A Short Hiatus

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As you can probably see by the picture, my family and I are moving house very soon. This does mean that I won’t be blogging for a few weeks, as all my crafting things are packed away in boxes, ready for the move. I’ll probably still be hanging around, answering comments when I can, but there will be a hiatus on posts until everything is set up at the new house.

Thank you in advance for your patience, and I look forward to returning in full force!

See ya!

FillieFanatic

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Sweet Key Chains

I finished this little key chain this morning, and I do think it’s very sweet. (Hehe! I had to.)

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It’s on one of those horrible split rings that break your nails when you try to open them, however this one wasn’t that bad, probably because it’s new.

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It was a freebie with my latest Mollie Makes magazine, and when I saw it, I had to make it because it was so cheery.

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Spot the real Custard Cream/s!

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If you took off the loop and ring part, it could almost be a biscuit cushion for Sarah! Though perhaps a floor cushion, as it may be a little large for a couch. The kit was designed by Nikki McWilliams, who does a lot of other biscuits and cookies in a similar fashion.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Night Triumphant

I love churning these little badges out, they’re so quick and satisfying to make. This one is also inspired by a Sarah J Maas series.

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I wanted a different coloured background, so I painted this corner of the fabric before tracing the design onto it. If you look carefully, you can see the pencil marks for the design.

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Finished and cut out, but not stuck down yet.

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And finished! The design is the insignia for the Night Court from Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

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Because of the blue background, I used blue felt on the back instead of white.

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Right in the middle, with an assortment of other blue bookish things I had in my room. (Disclaimer: The Ship of the Dead is not my copy, it belongs to a friend who generously lent it to me to read.)

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The badge sits next to the ToG one, as I don’t own the ACoTaR books at the moment. They’re from books by the same author, so I figure it’s close enough.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Finishing Experiments

I finished another of the little circular badges today, and this one is inspired by the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas.

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The antlers are in green because green is one of the official colours for Terrasen, which is the country where the main character is from in the book.

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I used a different technique for finishing the badge to the Magnus Chase one. I glued the fabric over a circle of paperboard and glued the felt (with the safety pin sewn on) onto the back.

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I reckon this method will result in less fraying, but I’m not sure about the strength of the glue alone.

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Although I’m not sure that really matters, because I think I love these badges a little too much to pin them somewhere they could get damaged, so for now they stay near their books.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Let There Be Light

I finished painting a pair of lampposts recently, despite a bucketload of rain pouring down outside, which is definitely a miracle.

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The original tutorial for these used a white table tennis ball on top for the light, but I don’t own any table tennis equipment, so I had to improvise. These lights are balled-up tissue painted yellow, and the posts are rolled paper.

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Sarah for scale:

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They really light up Diagon Alley, don’t they? I imagine they stay on all night to make the street safe, and they’re turned on and off every morning with a little lumos charm by a lamplighter.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic