I absolutely wish I could close my eyes and blink and have it all clean and set up the way I see this room in my head. I struggle with cleaning and keeping things neat. I feel more free to create when things are on the messy side. However, I understand the need for some organization. I have let it go for too long and often get overwhelmed with what needs to be done before I do it. This will be a slower process than I imagined for those reasons. However, stay with me as I journey through it. And any encouragement you wish to share would be greatly appreciated.
Meanwhile, I finished the mosaic marker plaque for our beloved Trampy. It's ready for grout.
It'll get some wire for hanging on the fence.
I used to love making treasuries through Etsy. It was one of the things I enjoyed so much and still miss now that I no longer sell on the site. I've gathered up a few of my favorite things from aftcra and made a small collection similar to a treasury. I'm including the name and link associated with each item below the photo so you can head on over and take a look at all of the cool things in each shop. I might have to make these small collections a few times a month. I really enjoyed it! Let the love fest begin!!
They are listed here from left to right:
Canvas and Leather Bucket Bag by Beaudin
Brown American Leather Duffle Bag with Roll Top
Toy Wooden Green Grasshopper Made in America
Baby Dragon Playing with Toys
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stave Bench
Wine Bottle Chandelier
Reclaimed wood stand
Stained Glass Birdhouse - Orange with Copper Swirls
Personalized leather cuff
And finally, I managed to grout a little bit this week. I'm happy and surprised I felt the pull to do it at all, so that's a great and wonderful thing from "In The Studio"!! Especially when organizing the space needed to grout properly doesn't exist. I grouted these while sitting on my bed!
Shown below, a pretty set of switch plates (which will be sold as a pair) and a new small cross. Everything was still wet from the grout when I took these photos. The grout color lightened up a bit now that it is dry.
|Once sealed, this set will be given some attention and photographed then listed.|
|A 4 Inch Mosaic Cross Wall Hanging needs some paint around the sides and back before it gets listed.|
Support Independent Artisans, Designers and Crafters for your gift-giving needs all throughout the year. Thank you!~Cindy, EarthMotherMosaics