Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mystery Afghan CAL – week 9

After many adventures this week to get the right yarn, I finally got week 9 completed!

I knew I was going to run out of my contrast B, so last week I went to the shops and got what I thought was an extra skein of contrast B. Turns out I got the wrong colour!

right colour on the right is a whole shade darker

So I had to go back to the city to get a new skein today.

And I just finished week 9!

really like the bobble stitch row of the border!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

😘 X

Emma

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WIP Wednesday – no more brown!

With Monday being public holiday, today sure doesn’t feel like the middle of the week. Yesterday I failed to go to my hip hop gym class because I really hurt my foot and just wearing my sneakers was super painful 😦 So instead I am thinking of going to yoga, at least I don’t need shoes for that!

Also I’ve done some progress on my deer half cross stitch, I have officially finished the dark brown!

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I have also done more of the water (easier to see that the brown).

The canvas got a bit out of shape from staying in a drawer, but hopefully I can fix it when I’ve finished stitching.

What amazing projects have you guys been up to this week?

X

Emma

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When Monday doesn’t feel like a Monday

Hello crafters!

Today was Labour Day in the country of Oz, so we got an extra day to relax! I haven’t done much more of my programming course, but I’m already well into week 2 so that’s ok! We had to code for a house with a fence and make the lines for the roof and fence thicker than for the house.

I added some flowers and tried to make the house in 3D.

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I also had to work with patterns so I made this design, changing the colours of the squares in the background and creating overlapping circles.

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Also I decided to finish one of my forgotten half-cross stitch WIPs. I really like the design but I just got demotivated because I can’t really see the progress on it (probably due to the painted background). I think it must have been sitting in a drawer for 3-4 years, so I’d like to finish it by the end of the year, will see how I go! 🙂

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I also got this little dude done over the weekend! I really love mudkip, it might actually be my fave starter!

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Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

X

Emma

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Week off and new goals

Hi guys!

You are probably wondering where week 9 is for my Mystery Afghan CAL. Well, I took a break this week.With the field trip I didn’t really get time to have any crochet done and I also have to finish the birthday present for my friend (her birthday was yesterday and we are celebrating today!).

 Little bulbasaur is all finished and ready for his new home! I also attached a string a the top so the necklace/bag hanger is complete!

I have also completed my first MOOC on the rise of superheroes from the Smithsonian, I will post my drawings in here later. Some of the art/stories submitted by the other participants were pretty amazing!

I was happy I pulled through and did all the assignments in time, so I decided to challenge myself a bit more, so I am now enrolled to the Think. Create. Code.  course from  university of Adelaide. You have probably guessed it, it’s a programming course and it is mainly focused on digital art creation.

Here are a few screenshots of what I have coded so far for the course.

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Also, because we have entered the last quarter of the year, I have decided to make a list of what I want to achieve for the end of the year:

CRAFTS

• Finish my CAL (should be done in 2 weeks – posts on Friday).

• Find another WIP to post every Friday when the CAL is completed (already have a few ideas!).

•  Post regular updates of my Edx programming course (Mondays).

• Craft Christmas presents and cute decorations for our first Christmas in our house (we went to my parents’ last year).

PERSONAL

• Prepare my itinerary for Europe next July.

• Finish preparations for my wedding next year.

• Go to the gym at least twice a week (my aqua gym classes have been cancelled, so I need to find something else I like to do).

WORK

• Finish writing my second paper for my PhD.

• Keep my LinkedIn and ResearchGate profiles up to date.

What do you have planned for the end of 2015?

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Cozy Pj and tropical island bliss 

Hello guys!

I came back yesterday super late from my field trip tutoring. The island was amazing, and didn’t change much since last time I want there (exactly 3 years ago). My group of students was lovely, and I think that everyone had a great time (how could you not with so much beauty?!).

view from the resort

looking for its next meal

the famous heron island wreck

Sunrise…

… and sunset

a giant clam

I also got to test my new pair of self made pyjama pants and they are just great! I love the design I chose and they are so comfy!


 Now I need to catch up on my crochet and Cross stitch but it was so worth it!

Hope you had an amazing week too 😊

😘 X

Emma

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