Peace, perfect peace. More Mandalas.

Before we went away we spent some time on Hama Bead Mandalas, as already blogged. But they were just so gorgeous that even though I’ve already blogged them over at BeadMerrily, home of all the Hama Beads you could possibly ever want, I decided to put them here too. It was a lovely few days of us crafting together and I get precious little opportunity to record things we do together anymore. How I wish I had known I needed to fully appreciate those days.

Josie has quite a knack for our #hamabeads #mandalas #craftysummer #craftmerrily

I loved watching their abilities with pattern improve over the days we did these; Josie in particular got very confident at using colour and pattern. It was fabulous. There must be maths in there somewhere too :)

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Before I leave you with the designs, maybe you’ll indulge me with looking at our lovely craft website where we sell the midi hama beads you need for designs like these.

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Like the good old days.

I’d forgotten how much fun it is to just sit and make things with Hama Beads. I think they are still my favourite crafty stuff; I couldn’t bear to not have a shop full of them!

Happy with my #shamrock #hamabeads for #stpatricksday #getyourcrafton #bitlate
I’m clearly in need of a bit of therapy; the breast lump thing has knocked me back badly, even though it was okay. Anxiety has skyrockets and couple with April approaching – meh. I need to talk, I think but there is no time and no one to really listen.

Very lovely afternoon with Josie and the #hamabeads today.
Josie and I sat and beaded in the Spring sunshine today, listening to Percy Jackson and thinking our thoughts. Very soothing. The daffs in the garden make me smile, just about and creating patterns from scratch for the first time in years is lots of pleasure.

Not really daffodil enough but quite pretty. #hamabeads #daffodilboy #daffodil
Even the ‘not very daffodil at all’ one.

Later on we joined everyone who stuck with the gym and made it happen for a great big play session and party. It was fabulous – I’m bubbling with joy to see what we’ve achieved.

Well, I'm over half way. #ripple #crochetaddict
Even the ripple is coming on :) A longer job that I intended.

I’ve booked on another Debbie Abrahams knitting course with my birthday money. Squeak!