For Mother’s Day, I wanted our little troop to make mosaic garden stones together. So I researched and read and gathered stuff and here’s what we did:
There are a couple different ways to do it. Darren voted for the premade stones ($1 ea).
You can buy the little pretty glass stones for $1-$3 a bag at Walmart or hobby store. The first step is to lay out a design. We used 12×12 scrapbook paper as a guide.
After you’ve got your design ready, you slather cement over the top of the stone and decorate.
This one is mine.
This one is Adrienne’s
This one is Dylan’s.-Dylan went abstract. That’s the beach, sea and sky. Can you find the fish? And do you see the starship Enterpise? That boy makes me smile.
These are all pre-grout. The cement has to dry before they’re grouted. Here is mine post-grout:
For a “1st try”, we’re happy. But next time I would try one or two things a different way. They didn’t come out as smashingly gorgeous as we’d hoped, or as the googled articles showed them to be. But then that’s usually the case. We’ve still got a bag of pretty glass stones and a bunch of ideas. I’ll keep you posted.
And as for the knitting:
The baby blanket is finished and has gone to its new home.
And I finished this doodle. Doodling has turned out to be such a sweet spot in my world. No rules. Doesn’t matter if anybody likes it except me. And I can doodle when I’m too tired or have too bad of a headache to knit. Doodles are such happy things!
It’s your day—OWN IT!