I’m doing a lot of experimenting with making and sewing things that might be useful for horse people, with a bit of a flair – in fun colors, or in YOUR colors, or clever patterns.
It does a nice job of combining a hobby that soothes my brain and lets me express a bit of creative side and who knows, maybe people might want to buy such things someday. (I kind of hope they will; I am feeling even more broke than usual horse-person baseline right now.)
One of the ideas I diagrammed out last night was a braiding kit holder.
This actually started as an idea for something like a cosmetic case: something you could unzip that would lie flat, with elastic loops inside to stick everything. So then you could zip it back up, everything would stay clean & neat & together, and it would look cute – maybe with an embroidered design, or just in fun colors.
I don’t braid all that often, and when I do, I’m rarely in a hurry. I currently keep my braiding supplies in tupperware. Tristan has a long mane, so I only ever do a running braid – which takes ten minutes and not a ton of supplies.
When I thought further about the idea of that braiding case, I thought that actually people who spend a long time standing on stools braiding their horses’ manes usually use a belt-mounted system.