Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Monthly Mand-a-long - A Project

Hello my lovelies. I have something exciting to share with you today, no April fools pranks I am afraid. All my recent Mandala making has got me thinking that I would quite enjoy trying out a few other Mandala patterns and it suddenly occurred to me that a Monthly Mandala project might just be the thing to do. Anyone fancy joining in??

 
 
So the plan is to report in on the first day of the month with your newly made Mandala simply by adding your link to the link-up below my post. For anyone interested in grabbing my button, you can simply add it to your blog just by adding the text below my link on the right hand side of my blog. As for patterns, I will be sharing a few patterns here that I will be working on from time to time, so you can either join along with these or you can use your own pattern, the choice is entirely yours.



 
To kickstart it this month, I have yet again followed the gorgeous pattern by Wink that was published in the Simply Crochet Issue 7. In fact I have now officially made around ten of these mandalas and NO I am still not bored of this pattern. Each and everyone has turned out differently and that is what I so love about the concept of the Mandala, colour and mood plays such a pivotal role here. For those of you who want to learn a little more about Mandala's you can read this post I wrote a few weeks ago. Now don't worry, I know that none of you would be prepared for this months 'Monthly Mandala', if you like you can join in next month, or else you can add yours at any time this month.



My aim for this project is to try and make twelve mandalas, so yes I am going to run this project for twelve months, by far my longest crochet project yet, but I am actually quite excited about it. I love having these mandalas scattered around the house and in the garden and what I really like about this project is the fact that it might just, dare I say it, have me a little more prepared for Christmas! Yes, I can't quite believe that I have just uttered the Christmas word, but it seems that this gal has already got her Christmas-gifts thinking cap on. Last year I made a few of these for presents and they were a BIG hit amongst some friends, so I figured a few more might just be in order, so I am starting now. No time like the present and all that.

 
 
So on to the next month's Mandala project, yes you've guessed it, it's another Wink project, I mean this girl has oodles of talent and especially when it comes to making Mandalas. I have chosen this tutorial that I found on ravelry largely because it just looks like a fun project to work, so if anyone fancies joining in, lets get started. We can show and tell both here and on ravelry and get some colour inspiration for the next month.




Now when I typed this blog post up on Friday last week, I was completely unaware that the very lovely Chrissie and Mrs Daisy had been plotting and writing up a very similar post, dare I say great minds think alike! Fortunately it seems that their little project is a one off and will only be lasting for a week or so, so I figured I would go ahead and stick with my original plan and get the idea rolling so to speak. So if anyone fancies continuing in their mandala mode, then do pop over here once you have made the gorgeous Wink mandala on  Chrissie's blog to come and try another one of Wink's patterns over here. This lovely lady is happy for us to hook away and she is also happy for us to use a couple of her other patterns, thank you Wink!



 Now you don't have to commit to the entire twelve months, you can simply join in as and when you feel up to the challenge or in the mood to make a mandala. The beauty of the Mandala is that it works up so very quickly, so it is all in an evening or two's work and should hopefully not interfere with all our other crafty plans.





So that's it my dearies for now anyway, I am very soon jetting off, in fact only one more sleepy, and who knows by some minor miracle I might just have one more blog post to share with you, but don't hold your breath.

For now though totsiens!

Warm Wishes
Hannapat
xoxo

26 comments:

  1. These are so pretty, I'm going to do one, definitely! :) x

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  2. I will definitely make one for April. ....... thanks this should be fun. I have been wanting to make a mandala for ages, good time to get started!
    x Pat @ sunshineandasewingbasket.blogspot.com

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  3. I have been struck by mandalitis (a new disease that I just made up!!) and am in the processing of trying to upload some photos right now of two that I have just made up to my own designs! It certainly seems as though mandalas are the new in crochet thing!! xx

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  4. They're really pretty. I haven't tried making one before but I might do it now that it's the "in" thing. :)

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  5. Found a link to your monthly mandala through Amy at love made my home. What a great idea this is. I have Mandalas everywhere! I just finished a mandala stool cover that I am getting ready to post. Thanks for providing a link up!

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  6. This is a great idea. I've never made a mandala before but it might be fun to have a go. I'm not sure if I could make 12 though! x

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  7. They're all gorgeous, I'm about to have a go at my first one, wish me luck! S xo

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  8. that's a nice pattern that you choose, I just might have too! Heather x

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  9. Hello lovely, love the mandalas you have already made...the pattern is very pretty. Lovely idea to do one a month. I have never made one before but I am tempted to have a go! Hope you have a wonderful time away.
    Marianne x

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  10. Wonderful mandalas. Way beyond my skill level I'm afraid, but I shall enjoy watching what you make every month.

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  11. Beautiful! Count me in! Enjoy your break my friend! Cxxx

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  12. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Yours are fab - my favourites are the stronger, darker coloured ones, especially the one with turquoise in (my favourite colour) which I've included in my own mandalas. Wishing you a very happy holiday. XX

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  13. They are beautiful, I definitely plan on making a couple, whist you have this running. X

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  14. They are all so beautiful!

    Lluisa xx

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  15. Have a lovely holiday Hannapat,
    Kate x

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  16. Have a wonderful trip my friend, I ordered some drops paris for Mandala making this morning, I'll be joining in with Chrissie to so I'll be joining in with you both.
    Clare xx

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  17. They are all gorgeous Hannapat. I cant commit the time to making one yet but I'll be checking out everyone elses.

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  18. P.S. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  19. Enjoy your holiday, Your Mandalas are gorgeous I love the colours and how different the same mandala can look so different depending on the colours!
    Daisy x

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  20. Your mandalas are gorgeous, I love the colours you have chosen! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday, Hannapat.
    Helen xox

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  21. Love your mandalas, I too have been crocheting Winks designs and joined Chrissies link up and I have found yours. I am definitely in as I have Mandalitis!

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  22. You have been very busy with the mandalas Hannapat! They are lovely! I have yet to make one!
    Will check out the Wink poattern and maybe have a go this weekend............
    Great idea by the way, well done!
    Gill xx

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  23. Those are so beautiful and lovely!!! Enjoy you holiday!! xo Holly

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  24. Dearest Hannapat have the loveliest holidays - sending you lots of loves and hugs
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  25. Monthly mandalas are a great idea lovely, and I'm loving yours and your colours - the variety of looks achieved with just change of colour never ceases to amaze me! Will talk soon - keep well, happy times to you and loved ones! Much love, Joy xoxo

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  26. What a great idea. Beautiful Mandalas! I was never really a mandala "person" - but I think I am hooked now - this is such a brilliant way to try out different colour combinations!

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