Post by paddockcottagefarm on Nov 16, 2017 14:18:18 GMT
It has been a bit of a slow process piecing this little set up together (mainly due to funds) but first acquired the holy grail of this beauty of a Shire from Anita in the summer and then saved up to get one of the carts commissioned which I was lucky enough to collect from the Julip Live show in September. Finally I bought the leather harness (also from Anita) the other week, to complete the set! I just need to buy lots of miniature hay bales now to go inside the cart but he is looking rather proud and magnificent in my humble opinion lol....
Post by juliporiginals on Nov 17, 2017 10:07:23 GMT
He looks absolutely fantastic!
That's going to be quite a few bales to fill the cart although you could put a false bottom in it so you only have to fill the bits you see.
I had a hay cart that I wanted to look as if it was filled with hay (loose rather than bales) and so I made a card board 'hump' that filled the cart and then stuck loads of bits of hay all over it to look as if it were solid. I'm not sure I have a photo of it any more as it was on my Photobucket account but it was definitely a cheaper and less fiddly option.
Bales are pretty easy to make. Cut styrofoam into bale-sized bricks, brush with PVA, and roll in chopped hay (I get a bale of rabbit hay from Pound Saver and chop it up in the blender). Hot glue works even better than the PVA, but you have to be careful not to melt the styrofoam.