Beach Days

My family and I recently made a trip to the beach, and during the trip, I managed to get a large number of pictures, and this is one set of them.

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The beach is near a shipping lane, so we can see a variety of ships as they pass by, going all over the world with whatever they’re carrying.

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I really like the clouds in the one above, as well as the colour change in the sky behind them.

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Apache (the foal) had a lot of fun running around on the beach, I think he was thrilled there was so much space!

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The water was a little scary, but despite this, everyone had a great time.

I’m really happy with these pictures, I think they’re definitely some of the best I’ve taken. I think my favourite is the first one, though the last one comes a close second!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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Checking In

The process of the idea from thought to sketch to real life went very quickly for this badge, which is rather uncommon!

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It’s from the Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan, and is the logo for Hotel Valhalla, Valhalla being where Odin’s chosen warriors live after their deaths in Norse mythology.

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The ‘hotel’ part is not from normal Norse mythology – that part is only in Riordan’s novels.

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I used a whipped back stitch for the design, as I’d read that it makes lettering look better than plain back stitch, which it does.

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It’s a very simple design, and very effective, I believe.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Furnishings

Madam Malkin’s has some more furniture, a stool/side table and a coffee table/fitting table.

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Both pieces have storage underneath, which will probably house soft furnishings like cushions (once I’ve made them).

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This chair is not new – it’s the chair from Flourish & Blotts draped in different fabric to better suit the decor.

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I imagine that the chair under this fabric was thrifted and the owner of Madam Malkin’s hasn’t got around to re-upholstering it yet, so they just threw a nice sheet over the old fabric.

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Because the stool and coffee table are so simple, they can make the space either a sit-and-stitch area…

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…or a fitting corner. (BB-8 was an eager volunteer to stand in for a seamstress on the stool.) I need to add some things to the fitting room, like a trolley for supplies and maybe a clothes rack, as well as smaller details throughout the interior, but I’m liking how it’s coming together so far. We definitely need a crochet blanket on the couch, I think!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Project Roundup

I have quite a few projects in progress at the moment, actually. First is a new badge design, which went very quickly from an idea to being made!

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I’m trying a new stitch with it, too, so we’ll see how that goes. I’m confident it’ll turn out well.

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I’m also making a few small furniture pieces for Madam Malkin’s, like whatever this is the top of…

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I’ve also picked up a new crochet project, which will be an amigurumi sea creature by the end of the yarn.

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I’m making it from a pattern in Mollie Makes which was in a fairly old summer issue, and I can’t wait to finish it because it’s so cute!

What are you working on at the moment?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Madam Malkin’s

There seems to be a new store in the old open lot next to Ollivanders’…

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Madam Malkin’s Robes for all occasions, it says.

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Let’s go in and have a snoop look around, shall we?

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This will be a small sit-and-stitch area that will convert into a fitting area for fitting aforementioned robes, once I’ve made some extra furniture.

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These embroideries (as well as the one in the next picture) are cut from the pages of one of the calendars I used to make the walls of the store.

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None of the pictures I used for the ‘craft supplies’ are mine, if you want credit for them please ask! 😀

There is also a wall of craft supplies for sale, which I just noticed needs to expand to include fabric. Yep. Will get on that. *ahem* There’s an assortment of yarn down the side, beads across the bottom, and paint and paintbrushes in the middle.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic