sneak peeks.

I might not actually be following fifteen blogs but lets see:

 

cedarwoodstables at CWS Stables & Studio

Nichelle at Desktop Stables

Tricia at TriciaBookerPhotography

Karen at Draw and Shoot

Leah at shoestringstable

Roxanne at the Magical Canopy

Clock Work Dragons at Clockwork Dragon Designs

Inky at InkyOcean

Scroll Vault at ScrollVault

Scroll Quest at ScrollQuests

Lorrie at The Eff Stop

Rebekah at HorsFeathersBlog

Any hoo…

I can’t express how pleased I am to have received two blogging awards for this blog. I never thought I’d get noticed that much XD

Seeya!

Minki ♥

Autumn

This was supposed to go up four days ago but due to my inability to be on time, here ya go. Four days late :/

Hello Everybody!

Once again I find myself apologising profusely for my terrible posting. (or lack of)

October and November have been ridiculously busy for me as I have had parties to attend, a house to help sort out, a mouse got into my bedroom so I had to clear it out and I’ve only just started putting everything back in and I have also been deciding which GCSEs to take and sorting out when I am taking them.

But that’s all boring any you don’t need to know! So on with the post >

I love Autumn. It’s one of my favourite seasons as all the colours, smells and events are so nice. Plus it’s the season in wich my birthday falls ≧◡≦

At the end of October this year my friend Elva invited me along with some of our other friends to her annual Halloween party. One of the other friends is an amazing wood-carver/whitteler and she ever so kindly offered to whittle me a wand as I was going as Bellatrix Lestrange. When I got to the party and she presented me the wand I very nearly died. It is absolutely beautiful!

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I am a big lover of Lush an in September I went in and bought myself some treats including their pumpkin bathbomb. So of course on the morning of the Halloween party I had to use it ♥‿♥

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Little Cutie :3

Then of course it was bonfire night and once again Elva invited me and a load of other friends to her Bonfire Night party. Amazing food, fire and millions of fireworks just about sums it up (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Here is a video compilation of photos and clips I took throughout Autumn. Enjoy!

 

Annoyingly WordPress has changed their ways and now I can’t insert videos without a premium plan :[ So I have to do a link.

Autumn 2016

Seeya!

Minki ♥

Copperfox 10 Day Challenge Day One

Ok so once again I’m sorry. I cant quite belive it’s been 4 months since I last posted. 4!               So much has been happening and I have to post about a lot of it. In August I had guests over for a week, I was ill and I went to my friend Elva’s for three nights to film a short movie she’s written.                                                                                                                                                           But now to the post!

So I know this was done and dusted 8 months ago but I only just found out about it. In my usual late way. And I’ve decided to have a go. So here we go. StableStoreys takes on the Copper Fox 10 Day Challenge.

Day One ~ Inspiration day.

I get inspiration from many places.

Desktop Stables was one of the first model horse blogs I ever looked at. Nichelle’s stuff looked so amazing and it still does that I really wanted to try my own. My tack will never compare to hers but I hope that one day my standard will rise a little closer to Nichelle’s.

Tiny Horse Talk is another blog that really helped start me off. FillieFanatic’s little dolls house had me in fits when I first saw it.

I also get a lot of inspiration for my riding from real horses and real life riders. I have quite a few idols in the equine world. Carl Hester, Pippa Funnel and Mary King to name a few.

And as much as I may hate to admit it, I get inspiration from my mum. I get most of my inspiration to experiment and to make stuff from her. So thanks Mum 🙂

And some of the customs you see on google just blow me away. Like these for instance:

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Credit to owners. Your work is amazing!

So um yeah. Also these pictures. Just wow.

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All Things Shire

Hello!

Remember these guys?

And how I managed to choose the wrong foal? Well. It has been a long time since I had to post about a new horse. Or in that case, horses 🙂

But that time has come again and I will now introduce you to the correct foal this time…. Frodo!

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And I just noticed that he still has his tag on. Oh well!!! Not something I usually do but never mind. He is soooo cute although the blanket trim on his back is a bit weird.

Also I don’t believe (correct me if I’m wrong) I ever posted about this guy:

That’s Gandalf. I’m not entirely sure when I got him but it was some time recently. I think.

And I finally have a name for this lovely lady:

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Galadriel.

Hurray! They all have names and the family is reunited!

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They do need shownames so my question for you is this. What beautiful name can each of them have as a showname?

Goooodbyee!

Minki ♥