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

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Contrasting Shorts

While I was making the flowery shirt not long ago, I had the idea to use the same fabric to make a pair of summer shorts, as Sarah only had one denim pair for all of summer.

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They’re a little longer than the denim pair, to give her options.

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We have a bougainvillea vine in our backyard, and a lot of the petals have recently fallen off, so there was a small pink carpet for these pictures.

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I thought the flowers on the ground would link with the flowery print of the fabric, as well as contrast with the blue and match the shirt colours.

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Not bad, huh? I’ll probably use these pictures for spring headers and lock screens, as they’re rather nice. My favourite picture is the first one, because I asked Sarah to pose with nothing in her hands, and it didn’t look quite right. She then picked up the flower and thus, the picture was born.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

The Smell of Old Books

These were once origami books I made forever ago, and I decided to give them a new life and cover them so they looked old, like the sort of book that’s found in the depths of an ancient library and holds important, plot-progressing information.

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Most of them are just Hogwarts textbooks, though, as they’ll go on a shelf in Flourish & Blotts Bookstore in my miniature Diagon Alley.

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The three above have covers as well as spines, but the ones below don’t have covers. I tried to make all the spines different, so there was variety between them.

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Most of the titles come from the booklist from Philosopher’s Stone, however The Walking Dead comes from the Throne of Glass series.

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Let’s pretend that the wand boxes are books, shall we?

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There’s a few new filters on PicMonkey (the photo-editing software I use to edit my pictures), and I had a little fun with them. The wand shop looks like an old library, doesn’t it?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Project Roundup

These felt flowers came in a Mollie Makes freebie, and they’re meant to go on a wreath. However, I want to make a mandala to go into the plastic ring provided instead, so suggestions for what I could do with them are much appreciated!

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The red one is a poppy, the pink one is a peony and the orange one is an anemone.

I’ve also been crocheting a floral wreath, and only have one more flower to make before I put it together. Which flower is your favourite? I love the little multi-coloured roses, I’ll have to make more at some point.

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I’m almost finished this perthro rune badge from the Magnus Chase series of books, it just needs to be stitched onto felt with a pin on the back.

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This is a lamppost for the Diagon Alley set, and I plan on making a second post before working out what the light on top will look like.

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I’m also working on this counter for Flourish & Blotts Bookstore in Diagon Alley. It’s a little low at the moment, as you can see, so I’ll need to make it taller by putting a third shelf under the countertop.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Flower Power

The print of Sarah’s shirt is very fitting, considering that it’s spring where I live at the moment.

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It closes with the usual Velcro at the back.

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Sarah has quite a few shirts, actually. Do you have a favourite? I quite like the flowery blouse at the top, and the Captain America shield in the centre.

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It goes quite well with denim shorts, I think. Definitely an outfit worth replicating in the summer heat.

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Of course, that’s if the spring rain doesn’t set in…

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic