I know many of you joined the 2014 CAL with Wink and shared my sadness upon hearing of her stuggles with life and her final decision to bring it to a close.
She was such a talent and an inspiration to so many of us, her blog called A Creative Being has such an apt title, it is brimming with gorgeous projects, even if you are not a crafter you are sure to be impressed by the colourful creations. It was a pleasure to pick up on this opportunity to show some hooky respect and pay tribute using one of Wink’s Mandala designs.
I thought it would be quite fitting to use some of the remaining cotton yarn left over from the blanket made for my closest friend following the CAL on A Creative Being. All the patterns for each week are available to download so if you wanted to make a blanket.
If you would like to make a mandala too to help raise awareness of depression you can read more about it here from crochet concupiscence.
Next arrival was from a lovely friend in Italy, you can see more of her lovely creations at Tatie’sWorld.
There is a whole array of flowers, beautiful mandalas, bejewelled hearts and a pretty floral garland.
And then the cutest little creatures.
The little mouse is so cute in his checked apron, you can’t quite see it in this shot but he is posed with carrot in hand ready to prepare some gastric delight. The pattern for him is available from TheGreenDragonfly .There are 2 of the little owls which are fab, they will be added to my little nest of owls that I have been working on, I will show you those soon I promise.
Saving the best till last, look what I got too……
My lovely friend shares her post for this pattern here the pattern for the flower is shared by TheRoyalSisters but it has been cleverly tranformed into a brooch. Such a lovely gift, thank you so much. I will treasure it always and wear it to Yarndale this year so a little part of you can be there too.
Today I finally got round to finishing my Mandala for Yarndale.
There was no deliberation on the colours for this circle of goodness; living in a seaside town and I knew I wanted to use blues and greens to send a bit of the coast along to Skipton.
I am really looking forward to going to Yarndale again, everyone was so friendly and I am guessing after the success of last year there will be even more exhibitors this year. There was lots to see on the way to the show and so many like minded folk to talk to, I met a tutor from the design college and had chance to look at some of her designs, knitted evening dresses no less, absolutely amazing. There was so much wool to choose from I could have bought loads but having exercised a bit of self control I bought 2 lots of lovely yarn, some felting wool and a pattern.
If you haven’t seen it already you can see Lucy’s call to action on Attic24 . I am intrigued to see the end result of all the gorgeous colourful Mandalas.
And the next mandala I make I will definitely be using the Starflower Pattern from Zooty Owl, I just love all the detail and use of colour.