Black and white mosaic bathroom mirror

mosaic mirror

My mother-in-law has just had her bathroom re-decorated and was in need of a new mirror. As the size of the bathroom is not large, I wanted to use a large mirror but I deliberately kept the border quite slim so that it added interest to the room without being overbearing.

Knitted baby booties

Baby booties

It seems to be that time again when I know a few people having babies. I decided to knit them a pair of baby booties (although I did read a very practical suggestion to knit three in case one gets lost). It took a while to find a suitable pattern but in the end I opted for a Sirdar pattern and knitted them in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter DK which gives a lovley multi-coloured finish.

knitted baby booties bottom

Mosaic flower pots

mosaic flowerpot

These were two simple, and very quick pots, to mosaic. This one is made with broken white tiles (I use thinner tiles as they are easier to break).

mosaic flowerpot

I really like the multi-toned tile sheets that you can buy (these came from Topps Tiles and I used about two sheets) which give a natural, random effect. As the shape of the pot tapers I decided to cut the tiles intro strips and spiralled them around the pot, then grouted them with an outdoor grout.