Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CRAFTS: Mosaic Bird Bath

Thankyou to those of you who have come over from Rubie's blog to visit me. You are very kind and have nice things to say to support me. Big hugs to you all.

It's been no secret that I love indulging in crafts, and one of my newest (only in the last couple of years - thankyou to Lynn, my friend who first took me with her to classes) is mosaics. There is a lot of satisfaction gained in SMASHING tiles and mirror and such and then putting the bits back together to make something lovely. I also have a good friend who is a ceramics artist (her web site is in my side bar) and I've passed the mosaics "bug" onto her as well. What is great about that relationship - is that we can make and fire all kinds of special small items and ornaments that we include into our pieces. You can see what I mean by checking out some of the selection on her site.

This is a birdbath I made for my brother's birthday....which was last October. I haven't quite been able to let it go because I love it so much, and he is about to do some backyard renos..... so I've used that as the excuse to not hand it over! Aren't I naughty!! My time is running out because he has said something like he "might see it for this years birthday".  Ooops.  Busted!

 First part done - the "bowl".


Rubie being curious as ever.


  1. That's really a really pawsome birdbath!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  2. so pretty!! i've thought about another blog, and have actually set one up before. i found it too hard to keep up with both, but if you have the time i think it's great. being a crafty person and baker/cook, i'm glad i get to see rubie's mum on her own blog! :)

  3. Hi Poots! What a fab name :-) I've commented from my Crafty blog which is way out of date I'm ashamed to say. However it's in my list to get back up and running so you've given me the incentive. Love the mosaics, you're very clever - I don't think I dare mention another craft here but it's definitely on the list of things I'd love to try. Look forward to following your blog and getting some yummy recipes ;-) Di xxxx

  4. Oh that birdbath is really beautiful. Almost too nice for the birds to use ! You know I am kinda pleased that Gail is not so great on the crafty business - no danger of her wanting to spend time blogging about stuff she's made, so she'll have to stick to pictures of me!

  5. Hello, Rubie send me over. Congratulations on your new blog and looking forward to some great stuff here!

    - Diana

  6. oh – that is just beautiful! I've always been fascinated by mosaics and would love to try making one some day! Would love to take the course… In the meantime, I will have two enjoy them through you! :-)

    Hsin-Yi (and Honey the Great Dane)

  7. What a beautiful birdbath! Good for your for starting your own blog! I have thought about starting one for myself, too, but haven't gotten my act together yet.

    Kristin (Pip's mom)

  8. Hi Poots (hope it's ok if I call you that), what a fabulous bird bath. I have always loved mosaics too. Sounds like you may have to make another one for yourself when your brother's birdbath goes. We are heading towards retirement and I can't wait but its a few years away yet. Love the look of your new blog. See you soon. No worries, and love, Carol