Heels to Horses

A journey from the corporate industry into the world of saddlery

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She Means Business

Years ago I would read lots of fictional or bibliography style books but nowadays I just read books I can learn from, mainly business or social media books and recently I brought a cracking book. I believe that if I keep learning and not become complacent then I will take action that will result in

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What is a VA?

As I mentioned in a previous post , I am starting to branch out in a slightly new direction alongside training to become a Saddler. It won’t replace my Saddler business but instead will provide me with an extra income to pay the bills whilst I transfer from one day job to another. At present

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Wearing More Than One Hat…

The time has come to spill the beans on an additional path of my journey I am about to start treading. Most of you will be familiar with this blog through my transition from a corporate office job to a qualified Saddler. Ultimately it still is but since my journey started in 2015 so much

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The Making Of My First Bespoke Shoulder Bag

Recently I completed my first bespoke hand stitched shoulder bag. It was fantastic to be able to make something specific to an individual’s requirements; the size, colour, personalisation, lining and even the fittings of the bag were all chosen by the customer. Josie from Gamble Designs and I met virtually via a Networking Mummies group

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The biggest dog collar yet…

Well last week I finally completed a bespoke order I was asked to do by Alison, a family friend. She and her partner recently adopted an adorable St Bernard puppy called George. Now, the issue with George is that he is growing at a phenomenal rate and has already outgrown the largest shop-bought collar Alison

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My Little Workshop

Last year my lovely husband managed to get his hands on a second hand shed, big enough for me to have as a saddler workshop in the back garden. It was never going to be the Ritz of workshops but it certainly will provide me with the bench space I need to get on and

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I LOVE eBay…

I’m generally not a big shopaholic and I don’t spend money (if I ever have any) at designer outlets or on mail order. In fact my husband colours my hair at home, I shop in vintage shops or Ebay and when I want my own nails or beauty treatments doing I just do them myself,

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A Gift From The Tax Man…

Who said the tax man was all bad? For the first time ever, I have received a gigantic ‘gift’ from the tax man! Before I set up ‘The Lady Saddler’ business last September, I had previously run a hobby business called Hunters Cottage Art. I had learnt a new skill called paper cutting which is

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A Dream Becoming Reality…

I have always had the desire to become self employed and although I have had several businesses of my own I have always been a hard working and dedicated employee alongside them; after all this was always the wage that paid the bills at the end of the month. I have set up and run

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Starting a project…

​When I feel the world is against me or I need to have some ‘me’ time I usually like to go horse riding but these last 4 weeks have been really tough and I don’t have the desire to do anything physical.  I blame this feeling partly on the time of year; it’s still winter

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