Happy Holiday Monday!
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her wonderfully heartwarming ‘In a Vase on Monday’. Pop over and visit her post and in the comments you can click on links to visit vases from gardens all over the world – and bathe in a flurry of flower petals.
I’m playing with primroses, hebe leaves and hyacinth pips to create a couple of mandalas
I’m caught up in a meditation of mandalas at the moment
This is a paid for pattern: Illusion Mandala designed by Tatsiana of Lilla BjornCrochet.
It made my brain ache the first time I made it and it took me a week to make – but it is a fantastic pattern with very clear instructions and a photo tutorial.
So I started another
All made with Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook
I do hope you are having a bright and happy weekend wherever you are
Also joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Posted in art from natural objects, Crochet, garden, mandalas, Vase on Monday
Tagged acrylic painting on canvas, crochet mandala, flower and crochet mandala, flower mandala, hebe, hyacinth pips, In a Vase on Monday, mandala, mixed media, primrose
and in a crochet mandala celebrating our clocks Springing forward here in the UK.
Scheepjes Sweet Treat Cotton
Pattern: Mandala Madness by Helen Shrimpton with a plain centre
One of my granddaughters was born on Primrose Day so I will be using the one of these photos to decorate her birthday card.
Joining Cathy and her happy band of gardeners for In a Vase on Monday.
I could only light the candle once inside, the wind is fierce today.
Happy Sixth Blogging Anniversary Cathy!!
This is where the hellebores came from this morning
and the hebe
Other flowers had snowy hats on too
The hyacinth above is my entry into Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Not exactly Easter Island weather
and this dear little pot seems to have a white fluffy stole on to keep warm
Pop over to Cathy’s and see what others have found to pop in a vase this Monday.
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Tagged anemone, Cee's flower of the day, crocus, Easter Island garden statue, flowers, flowers in the snow, hebe, hellebore, hyacinth, In a Vase on Monday, peach blossom, snow
Joining in with Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday
A rooted cutting from a ‘Money Plant’ or Crassula Portulacea (I think?), just right to make into a piece of Kokodama as a gift for a fellow blogger with a penchant for succulents.
I had the most brilliant day yesterday – all due to commenting on Noelle’s Snowdrop post a couple of weeks ago. Following an exchange of comments and Noelle’s generous invitation, Noelle, Alison and I all met up at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells for the Snowdrop Celebration.
The day was cold but the sunshine bright
Look at that sky!
So much beauty to see
and Cathy – so many wonderful witchhazels
We had the best time – more photos to share in a future post
So, thank you from the tip of my toes to the top of my head to Cathy for her fabulous Monday meme which brought us together, Noelle for the suggestion and generous hospitality and Alison for joining us to make it such a wonderful day.Noelle ~ Alison ~ Me
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Tagged Bishop's Palace Wells, fellow bloggers, hellebore, houseplants, IAVOM, In a Vase on Monday, indoor plants, Japanese design, kokodama, money plant, moss, moss ball, snowdrop event, snowdrops, Somerset, witchhazel
You might already know how much I love all things Japanese. I came across the Art of Kokodama on @tranquil_plants on Instagram and just had to have a go.
The snowdrop moss ball dangles in the window next to the pelargoniums that have flowered for over a year now – ‘Winter says hello to Summer’
back lit by a sunny Golden Euonymus outside in the garden.
Joining Cathy with her ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme. It is always delightfully uplifting to see what she and other gardeners pop into a vase – or other container – each week.
I’m new to Instagram, not sure how to use it yet, but if you would like to see what I put on there here is a link.
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Tagged @tranquil_plants, In a Vase on Monday, indoor plants, Japan garden art, kokodama, mossball, pelargonium, pelargoniums in winter, pink flower, snowdrops
As seen in a hotel.
I love the simplicity of this for a winter arrangement.
Pop over to Cathy’s to see what she has in her Vase this week.
….. where a dragon, Frosty the snowman and a little glass duck can frolic happily together
The above arrangement was created by Little Miss M aged 5, in a pot of succulents
Then we added to it
with two more funny Forever Flowers made by Jodie
The photo below is Jodie’s, showing more of her wonderfully bonkers creations
I just LOVE them!!!! They make me smile and brighten up a dull, rainy Jaunuary day.
We added some ‘flowers’ made using sculpture pieces by Zolo
These pieces are great for the children to make fanciful sculptures with – sadly they cost a fortune to buy from the US once shipping and customs duty ave been added. I first bought a set at the airport in New York when I was coming back home in 2008. Then luckily a friend of mine was able to get another set for me when she visited the US more recently.
Hazel catkins, ash twigs and golden privet.
Pop over to Rambling in the Garden to see what Cathy and other gardeners, from all over the globe, have put in their vases this Monday.
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Tagged ash, catkins, fairies, flower sculpture, golden privet, hazel catkins, In a Vase on Monday, indoor garden, Jodies Flowers