Week 4: Bunny Day!

Day 21: Gotta Get Them Petals

Wednesday April 8th, 2020


It was a busy day on my island. I was able to collect a lot of the cherry blossom recipes which made me super happy. I also got this super cute papa bear from a balloon. At one point I had a swollen eye from a wasp sting and Cyd the Elephant gave me medicine. I am so happy that I was able to Cyd on an island. He’s a cool dude.


Agnes gave me a reaction. I disagree… lol

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I went shopping in my cousins town. I am so thankful to be able to visit my friends and family through animal crossing at this time of quarantine. I already worked from home as an artist, so my low income already reduced my ability to go out of the house, but quarantine obviously keeps me totally confined now. So having all of my non animal crossing related friends joining my animal crossing friends is REALLY cool.


Gulliver came to town. I think he gave me a nutcracker…? I can’t even remember.

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I accidentally forgot to take a screenshot of the recipe from the message in a bottle from Kevin the pig. I didn’t even right it down in my notes, so perhaps it was just a recipe I already had. Also! I am now taking full advantage of checking on my villagers in their homes in order to get recipes.


I had to make room for my lack of storage in my house. I moved the trees to the back and added tables, because I prefer to get things off the floor. The items I do leave on the floor are clothing, furniture, wallpaper, and carpet. I leave those on the ground so I can stand over them and figure out what they are. Other items like supplies and materials I place on a table because I can see what they are on the table. I do not have to stand on them to identify what they are.


I keep adding to and moving my freebie section. Today I dumped a lot of excess clothing from my closet. Lol.

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My girlfriend came over to my island after work. I showed her all the progress I had made on my island. Eventually we got into our pajamas and laid on the futons looking at the stars. This game is so special to me.

Day 22: Wishing Upon Stars

Wednesday April 9th, 2020


I think that the messages in the bottles for egg day are super cute wrapped in this design.

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I’ve got quite a few recipe today. Some I was able to get from friends towns. Some I was able to get from bottles. ONE I GOT FROM CELESTE!!


I really like this outfit. If I was the ringleader for a circle, this is what I would wear.

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My animal crossing friend Sassy came to visit my town. This was her first visit in my New Horizons town.

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I visited my cousin Gina and we wished upon the stars together. Her friend Simone was there as well. We had some good laughs while waiting for the stars to shoot.

Day 23: Last Day for Petals

Wednesday April 10th, 2020


It worked! I wished on stars and there were star fragments on my beach the next day. I was so unbelievably happy to see them there. EEEEEeeee Sadly, no Aries star fragments, or large star fragments. But HEY! IT WORKED!!


I’ve ben chatting with Sable every day trying to get her to warm up to me. It is slowly working. Confine your Spines! I want to say this to someone now. lol

Day 24: 1st Fishing Tournament

Wednesday April 11th, 2020

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Fishing Tournament Day!!! It was my first fishing tournament in Animal Crossing New Horizons. I made fish bait ahead of time from the clams. C.J. gave me 3 minutes on the clock and I had to catch a many fish as possible. I was able to catch 9 fish. C.J. gave me 11 points for all the fish. I used those points to  get a fish door plate.

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I was really excited about the log decorative shelves. I really like the log furniture. I like to customize it to be birch or white wood.


The loans in Animal Ctossing New Horizons are a lot higher in price. At least my second story was larger than the New Leaf 2nd story starter size.


I think that the bell vouchers are a waste of miles.

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Rodeo is moving into Elvira Bay! I had to kick out Ed. I wasn’t sad to see Ed leave because I found that horse to be rather full of himself, which I find off putting. I think that Rodeo will be a perfect addition to Elvira Bay.

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I had some newbies to my town. It was exciting to show off Elvira Bay to my online animal crossing friends. Being able to play with other people takes the game to the next level.


I really love the colors in the Rajah Brooke’s birding. If you watch it flutter, as you show it off, you can see the colors shift in the green wings. The detail is so beautiful.

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My bamboo gardens are looking really nice. I added the white wind flowers, and some of the cherry blossom lanterns. My bone yard has been growing. I like placing the fossils outside. I like the way they look. Slightly creepy peering behind the trees.


Still getting changed for bedtime. I’ve been wearing the face mask to bed. lol

Day 25:

Wednesday April 12th, 2020

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Today is the day for the bunny day event. It was pretty easy to fill all of Zippers requests. I was excited to get the bunny day wand recipe because I had all the materials to make it. That meant that I could use the wand features for the very first time!! I was also excited about the Bunny Day Arch but I would’ve appreciated getting it sooner in the month so that I could’ve used it as decoration leading up to bunny day. Instead of on bunny day and then for a few days after until I take it down because bunny day is over….

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Invited Tiffany to my campground for the first time. Usually she is wearing a spider web shirt, this time she was wearing the tuxedo dress. I think it looks great on her. She also had red long sleeve gloves on.


I didn’t buy turnips but I thought she looked super cute so I wanted to take a picture with her. I think I need to get more on top of the turnip trade. Perhaps it’s time to take it more seriously…. it feels like gambling and that stresses me out. lol Thankfully I have enough friends that I would be able to check others turnip prices against mine. I just have nightmares of thousands of rotting turnips. lol

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I got to make some outfits! I was super excited to add these outfits to my wand. Each is a different aspect of myself and I just love getting to scroll through all of them.

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Finished off Bunny Day celebrating with my girlfriend and her friend Ryberry. I gave them a tour of my house and we stopped by Tiffany’s campground. They saw the slow but steady progress of the carnival. It was a great way to end the week.

That concludes week 4 of Samshine in Elvira Bay in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Thanks for reading! Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, or Patreon.


Chow the Villager

It was my brothers birthday this month so I decided to make him an Animal Crossing themed gift. His favorite villager is chow so I decided to make him a giant perler bead Chow head.

Remember… I’m always watching you.
― Chow, Wild World

You can read all about Chow on the Fandom Wiki page here.

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Etoíle Cosplay

This was my first ever cosplay!! I decided early on that I wanted to cosplay a villager from Animal Crossing.  I new at that point most people would probably not know who I was. That allowed me to choose a villager that I liked versus choosing a villager that I thought people would recognize. Since I LOVE Etoíle I decided to cosplay her.

In the first dress rehearsal I was still working on her stars. Etoíle has two stars on her head. One is pink and one is blue. Than she has there yellow stars and one blue one on her scarf. She also has little flecks of yellow in her wool. I created all of these pieces out of polymer clay. Then I glued safety pins on the back so I could secure them on the scarf.

Animal Crossing Villagers portray A LOT of emotions so I tried to improve a few shots of me showing anger, sadness, frustration, an idea, disgust, fear…etc.

I had a blast at Silicon Valley Comic Con! It was the first Comic Con that I have ever attended. This was a major life goal achieved. All through college and the last couple of years I have been too busy to make cosplaying a priority. I was super excited to work on costume and makeup design. I did theatre all through my early education and would sketch costume and makeup designs on my free time.

I purchased the dress on Amazon. I thought it was the perfect color and material. I have very wide hips that make it difficult to purchase dresses. I ordered a large instead of medium in case I needed to alter it. It’s always easier to remove fabric then add it. I ended up needing the large so that it would fit my bum, and then I altered the chest.
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Etoíle has yellow horns but I chose to cosplay her with golden horns. Her name means Star in French. So technically a star should be shining and golden…? Am I right? lol I chose to increase the glittery theme and I used pink glitter liquid eyeliner on my nose, eyebrows, eyes and upper lip.

During the cosplay test run my makeup was very successful. My makeup for Silicon Valley Comic Con was not as seamless. That’s ok though, because sometimes it’s just about the fun of the process. The makeup that I used is pictured below. I found all of it on Amazon.

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Samshine Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Update

I am currently at level 76. I am LOVING the Zipper Wonderland Event that is going on. I was super excited to get the wonderland cat hood. I found it easier to catch the eggs than than past events. My villagers are reaching level 20 and thankfully I am still receiving rewards from them after I finish a task.

The Super Mario event going on. That has been a blast collecting the green and red mushrooms. I also really enjoy the leaf tickets that are gifted if you finish building one of the event items. I was super excited to get enough mushrooms to create Princess Peach’s crown. I am hoping to make more than one but these mushrooms are difficult to collect.

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Samshine Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

Leveling up in Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. I have been enjoying all the events. The fishing tournament was super fun. I like to wear a different outfit each time I level up. I finished upgrading the tree house. I really love the way it turned out.

I love Animal Crossing Pocket Camp so much. It is so fun to play this game on my phone through out the day. I’ve been giving all of my villagers halos. You can see I have give the BB shirt to Stitches, along with a halo. I’ve been playing Animal Crossing Pocket Camp so much this week that I haven’t check on my New Leaf towns.

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Isabelle Wool Felting

I have always enjoyed felting with raw wool. There is something very therapeutic about stabbing material with the felting needles. It’s very stress releasing. Life gets stressful… Ok but..back to being not creepy.

I cut a foam ball in half and wrapped the raw wool around it. That’s a trick that saves the amount of wool needed.  It also keeps the shape and integrity of the piece. I did not put foam inside of Isabelle’s hair puffs. Those were small enough to use raw wool.

I used two different colors but they were VERY similar shades of yellow. I was using what I had so… I am trying to reduce the amount of material spending. I prefer to use as much of what I have before I buy more materials. Materials add up and this is my creative passion. One of many… I am a Gemini.. I can’t help it.

I cut out the eyes, nose, eyebrows, and mouth out of flat felt sheets. I then worked the raw wool in my hand to create the mouth, ears, bangs, hair do, and hair band. You can see the difference in what the wool looks like before using the felting needles.

I was IN LOVE with how this turned out. I am super excited to make more wool villagers. So far this has been my favorite material to work with.

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St Patrick’s Day in Pocket Camp

St Patricks Day in Pocket Camp was super fun. I really enjoyed dressing up the villagers in my campsite in green outfits to commemorate St. Patricks day. I am working on adding more blogpost about my Animal Crossing Pocket Camp.

I decided to wear the awesome shamrock hat that was gifted from Pocket Camp. Then I wore the shamrock blazer, green plaid shorts, white stockings, and figure skate shoes. I was super excited to level up to 72 during the St Patricks event.

The images above I have Stitches, Bob, Filbert, and Kyle. I arranged the large crystal in a circle with the round spring flower bed in the middle. I used the gothic rose rug under the crystals and flower bed. I really love the way this looks. I know I will change it over time but for now It is one of my favorite designs.

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New Amiibo Cards for Sale

I have uploaded 16 new listings in my Animal Crossing themed Bonanza store. You can now purchase the following Animal Crossing Amiibo Card Villagers: Yuka, Flo, Cobb, Amelia, Goose, Eunice, Truffle, Roscoe, Annalise, Benjamin, Pancetti, Goose, Henry, Cole, Peanut, Cyrano.

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It’s been a slow process creating my Animal Crossing Bonanza account, after my Animal Crossing Etsy store unexpectedly closed. Since I am starting from zero I decided to create my listing individually versus by series. This creates a lot more work for me, but it makes it easier for people to search for the villager they want. I find it visually appealing to see the card I am ordering versus picking a name out of a list.

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I have created informational sheets about each of the villagers. My animal crossing villager info sheets will be freely provided with every villager purchase.

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Some of these villagers would do well in a gothic or halloween themed town. Cole is a black bunny. Roscoe is a black horse. Eunice is a black sheep. Clay has a mask that could be similar to a sugar skull from the day of the dead.

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Don’t ever hesitate to ask me about villagers you’re looking for!!! Please contact me on Bonanza or Patreon.

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