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Orks painting

Happy Monday!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your long weekend if you’ve had one, I’ve spent mine crafting as you can imagine πŸ™‚ you’ll be happy to hear that I’ve finished the baby blanket in time for the baby shower, but so last minute (I was weaving ends in the car on the way there!) that I didn’t get time to take a proper picture. Here it is next to all the other presents, this little girl is already spoilt!


The future parents were super glad though so that’s what matters πŸ™‚

In other news I’ve started painting my warhammer miniatures again, and I’ve made some good progress on a squad of orks. The story for this is actually quite funny, in the warhammer universe, orks are fungi that keep on growing all over the planets. I have this crazy theory that orks are French and that’s why they can’t say “Hs” so I’m painting their clothes blue white and red πŸ˜‚ anyway, I’ve done their skin and Β started the metal bits on some of them so far.


I’m pretty excited with how they’ve turned out so far and I can’t wait to actually play a game with them when they’re actually painted! I’ll be back on Wednesday with some crochet update 😊

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It’s blue beetle!

Well, not quite! Actually it’s a blue and red cotton harlequin bug (Tectocoris diophthalmus I believe). I have finished my painting!

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This week we decided that we could just paint a home rather than pay a bunch to get only a little help. The big difference we found was that our brushes were not as good as the ones from the “class” we attended last week. But with the $40 a class per person we will be saving, we will definitely have the money to invest in better brushes for next week!

I also started on a new painting. Can you guess what/who will be on the couch? (hint: it’s pokemon related!)

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To finish, my latest coded pictures πŸ™‚ I’m using that as my background on my phone, I just think it’s too cute!

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Emma

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PokΓ©-alphabet week 5

This week I didn’t get much time to cross stitch between preparing Christmas presents and birthday presents. 

But I still managed to stitch the outlines for E and F and to start filling espeon. 

 
I also made those cacti earrings for my friend’s birthday as well as a small crochet cactus that I have already shown to you guys.   

Those turned out very cute so I think I’ll do more earrings for Christmas πŸ™‚

Have a lovely crafty weekend 

😘

Emma 

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New week, new goals!

This weekend went very good, I got a lot of nice comments about my Army on Parade on Saturday and it was fun to spend the day at the hobby shop it had been a while!

Here are some pictures that are available on the GW Mount Gravatt Facebook page

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And here are the 3 winners of the day, they really did an amazing job so it was well deserved!

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First place – Ryan and his Khorne Bloodbound

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Second place – Jamie with Beard-Force one (and an amazing water effect on his board)

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And third place – Nate and his battle scene: Iron Hands Vs Orks

On another note, Halloween this weekend! I’m so excited because we are having a Harry Potter themed party and I have been making Hogwarts robes for my fiancΓ© and I. I really need to finish those for the weekend, along with our magic wands! So those are my goals for this week. I am also planning on making a whole menu based on HP featured dishes so stay tuned, I’ll be posting some pics next weekend.

And finally, Mr. Jelly has accompanied me to work today, to help me correct assignments πŸ™‚

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Have a lovely week

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Emma

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Models, de-stash and PokΓ©-alphabet week 2Β 

TGIF!

This week was pretty rough but I managed to make it through. I spent most of the week frantically painting for my Armies of Parade exhibition tomorrow. I’m pleased to say I finished my board and the models I planned on displaying. Β 

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I also got s’more of Mr. Jelly’s tentacles done, so the de-stash is going well 😊 Β there is a lot of blue on this side but I’m trying to add in some more oranges and reds.


And finally, I have finished A for Alakazam and I am now stitching B for Bulbasaur.Β Β 

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Β I hope tomorrow’s exhibit goes well and I wish you all an amazing weekend!

😘 X

Emma

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Fishy and upcoming competition

Good morning crafters!

Last weekend we went back (after a very long absence) to our local Games Workshop hobby shop: The Hall of the Great Wolf. Seeing all those models made me want to play again and especially to continue painting my armies! Luckily, next Saturday, there is an Armies on Parade competition held at the hobby shop. We have to bring a board and an army, all painted and looking nice. You probably don’t remember but a few months ago I was working on this guy, a volcano board. Since, I’ve added some lava (which I need to finish before next Saturday) and I also want to add some details (including some moss and eggs).

Eggs? What eggs? I have decided to display my Tyranids army, so they will be Tyranids eggs. Tyranids are monster looking creatures that all form a collective entity, can share thoughts instantly through “synapse” (psychic) communication and have for only goal to feed on all bio-matter they can find, reproduce and advance through the universe.

Overall, I just think they look great and they are fun to play with, which is why I chose them. Also, the colour scheme I chose for them is bone and blue, which I think will look nice on a volcanic terrain.

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Hive Tyrant – He is the leader of the army

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Termagaunts – basic soldiers, good at shooting

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Genestealer – sneaky, with rending claws (can go through his opponents armour)

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Hormagaunts – basic soldiers like the termagaunts, but they are a combat unit rather than a shooting unit

Now before next Saturday, I just need to finish a few other models and to finish the lava effect on the board and I’ll be ready to enter in the Armies of Parade comp!

Crochet-wise, I was trying to reduce my stash a little and I found this really cute pattern on yarspirations website to crochet tropical fish dishcloths. I changed the pattern slightly to make a rainbow fish!Β 

I hope you guys had an amazing weekend!

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Emma

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Monday WIP updates

Happy Monday crafters! 

After a nice and relaxing weekend, I am starting the week with yet another update on my wips of the moment. 

My Veronica granny square is now going to be part of a picnic blanket for this summer. I will crochet 4 of those squares, attach them together and line the blanket with a waterproof-ish fabric. 

 
I am taking suggestions on the colour of the other squares (I want 2 blue and 2 of another colour) and also on the fabric, I have no idea what would make a good lining. 

I have also (finally) sanded and spray painted my volcano piece of terrain, now I just need to add some extra paint and some lava.   

I was thinking of using resin coloured in red/orange. Have you ever used coloured resin for modelling? Or maybe you have suggestions for a lava effect? 

I hope everyone had a good weekend!

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Emma 

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Work in progress – crochet clutch and modelling board

Hi crafters! Today I’d like to share some of my latest projects. A crocheted clutch using tapestry crochet (when you carry on the yarn inside your work so both sides look the same) and a volcano-like terrain for the model game I play (Warhammer anyone?). I’m pretty excited about this last one because it’s the first time I’m doing this and I find it pretty awesome!

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4 colours clutch with leather flap. Crochet hook size 4 using double knit yarn.

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2ftx2ft board for Warhammer 40k. Volcano in the center with 3 smaller islands. Made out of recycled polystyrene.

So stay tuned for more pictures (hopefully when they are finished!)

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Emma

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