Granny Square Day

Today is Granny Square Day, and the idea behind it is that you create and/or post a picture of a granny square online, so that there is a virtual granny square blanket across the internet. This wonderful lady created the day, and I thought it’d be fun to bring out the rainbow granny square blanket I made for Sarah.

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I’m also trialling some little backdrops that I cut from old calendars, this is one of the winter scenes.

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Sarah assures me she is “very cosy!” at the moment.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Inspiration

I thought I’d do something different today, and give you guys a little look inside the book I use to record all my creative ideas. Please don’t steal any of these designs, although you may take inspiration from them, crediting me where you can. Thanks!

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The very bright cover, which I really like, I believe it came free with a magazine.

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This page is where I planned the Occamy crochet pattern, and you can see there may be a few more Fantastic Beasts crochet creatures to come.

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These are some crochet wreaths in the works, most of the things to go on them still need colours worked out.

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Above is where the Three Broomsticks was planned out. I also plan on making Madam Malkins’, but it’s still in early stages.

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I took inspiration from the Millennium Falcon and the Rampion (from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer) in this idea. I still want to design the interiors, as this is mostly the structure of the project.

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And here are some more embroidery ideas. The pencil ones are yet to be confirmed, but the ones in purple will go ahead. Not sure when, though, because as you can see, there is a lot I want to do.

I started this book only recently, and have found it very helpful for remembering ideas I come up with. It’s also much easier to modify a design in a book than while it’s being made, particularly if you’ve done half of it already!

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Don’t Lettuce Down

This lettuce was definitely larger in my head, but that didn’t translate to reality somehow. It may just be a pygmy lettuce.

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I made it by cutting a wavy edge along a strip of paper, then painting both sides with watercolours to look like lettuce leaves.

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It was then meant to be rolled into a spiralled cone, so the leaves would fit in the gaps.

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However, I couldn’t get the spiralled cone to work, so the leaves attach to the outside instead.

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It still looks lettuce-like though, so I’m not too bothered. I am quite happy with how realistic the painting is, watercolours were definitely the right paints to use.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Is This a Bit Cheesy?

At the moment, I’m slowly making containers for all the food that came from making the burgers.

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As you can see, I just finished the cheese container.

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As far as we know, there are no mice in Sarah’s apartment, but that may change…

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If I could have made it with clear plastic, I would have, but I wasn’t sure how that would translate in something so small.

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I plan on making an entire lettuce next, to store the lettuce leaves in. Then perhaps a can of tomato slices, and something for the meat patties.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

The Brewer

Most cafes I’ve been to have some sort of machine that makes ¬†– or brews – the drinks, so I made one for the Three Broomsticks.

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It’s quite simple, as it’s a few pieces of paper rolled around a whiteboard marker with some cardboard and beads glued on.

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The spout is made of beads glued together and the conical bead was painted, as I believe it was originally pink.

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It looks quite good on the counter with a few stacks of cups beside, don’t you think? I’m still working on designs for some colourful artwork for the walls. I was thinking of embroidering a few designs, and perhaps incorporating some crochet somehow.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic