Yesterday I was scrolling through instagram whilst in the car on the way home from Dunelm (we bought a rug!) when I disappeared down a Marna Lunt inspired rabbit hole and ended up on Mrs Bertimus' page via the lovely Leah Halliday and it made me realise a few things... firstly that I had discovered some new beautiful mixed media stitchy inspiration, secondly that I have hardly made anything this year and really do need to get my stitch on and lastly that I hadn't shown you what I have stitched this year.
So here it is, one very small (made in a 3" hoop) hand-stitched freehand mandala. It took weeks, I stitched on the bus (actually slightly more difficult than I had anticipated), I stitched in the garden, I stitched and drank tea, I stitched and drank wine and I stitched through many an episode of Murder She Wrote and NCIS and finally I finished it! It was rather a meditative process and I will definitely do another one.
In the meantime though my interest in mixed media textile arts and crafts has been resparked and now I'm realising that I do have a use for the bags and bags of fabric I've got hidden away. I was beginning to think I'd have to sell it but now I have an excuse to hang on to my stash ;)
I'm off to make a cuppa, have a lovely Sunday! xx
PS. Yes, I have literally just decided that my mandala would make a fabulous new header. You like?