Now that my cold has subsided (only allergies remain) and I’m feeling fairly normal once again, I am back to “full steam ahead” at the crafts table!

I finished up both buckets that I’ve been working on for the Upcycling Challenge through Birds & Blooms Magazine’s Blog and will be shipping the 2nd one soon. I truly am happy with them both. I plan to make more! They were so much fun and so versatile in how they can be used.

With the first, I added a romantic rose colored grout along with a few glittery butterflies. I think this would make an awesome centerpiece for a party (wedding, anniversary, etc). Lots of uses come to mind: for a guest room to hold candles, snacks, hand towels; to be used as a gift basket and fill it up with lots of goodies for someone special; holding a bottle of champagne or wine for an evening or holding a flower pot filled with pretty flowers. And the list goes on!

This mosaic bucket will either be gifted or listed soon. I love the romantic feel to this.

I’m still waiting on the $$ for supplies/shipping but once it arrives, if it does so in time before it’s to be sent on it’s way, I want to get a potted flower to place in the second one shown below and take a few pictures. I think it would look awesome on an outdoor table for a party or even just for every day sparkle and bling. Broken mirror, plastic juice caps, bottle caps, broken ball chain and wine bottle screw tops were used. Only the black glass gems were not recycled materials. And I’ve been told that recycled glass is used to make those, so I believe I can say 100% of the materials used to make this mosaic were recycled! Yay!

I like this photo because it shows all the recycled bits I used. Plus the reflection of the candlelight on the mirror is awesome!

I also got two more small mosaics ready for grouting this week. I’m putting this one in the *Holiday Shop* very soon.

Work-in-progress holiday tray. Smashing up a broken holiday cup and adding it to this small tray was so much fun!

This is the small white dish I shared a few weeks ago now with the dish shards in it ready for grout. I’m pleased with the results.

Although I really do love white (especially old dishes!), the splash of color these shards on this small white serving dish, gives it new life and an updated look.

In blogging news, I’ve gotten responses from everyone I’ve written to asking if I can do a feature on them and their shop here in my blog. Every single one said “yes”! Yay! This means I’m set until 2013 and I’m so very pleased about that!

The Wall Art sale is still going strong until the end of the month. Get 25% off your purchase of any wall art by using Coupon Code: WALLART.

Be at peace.

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