Christmas Biscuits

I’ve been making Christmas biscuits! Thankfully, the icing set in time to photograph them.

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There’s four of each biscuit, and we’ve got presents, wreaths and Santa hats.

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I also made a jar/canister for them all (mostly so they’re easy to store in the mini Christmas box).

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Sarah’s favourites are the Santa hats!

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Personally, I’m proud of the wreaths – I love all the teensy red and gold dots, they add a  lot of detail.

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I think the ribbon on the presents could have been a bit smoother and thinner, but that’s something that will improve with time. Do you have a favourite biscuit?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Smooth Summer

The Three Broomsticks has brought out some new drinks to (try to) battle the heat!

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It’s super hot at the moment, so Sarah requested some smoothies to cool down.

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I made four flavours: mango, strawberry, apple and banana & blueberry.

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They’ve all got little paper straws too – I’m very proud of these! I made them with little bits of toothpick glued onto the top of the drink. They make it easy to remove the drink from the mug, which is handy!

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I can vouch for the banana and blueberry smoothie as my favourite; Sarah is yet to decide, though I think she’s leaning towards the apple one.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Off Duty Elf

You know the whole ‘ugly Christmas jumper’ thing the Northern Hemisphere has? Well, I wanted to try making one, but as it’s summer in Australia, I had to modify the idea a little to make an ‘ugly Christmas T-shirt’.

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I didn’t do very well on the ‘ugly’ part – I think it looks quite nice! This one was inspired by a design I saw in Mollie Makes:

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I wanted to add some green to Sarah’s shirt, to make a little bit more Christmassy.

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All the green bits continue around to the back of the shirt. I love the little bit over the shoulders – it’s not the usual place to find embellishment on a shirt, and I really like it!

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Sarah, doing an elf’s duty. 

This was lots of fun to make! I don’t think I’ll do many more, as Sarah doesn’t exactly need them for very long, but perhaps if I find a new design next year I’ll whip something up…..

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Project Roundup

Christmas decorations went up recently! Sarah loves helping with the big tree (below), so I always make an event of it.

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She also decorated her apartment for the season, and put on some festive tunes on her laptop to “add to the ambiance”.

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I’ve also been working on this crown.

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It’s human-sized, and needs finishing on the inside, but the outside is done!

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There’s no real meaning behind any of the colours or groupings – I just went with what I thought looked good.

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I mostly wanted it as a photo prop, but I did make it so I could wear it if the need ever arose. Who wouldn’t want a crown lying around?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Star Stuff

I’ve been trying out some new stationery ideas recently, most of which worked!

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The pencil case has two sides, and I did try to add a lining, but it didn’t work very well. I also repainted the coloured pencils, as the original felt tip ink was coming off.

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I also made this little exercise book; I tried out a new technique and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

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I really like how slim it is, as well as the covered spine. As you can see, Sarah uses it for astronomy stuff, and I have to admit the galaxy paper I used to cover the outside definitely fits in thematically!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic