Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Crazy Randomness

A while back Ali, from The Creations of Crazy Dazy, and I decided to create a collaboration in cyberspace - a few of the same parameters to set us off.... and an opportunity at the end to see how similar or different our results could be!
With the chosen finishing line being Easter we selected a Spring theme and after a hesitant start this poem by John Foster:

It's Spring

It's spring
And the garden is changing its clothes,
Putting away
Its dark winter suits,
Its dull scarves
And drab brown overcoats.

Now, it wraps itself in green shoots,
Slips on blouses
Sleeved with pink and white blossom,
Pulls on skirts of daffodil and primrose,
Snowdrop socks and purple crocus shoes,
Then dances in the sunlight.
From a long list of ideas (as my title suggests I can be a bit woolly - the rest can be kept for another project!!) we pruned the parameters for this project down to include:
something recycled or from a charity shop
and a new stitch or technique.
The colours will probably come to light (or life!) with the planning, and so far I have assembled this basket from my stash! !

 The most important element though is that the whole project should be fun!
 I'm looking forward to getting started - after all, the weather and the gardens are reminding me It's Spring!

During three years of blogging I have met many friends, some from the early days I am still in regular contact with, others I have found more recently.

There are so many colourful and generous people out there in blogland!
Its great to share inspiration, with like minded folk. Ali has lots of great quirky ideas, she designs and knits the most amazing tea cosies, has felted fabulous flowers and has whizzed up some super sewing...amongst many other things...
hope you enjoy exploring her creative blog,
and watching out for the results of our collaboration!


Melody said...

Can't wait to see what happens next! I LOVE the big colorful basket of yarn in the meantime though! Like a big pretty dish o' eye candy! :))))))))

linda said...

I love the poem Ali and this looks so exciting I can't wait to see what you have planned. :)

Jacqui Galloway said...

The poem is beautiful, Ali. Can't wait to see what creativeness comes from it and that lovely basket of colourful wooliness.
Jacqui xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this poem, Ali, I didn't know it and I enjoyed reading it, it really captures the feeling of Spring! I'm curious to see your next creations, sure the wool basket looks great... : )

crazydazy said...

love the look of what's in that large basket of wool.....just wondering what you will be using the embroidery thread for!

Amy at love made my home said...

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!! xx

September Violets said...

You had me with the spring poem :) Looking forward to seeing what evolves with that beautiful stash! Wendy x

Zed said...

Great idea! We've got a few weeks left on our Jackson Pollock challenge on the Felting and Fiber Studio site if you feel up to that, too? :)


Thanks for sharing the poem.. I wonder what wonderful and creative project will come of that basket of stash. Have a lovely week. Hugs Judy

Tita Carré said...

Hi, I love your blog, is beauty, I love the colors, I love your crochet, visit my blog too,hugs from Brazil.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I am looking forward to seeing what happens here !