2016 in 12 Pictures

This year has seen many changes in my crafting, as well as a significant development in my skills in working in miniature. I don’t think I could sum up these changes in words, so what I’ll do is pick a picture from each month to show how this change has happened.

Into the archives we go! *TARDIS noise*

January:

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February:

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March:

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April:

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May:

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June:

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July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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Looking back through the archives, I suddenly remember making a lot of things! A lot of the time I was saying, “Did I really make it that long ago?” But it was a lot of fun choosing one picture for each month, and seeing how my handiwork has improved over the space of only 12 months.

Hopefully in 2017 (eep, already?), this blog will develop even more, I’ll make bigger and better things, and meet heaps of new, awesome people along the way. On the topic of people, thank you to everyone who has shared a part (or most) of their 2016 with me, I’ve loved every step, and every smile at the end of a comment. Your kind words and seeing what you guys are up to makes my day.

Anyways, see ya next year!

FillieFanatic

Christmas Gifts

To begin, I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and received some lovely things and spent time with family and friends. I was lucky enough to receive some incredible gifts that I am super thankful for, and one of them included Banks Vanilla:

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As you’ve probably seen in the pictures in my Christmas post, Sarah also received a gift, which included this shirt that I painted:

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a sewing machine:

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and her first model horse, who she has named Blue:

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I was also lucky enough to receive two books, too.

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Eeeeee! I finished Heartless not long ago and I have to say, it was very interesting. I really enjoyed it, and I didn’t expect the ending at all. I’m not very familiar with Carroll’s world, but I loved this version.

The colouring book is spectacular. All the images are simply beautiful, so beautiful they may not get coloured in. One thing I love to do is look through it, reading Marissa Meyer’s writings on each of the sections and just looking at the pictures and the quotes beside them because they are simply wonderful.

That sounded a little soppy, sorry! But it is highly recommended for all Lunartics, definitely.

Massive thank you to everyone I received gifts from this year, I loved every single one, no matter if it made it in here or not. 😀

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Tree Toppers

I made this cute little fairy and her friend from another Mollie Makes kit, as the star that came with the baubles from last post wasn’t the best. Here she is as just a head…

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…and with a body on the tree.

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You can see her little friend just underneath her on the tree, too.

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I really like the embroidery on the head and skirt, the contrast between the gold and the blues really make it stand out.

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The whole tree in all its finery – ah.

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Sarah’s found her gift. You can’t open it yet, Sarah, that’s tomorrow. There’s nothing in there that rattles, by the way.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Bauble Cosies

I bought this little tree a couple of Christmases ago, and it came with a set of decorations which included 20-odd black, white and hot pink baubles and a star.

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However, I don’t reckon black is a very Christmassy colour, so I crocheted cosies for the five black baubles and loved them so much, I am currently doing the whole set.

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So far, I’ve done about eight of the 20, playing around with different colour combinations and patterns.

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I also embroidered designs onto a few of them, the grey and pink one below has metallic thread along the edges of the pink.

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Two of my favourites are the red and blue ones below.

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So up until Christmas (and possibly a little bit after) I’ll slowly be re-decorating my little Christmas tree. They’re quite fun to do, and coming up with the colours is very satisfying. Already they look a lot more interesting than the original ones underneath. Do you guys have a favourite?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic