Today’s crafting has been a bit of a mishmash.
I started the day by continuing a project I started for school. Small rocks with the numbers 1-20 painted on one side and spots to count on the other in order to match them up.
Then I progressed onto the smaller stones I had. I started using acrylics but discovered I have more control with sharpies. Here’s the whole collection.
Some of them I’ll keep and some I’ll give to a friend who is involved with an idea to hide decorated rocks in the local area for people to find.
My favourite is my second attempt at the fox,
And also this one inspired by a photo on linne’s blog. You’ll have to scroll down a fair way through her post to find the photo.
After that I got going with another paradox zentangle, this time with lots of triangles next to each other. I used a ruler for the main structure but have been drawing the other lines in freehand. It might be quicker not to turn the paper for each line, but it’s less confusing if I do, and it’s more relaxing and forces me to slow down and be careful. I’m loving watching it grow.
And finally this afternoon I finished off my ammonite crochet hook roll, pattern by dedri uys. I’m so so pleased with it 😊
Update about stones
Someone told me last night that it’s illegal to take stones from British beaches. This has worried me as I took my stones from a beach. I’ve decided to look this up but at the moment I am mainly finding lots of comments on forums saying ‘yes it’s illegal’ but with nothing to back that up. I have found that there is the 1949 Coast protection act and scanning through that I’ve found that section 18 allows the act to be applied to sections of coastline, and this would forbid the removal of anything found on the beach. But, it is really hard to find out if this is now a general rule applied across all British beaches, or if you’d need to find out about a specific beach before taking any stones. I’ve tried finding out for the area I got mine from and can’t find anything specific. I also wonder why, if this is an issue, they don’t add this rule onto signs that prohibit dogs at certain times of the year, or fires etc. Or maybe the beaches where this law is applied do have those signs?
I’d be really interested to know if anyone can shed more light on this issue, with some degree of back up.
In the meantime, I shall not be taking any more stones from any beaches I visit on holiday, and shall instead look to buy some from somewhere.