First off, I'm not positive where I should put this so I won't be offended if it is moved.
I thought maybe it could be cool, since so many of us live all over and we all collect the same scale, if people from our yards were penpals?! We could send back and forth 1/12 scale letters and little care packages, etc. I've often thought while testing out new techniques for leadropes or while making a bunch of little props or whatever, how cool it would be to just mail the extras to other people, plus it could help with developing the characters of the people/horses on our yard?
I don't really have any suggestions for how to arrange this in a safe/fun way I'm just wondering if it's been done before, and if anyone has any ideas for how to figure it out!
I thought on this and maybe we could do this for secret Santa this year? Basically same principals as usual except we'd be doing it in scale and "in character."
I bet we could find a way to match up people in the same countries (or at least continent lol) so postage would be cheap etc, and if it went well it could fun to do a global one for yhe next holiday.. secret rosh hashanaXD Everyone mail an apple overseas!!😂 (Just kidding that's probably like a felony b/c customs)
Post by juliporiginals on Sept 16, 2016 9:01:26 GMT
A secret Santa 'in scale' sounds like a great idea, it could even be tack making items or material if some people felt they were unable to make anything but still wanted to join in, perhaps we should start a new thread and see how many forum members would be interested.
Post by Hayfield Stables on Mar 31, 2018 8:35:48 GMT
Okie doke! Is everyone still interested in doing a little stable pen pal swap? Firstly a massive shout out to kjwein for coming up with the idea, I think its amazing!
Taking inspiration from Model Horse Blab's seasonal swaps: People can send me their shipping address and a brief summary of favourite colours, fabrics, accessories etc (A proper little form will be drafted)
As part of the swaps them selves, you could send (these are just ideas which we can finalise): Two letters, 1/12th and a human readable one! Your stable characters could write about their stable and their horses, the area that they live, disciplines they compete in etc. Stable and yard pictures (again a 1/12th and real size) Yard Accessories (Probably little things to help with postage costs!) Spare fabric Lead ropes/headcollars/blankets Miniature postcards/advertisements for your stables notice board)
I'll probably set a monetary limit, to keep things fair. Please let me know if you're happy to post internationally. I know, as collectors, were spread all over the world!
If anyone else has any other ideas/inspirations/notes, please feel free to tell me! Also, if anyone wants to help me organise this, you are more than welcome to!