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.


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.


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



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


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!



Checking In

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


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.


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


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.



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

Anyways, see ya!



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


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


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


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.


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



…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!


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!


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


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


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



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!


Madam Malkin’s

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


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


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


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.


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.


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!