Sunday, 22 February 2009

Another Craft to my CV - Mosaicing

Kathy, Rayna, Shelley and I decided that instead of going to a restaurant for lunch for our "girl time get together" we would do something interesting. We had seen some mosaicing on display at the last Hobby-X and so it was unanimous that we went and did just that. Here we are with what we managed to achieve in the lesson: Kathy did a bowl and was practically finished at the end of the lesson. I did a ladybug and got halfway, Rayna did a dragon fly and Shelley did a tortoise.
Some progress shots. It is certainly very fiddly and takes time cutting the tiles before you can get started. But ..... loads of fun. I found it really therapeutic and fun to find and make pieces to fit the gaps. I recently had a taste of this when I went up to visit Desire and helped her with the mosaicing of the picture frames she was doing for her in-laws 50th wedding anniversary.
We have all decided that we really enjoyed doing this and will be going for another lesson within the next few weeks. For me the bug has bitten and it is certainly something that I willdo more often, especially to make little gifts for people.
Once the lesson was over, we came back to my place. It was soooo hot that there was no ways we could sit outside and Dereck was in the lounge watching TV, so he very kindly cleared up his table in his office and we set it and had lunch in there with the aircon cooling us. Kathy made 2 divine quiches, I made a mixed green salad, Shelly made a yummy chocolate pudding with self basting sauce and ice-cream and Rayna brought some refreshing fruit juice.
It was a great day for getting together with wonderful friends and do some catching up with what has been happening in our lives.
Happy mosaicer signing off ...


5 comments:

Helen Tilbury said...

I know the place, in Queensborough I think. I always like the look of it at the expos but then think it is so far for me to go to learn. It does look like fun though!

Andrea said...

Sounds like the best kind of day ever....crafting, good company, good food and warm weather!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

xxx
A

Tracy said...

Oh wow - that is a beautiful ladybug - my favourite bug of all ...

I've been wanting to do a big tortoise for absolute ages - maybe the time is here ...

Love, Tracy

Desire Fourie said...

It sure seems that you gals were seriously concentrating with those damn finger demolishing tile cutters. Love all your items, but hey trust Kathy to choose the most intricate time consuming design and then finish it as well ... real dedication that ... would love to see your items in real life and of course would have loved to join you. Hugs from Desire PS: I see Shelley has got a new hairstyle.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you girls had a great time!