Tuesday, 12 June 2012

UFO's - Mosaics, Copper & Crochet

Well winter has finally arrived in sunny Queensland and whilst typing this post it has started pouring icy cold rain.  Just the thought of prying myself of the comfy warm couch to venture to my glass torch are the thoughts of a madman.  But what to do with this idle creative mind is the question?  My mind is one that is continually on the go, no sitting down and vegging in front of the TV for this girl.  I have got to be doing something or I go stir crazy.  Since I have not found enough glass mojo over the last couple of weeks to go and bead I have had to find other ways to let my creativity escape.

Since I am also a bit of a hoarder of UFO's (unfinished projects), I thought if I blog about them and their progress I might have a bit more incentive to get them finished - so here goes.

Project One - I have started a mosaic bowl project which is great fun.  The project got even more exciting when I realised that other night in the dark (searching for camping chair for a bonfire night) that some of the tiles that I have used were GLOW IN THE DARK tiles - who would of thought - they looked awesome, also scared me a bit as I thought what the hell - my bowl is possessed!!

Project Two - I have started a simple crocheted scarf for my daughter, the aim is to finish it by the 24 June so she can wear it when we have our Mummy Daughter trip to Sydney.  No real pattern just brushing up on my crocheting and a project that I can pick up and still be part of the family watching TV.  I must say I do get ribbed when crocheting in front of the family, I get called "Grandma" or "Old Nana"  but at 41 I am neither of the two, I just tell them than I am so frickin talented and that they all must be so jealous of me.

Project Three - Copper wire work - I am brushing up of those skills as well, making my own findings, playing around with oxidising and hammering.  There are also a few tutorials that I have found online that I want to try out.

That will do for my UFO intervention for this week.  I will post photos of the projects as they go.  I will also dig in those cupboard for any other UFO's that need my attention as I seriously need to declutter my crafty stash.

On the home front one of our three chickens started to lay eggs for the first time a couple of weeks ago.  Now with the cooler weather setting in, she has not laid for over a week now. These girls are well looked after so they better get their game on soon!!


  1. Love the scarf and copper work. I love to be in my little shed with the kiln on in's the hot weather when I have a hiatus! I had no idea chickens stopped laying in Winter! What a shame.

    1. Jenni - I still don't know much about chickens either - these are my first three - poor things - I keep picking them up from their little sleeping spots too see if there has been any chicken magic - they probably think I am crazy.