S.P.E.W.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope it’s going well for you so far, or at least better than the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare did.

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The Society is from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hermione creates it in protest of house-elf slavery, but it’s not a success. I don’t think she’s the best at creating abbreviations for societies, either.

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I used different fabric for this badge, I think it’s a plain cotton. I’ve used it before to make Snatchcorn’s rug, but I’ve never used fabric that’s not muslin for a badge, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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It’s the third badge with the glue-on-the-back method, and the fourth circular one I’ve made.

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It’s also the second Potter badge I’ve made, and I plan on making a badge with Luna’s pink glasses on, I believe they were first seen in the Order of the Phoenix movies. (Correct me if I’m wrong!)

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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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:

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February:

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March:

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April:

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May:

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June:

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July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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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

Christmas Books

Over Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive a number of wonderful gifts (thank you!), some of which included these books.

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I remember reading the Infernal Devices after I’d read the Mortal Instruments, and liking these three more than the original six. Also, these covers are gorgeous.

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This series is called Princess Academy, and is about a girl from a poor mountain community who, in learning to read, helps her community to prosper. I feel it’s really underrated, so if you spot it on a shelf, do pick it up! The first one is the pink one on the left.

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I received the first and the third (the green one) for Christmas, as I’d already purchased the second one (purple, at the top).

Rejected Princesses is actually the book for a website that I found a while ago, and it tells the stories of women throughout history who were too “Awesome, Awful, or Offbeat for Kids’ Movies.”

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I would highly recommend checking the website out, though I would watch the maturity ratings on the side of the entries.

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You can see RP on the right here, on top of the TLC colouring book.

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And the Infernal Devices and Princess Academy are again on the right here. (The garland of beads are my Christmas decorations, which I haven’t taken down yet!)

Did you get any books for Christmas? If not, what was your favourite thing about Christmas?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

13th Doctor Outfit

Sarah’s gift for Christmas this year was a 13th Doctor cosplay, according to the official image released by the BBC.

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She loves it.

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You can see the enormous pockets as well as the black hem at the bottom here. I painted the coat fabric with acrylics to get the right colour, as it’s a bit of an obscure colour. In the official image, it’s almost a grey-beige.

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These are possibly my favourite shoes I’ve made for Sarah. They’re fake leather, with ribbon and what I think is brown cord for the laces.

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I painted the shirt design with acrylics, and the suspenders are yellow ribbon tucked into the waistband of the pants.

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There is a hood, but it’s mostly for aesthetics, as the scraps I used are a little small to fit over her head.

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Naturally, I felt we needed some outdoor shots. (She’s using the Tenth Doctor’s screwdriver because I don’t know what hers looks like, if she has one.)

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Eeeeee! It looks so good! I’m really happy with how it turned out, I think I got very close to the reference picture. I haven’t watched the Christmas special yet, but I’ve heard good things about 13’s brief appearance, so I’m confident.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic