Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Flit and dabble

I've been off on a crafty tangent lately, trying out new (or newish) things for me.  There hasn't been much action with the yarn and instead there has been some cross stitching, some cross stitch pattern making and some mosaic doing.  The word 'mosaicing' just looks wrong doesn't it? 

I started this mosiac at Brown Owls last month and grouted it at home.  It still needs to be sealed but I don't have anything and haven't been to the shops looking yet.  Possibly should get onto that so it can be all finished.  I'm quite happy with the look of it.  But I do wonder, if I get into mosaics more, will I look back and think it is a bit amatuerish?  More than likely, but at the moment I don't really care and plus, I can't spot the amatuerish bits because I don't know enough.  Sometimes I think it is better to not know and therefore not be all perfectionisty and sometimes I think I want to know more so it can be perfect.  Right now I'm happy feeling the former.  This is the size of an average floor tile and I think it is going to go in the middle of the outdoor table.  A trivet of sorts. 




As to the cross stitching? Well, you'll just have to wait a bit for that because I realised I only have partially finished photos of the two I've done.  A task for tomorrow if it's not too overcast.

Have you been trying any new crafty stuff lately?  I wish I could stick to one thing but instead I just want to try everything!  Not to worry!

9 comments:

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I did a planter for one of my plants and its on my porch near the front door. I look at it and it still makes me smile and I don't notice the amateur bits, I think your heart will always make you smile too :-)

Kirsa said...

LOVE your mosaic! I have been collecting old broken bits of china when we go out bush and fossicking, for this very craft. I have a tin of it in my shed and you have inspired me to get it out and have a dabble too! Do you collect old bits too, or sacrifice a plate you like? :-)

Michelle said...

What a perfect heart, this is so pretty looks really finished off now its grouted. Great job girly.
Ive been a bit crafty doing some diy art and painting yet another stripe ... posts to follow soon :)

Wendy Sice said...

So good! Looks brilliant! xx

2paw said...

Oh, it's beautiful, I love the contrast between the blue and white. I think trying lots of things is an excellent idea!!

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Your mosaic is splendid! I really like the colors you picked and the way you managed to get nice rounded curves! Me trying anything new? I was going to say no, but I guess I am trying my hand at making some clothes patterns for myself. Tricky stuff, but I'll get better at it with practice.

Amanda said...

A perfect trivet! Love the blue and white china pieces amongst the mosaic bits x

Bron said...

The mosaic is great ...they are a great example of something broken made into something new and beautiful

Sally said...

It has worked out so well. Gorgeous.