walk by lake or sea
to calm the mind and spirit
beachcombing works well
As I get into a frenzy of creativity, creating patterns and people with shells, my collection gets in a right old muddle – they need sorting out again.
Joining Cathy and our wonderful band of contributors in our One-a-Week Challenge
We would love you to join us – just leave a link to your ‘Muddle’ in the comments, either here or on Cathy’s blog post.
Also joining Ronovan in his weekly Haiku Challenge
Prompts this week are LAKE and CALM
I don’t need Christmas
My heart celebrates Solstice
Turning to the light
Using a bit of poetic licence here to meet our One-a-Week Photo Challenge Prompt: Regal
I was trying to make a tealight holder out of used teabags that was not so BROWN.
After painting it with white Gesso it somehow said ‘Christmas’ to me, so I painted the inside with some gold paint, a few dots around the outside and then it said ‘CROWN’.
Also joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku challenge – prompt words HEART and NEED
Posted in crafty tricks, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, recycling
Tagged haiku, haiku challenge, homemade tealight holder, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, recycled teabags, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, teabag art, tealight
no silk or satin
to grace my skin, happier
in a rusty truck
Cathy-and-Daffy’s One-A-Week Photo Challenge – RUST
Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, Prompts: SKIN and SILK
Join in our challenge by adding a link in the comments on either blog, we’d love to see your interpretation of this week’s subject.
Next week – REGAL
From Rust to Regal, we like to mix it up!
touch, smell, remember
how did life get so busy
miss beachcombing days
All these shells and pieces of coral were collected in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.
Two weeks of warm sunshine, sitting on the beach, wandering slowly along the shoreline, knitting, reading and arranging shells ……. ah! ………… sigh …….
You might recognize some pieces that have been used in my shell pictures.
My entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt: ORDERLY
Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: TOUCH and MISS
I could happily spend days arranging collections of objects in an orderly fashion – how about you?
Posted in art from natural objects, haiku, Haiku Challenge, mandalas, Photo Challenge
Tagged Abu Dhabi shells, collection and display, coral, haiku, mandala, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, shell collection, shell mandala, shells
late holiday find
We went hunting for a Geocache on our family holiday in Solva in Wales at the end of July. There are quite a lot registered in that area, but this one was very close to where we were staying. It was fun: first we discovered the general location from the Geocache website, and there was a code to crack to give us a clue about the exact location. But I don’t think we would have found it without the help of my daughter’s Smart phone.
Miss E, Master R and Little Miss M were all very excited to find the plastic pot. We lifted the cache and took it back to the B&B to show the rest of the family
This is what we found inside the cache
The idea is that you can take an item from the cache and replace it with a little gift. It was fun to read what others had written, but we were just a little bit disappointed to discover a marble and some sweets. Nobody wanted to eat the sweets, Little Miss M wanted to keep the marble. We threw a couple of sweets in the bin and the children had fun deciding what to leave in their place. This is what we put back in the cache: A sheet of stickers, a butterfly candle, a rubber, and a Love Rock
We put the cache back where we found it and covered it up with stones
This is my entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge this week, leave a link to what you have FOUND this week in the comments to be included n my monthly Round-Up of entries. And pop across to see what others have found on Nanacathy.
Also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, his prompt words this week are: LATE and HOLIDAY
Solva is a very special place for me and I have been there many times: if you would like to see more photos or read more about it put ‘Solva’ in the SEARCH box at the top right of this page and the former blog entires are listed there.
sharp eyes, sharp scissors
small hooks, smart patterns to please
each round exciting
Joining two challenges together:
Our One-a-Week Photo Challenge
Ronaovan’s Haiku Challenge: PLEASURE and EXCITE
Inspired by some of the mini crocheted mandalas I’ve seen in online crochet groups I am trying my hand at making a couple whilst me hands and eyes can still cope!
The white one ‘Sol’ by Zoya Matyushenko on Ravelry, her designs are amazing! Each round is a little gem in itself. I’m making this in Cotton thread – Scheepjes BonBon, Bridal White, with a 1.25 mm hook, although if I did it again in this cotton I would choose a 1.5mm.
The turquoise one is Spiro Star by Helen Shrimpton which I am making with the same thread and a 2mm hook. My plan is to make a one colour Mandala Madness with Spiro Star at the centre.
Join Cathy and me in our weekly Photo Challenge by leavig a link to your ‘Sharp’ photo in the comments.
Posted in Crochet, haiku, Haiku Challenge, mandalas, Photo Challenge, poetry
Tagged #MandalaMadness, 'Sol' by Zoya Matyushenko, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, Spiro Star
shell shapes coastal hues
hookery yarning along
Joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, prompts: SHELL and COAST
The mandalas are getting rather big to photograph, so this week’s prompt for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge gave me an idea.
The one on the left is in Stylecraft Special DK acrylic yarn using a 4mm hook, in colours chosen by Little Miss M (aged 5).
The one on the right in in Scheepjes Stonewashed 4ply, cotton and acrylic, using a 3.5mm hook. Colours chosen by me with the twins (aged 4) in mind.
The Spiro Star in the top photo and the square, ‘Fantastic’, designed by Julie Yeager, are in Stylecraft Special DK, using a 5mm hook and in colours chosen by Master R (aged 7).
The Mandala pattern, called Mandala Madness is a free pattern and comes from the amazing designer Helen Shrimpton. You can find it on her website or on Ravelry. I used another of her patterns: Spiro Star at the centre of my mandalas. With Helen’s permission I created a photo tutorial of how I joined the two together and Helen has incuded a link to it on her site.
Mandala Madness is a pattern for a huge mandala, I am trying to adapt it to be suitable for a bedspread for a single bed. It makes my brain ache, but I know it will be worth it in the end.
Cathy has a very different ‘fold’ for our delight – pop over and have a look.
Leave a link to your fold photo in the comments and I will include it in the monthly round-up. It is always fun to see the variety that we find for each subject.