2017 In Review

Whew! What a year!

I believe last year I re-capped the year in 12 photos, and I thought I’d do the same this year, so we can see how my skills have developed. Starting with January:

img_9907_1

February:

img_9990_1

March:

IMG_0081_1

April:

IMG_1672_1

May:

IMG_1711_1

June:

IMG_1813_1

July:

IMG_1887_1

August:

IMG_2066_1

September:

IMG_2101_1

October:

IMG_2198_1

November:

IMG_2318_1

December:

IMG_2372_1

Looking at the pictures I chose, I seemed to do a lot of sewing and crochet this year! There were quite a few big achievements, including the knitted socks, the shawl (my first crocheted item of clothing), and publishing the Occamy pattern.

I was also able to make some miniature food this year, including the delicious cinnamon rolls – don’t they look delightful? I also think my miniatures skills have improved alongside my sewing/embroidery and crochet skills, what with the trophies.

Hopefully next year I can continue improving, and try to make a few more big projects, like sets (*cough* Diagon Alley), as I find them just as fun as the little projects I make in between.

It’s been amazing sharing this year with all you wonderful readers, your comments truly make me happy, and I enjoy sharing in your blogging journeys too.

Anyways, see ya next year!

FillieFanatic

Advertisements

Sarah’s Stocking

I made Sarah a stocking not long ago, with felt, sequins, and a little bit of ribbon.

IMG_2393_1

IMG_2394_1

It’s hollow, so you could put a very small gift inside.

IMG_2392_1

IMG_2395_1

I believe this is where stockings normally reside, over the fireplace? *checks Google Images* Yeah, I think so. 😀

IMG_2396_1

In other news, Sarah’s gift this year is finished and wrapped as well.

IMG_2397_1

S: ”It’s enormous in comparison to last year’s!” Well, I couldn’t fold it any smaller – oh. “Ha! It’s made of fabric!” Darn it! I was hoping you wouldn’t find that out. Ah well, makes it more exciting, I guess.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Food Dishes

In between all the Christmas crafting I’ve been doing (that may or may not involve a gift for a certain someone…), I made some clear dishes for holding assorted foodstuffs.

IMG_2375_1

They have removable lids made of paperboard from a cereal box, and the dishes themselves are made of clear plastic from an old Breyer box.

IMG_2377_1

They were inspired by life-size ones my family uses for leftovers and meat instead of plastic wrap, one of which is below.

IMG_2384_1

IMG_2381_1

At the moment, the dishes hold the meat patties and bread rolls from the burgers.

IMG_2382_1

IMG_2386_1

The bread roll one is slightly taller than the meat one, as you can see here. As I make more miniature food, I’ll probably make more of these dishes to hold it all, which is definitely better for the environment than using tiny pieces of plastic wrap.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Tinned Tomatoes

Do you remember those tomato slices I made back when I was making the sandwich fillings? Well, I made a tin for them today, courtesy of Benoit Farms & Gardens.

IMG_2358_1

(Note: Benoit Farms & Gardens is the fictional (sadly) farm of Scarlet Benoit from The Lunar Chronicles books by Marissa Meyer – it’s a very good series!)

IMG_2359_1

This side of the label says ‘Farm-Fresh Sliced Tomatoes’. Perhaps next time I’d make the label a different colour to the tin, perhaps yellow or pale green.

IMG_2360_1

I also put the Benoit Farms logo on the lid, just in case it gets mixed up with any other lids out there.

IMG_2361_1

IMG_2362_1

The lid has a little inset circle on the inside to keep it on, as you can see above. You can also see the nutritional information and ingredients on this side of the label.

IMG_2363_1

This picture could almost be in an ad for Benoit Farms & Gardens, couldn’t it? *uplifting melody starts playing* ‘Farm-fresh, sliced tomatoes, perfect for a lunchtime sandwich. In stores now.‘ 😀

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Early? Nah!

It may be a little early to decorate for Christmas for some, but not me!

IMG_2327_1

In addition to the wreaths and tinsel on the stables, I also put some plushies I made last year on my door handle…

IMG_2329_1

IMG_2330_1

…as well as replacing the garland on the door. The miniature wreath is there because I haven’t made the life-size one yet. It’s kind of cute, though.

IMG_2331_1

I also decorated my bookshelves. These garlands look great when the fairy lights are on, the lights are reflected in the shiny parts of the garlands.

IMG_2325_1

Sarah, Lola and BB-8 also decorated their tree, which BB-8 finds fascinating!

IMG_2333_1

Sarah’s slowly starting on her house, once I make a few ornament hooks. Have you started decorating yet, and if not, when will you?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic