Friday, 9 March 2018

A Tropical Holiday

I don't know about you, but where I am, it's still winter.  Let's go on a tropical holiday!
When we arrive we can look around to see the palm trees and the local fauna.  We might run into a friend too.
We can play on the beach, build some sand castles and look for seashells.
Maybe we can try some new things.  Some cloud climbing, or flying.  Try out some new local tunes.
And, of course, some water sports!
And we'll end the day on the beach with some tasty tropical drinks with the locals.
Ah for a tropical getaway!

Friday, 23 February 2018

Custom Pony Star Bright

Star Bright was the final custom pony I made this Christmas.  She was made for the granddaughter of a friend.

Star Bright began as a Glory.  She was fully repainted, and her larger stars had added rainbow glitter.  Her hair is Amethyst with a stripe of Tea Rose.  The last element added to the pony was the personalization for the granddaughter.  I think she turned out quite cute.


Friday, 9 February 2018

Custom Pony Sugar Love

Sugar Love was commissioned by a friend for his fiancee's Christmas gift.  She is also my first attempt at a sugar skull pony.
Sugar Love started as a pink G3 pony.  She was fully repainted in black, with a stylized pony skeleton and sugar skull decoration.  She was rehaired with glow in the dark hair and Kiss of Death DH hair.  Her skeleton was also sealed with glow in the dark Mod Podge.  This pony could just about be a night light.


Friday, 26 January 2018

Custom Pony Forget-Me-Not

Forget-Me-Not is the first of three custom ponies I made this past Christmas.  She was a gift for my Auntie.

Forget-Me-Not started life as a very bait Cotton Candy.  She was fully repainted and rehaired using Arctic Frost DH.  Her symbol was chosen based on my Auntie's favourite flower.  She also has freckles, mimicking many of the UK G1 ponies.  I love ponies with freckles, and since Auntie was originally from the UK, it seemed like a logical choice.

Friday, 12 January 2018

2017 - A Ponified Year in Review

2017 was a bit of a different year for me, as far as my collection.

For one thing, there was no Pony Fair this year.  Although Roomy and I initially planned to attend Hascon, the price of the tickets forced us to change our minds.  We did, however, make the drive to Ohio for a smaller Pony Meet, which allowed us to visit with many (but not all) of our international collector friends.
The vintage section of the Geek Cave
Although I worked on a few customs, only three of them were completed.  As these three were all Christmas gifts, you'll be seeing them in a few weeks now that they've been delivered to their new owners.  Several others remain works in progress.  Apparently, without the Fair to motivate me (read: the panic of con preparation), I do not do well with finishing customs.
The SSC collection, all new over the last year.
At the end of 2016 I finished paying my student loans, which meant that this was the first year that I had more fun money to spend on ponies.  And Strawberry Shortcakes, as it turns out. There was also the giant bag of ponies, which I'm still nowhere near finished sorting through.  The end result was that my collection grew by quite a lot, especially on the vintage side.
New G1 additions in 2018.
I'm looking forward to 2018 and seeing my international collector friends again at two events this year: the Pony Fair and the new Canadian Pony Collectors Extravaganza, both happening this summer.  As much as I've enjoyed adding to my collection (and believe me, I've enjoyed it), I've really missed the chance to spend time with my fellow collectors.  Bring on the summer of 2018.


Friday, 22 December 2017

Holiday Display at Elfpony's, 2017

Every year the Ponies gather at the Dream Castle for the Holidays.  The early arrivals are already beginning preparations for the celebration a few days before the festivities really get under way.
Ponies and friends from all across the lands are beginning to arrive.  Lots of sleighs and hot air balloons will be arriving over the next several days.

The decorating committee is already hard at work making the Castle look festive.  But how do the lights always get so tangled up every year?
Inside the decorating is coming along well. Pinkie Pie is running the show, of course.
Fluttershy and Sky Skimmer have hung the garlands and are now discussing butterflies they have known.
The food committee is already hard at work as well, getting snacks ready so the decorating committee can keep their energy up.  They'll have more than enough to keep them busy, preparing for all the meals, snacks, and of course the feast.
Supervising everything are Majesty and Celestia (as they also compare notes on ruling), while others also renew their friendships.

Here is the full display.  This year's theme is based around ponies who have alternate versions across generations, either directly or those sharing similarities.  I would have liked to include more of these, but the table is only so big.

I hope you've enjoyed the display, and that you have a lovely holiday season.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Holidays at Elfpony's, 2017 (Teaser)

Welcome to the Holidays at Elfpony's house.  The Ponies will be making their appearance next week, but in the meantime...
The Strawberry Kids are all on their way through the snowy woods to the Berry Bake Shop, where Strawberry Shortcake is hosting a Yule party.

There's plenty of baking going on already at the Bake Shop, and the Kids who are already there can't wait to dig in.  After lunch there will be hours yet of snacking on sweets and opening gifts.

Here's the inaugural SSC holiday display.  It's quick and dirty, but it's cute and I get to show off some of my favourite characters.
I hope you'll come back next week to see the Pony display.