yesterday was a rainy day. The world was drippy wet..........
It was lovely weather for Ducks..........
and baby Coots...........
When I got home from my usual weekly shop it was nice to spend a little time with a hook and some colourful yarn.........
I'm sure most of you will know of Lucy's Mandala project for Yarndale this year.....
I've never really been tempted to make one before, but knowing how lovely it was to contribute to the Yarndale Bunting LAST YEAR, I thought I would give Lucy's gorgeous pattern a try.
As always it's a super well written and easy to follow photo tutorial. Find it HERE.
I already had a big of yarn colours sitting waiting for me........do you like them?
After my woodland walk on Saturday.....with images fresh in my mind....I came home and put together this selection of the colours I had seen.
It was such a perfect sight and I thought I would try and recreate mother natures beautiful colour scheme in my next blanket.............
Working the rounds I tried my best to recreate the feeling and sights of my beautiful Bluebell walk again .
In the centre is a lovely pink " Red Campion" flower, surrounded by fresh shades of green.
Dotted among the green you can spy beautiful bluebells between the dark of the tree trunks.
The new leaves on the trees are so bright and fresh.
Cow Parsley and Hawthorn blossom add touches of frothy white beauty and between the trees you can see the clear blue sky.
The woodland in May is such a special place to be and if you are lucky you will come across a carpet of blue, with a ribbon of dainty pink flowers to frame it's beauty.
Oh how I loved making this sweet Woodland Walk Mandala..............
It might sound daft but I feel like it's captured a special moment in time for me to keep.
I love the other patterns in Lucy's post .
Searching google images THIS one caught my attention too (but I'm not sure how big it is )
Have you been bitten by the Mandala bug yet lovelies?
p.s. thank you so much for the kind comments on my previous post.....yay for Vintage Camper Van love :0)