Sewist’s Name: Stephanie from Fishers, Indiana
Type of Project: Sensory Blankets
Pattern: Original Design
Featured Date: 9-13-23
My name is Stephanie from Fishers, Indiana. I retired in January and started volunteering at a facility that does horseback (hippo therapy), physical and occupational therapy for disabled children. They have two adorable mini horses, Peanut and Banana, that they use for ground therapy such as grooming, standing and leading.
They asked if I could make sensory blankets for the minis. They had a list of things they wanted to have, including a car seat buckle, various button sizes and a separating zipper. All the material is 100% cotton, mostly from my stash! The chest strap closes with Velcro.
I did not have a pattern. I used a horse blanket for beginning measurements on the horses and then adjusted from there. The straps are Velcro so they can be adjusted to either pony and did have to be an exact fit.
My next project was for cowboy costumes for the minis for a Hoedown fund raiser. I included pictures of those costumes, as well.
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