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Show Donations

This week has been all about 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. 😄

(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. 🙂

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I’ve had a stack of in-progress saddle pads by my desk for a while now.

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Like the Potter-themed pads, they’re all going to be fantasy/sci-fi/etc related, because I am a nerd, and apparently need to have dozens of english saddle pads. (I have uh… 1 semi-decent english saddle, haha!)

I had the chance to tackle the first lot, which was inspired by Star Trek.

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I used metallic thread to embroider the teeny emblems… that stuff is a pain to work with!

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But I’m still happy enough with them. Geordie LaFjord had to try one on, of course:

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And here’s one with a saddle:

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This particular set isn’t for sale, but I am hoping to make a few batches to list sometime in the future. 🙂

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