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I’ve been working through the next batch of nerdy saddle pads this week. This set is the largest so far and is only halfway complete, but it’s complete enough to share here, anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

Over the past few years I’ve been watching a fair amount of anime. It makes me happy! (and terribly sad sometimes, holy crap) I’m especially drawn to stories about friendship and dramas and whatnot, and bits and pieces of it bring back memories of my short time in Asia. I’m also a huge sucker for any type of animation… so yeah.

Anyway. Sailor Moon was one of those shows I got hooked on right away, especially with the remake series, SM Crystal. I haven’t uh, finished the entire 90’s series yet… it’s massive and I’m currently distracted with another huge show. ๐Ÿ˜›

But I thought it would be fun to combine interests again and make a set of SM themed pads. All the minis in the pictures are from Re-Ment sets. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sailor Moon/Usagi:

Mercury/Ami:

Mars/Rei:

Jupiter/Makoto:

And Venus/Minako:

This brings the total of “nerdy” pads to 16… with at least 5 more to come, because it wouldn’t be right to leave this set unfinished. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Why I think I need THIS many english pads is a mystery… but it’s fun so whatever!

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Show Donations

This week has been all aboutย getting stuff finished and off the workbench. I got two show donations completed, the first for the Nags & Neddies Easter Extravaganza, which will be held in Australia this April:

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The second is for Show for the Cure Live, which will be held in IL next month:

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I am almost all caught up- it feels so good to be getting stuff done!

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Nerdy Saddle Pads, Part II

Last week I tackled the next batch of nerdy English saddle pads.

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These two are Middle-Earth inspired… Rohan and Gondor, to be exact. My grandma spoiled me with the extended collection of The Hobbit for my birthday, so my parents and I watched those and immediately had to continue on by re-watching the Lord of the Rings films. I’ve been stuck in Middle Earth for the past couple of weeks… yet again. ๐Ÿ˜„

(and I don’t care what critics say I totally loved the Hobbit!)

Anyway.

I mentioned on my Facebook page that these were easier imagined than done. Originally I wanted to embroider them. Once I realized how complex the designs were and how difficult it would be to scale them down, I decided to try painting them instead.

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The end result is far from perfect, and I know I made the white tree too short but hey.

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My equine drawing/painting skills are rusty so I’m glad that the horse actually looks like a horse:

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And I did try to add the yellowish/gold bits to it but it hardly shows up in my photos:

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I’m happy with them though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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