Sunday, April 24, 2011

Work in Progress: Mosaic Lamp

I have a bunch of lamps from when I used to decoupage them.
I've been collecting plates with roses for a while. And I chopped them up the other day and realized they looked good with the shimmery glass tiles I'd picked up at HD.

So here is an ugly lamp with 6 somewhat flattish sides, and I have the lower half of 3 sides done...

I want to have it done by Wednesday to give as a gift. That means to have it ready to grout by Tuesday. But I had to go into work this weekend, so I'm off schedule!

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mosaic Table, new puppy and I'm glad to be back.

I've had to be on line less for a while, but now I'm back. I was scared I wouldn't have any followers left. Thank you for sticking with me.

I'm linking up to Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts, check out the great craft projects there!

Here is a mosaic table top that I just finished grouting. My concept is that a bird has flown out of a stained glass window to grab a bug out of the mosaic table. The hunt for dishes to break is a lot of fun. And now when I break something in my kitchen I'm not upset any more because I pick up the pieces and put them in my mosaic box.

Msaicking is a learning process and I hope to keep improving. Next I may mosaic the sides or I may take a break and mosaic a wooden bowl. Note added: Actually I have decided to use the plates I've been collecting with roses on them to mosaic a lamp for my grown up foster daughter who loves roses.

All you need are wheeled nippers, some dishes, and some weldbond glue! I'm not giving instructions because they are all over the web.

Little table top grouted

AND I have a new puppy, here is Iggy sleeping next to Zorro. As I type this he is next to my other cat Ringo. I feel very fortunate that the kitties tolerate him. He's been a lot of fun.

Zorro & Iggy

Here he is on my lap:

Iggy at home on Kathy's lap

Thanks for looking!
I'm off to catch up on some blogs.