down a rabbit hole #1 “diamond painting”

I mentioned the other day, that I’d been diving down a few rabbit holes . . . spending lots of time on the internet, and checking out new (to me) occupations.  Which, of course, led to Mr Visa being waved about somewhat, but that couldn’t be helped lol.

Anyway, the first rabbit hole I went down was looking at “diamond painting”.  I initially thought the husband might fancy trying his hand at that.  Looks like a hobby where you need good eye-sight, a steady hand, and lots of patience.  He has all three.  I therefore ordered in a couple of small kits.  Sadly, he didn’t appear to be as excited about the idea as me, and kits sat on the counter for a while, with the husband taking no interest whatsoever.  I was itching to have a go myself, so . . .

I spent a very relaxing couple of hours, having fun, sticking down all these pretty gems, and made a bookmark.  There were actually two bookmarks to make in the kit (I’m still hoping the husband will be tempted to do the second one).  It’s quite “bling” but I love the colours, blues & purples . . . and the tassle is gorgeous!

Then, I opened up a second kit

And had more fun working on a mandala design.  The canvas is printed in such vivid colours and the gems make it lovely and sparkly.  This design measures 19cm square, on a 25cm square canvas.  I enjoyed myself so much, I’ve been and ordered a “real” diamond painting kit (which will be full coverage). More about that another day!