Happy Birthday Harry & JKR!

As it is JKR’s – and Harry Potter’s – birthdays today, I thought I’d share a book that I recently purchased, along with a few other things.

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Eeeeeeeeee! I was able to get one of the last 4 copies available at the bookstore. I love that the cover art looks like a Snitch, I think that’s a really nice touch.

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I also managed to get a Ravenclaw scarf at a different store, which I’m currently wearing because I love it so much.

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Doesn’t it look magnificent next to the scarf?

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Of course Fawkes had to come out too.

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I also compiled everything Potter-related I own for a picture, and seeing it all together makes me very happy. A big thank you to my aunt for taking me to the shopping centre to get the scarf and book, you’re amazing!

Final happy birthday to Harry and JKR,

FillieFanatic

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Yarnbombing

Hello everyone! I am back, and pumped to be back at the keyboard.

One of the things I was able to do while on hiatus was to go to a small country town with my family, where they so happened to have a festival on that involved yarnbombing. I’ve never seen yarnbombing in person before, so I took lots and lots of photos!

NOTE: NONE of these works are mine, I just loved them enough to take pictures. If you would like to be credited, leave a comment and I’m more than happy to.

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Lots of the works were sewn onto trees or posts around the streets, like this little birdhouse.

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This statue in the town centre even got dressed up for the occasion!

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A beautiful cascade of flowers…

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…and possibly the coolest lampshade I’ve ever seen! Not to mention the book cover.

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We even found a yarnbombed caravan! The notice in the window says that it’s affectionately called ‘The Egg’ by its owner.

I did also take some horses along on this trip, and I got some pictures of them with some of the works, so I’ll probably post them next.

See ya!

FillieFanatic

Sealed Sonic & Hiatus

This won’t be long, but I just wanted to show you guys that the sonic screwdriver is sealed and ready to go.

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You can see the shine that it gives in these two pictures.

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This bottom one looks particularly awesome, I think.

In other news, I’ll be taking a very short hiatus from blogging as things are going to get busy in the next week or so. I’m not leaving you forever, I just won’t have time to blog, so it’s easier to just go on hiatus than try and make time.

See ya!

FillieFanatic

Mini Pompoms

I saw this tutorial on the Braymere blog and thought it would be fun to try and make my own mini pompoms.

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I made some plain purple ones,

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pink & purple and pink & blue ones,

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blue & purple ones,

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and some tri-coloured pompoms.

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Sarah’s hand for scale above, and I think these are my favourites. The one Sarah’s holding turned out best, so I think I’m getting the hang of it. The purple lines coming away from the back of the poms is the threads from tying them, as they are designed to be sewn onto tack.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Finished Screwdriver

Whoohoo! My replica Eleven’s screwdriver is done!

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I painted this cream section today – it looks less white and more yellow in real life, more like the picture below.

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It fits really nicely into an inside pocket on a blazer, I have to say.

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It’s not sealed yet, but it looks so good! I’m extremely happy with how it turned out, even if I couldn’t get every single detail in. I plan on making a similar version of the Tenth Doctor’ screwdriver, too, so watch this space!

See ya!

FillieFanatic