Friday, May 16, 2008

Moving right along......

Not exactly at lightening speed, or any speed for that matter :) but moving along at least. Faux goodies are done and almost ready to pack off to my sweet friends. I think I'll have that done by Monday, well in time for my Christmas deadline. :) :) :)
Have started working on my two little mosaic projects...first I had to dig out the items I wanted to mosaic, the birdhouse and the teapot. Then I had to gather some plates to smash. If there is a design I want to save I put clear tape over it to keep it together, then I place the plate between two paper plates and slide it into a bag. Then it's wham ! bam ! with a hammer. I keep checking to remove pieces that are just the right size and keep whacking until I have the sizes and shapes I want. Then I put them into a container ... tile nippers are very handy to help you get just the right shape you want. You can also buy small tiles and bits and pieces at craft stores if you don't want to whack your own or to supplement what you have.
If all goes well I will have some progress to share on Monday's Show and Tell.
Thanks for stopping by to check on me, I so appreciate you all.
My wish for you: Even if you can't move at lightening speed may you mosey along and enjoy the journey.


Rosie's Whimsy said...

One of these days I will try a simple project with mosaics. I love all the things I see the ladies doing. Looking forward to seeing your finished project.

Take care, sweetie ..... ((hugs)) Rosie

Bebe said...

Hi Francie!

Glad you are feeling better and doing some crafting! Those little cakes look good enough to eat ~ I could bite into that big heart cupcake right now :) Can't wait to see how your mosaic birdhouse turns out! Hope you have a good weekend!

Hugs, Bebe :)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Can't wait to see the finished project!

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kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to do a little mosaic project. Maybe a frame for a little mirror. I'm afraid to smash the plates, Francie! Show us the birdhouse when you're finished, please!

Vallen said...

You do know how to have fun Miss Francie. Looking forward to the results.

Christine said...

I can't wait to see your projects when you are finished. If I ever get over this head cold, I have a few projects of my own I need to get going on.


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Sweet Francie!

Just wanted to pop in and say hello. I also love mosaics. I have that on my list of things to do sometime soon. It's so much fun to put pieces together and form something beautiful. I can't wait to see your finished project. I bet it will as beautiful as you are.
Janet's Creative Pillows

Deborah said...

Hi Francie! Hope you stop by for my Cottage Charm giveaway!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

LOVE your ginger kitties!!!!!!!!!

M ^..^

AuntE said...

Hey Francie! Love your faux cakes!!!! They are precious! YUM!