What I can do for you.

What I can do for you.

Every day, I have messages from people asking me all kinds of questions regarding leatherwork. So, I thought it was about time I put it into a blog post of 'what I can do for you'. INDIVIDUAL SIZED BRIDLE PIECES The above image is of our 11hh Welsh Pony, called Jakey. Whom we once owned when the children were young and interested in riding. I can remember struggling to get him a bridle from a saddlery shop that actually fitted him correctly. In the end we had to buy two complete bridles. Two, in different 'off-the-shelf' sizes, just to make up one bridle that fitted correctly. Now that I'm a Saddler and I know what I'm looking at, I cannot stand seeing ponies in ill-fitting bridles. Mostly I see them with the cheek piece buckles sitting right up by their browbands. This is far too close to their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Although it won't cause a lot of 'pain' it certainly cannot be comfortable having...
Read More
My Top 5 Valentines Gift Ideas

My Top 5 Valentines Gift Ideas

In just over two weeks, some of us (including me), will be waiting in anticipation for a valentines gift off our loved one, or anyone if you're not fussy lol 🤣🙈. I thought I'd share my five favourite items I would like, not particularly for Valentines but any time (Lyndon!? hint, hint!) You may find some of these ideas appealing if so, feel free to share this post. The Lady Saddler OK, so this is a shameless plug of my own business but why not? I genuinely love what I have created here. The new colour, London Tan is divine and I love to pair it with my blue jeans and the mustard jumper I got for Christmas. Why wouldn't I want to share it with you?! The Stirrup Collection is currently made up of a unique 3/4" width leather belt with a stirrup iron as a buckle and a 5" leather keyring embellished with a stirrup iron. Available in four different colours and a...
Read More
First Trade Stand of the Year

First Trade Stand of the Year

Event in Wolverley On Sunday 2nd June I attended the Wolverley Country Craft Fair and Fun Dog Show with my trade stand. It was really nice getting the trade stand back out again, especially after last year's disaster, when the gazebo blew over by a freak gush of wind. Just before Christmas, my wonderful husband found another gazebo online that was second-hand but was better quality for a not such a bad price, so off he went in his truck to pick it up. Networking "Much prefer to talk to people than sell to them" Usually, I attend these local events to network with people more than sell to them, as I'm pretty useless at being a sales person and would much prefer to talk to people than sell to them. As long as people are taking an interest in what I'm doing and take a card (just in case), then that makes me happy. Products & Services on offer I made some different coloured stirrup keyrings this year,...
Read More