Sunday, November 11, 2012

{That Time I Tried Mosaic}

So I broke a little saucer this week.  It was one of those blue and white willow ones that are a dime a dozen at the thrift stores.  So what did I do with it?  I smashed it up alittle more and decided to try and mosaic something.  I bought a little $1 terracotta pot from Masters, waterproofed it and began grouting broken plate pieces onto it, and added a few sand dollars around the top.

I'm actually a little happy with it, but there were a few things I should/could have done better.  (It certainly isn't my worst DIY work!!)

First:  It is so hard to get these little saucer pieces to sit properly because of the round edgey bit on the bottom, so there are a few bits that poke out a bit more than the others.

Second:  Don't stop work halfway through and talk to your mum on Skype for a few hours, or have visitors.  I sort of left the grout stuff a bit too long to dry and it is as hard as a rock, so its not a smooth as it should be!

Third:  Its a very messy job, so I am glad I used throw away containers and plastic tablecloth when I made it!

Fourth:  Now I have to try and keep this little fern plant alive.

Friday, November 2, 2012

{Five Favourites for Friday}

I've been kinda obsessing over all things Flamingo lately!  My five favourites include:

How gorgeous is this textile art flamingo made by Abigail Brown.  Check out more of Abigails work here.

 Flamingo tea-towel available here.

Flamingo soap available here.

Flamingo personalized phone cover by the super talented Liz of ShorelyChic - available here.

And how beautiful is this Kate Spade Flamingo Handbag?  Available here.