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’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.
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