This is how I spent Christmas Day 2012:

Although I have a large family and 8 gorgeous grandchildren, I choose to spend every other Christmas Day alone: one year with the family, and the next either on my own or off on a tinsel free adventure – i love it!

I have been inspired by Attic24‘s ‘Little Balls’, which have taken over from Doodling as my new obsession. I just HAD to make them.

I’d be interested to hear if you get creative obsessions which will just not leave you alone until they have run their course.

I love the colours Lucy uses. Her whole blog beams out vibrant colour – and have put a link in the Blogroll to the right of the page.

I had no idea how I was going to use all these balls until an idea struck;

Four years ago I was lucky enough to be able to buy a Carolyn Kardia painting called Summer Flight:


It hangs in my sitting room (80 cm square) – when I first saw it, it looked to me like fairies dancing and I enjoy the way it seems to reflect the weather: when it is sunny, or windy, or wet. Other people see all sorts of creatures in it and the babies are fascinated by it from about 3 months onwards.

The edges are raw


which does not bother me, but…

I had these little balls… so i knitted an icord.

icord and balls

My first thought was to completely surround the picture with balls and pompoms, but then I tried this out:


I still can’t decide if this is REALLY naff! and/or a sacrilege, but I do know I like it! so I am going to embrace my inner Naffness and enjoy!


The next step is to make some cushions in the same colourway, to sit on the sofa beneath, granny squares I think.

(and click here and you will see where the adventure took me)

(and here – a post 24th April, 2014 the journey continues)

and onwards …  2.May.14


About Wild Daffodil

hoarder of creative goodies that will someday come in useful, enabler and supporter of creativity, lifelong knitter, artist and fabulous Granny!
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  10. I had absolutely no idea what naff was and I do love learning new words, especially slangish. A brilliant finish and an improvement on the dripped paint which it covered up. Now I am going to check out two links I clicked to here. 🙂 You have another blog…

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