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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mosaic ... Wedding Gift for my hubby on: January 30, 2008 01:39:55 PM
Love this!!!!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Homemade Cabinet/Sink Top on: January 30, 2008 11:23:08 AM
Thanks for the kudos, everyone!  I'll pass them along his way Smiley

How long did it take him to do the top?

Well, we lucked out a bit there - we were able to find the stones at a local tile shop, where they had been attached to a mesh backing.  So, he spent an afternoon cutting the mesh out to the right sizes to fit around the sink and backsplash and attaching to the top.  The most time consuming part was grouting - making sure none of the little stones got buried beneath too much grout! - and attaching some loose stones around the edges to make sure it looked even...  I can only imagine how much longer it would have taken if he had to place each teeny stone individually (which was the original plan!)  

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Homemade Cabinet/Sink Top on: January 30, 2008 10:15:12 AM
Since he won't do it himself, thought I'd share my fella's latest crafty feat...  He built this awesome little cabinet and sink top for the half bathroom in his house... We collaborated on the design, but he made it happen!


He grouted little river rocks onto the sink top he made - I think it looks like something straight out of Martha Stewart Living!  Smiley  


He's so modest... but this rocks and I just had to share!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Mosaic End Table on: September 08, 2007 01:50:50 PM
Is there something special you should put on it if you plan to be setting cold drinks (with condensation), etc. on the table?

Well, my boyfriend and I have been debating on how to handle that...  We could have used a special grout which has a "stain fighter" built in (I saw that type at Lowe's) - but it was expensive, so I passed since this was my first attempt at mosaic.

Another option would be to seal the grout now that it has dried - you can pick that stuff up at a Lowe's or Home Depot type of place.

Since my table is a little on the "lumpy" side (all those plates and bowls were varying widths!), we're thinking of placing a thick piece of glass on top of the table to give an even surface for drinks (on coasters to be safe!).  That would eliminate the worry about stains as well....

Decisions, decisions!  Smiley
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Mosaic End Table on: September 08, 2007 12:37:48 PM
Thanks for all the compliments, guys!

wow, that looks amazing, did you just glue the pieces down?

I actually used mortar to glue all the pieces down.  We got some in powder form and just had to add water.  I started in the center and slooooowly (haha) worked my way out to the edges.  Smiley
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Mosaic End Table on: September 08, 2007 09:47:58 AM
A couple weeks ago, the girls I get crafty with got together for Mosaic Day!  We all brought old plates to smash up to make our mosaic tiles.

Here's my finished project - I found the table and the plates I smashed up at a local thrift shop.  I was going for Super 70's Fabulousness... thus the yellows, browns and oranges!



Thanks for lookin!  Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Blue Sky Hat on: September 04, 2007 09:05:33 AM
Finished this in July and forgot to post it Smiley  It's from the Blue Sky Hats pattern by the faboo Amy Butler.  I added a chin strap to keep it from flying off my noggin when canoeing/kayaking and Scotch-Guarded the heck out of it.


Thanks for lookin!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Completed Thermal from Knitty on: May 14, 2007 04:47:08 PM
Ooooh!  I had been eyeing this sweater!  It looks great  - I think you've inspired me to officially add this to the Must Knit list.  Smiley

Great job!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sarah's Sahara on: May 14, 2007 03:26:14 PM
Thanks, you guys!

I am a true believer in knits you can try on as you go!  I love avoiding that "Damn!  It doesn't fit!" feeling at the end of a project... Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sarah's Sahara on: May 13, 2007 05:43:14 PM
Here's my recently finished Sahara...  (man, it has been a long time since I posted here!)


Pattern: Sahara, short sleeve version, by Wendy Bernard (available at Stitch Diva)

Yarn: Tilli Tomas Pure & Simple (2 skeins) and Tilli Tomas Disco Lights (1 skein) in Dusty Purple acquired from Dream Weaver Yarns

Needles: US 6 and US4 Addi Turbos. Zoom Zoom!

 thanks for looking!

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