It’s the fourth week of January and until now we’ve had no more than around six hours of sunshine (although today is making a liar out of me, it started damp and grey but the sun has come out, it’s so good I feel like running down the street with my face to the sky).
Anyway the general lack of sunshine has meant that a lot of my relaxation time has been spent inside and it’s given me the opportunity to get on with a few creative projects. All of which have been designed to be colourful to compensate for the weather.
At the end of my last post I mentioned some candlesticks I wanted to upcycle; the before picture below shows them as they were at the start, after just a light rub down.
I wanted them to look light but slightly gothic and so I used cream and deep plum colours:
I added some beading on copper wires.
I can finally use them again! They look good as a table dressing, in the evening when the lights are turned down
I’ve also been doing some crochet, I have throws, bags, scarfs and I often use it to decorate with or add an edging, this time though I might turn it into a jacket.
Finally, the last dose of colour therapy I’m sharing in this post is a bag I’ve just finished. I enjoyed making this so much. I spent a very relaxing afternoon listening to a radio play whilst embroidering the felt mandalas.
The colours made me think of the woodland greens of spring and summer.
Both sides are embroidered but I’ve only shown one here.
It’s amazing how cheering it is to work with warm colours when outside everything is grey and inside it hasn’t really felt light all day.
Today though it’s lovely and bright. Lets hope it stays that way all week!
Have a good one whatever you are up to.