Mini Slytherin

It’s taken quite a while, but I’m back to making all four mini Hogwarts scarves. Ages ago, I made a Hufflepuff one for Sarah, and I just finished the Slytherin one.

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I used the same stitch as for Sarah’s Hufflepuff scarf, called moss stitch. The Slytherin  one is a little longer, which was a complete accident, but I don’t really mind.

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Though Slytherin is not Sarah’s house, she agreed to model the scarf for me, as it would be a little hard for me to do it!

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I’m really pleased with these pictures, they look really professional. I particularly love the first and last pictures, I think they’re particularly good.

Ravenclaw is up next! Hopefully it won’t take as long…

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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Sarah’s New Room

Because I need more space in my storage cupboards, Sarah’s apartment is getting a makeover, starting with the bedroom.

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Not only is the space a lot larger, but all the furniture will (hopefully) fit inside the box when it’s folded up, including the floor.

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I want to make a new desk to go here with the stool. Then Sarah can store her craft stuff there so it’s not on the bottom shelf of the bookshelf.

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Otherwise, I think it’s looking pretty good!

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We just need some art on the walls, which Sarah is looking at currently. She’s also looking at decorating ideas with great enthusiasm. *from a distance* What if I had a TARDIS in here? *pause* Maybe think a little smaller, Sarah! Awh, alright!

Anyways, see ya!

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Hogwarts Bunting

All 100 little triangles of bunting were finished…

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…then the first four were crocheted together…

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…we’re halfway there…

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…and it’s done!

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This is definitely the longest piece of bunting I’ve ever made, there’s so much of it!

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You can see how it looks in Diagon Alley below, almost like a small canopy over the street. I think it makes it look very cozy, definitely like the Diagon Alley I imagined.

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However, I do think I need to expand Diagon Alley a little. Perhaps I could go up? I can see this bunting hanging from first-floor balconies, with the street winding away in the distance… Clearly I’ve still got a lot to do here!

Anyways, see ya!

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Bushwalking

Well, I say bushwalking, but it was on a very obvious track and it wasn’t particularly far. Either way, Sarah and I walked a little track in a forest near the beach, which was a really nice experience.

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There were lots of very old trees with vines that made very interesting formations.

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This particular vine was extremely old!

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There were a lot of little ferns growing along the edges of the track, which Sarah loved.

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As you can see by the scarf and jumper, it was very cold in the forest, but also very peaceful and calming, which was very restorative.

Anyways, see ya!

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Birthday Gifts

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and I was lucky enough to receive some very kind gifts, such as these three books.

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Hotel Valhalla is a companion book to the Magnus Chase series; I’d had the sewing book from the library before and made this from it; and I would absolutely recommend Tough Mothers as well as Rejected Princesses, they are both really interesting reads.

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I also received two things from Redbubble, first of which is this beautiful Lunar Chronicles sticker by Kit Cronk, an Australian artist who does typographic bookish artworks.

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Secondly was this Magnus Chase T-shirt by 11ronnie, who does a lot of Rick Riordan art.

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Then there’s this little NASA badge that a friend brought back from New Zealand for me. It’s so tiny and cute – it’s only 2.5 cm (about 0.9 in) in diameter.

Massive thank you to everyone who gave me these things, you all are amazing!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic