Project Roundup

In-between projects, I usually check over my previous makes and perform maintenance or give them updates, as I’m currently doing with this sword I made a long time ago.

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The blade is getting definition, I’m freshening up the crossbar on the hilt, and I might wrap the hilt in leather, or change its colour. I’ll also seal it, which will make it more durable in the future.

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I’m also designing a few embroidery patterns, mostly with quotes from books or music at the moment.

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The one above is from The Greatest Showman‘s soundtrack, which I’ve been listening to pretty much on repeat at the moment, it’s so good!

I’m designing them all to fit in the small hoop in the second picture, however as I only have one hoop and two designs (at the moment!) I want to put in it, I have a hard decision ahead of me!

How has your crafting been going lately? Any tough decisions?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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Project Roundup

I’ve had the idea for Hogwarts house bunting bouncing around in my head since I finished the Three Broomsticks, and not long ago I did the maths to figure out just how many flags I’d have to make. It’s 100, 25 for each house. 12 down, 88 to go!

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I also started on the front of Flourish & Blotts, though I haven’t got extremely far.

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The two holes in the facade are going to be shop windows, and I have some rather … interesting plans for the architecture of the front of this shop. What is it? Well, you may just have to find out…

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Painting Space

I acquired these two canvases around Christmas time, for a painting I wanted to do for my room. In this painting, I wanted to have galaxies, stars, and several of my favourite spaceships. Both canvases are 20 x 24 inches, and I put them together to double the space I had for the painting.

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Here, I’m painting the galaxy clouds…

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…and the stars…

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…and the first spaceship!

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I’m really happy with the TARDIS, though if I could change one thing, I’d make it darker. The paleness of the paint was a mistake in mixing the colour, and I wasn’t bothered to fix it. It stands out against the black, anyways.

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The second ship I’m tackling is the Rampion (from The Lunar Chronicles). This is heavily based on the version on the cover of the TLC colouring book, as I find that the blueprints  are a) hard to read, and b) they give no indication of the Rampion’s colour.

I’m really pleased with how well it’s coming along, though if anyone has advice for the rear end, it’s much appreciated! I want it to look like the end of a rocket, with four defined tubes for exhaust (?) to come out of, though I’m not sure how I’d do this from what I’ve got so far.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Project Roundup

I’m making good progress on the life-size Christmas wreath, all the individual elements are done, they just need to be sewn on.

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I also put fold-down awnings on all the Diagon Alley windows, to add a 3rd dimension to what was previously a flat facade.

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(I also made the Three Broomsticks external windows yellow, as I wanted it to look like the light inside was golden, similar to bakeries in Europe.)

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They do fold flat, it’s just a little difficult as they are made of cardboard. They are all attached with paper glued to the front facade, the long ones with the paper folded underneath so it wouldn’t intrude on any signs.

What have you been up to?

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