Hello and happy July to all you lovely people out there. Honestly I can't believe that we are half way through 2014, where is the time going? Someone please slow that wagon down!! So lets not waste any and get straight to today's post which is all about a MANDALA. For my most recent Monthly Mandalong, I decided to crochet the gorgeous Starflower Mandala by the very clever Zelna Olivier and I must confess that not only do I love it, but I thoroughly enjoyed making it, which is the reason we do it right?!
It was my first time to make a mandala using Stylecraft DK and I really like the end result of it. It is not as thick as Drops Paris cotton and doesn't really offer that perfect trivet feel, but it is really soft and looks beautiful draped over one of my little tables.
There was no specific colour strategy it was all about going with the flow, which made it all the more fun to work.
Don't be mistaken, this is no ordinary Mandala, no it really is lovely and big and personally I think it will make a wonderful cushion cover. I know one little creature would definitely like it as his little seat or bed cover, so I suspect there might be another two future projects for the log book. Thank you Zelna for kindly sharing this beautiful pattern with us, it certainly was a real pleasure to make.
Now I suspect many of you have been beavering away making mandala's for the Yarndale Festival, sadly I couldn't include it in my Monthly Mandalong for June as planned, but I have spoken to Lucy and it seems that she is after some Starflower Mandala's but made in Cotton, which will look fabulous! Lucy is hoping to use a few of the large Starflower Mandalas to suspend from the ceiling for an extra wow effect, so if anyone is up to the challenge that would be great, just drop me a line at the bottom of the post so Lucy has an idea of how many she is likely to receive. For those of you who have already done their bit and don't fancy another, I have an exiting mandala for us to work on next month, so stay tuned. For anyone wanting to know a little more about the Yarndale Festival and Lucy's input, you can read more here.
That's it for today, I hope you all have a lovely week and don't forget if you have a mandala to share, please add your link below.