Today I’m inspired by the pink and green loveliness found outside my back door...
...I’m inspired by lazy holiday mornings, allowing me to quietly enjoy the garden in the shiny-bright morning sunshine...
...I’m inspired by you! All of you lovelies who have linked up, emailed, shared your mandalas and their myriad uses, including these gems:
* Jane at Flowerhouse made the prettiest mandala to use as a bowl cover. I envisage a set to take along on a picnic!
* The Snail Garden created a mandala using Anchor 8 Cotton Perle in bright pastels and a 1.75mm hook, which she is making into a piece of jewellery. Genius!
* Helena’s Creative Maven hooked up three different patterns, but used the same colour palette for each, resulting in a coordinated trio she mounted on the wall.
* Shari at A Stitched Pattern simply used a mandala to get her mojo back! Woo hoo!
Now adjust your reading spectacles, because you have to peer closely at the next few photos – I've added a circle to highlight the area - the birds have discovered the nesting materials the girls draped over the border shrubs and tucked into an empty feeder:
Yarn ends and some spare toy stuffing from the April Fool’s prank made this little blue tit very happy indeed! He sat on the branch for a few minutes tugging away to get just the right amount; I grabbed my camera and hoped that I might get some half-decent images through the glass kitchen door.
One last thing – have you entered my giveaway yet? If not, pop over here and leave a comment, I’ll be choosing random winner on Saturday!
Thank you everyone for joining in our crazy Mand-A-Long. Link up your latest makes and ideas below!