I finally did it! Level 100 Achieved!

It’s taken me over a year of playing Pocket Camp, but today I finally did it… I got to level 100! I was already on a high from managing to invite 100 animals to my campsite, and I didn’t realise until a couple of days ago that I was quickly approaching the big 100!

This felt better than passing my A-Levels

But today, while doing some favours for Gladys, I did it! It feels really good to have such a high level, I feel like I’m a seasoned Pocket Camp player now! I’ve put so much time and effort (and leaf tickets) into this game, so reaching this personal goal really made my day.

Achievement unlocked!

What level are you on Pocket Camp? How long do you think it’ll be until you get to level 100? Let me know in the comments!

Indie xoxo

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Introducing My Zen Town!

Over the past couple of months I’ve been working hard to completely landscape a town that I’ve had since last March. I’ve been hesitant to introduce this town to my blog until it was nearly completed, and as of right now I’d say it’s about 90% done, so expect a dream address out within the next couple of weeks! So without further ado, here’s Yokohama- my zen-themed town!

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I tried my best to create the most peaceful zen town I could
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I’m so pleased with how Yokohama turned out!

Yokohama has been a real labour of love. I’ve never fallen in love with a town so much as I have done with Yokohama. I love the little secret paths through the wildflowers, I love the landscaping of the bamboo, and I adore the characters and their zen houses. With my previous job, I was lucky enough to visit Tokyo and I stayed for a while in a city called Yokohama about 40 minutes away from Tokyo. I have such fond memories of my time there so it seemed a really fitting tribute to name my town after a place I really loved.

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Ai has changed quite a bit since her first day in town!
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Mayor Ai loves gardening, exploring the town, and befriending new villagers!

Meet Mayor Ai! She’s named after the main character of the Dōbutsu no Mori film released in 2006. As you can see, she’s changed quite a lot in the 10 months she’s lived in Yokohama! She owns a lovely tea house which was an absolute pleasure to design.

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This is Satsuki, Yokohama’s only other human resident. She runs the town’s bath house.

There’s still some areas that need to be finished, but I’m working really hard to complete those over the next week or so. I’ll save a lot more photos for a town tour post which I hope will be out soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that! As soon as the snow melts in February, I’ll create a dream address for Yokohama so that you guys can explore too!

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I know that the town isn’t looking fantastic due to the brown leaves and snow that comes with January’s cold weather, but I hope you can still see the beauty of Yokohama even in the snow!

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I really love the geyser PWP!

I’m very lucky and I’ve managed to get all my dreamies for this town. The current villagers are: Chester, Gladys, Pekoe, Merry, Kabuki, Genji, Annalisa, Chow and Greta. Chester is probably my favourite though, he’s so friendly! I just adore lazy villagers so much.

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My favourite spot in town! So peaceful.

I’ll update you all ASAP as soon as I make a dream address for Yokohama! I hope you’ve enjoyed this little intro to the town in the meantime.

Indie xoxo

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Look What Arrived Today!

I’m so excited, I literally can’t stop taking pictures of literally the best thing I’ve ever spent my money on.

The front cover!

The Animal Crossing Official Stickerbook came in the post today and IT. IS. BEAUTIFUL.

The back cover!

The book was £10.12 on Amazon and has 64 pages of pure joy. There’s over 800 stickers, with at least one of every single animal villager, plus NPCs, fish, bugs, fruit and so many more other things too!

So. Many. Stickers.

I can’t wait to get stuck in, although I think I’m going to save a lot of the stickers for my Animal Crossing themed planner I have for when he new game comes out on the Switch.

Balloons, butterflies and bugs oh my!

There are loads of activities too, if you’re into that kind of thing! I’m really happy with how much attention to detail that Random House and the author, Courtney Carbone, put into the book. They really have made a sticker for everything!

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So many lovely stickers! I think the fruit, flower and seashell stickers are a wonderful touch.
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I just adore how pretty the flower stickers are!

Will you be getting the sticker book? I’ve left the amazon link HERE where I bought mine from!

I can’t wait to start using these stickers and I’ll be back with an update as soon as I do!

Indie xoxo

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Week #3 Drawing: ‘Hey there, Sprout!’

This week I really wanted to challenge myself to use a darker colour palette. I use bright or pastel colours 99.999% of the time when drawing, so I decided to pick this muted palette of dark greens, greys and browns to draw Wild World style Tortimer.

It’s definitely not my favourite drawing that I’ve ever done, but I think I did this old-timer justice. I’ll probably try and draw him again in a couple of months time (in bright colours probably!) to see if I can improve on how I drew his shell.

What do you think? I’d love to hear your feedback!

Indie xoxo

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An Aurora in Peachtea

Winter is well underway and the snow has been around for a couple of weeks in Peachtea, but tonight was the first night this year that I saw a glimpse of one of the rarest weather conditions in the game… the Northern lights, or the Aurora Borealis.

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How pretty does the sky look?
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I love this view of the windmill with the aurora in the background!

I had fun just wandering around town, taking in the absolutely stunning views. Even though I’ve been playing New Leaf for so many years, it continues to surprise me with how beautiful my town looks with every new season.

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Taking in the views on Main Street

Even Main Street looks fantastic! One of my favourite parts in town

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I love how the Town Hall looks all lit up at night.
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So picturesque!

There’s a chance that on a clear winter night the Northern Lights might appear in your town, however this is only about the second time I’ve ever seen them in all the years I’ve been playing Animal Crossing! Maybe I should spend more time looking up at the sky…?

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I think Rosie loves the aurora too!

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights in your game? Let me know in the comments below!

Indie xoxo

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100 Pocket Camp Animals!

Today was the day I finally achieved a big goal of mine on Pocket Camp… I officially invited my 100th villager to my camp! It’s taken just over a year of playing the game (with a hiatus that lasted a few months in the middle) and a lot of work to get to this point, especially as new animals are added every so often.

I’d saved one of my all time favourite dreamies to be the 100th camper, so right after I’d finished crafting the aquarius urn which was the last piece of his furniture I needed, I invited Julian to stay at my campsite!

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I finally got Julian!

I’m so glad that I stuck it out with this game and kept going, because today I really felt proud of how far my little campsite has come! Pocket Camp is now one of my favourite games, I find it so fun even though at first I hated it. I’m happy that I came back from my hiatus to give it another try.

Animal Crossing, particularly New Leaf and Pocket Camp, have had such a positive impact on my mental health by playing them every day. I can really say that this series has made me a much happier person, and that’s why achieving this goal means so much to me. I know to other people it must seem silly to be so happy about a minor event in a video game, but to me it means the world.

I hope you enjoy reading about my Pocket Camp adventures, and I promise there’ll be a lot more to come!

If you want to add me on Pocket Camp, my ID is 2337 9888 368.

Indie xoxo

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Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt #7

We’re well into the second week in January now, and that means that the second event of the Chilly Jamboree is underway… the Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt #7!

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you’ll be collecting cute lil’ snow-park gyroidites during this event!

We have until January 22nd at 5.59am to collect snow-park gyroidites, which this time are cute little gyroidites wearing blue winter hats!

Get ready to craft some snowy furniture perfect for the January weather!

If you collect enough of the elusive gyroidites, you’ll be able to craft some warm winter clothes and some exciting furniture including some skating rinks and a snow sculpture of Isabelle and Digby! As always though, some crafting items require leaf tickets. The snowflake knit cap, red snowy sweater and nightlight ice rink B all require leaf tickets to be crafted. However, all the other items are able to be crafted with bells and gyroidites, with the nightlight ice rink B needing a whopping 180 gyroidites to be crafted! It’s a good thing we’ve still got 10 days to collect and craft everything… I’ll probably need every second!

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Check out those cute nightlight ice rinks!

Here’s the full list of what you can craft during this event.

  • nightlight ice rink A – 180 gyroidites and 4,320 bells
  • twins snow sculpture – 140 gyroidites and 3,360 bells
  • fluffy shearling coat – 80 gyroidites and 1,920 bells
  • yellow peacoat – 30 gyroidites and 720 bells
  • lace-up snow boots – 10 gyroidites and 240 bells
  • nightlight ice rink B – 90 leaf tickets
  • red snowy sweater – 60 leaf tickets
  • snowflake knit cap – 20 leaf tickets
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You can even find gyroidites in the trees! Get ready to shake ’em out!

As usual with gyroidite scavenger hunts, you can find gyroidites scattered all over the area, with some even stuck in trees which you’ll need to shake down! They respawn every couple of hours, and you can even find some in the Market Place as well, so make sure to check there too.

There’s plenty of event goals to keep you busy

If you collect enough gyroidites, you can earn snowballs which are used in the Chilly Jamboree event to earn special rewards and furniture! I’m really loving this event so far, are you? Let me know in the comments below!

Indie xoxo

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Week #2 Drawing: ‘Rosie’

It’s already week 2 of 2019 and that means it’s time for another drawing! This week it’s Rosie, and I’m trying my hardest at the moment to improve how I animate emotions. I’m really pleased with how she turned out!

Do you like her? Let me know in the comments below!

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January’s Harmonious Themed Campsite

With Tortimer’s Floral Fancy event finished and January well underway, I thought it was about time I showed you my harmonious themed Campsite, as well as my zen camper and my cabin, too.

I really love the zen theme in Animal Crossing- in fact I have a whole zen town, Yokohama, that I’ve yet to share on this blog as it’s not quite finished yet! I really wanted to go all out with the harmonious theme and really make my Campsite extra special to chase those January blues away.

An overview of my campsite showing off the new zen layout!

The campsite has two amenities- a level 5 Redd’s Shrine, and a level 5 Harmonious Fountain. As well as these, I have the bamboo middle ground and the autumnal plank decking.

I also decided to divide the camp into two sides- the left is a cozy Japanese-styled living area featuring wall dividers, cushions and the katana displays from Tortimer’s event, a bench from Gladys’ camellia cookie and a kotatsu I’d already crafted.

On the right side of the camp is a lovely zen-style water garden. I was very lucky to get the arched bridge from the cookie, and I think it goes perfectly with the red colours of the shrine in the background.

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The ground floor of my camper

Moving on to my camper van, the ground floor is another zen living area featuring a pink kokatsu that I’d crafted previously, as well as the golden cushions from the event and some more exotic themed furniture. I think the goldfish bowl in the background just finishes off the whole look of the room!

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What should I name the pet bird?
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I really love this globe!

I was a bit stuck at first as to how I should decorate the upstairs of my camper, but I went with more of an explorer theme than just a zen one. Lots of books scatter the room and a classic bed and clock really give the room that cozy feel.

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Last but not least is my cabin! I went a little bit over the top here trying to fit as much harmonious themed furniture in here as possible to create the look of a tea room. I think I succeeded! I love how the paper lanterns look-I think they’re one of my favourite pieces of furniture in the whole game.

Want to add me on Pocket Camp? My ID is 2337 9888 368.

What do you think? Please let me know in the comments below! How do you have your Campsite styled for January?

Indie xoxo

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Week #1 drawing: ‘Happy New Year!’

January is here and that means my new drawing project has started! During 2019 I want to draw and animate one piece every single week and post it here on my blog.

Once October comes I might try and be even more ambitious and do an Inktober challenge of my own and post every single day… but we’ll see, as October is a long way away and my motivation levels may have dropped significantly by then!

This week’s drawing is a happy little piece that somehow only managed to take me around 2 and a half hours, and although I’m not quite convinced about how I drew Isabelle, I gave her my best shot. Maybe I’ll recreate this drawing next January and see how much my skills have improved!

I really hope you like this week’s drawing, and I’ll be back next week with piece #2 who I think is a character who’s on everybody’s dreamie list…

Indie xoxo

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