Hobbies and Passions in the Mid Atlantic forum: Concrete, Mosaics and Knitting!

 
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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Feb 16, 2012 12:17 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
[quote="rcn48"]
Rolling on the floor laughing If I'm ever successful with applying mosaics to that bowling ball you gave me I might have time to tackle another one - just sayin'. Whistling

Big Grin I'd settle for a mosaic seminar/tutorial/demo - it's something I've been interested in for quite a while, and your photos (and seeing the projects in person) have just whetted my appetite. We'll talk! Whistling

LOVE those owls - even before, they were cute, but after? WOW. What's that web site??? Ears perked up!



Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagercn48
Feb 17, 2012 7:17 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
HollyAnnS wrote:Oh Deb your metal vine just gave me a great idea. I have a metal project that I have been wanting Ric to make for me and now I know just what to do and how to do it. Plus I have a good bit of stained glass upstairs left over from a few projects. Thanks for the inspiration. Thumbs up


Always happy to "inspire"! I tip my hat to you. If you need any tips, just let me know! Big Grin I just finished my second "vine". Another friend had ordered one to mosaic but got frustrated so I completed it for her just in time for her birthday. Lovey dubby The 2nd one went so much faster I'm thinking it might be a good item to start selling! So many uses, inside or out, and I could switch the colors so it would be an 'autumn' theme instead of 'spring' green! Rolling my eyes.

Sally I might "DO IT" but I think of you every time I look at the unfinished project you inspired me to "DO" (over a year ago!) and I still haven't finished it! Think dumpster diving and "faucet" and you might remember...... Whistling

Barb, would love to talk about a "demo" session. Big Grin I've posted this website before, I think Allison was the one who got me hooked on it and I know Holly has ordered a few things too! http://www.collectionsetc.com/

Will have a few more photos soon - I'm off to try my very first experiment with polymer clay - wish me luck! Sticking tongue out
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Feb 17, 2012 9:01 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
rcn48 wrote: The 2nd one went so much faster I'm thinking it might be a good item to start selling! So many uses, inside or out, and I could switch the colors so it would be an 'autumn' theme instead of 'spring' green! Rolling my eyes.


I agree Once you got up and running, you could probably roll those babies out pretty quickly, and they'd be a great thing to sell at either Open Houses or Plant Sales!

We'll talk soon and discuss a demo. Whistling Thanks for the link to that website! Lovey dubby

Good luck with that polymer clay too - we'll look forward to seeing your newest creation. Big Grin

Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagesallyg
Feb 17, 2012 11:13 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Imagine the possibilities,-- RCN and polymer clay....WOW
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagercn48
Feb 19, 2012 5:31 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
There definitely are "possibilities" but I don't think I'll be adding polymer clay to my favorite list of hobbies any time soon. Grumbling Dare I say that I need practice? Whistling It took me ALL day to make the piece I was working on Friday and not exactly what I 'envisioned' but it works regardless. I'm hoping once it's painted it will look better than it does now! Sticking tongue out The whole time I was working on it I kept thinking, I'd rather be working with glass! Hilarious! However, I will say that my 2nd attempt was easier - had to find something to do while I was waiting the 30 min for the piece to bake and whipped up a little bird and a teeny little church bell to hang from my mosaic church. Thumbs up
Imagesallyg
Feb 20, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
The learning curve...Isn't it interesting how artists have their preferred media?
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagercn48
Mar 1, 2012 7:16 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
I'm sitting here bored to death and have to stay out of the kitchen and away from the refrigerator before my surgery so figured I'd post a few more pics. Smiling

Another birdhouse - I'm calling this one my Japanese Tea House.
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And this will probably be my last one for Birdhouse Alley - I didn't have time to finish it yesterday but it will be waiting for me as soon as I can get into the workshop. Trying for a "Rose Cottage". The vines/flowers don't look like roses actually but c'est la vie! Rolling my eyes.
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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 1, 2012 7:22 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Just love the Tea House I see your signature dragon fly
Life is Great! Holly
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Imagercn48
Mar 1, 2012 7:23 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
This is the knitting I mailed out yesterday. A fish sweater for Chase...
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A sweater and hat set I made for my nephew's son who was born six weeks after Chase. Smiling This is a pattern I've used numerous times over the years. It's an old pattern of my grandmother's and she made the first one for my oldest son and a few more of her great grandchildren. I like to think I'm carrying on her tradition. Lovey dubby
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I also tried something quick I had seen online - painting on t-shirts! Made this up quick for Chase and included it in the box as well - "cute as a button"!

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And last but not least of the knitted items - a "Farmer rabbit" for Chase for Easter. I wanted to make him an Easter Bunny and thought with us being "farmers" this theme worked! Hilarious!
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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 1, 2012 7:25 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Oh that Bunny is so cute.
Life is Great! Holly
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Imagercn48
Mar 1, 2012 7:28 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
HollyAnnS wrote:Just love the Tea House I see your signature dragon fly


Big Grin

So this mosaic isn't done yet either - still have to figure out how to frame it? This was Rick's "late" Christmas gift. We have this abandoned stone house in Michigan that we always love to visit so I decided to "mosaic" it!
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This is the second mosaic vine I made - the one I did as a birthday gift for a friend. I didn't put the two pieces together but you've seen the one I made for myself so you get the idea. I actually like this one better!

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Imagercn48
Mar 1, 2012 7:29 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
HollyAnnS wrote:Oh that Bunny is so cute.



'Ya like his little cottontail? Hilarious! That wasn't "in" the pattern but I had to add one! Big Grin
Imagercn48
Mar 1, 2012 7:33 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
So.....I haven't figured out how I'm going to hang this fellow "inside" the bird cage yet but this was my first polymer clay piece - a cockatiel! It's going to be tough trying to figure out how to get him balanced properly but I'll make it work, somehow!
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I think I'm going to have fun with polymer clay once I get the hang of it. While I was waiting for the cockatiel to "bake" I played with this little guy quick. He still needs a little more, wings, etc. and then I just need to figure out what colors to paint him!

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Imagesallyg
Mar 1, 2012 7:48 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Great stuff Deb!! Its as much fun looking at what you do as making it myself. And the results are undoubtedly much better Big Grin !!
I love the bunny tail. That is precious.
I'd also love to pick up and move right into that abandoned stone house...as long as it has high speed internet rofl

The cockatiel came out really nice, first try, wow.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
luvsgrtdanes
Mar 1, 2012 8:39 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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OMG Deb you are sooo talented, you really do need a store Lovey dubby
I love the bunny Thumbs up
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagercn48
Mar 11, 2012 4:38 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Hilarious! Sally I don't think there's any internet service "out that way"! The stone house is located on an old gravel road, lots of farmland with rolling hills and fields and the same area where we've spotted sand cranes several times. We even met the owner of the old house one year. We were there taking pictures and "Mr. Boss" (that's his real name!) pulled up and we started chatting. Whew! We got a little history of the area and heard about his heart surgery, etc., etc., etc., etc. Rolling my eyes.

Ronnie, I will start "selling" one of these days. Whistling It's getting to the point where I don't even want to show my MIL what I've been working on because I know what she's going to say - "You've GOT to start selling these!" Glare I'm sure there will come a day when there's something I'm willing to "give up" but right now I want them all for myself! Big Grin

Imagercn48
Mar 11, 2012 5:11 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Forgot to show one of the Christmas gifts I made for a friend. This is probably my least favorite creation but definitely "unique" Confused I had seen these 'decorative accents' for the garden online last fall......
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hmmmm, spiky flowers. The nails made me think they looked "masculine" and even though my friend doesn't do any of the actual gardening he enjoys looking at what his wife has created. He's an artist and I thought he might like an artistic "object" for their gardens. Well, I can't say it came out "exactly" how I envisioned it but c'est la vie. *Blush* It was a complicated process and if I try another one I'll take a different approach. Whistling Styrofoam ball covered with concrete, large nails with bolts glued to each end and a piece of PVC for a stake. I actually painted the ball itself and the tips of the nails with "glow in the dark" paint but I'm not sure how well it worked? Supposedly with enough hours of sun the paint really WILL glow in the dark?

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Oh yeah, almost forgot until I looked at the preview, the most complicated part was adding a few of the cement leaves I made last fall. If it hadn't been so hard to add them I would have preferred 4-5 leaves instead of just 3. Thumbs down
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 11, 2012 9:27 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Deb, I really am running out of adjectives to express my awe and admiration for your energy, artistic vision and talent for turning those visions into reality. Thumbs up

I hope those spikes and the ball do glow a little bit - have you gotten a report back yet?
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagesallyg
Mar 11, 2012 3:30 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Really unique!

You've got me wondering how many things in my yard I can cover with Fibatape and concreete and make into yard art, faux stone planters.... Whistling
Maybe the styrofoam coolers from Omaha Steaks...into lightweight planters....
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagercn48
Mar 11, 2012 4:23 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
OMG, I think it's a thread on ATP where people have transformed their styrofoam coolers, just with a little rubbing from a wire brush, paint or spray paint and voila, almost looks like hypertufa! If I happen to come across it anytime soon I'll post the link. I've already put my divs in on the Omaha Steak coolers my in-laws have stored in their garage. Thumbs up

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