My apologies for posting this discussion a little late this year. There has not been enough hours in the day, of late.
Thankfully, a few weeks back, our dear friend, Chris Chiplen contacted me regarding an idea for our 'umbrella'. Our umbrella is the theme/thought that connects our monthly themes together and inspires us to create squares, hats, toys and handwarmers for 'our' children in South Africa.
You may recall that Chris provided our 'umbrella' for this year....."Think Like A Kid', which has had us creating squares, toys, handwarmers and hats that a child would love and enjoy. Personally, I think Chris has outdone herself for the coming year......and here it is...our KAS Umbrella for 2018........
I'm feeling inspired by all of these, Bev, and already planning ahead! Another suggestion, though 'I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside' - sea, sand, sun and all manner of sea creatures?
Some awe inspiring ideas here, well done Bev, Chris and the Mods. I love the idea of Happy Scrappies and Boost the Plain Jane's combined, this could produce some amazing squares.
Thanks Ladies for your positive feedback and great suggestions. Already I have 'I do like to be beside the seaside' running through my head, this will make falling asleep interesting, as I am just heading off to bed.....lol.
Couldn't resist, I had to find it on youtube. A fun memory from my (long ago) childhood.
Seaside rock colours as well...........?
Rebecca, this is a very neat idea to add to a theme. Perhaps the "Jewels" theme ?? They are, after all, jewels of the sea:) Or the "Mother Nature" theme, since the wave action Mother Nature creates always brings a new display of these little treasures to the shore. Or the PJ theme ... there would be a wide variety of colors to choose from.
One naturally thinks of rocks being ... well ... grey. Not so! Depending on where you live in the world, the rocks, stones, and pebbles you will find at the water's edge can be a wide range of colors. And sea glass, too! The beaches along our north shore yield a very different collection of color than those on the eastern or southern shores ...xo
Aha - that has not translated out into USA English.......... Seaside rock is a hard boiled candy in sticks that is sold at the seaside in the UK. It comes in a wide variety of colours and even stripes - very pretty and an essential part of going to the seaside as a child :)
Here (I hope) is a link - look it up on Google to see all the amazing pictures of the colours.
Rebecca, I must admit that in spite of being brought up with traditional seaside rock, I interpreted your suggestion in the same way as Gloria :)) I suppose on visits to the coasts of Northumberland and Western Scotland in recent years I've been more attracted to the rocks than the 'rock'! But when it comes to colours for squares, etc, I guess both would work!
LOL ... lost in the translation! Sorry, Rebecca, but I didn't know about the candy :))) The colors really are gorgeous! We can take inspiration from so many things around us. I agree, Lesley, that our inspiration can come from either :) xo
I must have a sweet tooth - "seaside rock" only meant "candy" to me!
Yes, I'm afraid it didn't translate for me here in Oz, either. I was thinking beige with a little grey thrown in....much prefer the type of rock you were meaning, Rebecca...gorgeous colours!! :))
Some super ideas. I was drawn to Sharing our Favourites as it's always interesting to see other people's preferences whereas each contributor is working on whatever they enjoy the most - win/win.