Finished Dragon Bag

This is the dragon after I finished embroidering all the scales and putting sequins on:

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The sequins are meant to look like spines down the dragon’s back, but it looks more like some way of defining that this dragon is in fact round.

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I did decide to add wings, albeit they aren’t humongous, as there simply isn’t much space on the bag.

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And with a little bit more embroidery, the dragon was finished!

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I really enjoyed making this dragon, it was a lot of fun to play around with different stitches and the like. All I need to do now is venture outside and show him off.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Accio Wand

A real-life size wand, too.

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I finally got around to making my own wand, using the test on Pottermore Рwhich says my wand would be vine wood, 10 3/4 inches and I believe it was unicorn hair core.

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The core is not that useful a piece of information when making a wand out of a dowel, cane and hot glue though.

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Here it is compared to Sarah’s wand, which I imagine to be mahogany with a dragon heartstring core.

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My wand joins my two sonic screwdrivers (among other things) to make up the small collection of homemade props I have.

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Doesn’t it look good with my house scarf? It almost looks like I chucked the scarf and wand on my bed at Hogwarts after a Quidditch match on a Saturday.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Finished Spring Garland

The spring garland is all crocheted together and ready to go.

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When stretched out it looks rather beautiful, doesn’t it?

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Sarah managed to get Mr Bentley to dress up a little.

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“I already have quite enough on me, I do not need any more!”

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Now, however, it is on my door, brightening my day every time I walk into my room.

I’m thinking of making a Christmassy garland, with little sprigs of holly and maybe some bells on. It might be a little more 3-dimensional than this garland, but it’ll probably look just as good.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

More Flowers

All of the motifs for the spring garland are finished now!

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The pile’s really high now, it takes effort to get it to stand on its own. Below is the order for the garland, which is also the order they’re stacked in.

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Some of the leaves are made using a different yarn or they’re a different size to the original¬†leaves.

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Let’s have some fun with this stack of flowers.

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Squirt thought the leaves were actually edible. He quickly learnt the truth, however.

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The stack did actually fall over after the picture with Squirt, so Bjorn volunteered to hold them up for us. Thanks, Bjorn!

I’ll string them up into a garland shortly, which shouldn’t take long.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

The Crocheter’s Arsenal

You know those really nice roll-up crochet hook holders that you see around the net?

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Well, I had this piece of crochet lying around, not doing much until I decided to modify it to be one of those roll-up hook holders.

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Originally, it didn’t have the purple stripes at the top and bottom, as I added those to make the height of the hooks.

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In this hook holder, there is also space for stowing scissors and needles.

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The hooks are categorized in the slots in terms of number: the 5mm and 6mm go in the left-hand slot and so on in descending order from left to right. So the 2mm hook is on the far right.

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I also found some really nice spare yarn to use as a tie, which is actually a bit long. I have to wrap it around once before tying the bow.

This keeps everything together really well, before this I had my hands full with finding the scissors and the needles, and then getting the right hook, whereas now I can just grab this and go.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic