I was thinking today as I was photographing my latest FO, how nice it is to write my blog and that it’s like writing a lovely and beautiful letter to lovely and beautiful people who leave lovely and beautiful comments!
Winners all around!
I have finally finished my first real grandala square project since putting out the pattern… it feels like it took FOREVER! Have you ever made something which ended up being a real grind, and when you finally finished you felt relief? I’m usually BURSTING to put pictures of my projects on my blog, but when I finished this one this morning, I felt a bit creatively dried up! I think it is beautiful in it’s own special way, but something is not quite working with it for me… the colours weren’t resonating on my vibe, so it didn’t flow. I ended up cutting it open, frogging and re-doing, so a lot of work has been put into it!!!
I suppose I had better reveal it now…. remember these squares?
Beautiful mandalas, spinning inside natural wool…. become this bolster!
I’ve been wanting to make a bolster for ages now, and finally found an insert at the op shop for $2! I’m on a hunt for round cushion inserts, but they’re not seeming to be available in Wellington…. but if I can manifest a bolster, I can manifest round cushions!!!!!
My absoloute favourite part is the ends of the bolster… in fact, they have given me divine inspiration…. which involves lotuses, (loti?) mandalas and prayers… not your usual crochet fare!
So there was the bolster, I hope you like it! It’s growing on me, those bright and beautiful colours! Raymond seems to appreciate it… that’s all that matters really!
I’m spinning out with excitement every time I look on Ravelry and see how many mandalas are on the web! What a buzz that people are enjoying the pattern and bringing some healing mandala goodness into their lives! Let me know if you make one so I can celebrate your creativity!
Oh and I had to tell you after the tutorial that I had a comment from the lovely Quince Tree as she is a lefty hooker too… Is anyone else a lefty? I had a funny lefty experience last Sunday at my sister’s birthday that I’ll tell you about… A woman I had never met was there and when I pulled out my crochet she said “ooh, you can crochet! I’ve always wanted to make a granny square blanket, oh and you can even crochet with your left hand! Aren’t you clever!” Hmmm! Clever, or just left handed! Very sweet! She’s welcome to think I’m extraordinarily talented to hook with my left hand!
My creativity and crochet joy is beginning to flow again as I’m writing this, so I’m off to try my lotus mandalas, oooh… I can’t wait for the idea (and pattern) to materialise…
Creating is just the joy of life isn’t it?
Lots and lots of love to you, and thank you for popping by! From Alice and Raymond XXX
Ooh ooh, a quick P.S! Someone asked me the other day if I had the follower thingy-mijiggle so they could follow Raymond and me! I don’t and it’s because I just can’t seem to work out how to put it on…it’s taking me ages to know my way around WordPress and the blogging kingdom… but if you absoloutely cannot stand to miss a single photograph of Raymond sleeping in the sun, I have a link on the right sidebar where you can sign up for e-mails when I post blog happiness… when it comes to your inbox you simply click on the title of the post and it will magically whizz you here! XXX