Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Spires!

I can’t quite believe it; another year is over again! To celebrate the end of 2018, Mayor Leylandi of Peachtea went to visit Spires to bring in the new year with Mayor Indie. Both my towns have improved so much this year, it felt fitting for both my Mayors to celebrate together.

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Enjoying the views!
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The late night is getting to Mayor Leylandi…

With half an hour to go, they toured the town. Spires is really at its best all lit up at night, and with the festive countdown music playing it was a truly lovely moment taking in all the sights.

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Isabelle always plans the best celebrations!

As the countdown approached with just 15 minutes left until midnight, it was time to head to the event plaza and enjoy the festivities there. Isabelle was waiting next to the countdown sign dressed in a snazzy suit!

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Ribbot was experiencing some anxiety about entering the new year…

Even the villagers were excited for the countdown! Poor Ribbot though seemed to be anxious over how quickly the year had gone!

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Julian was looking forward to 2019!

Julian was just his chill self like always, expressing his excitement for the new year. No regrets from this unicorn!

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New hats!

Good ol’ Redd was there in his booth selling hats and party poppers! Leylandi and Indie had fun modelling the hats in a quick jaunt round town again to kill some time before the countdown started!

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… Just one minute left! …

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…10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Celebratory party poppers were the perfect way to ring in the new year! 2019 will be such a good year, I can just feel it!

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With the countdown over, it was time to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the fireworks together.

2019 is the year of Animal Crossing for switch, and I hope this new year brings you all the love, happiness and positivity you could ask for. Now 2018 is truly over, I’ll be counting down the days until the new game is released. I’m looking forward to sharing this exciting year with all of you here on my blog!

Did you enjoy the countdown celebrations in your town this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Indie xoxo

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Happy New Year!

It’s officially New Year’s Eve and I’m so happy to be entering the new year that I did a little animation to celebrate!

I hope you like my art work as much as I like making it. In 2019 I’m hopefully aiming to post a new animation every single week (and maybe once every day for Inktober! We’ll see).

I’m really excited to see how much this will improve my art skills, as I’ve only had my graphics tablet for a couple of months – it’s a Wacom Intuos if you’re wondering – and I’m getting better with every doodle I draw!

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Bob was the first thing I drew on my graphics tablet!

Bob the cat was the very first thing that I drew when I got my tablet. It’s crazy (and embarrassing) to look back at my old artwork, but it’s wonderful to see how far I’ve come already.

A very distant goal in 2019 is for me to maybe release a set of stickers or pins based on my Animal Crossing drawings? I’d really love to be able to put my artwork into a physical thing and be able to share it with all you guys! Anyways, that will be a really long way off as my drawing skills still have a looooooooooong way to go yet.

Let me know what you think of my artwork, I’d really love to know! Do you think a set of pins would be a cool idea?

Indie xoxo

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Tortimer’s Floral Fancy Has Started!

Get your gardening hat on and get ready- Tortimer’s Floral Fancy event has started down at your Campsite!

Hey, sprout! Are you ready to help Tortimer?

Tortimer is here until January 7th, and he wants your help collecting ripplewing butterflies of various colours which appear on red, white and purple peonies planted during the event.

You can plant both purple and white peonies during the first half of the event

You’ll get a selection of zen-themed furniture and clothing as a reward for completing all of Tortimer’s tasks, as well as snowballs which are the currency of the Chilly Jamboree, which is the seasonal event ongoing right now.

The rewards from Tortimer’s Floral Fancy event are all zen-themed

The Floral Fancy Event is divided into two halves, with the first half running from now until 5.59 am on December 31st. You can plant white and purple peonies during the first half, with a chance to collect Plum ripplewings and Citrus wipplewing butterflies respectively from the peonies.

Well done, sprout! Indie looks proud of herself!

The second half of the event will start at 6am on December 31st, and you’ll still be able to plant purple and white peonies, but there’ll also be a new set of harder tasks that come with more peonies- red ones this time- to plant.

Add me if you want to trade butterflies!

Are you playing Tortimer’s event? Let me know in the comments below! If you want to trade ripplewings, my pocket camp ID is: , so just add me and let me know in a comment what you’ve sent and I’ll return the favour ASAP!

See you soon with an update!

Indie xoxo

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Happy Toy Day!

Happy Toy Day to all my readers! Have a fantastic festive season and enjoy Toy Day!

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Prepping for Toy Day

With Toy Day- and Christmas- fast approaching, I realised I hadn’t done any prep for the big day in Peachtea! Toy Day begins at 6PM on December 24th, so with just 3 days left I needed to get prepping ASAP!

I had to start by getting the full Santa outfit from the Able Sisters and Kicks: the Santa Hat, Santa Pants, Santa Jacket, Santa Boots and Santa Beard. Some of these I’d already saved from last year, so it wasn’t too hard to complete the outfit.

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We’re all dressed up!

Today was also the Winter Solstice, which means that it was dark outside for the whole day! Even after all of these years with Peachtea, I still love how it looks all lit up at night.

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All lit up!

With my Santa outfit sorted, I started to go round and talk to all of my villagers to see if they’d tell me what they wanted for Toy Day.

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Getting all of the villagers requests doesn’t take too long!

I like to make a list on my phone to keep track of which villagers have told me what they’d like, and which ones I still need to talk to. Some of the requests were pretty vague; Lolly for instance just told me she was hoping for a piece of furniture off Jingle this year. I really hope I can work out which present is meant for which villager on the day!

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Got my list sorted!

Are you all prepped for Toy Day? Let me know in the comments below!

Indie xoxo

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Fishing Tourney No.9

Wow, this week really is chock full of events! It’s officially only 5 sleeps to Christmas, and the newest Fishing Tourney is underway in Pocket Camp.

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Until 5.59am on Boxing Day, you can catch three special fish- sweet shrimp, snow crabs and lobsters with a chance to get different trophies and win some snowmen for your campsite! The decorative snowmen include K.K Slider, Isabelle, Reese and also the Nookling brothers.

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Some of the rewards you can get from the latest fishing tourney!

The extra special Nooklings snowman can be unlocked after you have won the gold fish trophy- it’s so adorable, I’m definitely going to be fishing extra hard to try and win it!

Win the special Nooklings snowman by getting the gold fish trophy!

As usual, you can use leaf tickets to either buy tourney fishing nets, or you can rent the golden rod which lets you catch two fish at once.

Are you taking part in the latest fishing tourney? Let me know in the comments below!

Indie xoxo

Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt #6 Update!

With only a couple of days left until the latest Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt ends, I thought I’d share with you some photos of Campsite Manager Indie showing off the Toy Day fashions you can get by participating in the event!

The red sweater dress paired with a halo and autumnal glasses from Goldie’s fortune cookie

The red sweater dress only needs 30 Gyroidites to craft and looks so cozy to wear! This is definitely one of my favourite outfits from this event.

The ugly Toy Day jumper with cargo pants, snow boots and a Toy Day fascinator

I personally ADORE Christmas jumpers, so having the chance to dress my character up in the ugly Toy Day jumper was perfect for me! The sweater just needs 50 Gyroidites to craft, and looks great paired with the Toy Day fascinator.

 

The festive-tree dress and the star hood is a very flashy combination!

And now for my personal favourite combination purely because of how flashy and garish it is… the festive-tree dress and the star hood! You’ll need a massive 200 Gyroidites to craft both of these items. Is it worth it? In my opinion, yes!

Campsite Manager Indie’s winter outfit

But what is my character wearing this winter? Campsite Manager Indie has been inspired by Fauna’s Toy Day fortune cookie and is wearing the snowy Toy Day cap from the cookie set, as well a fluffy dress and figure skater boots. Although these items aren’t from the Gyroidite hunt, I really like them and wanted to highlight them on my blog.

There’s still two days left to craft these Toy Day outfits if you haven’t already, so get collecting those Gyroidites! What do you think of these festive outfits? Let me know in the comments below!

Indie xoxo

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‘Tis the Season…

It’s nearly Toy Day and to celebrate, I thought I’d share with you my newest piece of animated artwork! It’s Jingle the Black-nosed Reindeer, the star of Christmas in Animal Crossing towns all across the world. He was really fun to draw, I’m so happy I decided to add in the snowflakes as they were a last minute addition, but I really think they just complete the look.

So what do you think? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Happy Holidays,

Indie xoxo

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My Animal Crossing Switch Wishlist

So I’m desperately hoping that in January we’ll get a Nintendo Direct with some more information about the new game, but until then I thought I’d share with you my wishlist for Animal Crossing 2019 with all the features I hope they’ll include!

Some of them are realistic, some are a bit more of a stretch but a girl can dream! With that being said, let’s start the list!

1) Reptile villagers!

Lil’ cute snakes and lizards for your town. I’d be in love. I think this is a valid thing to ask for- new villagers are added with every new game, so why not include some more animals we haven’t seen before? Plus I’m a mother to 2 lizards and 5 snakes in real life, so I desperately want to have them in my town. It’s a totally selfish wish for the new game, but you know what? It could happen!

2) To be able to place PWP’s and town decor more accurately!

Also if we were able to turn and rotate them and stuff, that would be wonderful. I often found with the bench PWP’s in New Leaf that I didn’t want them to be facing the camera all the time, I’d love to have the option to turn objects outside just like we can do with the objects within our own houses.

3) More flowers! (and more flower colours please)

There’s plenty of new flower breeds and colours added in Pocket Camp, I really hope they make it over to the new game. I adore town design, in fact it’s probably my favourite aspect of the game! More flowers and more colours would just add additional variety when you’re customising your town. I love the poinsettias that have just been in the Jingle event in Pocket Camp, they would look fabulous in a winter/Christmas themed town. I also don’t think this is too unrealistic to ask- they’ve already designed the flowers and included them in Pocket Camp, so what’s to say they won’t take those designs and put them in the new game?

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The Poinsettias from the recent Pocket Camp event! Source: Animal Crossing World

 

4) More town design and PWP themes using the Amenities styles from Pocket Camp!

Whereas in New Leaf we only had 3 themes to customise our town with: Fairytale, Modern and Zen, in Pocket Camp they’ve really gone above and beyond to create loads of new styles. Within just a year, they’ve introduced the Harmonious, Cute, Natural, Rustic, Sporty, Cool, Civic, Elegant, Modern and Hip amenity styles. Although it can be argued that the Cute, Harmonious and Civic/Modern styles are similar to the three themes from New Leaf, I really think that some if not all of these new styles will make it over to the new game. Imagine how cool a hip-themed town would be!

5) The house customisation system from HHD!

So this one I think will definitely be included. The decorating system from Happy Home Designer went down so well, I would put my life savings on the fact that it will make it over to the next game. Speaking of HHD, I want all the new furniture they introduced to be included too! I also loved the ability to be able to design buildings like shops and cafe’s. Although I doubt we’ll be able to do that in the new game, I would love for towns to have more public buildings that would be unlocked as the game progresses.

6) MORE BUSHES PLEASE.

I love bushes. I put them everywhere. I just want more variety and more colours, please! On that note, maybe more other plants like bamboo?

7) A larger town.

My true love of animal crossing is landscaping towns. If towns were bigger, it would mean more room for amenities and just more STUFF. YES. GIMME. I actually think this may happen, as towns on the GameCube were bigger with 30 acres, which shrunk to 20 in New Leaf. So it would make sense that the new game -also on a home console- would have bigger towns with more acres.

8) More than 10 villagers.

If the town is bigger, gimme more virtual friends to live in it! Ideally I’d like 15 villagers,  like how it was on the GameCube.

8) More space in your pockets!

Or at least a separate storage area for tools so they don’t take up a third of your pocket space. This would definitely be so handy. Nintendo please take note!

9) Definitely more things to do with your friends when they come over. 

More mini games and stuff to do together would be great! I did like the island, but having played the game for so many years even that got stale after a while.

10) I’d love to see more shops, or different kinds of businesses.

Being able to build the cafe in your town and then work there was such a cool addition- I want more. MORE. However….. I also love the fact that the part time job at the cafe never took away from your duties as Mayor. Animal Crossing should always be relaxing, so if there are more jobs they should be in moderation to keep the slow-paced vibe of the game.

11) On that note as well maybe being able to visit places like the City we got to visit on the Wii? 

Except fleshed out a lot more so that it really did change every time you went. It could have even more stuff to do with your friends when they came over. I don’t know, it’s just a thought.

12) Different kinds of terrain.

Now, I know Nintendo will never stray too far from the original town idea that it’s stuck with all these years, but I’d love it if you could choose for some towns to be colder and some to be more tropical or arid, and they could have different kinds of bugs and fish, so the only way for you to be able to complete the museum would be to visit different towns and catch them all. This is probably my most unrealistic thing I’ve asked for so I’m not getting my hopes up, I just think this is quite a cool concept!

13) PLEASE GOD LET THERE BE AMIIBO FUNCTIONALITY!!!

I have too many animal crossing amiibo cards and figures to let them go to waste!

14) Better character customisation

So this one is practically a given considering that it was introduced in Happy Home Designer, but let us be able to better choose our appearances, most notably the skin colour! This would make a big difference to players so I really hope they decide to include this in the new game.

And that’s everything on my wishlist! I definitely don’t think we’ll get it all, but I
really hope Nintendo will include some new features in the game like the ones I’ve included here. What’s on your Animal Crossing 2019 wishlist? Let me know in the comments below!

Indie xoxo

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A Winter Tour of Peachtea

 

Now that the snow has settled, I thought it would be a wonderful time to do an introductory tour of Peachtea for this blog. Peachtea is my oldest town, having been established sometime in the summer of 2015, and it has been my labour of love ever since.

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Peachtea is my pride and joy!

I’ve updated the dream address, too, so if you want to visit you can! The new DA is: 7500-0115-3D20, so please let me know in the comments if you visit! You can also send me pictures of your visit through any of my social medias (links at the bottom of my post), I’d love to see your Mayor exploring my town!

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Outside my house!

So to begin the tour, I thought I’d show you a few of my favourite places in town. I worked hard for a good two years to finish my town, and one of the bits of landscaping that I love the most is the area around my house, which includes the bell Public Works Project that fits in so well with the pink and white colours of the wildflowers.

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One of my favourite spots in town!

The path South of the bell leads you to the residential area of Peachtea, where all my villagers live. It took hours and hours of laborious plot resetting to get the houses in a row like that!

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As you wander East through town, you’ll soon meet a long path to the campsite bordered all along by square topiary.

I think it’s so cute the way the tent turns to an igloo in Winter. It’s all the little details in the game which makes me fall in love with it more every time I play!

Next, we head up to the windmill in the North of the town, passing by more carefully landscaped gardens dusted with fresh snow.

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A wonderful place to take in the views

 

Here’s another of my favourite places in town- the fairytale bench makes a perfect spot to sit and watch the day go by.

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If you have time, stop and have a picnic overlooking the beach! I love this pastel picnic rug, it’s the perfect addition to my pink town.

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That’s a big tree!

And last but not least is the magnificent town tree. It’s still beautiful, even without it’s leaves. I dread to think how many hours I’ve put into building this town…. but there’s definitely a good reason why I’ve got the largest town tree possible!

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New Dream Address!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of Peachtea! If you do visit, please let me know as I’d love to hear what you think. Next time, I’ll do a tour of Mayor Leylandi’s completed pink-themed mansion, so stay tuned for that!

Indie xoxo

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