Thursday, 28 June 2012

My Felt Shop Showcase

Hello Gentle Reader,

Perhaps this is the first time you have visited my blog, or perhaps you are already a regular visitor, either way, I wonder if you know that I have a shop where I sell some of my crafty creations?  I've decided to try and put together a wee showcase of some of the things I have for sale.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I do hope you come back soon.  ^_^

Little Red Riding Hood costume set by Purple Dress-Up Box
Cars-on-the-go Toy Wallet
Delft Blauw Tie-side Pinny
Car-car Tee - Blue
Keystone - Shoot for the Moon
Twirly-top Hat - Pink
Quite Contrary - Pink Tie-side Pinny
Blankie Baby - Pastel Pink

Monday, 25 June 2012

Our Mosaic Pathway ~ Work in Progress ~ Part One

Many years ago, when I was on my Big OE, I stumbled upon an antiques and junk shop somewhere in California (I can't now remember exactly where I was) that had absolutely stunning pathways, all made of broken china mosaics.  I absolutely loved them, and wanted to make one of my own.  Years later, when I had a house that needed new pathways, I set to work on my first little bit of mosaic path.

For this mosaic, I used coins that I collected from my travels, and some old New Zealand coinage, as well as broken china, off-cuts from our kitchen tiles, and stones from our stone pit which was swallowed up by extensions to our house.

The path has grown slowly over the years.  This little section is outside my sewing room window, so I wanted to do something that would look a bit like a quilt.  It's a bit rough in places :)

It's a family project...Mr K and Miss Missy have also made their own bits.

A lot of our inspiration has come from the mosaic garden at The Giants House in Akaroa.

We've learnt a lot along the way...some things work better than others... and we are still learning :)