Friday, November 25, 2016

A Floo Network Fireplace

I interpret "Do you want to play with a fireplace?" as "OMG, MAKE A FLOO NETWORK THING!"

That's exactly what happened.

Floo Network Fireplace - Nichola Battilana

I've made a number of pieces inspired by the Weasley's (my favourite magical family) lately, so I wanted to do something a bit different with this piece. It occurred to me that it might be fun to create a something as if I lived in that magical world! And so, here is what I imagine my floo network fireplace might look like...

Floo Network Fireplace - Nichola Battilana

I'd have framed pictures of my magical relatives above the mantle. Stacks of books with magical titles, a Round Tin of tiny buttons, Cookies and a big bunch of Rose Buds too.

Of course I would read the Daily Profit regularly, and there's a stack on the floor. (Hint: A google search will provide you with several printables.)

Floo Network Fireplace - Nichola Battilana

You can't have a Floo Network fireplace without Floo Powder. There's some of that sparkly green stuff ready to go in a Tiny Glass Jar. And, because I'd be a mess even in the magical world, some powder has spilled and swept into the corner.

Floo Network Fireplace - Nichola Battilana

There's a lot going on this piece, but it's not ENTIRELY jumbled. It really does remind me of home with it's just-the-right-amount-of-clutter but not hoarder-level mess.

Floo Network Fireplace - Nichola Battilana

Even though it's not in complete disarray, there are loads of details to be found. Little stories within the scene, like this mouse keeping watch over the biscuits. That tea cup on the mantle and haphazardly placed pair of sparking red shoes clearly show what a busy witch I would be. (BTW I would wear those shoes every single day.)


I am quite smitten with this piece and think I'll keep it in view to remind me to strive for magical living in this world, and as evidence that a little mess is just fine and dandy.

Want to make your own? HERE is everything listed in one place and below is a list of the supplies I used:

White Undecorated Fireplace
Dark Blue Porcelain Tiles
White Porcelain Tiles
Blue Ceramic Urn
Corner Room Box
Coal Scuttle Set
Set of Miniature Books
Tiny Glass Candy Jar
Tiny Grey Mouse
Mini Silicone Mold - Cookie or Biscuit with Filling*
Mini Rose Buds - Red*
Mixing Bowl Set
Chamberstick Candle with Glasses
Doll Buttons - 6mm Mix
Domed Apothecary Bottles*
Miniature Round Cookie Tins
Simple Cups & Saucers Set - Set of 12
3-3/4 Inch Wooden Posts
Pumpkin Pods
Blue Damask Wallpaper Scrapbook Paper (outside of piece)
Wonderfully Wicked Haunted Scrapbook Paper
Little Library Collage Sheet
Something Witchy Collage Sheet
A Witchy Encore Collage Sheet
Glitter
Handmade shrunken head
Tiny sparkly shoes!
Paint
Glue
A crap-ton of love


12 comments:

  1. How wonderful and fun! I love your "Floo Fireplace"!

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  2. You bring delight to my world and always make me smile!
    Sandy xx

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  3. This is the one of the neatest "little" things. Love it, and can tell a ton of love (and fun) went into making this. What a wonderful creative mind you have.

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  4. It's beautiful! I love it! Where did you get the picture frames?

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  5. The green sparkly stuff in the corner did it for me! You don't want to even look in my corners! I guess I need to get some sparkly red shoes and it won't matter what's in the corner. We should go Floo-ing together some time. Lol!

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    1. "get some sparkly red shoes and it won't matter what's in the corner" truer words were never uttered!

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  6. Once again you have outdone yourself! And once again I ask "can i just have your pinky finger?" 'Cause I'm sure there is more talent in that finger than in my entire being! I love how you have floo powder on the floor too, because you'd be a mess in the magical world as well as in this one (so honest lol).

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  7. Simply amazing!! Your level of detail inspires more than you can know!

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