Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!

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I hope all the mothers reading this have (or had!) a great day today.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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Hot Pink Kindness

One thing I love about free projects is the variety of things that come, because it’s always fun to try something new.

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Cross-stitching is not new to me in any way, and I don’t believe sewing on wood is either, but it is still a nice change of pace.

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This kit came with Mollie Makes #89, my most recent issue.

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I brushed out the tassels at the bottom, because they looked a little straggly as twisted yarn.

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The colour of the yarn matches Spice’s halter really well!

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It hangs under my other two hangings, though I do want to move the nail higher, so it’s further under the weaving above it.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Recommendations

Over the last two weeks or so, I bought three new books.

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Geekerella came from Book Depository, and I bought the Six of Crows duology at a local bookstore.

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I decided to get the Geekerella hardcover instead of the paperback because of the cover extensions onto the flaps of the dust jacket, and because the book without the dust jacket is so pretty!

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I love the shade of pale blue they used, and the silver Starfield logo on the front. (Starfield is the fictional TV show the main character geeks out over in the book.)

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I’ve designed embroidered badges for both of the new books, so hopefully I’ll make them soon. Both of these books are recommended reads from me, Geekerella is a contemporary Cinderella retelling based around a comic-con, and Six of Crows is a fantasy heist set in the Grisha world, made by Leigh Bardugo.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Soft Spikes

It was a friend of mine’s birthday not long ago, and I decided to make her a little crochet cactus for a birthday gift.

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These French knots are cactus flowers, which I think look adorable on real-life cacti.

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The pot is stuffed, and I put a circle of cardboard in the base to help it stand upright.

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Yeah, Sarah, this succulent is a little large for your living room, I’m sorry. It’s probably quite heavy, too. “It is!  Ughhh.” *rapid footsteps, followed by a sigh of relief*

My friend loved her gift, so much that she named it Steve. (I’m all for naming inanimate objects, especially plants.)

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic