Inspiration

I thought I’d do something different today, and give you guys a little look inside the book I use to record all my creative ideas. Please don’t steal any of these designs, although you may take inspiration from them, crediting me where you can. Thanks!

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The very bright cover, which I really like, I believe it came free with a magazine.

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This page is where I planned the Occamy crochet pattern, and you can see there may be a few more Fantastic Beasts crochet creatures to come.

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These are some crochet wreaths in the works, most of the things to go on them still need colours worked out.

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Above is where the Three Broomsticks was planned out. I also plan on making Madam Malkins’, but it’s still in early stages.

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I took inspiration from the Millennium Falcon and the Rampion (from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer) in this idea. I still want to design the interiors, as this is mostly the structure of the project.

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And here are some more embroidery ideas. The pencil ones are yet to be confirmed, but the ones in purple will go ahead. Not sure when, though, because as you can see, there is a lot I want to do.

I started this book only recently, and have found it very helpful for remembering ideas I come up with. It’s also much easier to modify a design in a book than while it’s being made, particularly if you’ve done half of it already!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Red Riding Hood

I didn’t really have a use in mind when I made this cloak, apart from ‘just to see if I can’. I guess sometimes you do need those sort of projects, though.

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It clasps in the front with a simple hook and eye, and it’s bordered with a darker red yarn.

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The swirling designs on the back are surface crochet, and I’m really happy with how they turned out! They work their way onto the hood too.

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The hood has a gap in the back for Sarah’s hair to go through, and it’s also not as bright as the pictures make it look!

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I love this snowfall effect, I’ll definitely have to use it more often.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

New Books

It was my birthday last week, and I was lucky enough to receive quite a few wonderful things. However, these are the books I was given.

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This is the American box set, and the main thing I love about this is the spines. Doesn’t Hogwarts look great?

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I love the cover of the Fantastic Beasts screenplay, especially how the artist weaved some of Newt’s creatures into the design.

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I’m pumped to read Wires & Nerve! Iko is one of my favourite characters in the series, so it’s great she has her own novel.

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I also took the opportunity to reorganise my bookshelves to fit the new arrivals, and I’m really happy with the new arrangement.

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I feel the new arrangement is less cramped than the original, and I particularly like the way I was able to get the Lunar Chronicles Colouring Book to stand up.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Cheyenne in the Sun

I’d say I’m definitely well overdue for a horse photoshoot, so I took Cheyenne out this morning.

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This one looks rather dramatic, with the dark background.

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I like the way the light shines on the leaves in the background of the one above.

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I’m still embroidering the badges, the Creativity one is getting its border at the moment. I’m also busy crocheting a cloak for Sarah, and am experimenting with surface crochet for it, which will hopefully look really good.

Anyways, see ya!

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Don’t Lettuce Down

This lettuce was definitely larger in my head, but that didn’t translate to reality somehow. It may just be a pygmy lettuce.

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I made it by cutting a wavy edge along a strip of paper, then painting both sides with watercolours to look like lettuce leaves.

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It was then meant to be rolled into a spiralled cone, so the leaves would fit in the gaps.

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However, I couldn’t get the spiralled cone to work, so the leaves attach to the outside instead.

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It still looks lettuce-like though, so I’m not too bothered. I am quite happy with how realistic the painting is, watercolours were definitely the right paints to use.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic