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

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The Empty Cup

Do you remember the page in my ideas book that had all those badge/button designs? I recently finished making the first one!

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I’m experimenting with how I’m going to secure the muslin fronts to the felt backing, and this is one option. Pros include that I know the muslin won’t come off because it’s not strong enough, although it is prone to fraying.

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The design comes from the Magnus Chase books by Rick Riordan, and is based on a Norse rune used in the book. (Side note: how awesome is the cover of this book?)

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As you can see here, the rune is called perthro, and I cross-stitched it in red because the character who uses runes in the book wears a red-and-white striped scarf, so I thought I’d reference it because the muslin background is white.

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Does a pair of bookish embroidered pins count as a collection? I think it should, especially if you have an intention to make more, which I definitely do! I’m thinking my next one might be Throne of Glass inspired…

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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

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

More Variety

To add to the variety I was aiming to get into Sarah’s selection of pants, I also made this pair.

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This fabric is stretchy, so they have a slimmer fit, especially around the ankles.

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The elastic band at the top is wider than the other pair, not that it really matters.

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They’re great for seeing the horses, and for coming home from seeing the horses in…

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…to a very excited droid. Among other things, they’re good for lounging on that couch in front of a fan with a cold drink because it’s so hot at the moment.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic