weekly mandala – week 9: lolita

weekly mandala banner

Hello! :)

The other day I stumbled across this web page; it’s a cover gallery archive with over 150 different covers to the same book, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

One of the covers made my heart sing as soon as I saw it, and I knew that it was going to be this week’s mandala! :)

I love the muted colors I used in this one. Almost pastel, but with a clear retro vibe.
weekly crochet mandala

weekly crochet mandala

The planning:
weekly crochet mandala planning

As with each new mandala, this one is now my favorite! :)

I’d like to take this weekly post to thank Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence. She has recognized this project of mine with an award for Best Crochet Blog Project of 2012! Head on over to read the full article. I wanted to share some of the kind words she has to say about me and this weekly project:

“Many, many bloggers have done terrific blog projects this year including CALs, weekly craft schools, tutorial series and more. I picked Marinke’s Weekly Mandala Project because:
1. It kicked off with a great launch. A Creative Being did an amazing CAL using the beautiful overlay crochet mandala pattern by an Etsy designer. This encouarged people to purchase a great unique pattern, to crochet together using what was a new technique for many people and also got attention for Marinke’s mandala making skills. Later Marinke also gave us her own free crochet mandala pattern. This all helps her get known as a great crochet mandala maker, which gives great attention to the weekly series itself.
2. It is a unique project. You really don’t see too many crochet mandalas. (I know because I had to hunt hard to do my roundup earlier this year of crochet mandala patterns!) I also can’t think of another project this year where a crochet designer specifically shared her inspiration and what she made from on it on this type of simple weekly basis.
3. Her work, and the photos for the posts, are just beautiful. I love seeing the images that she chooses for her inspiration. It reminds us that we can get crochet inspiration from just about anywhere! I love seeing the clear photos of her finished mandalas. And I really love the photos she does where she places the inspiration side by side with the finished item in the same picture.” 

Thank you so much Kathryn for granting me this award! It really means a lot to me ♥


ps Click here to see all the mandalas I’ve made so far! 

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  1. congrats on the award! i think your mandalas are so beautiful! i have to ask, what do you do with them all?

  2. Congrats on your award!! That vintage cover is a great find! It fits your style beautifully!
    Kate :}

  3. Your mandala is so pretty – the colors are great together. Congrats on your award! :)

  4. I think this is my favourite so far, the colors are amazing. :)
    I’m now begining to work on mandalas as well, and I’m constantly thinking about new color combinations!!
    I have been wondering… are you planning on making a tutorial for the spiky border on your banner mandala? That looks awesome! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration

  5. And you’ve done another great one. Love the inspiration on this one!!