Monday, 18 August 2014

More of the same: mandalas, dream catchers and decorations

Graham and I had a lovely weekend. Ben and Danny came to stay so we went to Gravity Force which is the new trampoline place in Camberley. I think it is the first time that I have taken my crocheting to pass the time and ignored it completely. The boys had such fun bouncing off walls, playing dodge ball, and jumping into foam pits that I just had to watch - brilliant and highly recommended.

I did do some crocheting over the week, as you would expect, but nothing much that is new because I am still experimenting with mandalas and dream catchers.

This is the finished rainbow dream catcher - the big ring is the bottom part of a lampshade, the medium sized one is a plastic ring bought on line and the small bottom ones are plastic roman blind rings. I had ordered some feathers for it but I think that might be overdoing the decoration!

Next I tried something more artistic. I think this is a bit better than my usual attempts but you can't help but realise that I am a scientist when you look at my works of art.

 Two more mandalas. I made the orange circles separately and then crocheted them in. I really like the effect but I need to block the edges properly.
This one is my favourite so far. With these it helps to be able to do arithmetic and I am much more at home with this more geometrical work - Vicky is our family artist.

The other thing that happened this week was that Graham and I found a garden centre that also sells wool. I can imagine that we will be spending a great deal of time there something for each of us and a cafe for buns afterward perfect.

 This is what I made from some old bangles and  the tinsel yarn that I found at the garden centre

Finally this is proof that you can't have too many buttons: art work by Danny.