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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Morning Satisfaction...

By George, I think that this is going to work! I am messing with the vase/dome idea this morning. I am not telling yet what is going inside. I am flying by the seat of my pants and making it up as I go along.

I have decided to use as much recycling stuff as I can. The dome was 5.00 and the base was a .25 cent garage sale find, so I don't want to get too carried away. I am doing the infamous egg carton stone floor. I used one top lid for the entire floor.

I bent the edge of the inside top over the lip so that it looks like thick stone. Oh! And I used a circle of the foam core board that I purchased at Dollar Tree a while ago. I made it about an eighth of an inch smaller all around than the inside circumference of the glass. That was to make sure that I had room for the stonework. When the floor is finished, I will glue it to the wooden base. That will provide at non slip base for the dome.

I stained the base with Min Wax Provincial. Here you see the floor sitting on the base. This is just the egg cartons cut and glued on. I have not yet used the stylus on the seams or done any painting. That's the next step.

Last night Tessie used a whip and a chair to keep me cornered and working on her baskets...OK, so I wanted to try some of the new thread.

She volunteered to pose on the floor after I got the grout lines embossed with the stylus....We won't talk about the fact that I couldn't find the stylus and finally gave up and used the head of a crochet hook...

The basket that you see in her hands is made from the rainbow thread that she was clutching yesterday. I do like it, but I want to make a bigger one. That one was an experiment to see how big of a basket I could make with one 18" pre-cut piece of floral wire.....Not very big.

The red and green one by her side is a work in progress. Poke the picture, as usual.

I am going back now and work on both the dome and the baskets. If I know Tessie, I will be doing baskets until I am blue in the face, so I had better get started.

See you tomorrow.


Clara said...

¿Muy buena idea! El cartón de los huevos nos ayuda para muchas cosas. Tu estas consiguiendo una base preciosa. Clara.

Susan said...

Love your pretty baskets! You are incredibly productive. How on earth do you manage a home? Do you sleep? :)

I like your stone floors, I'll be keeping up with progress so I can try to do something similar.

Marion said...

I don't know if I've said so before, but I sure wish I had your imagination. Since you have so much, how about sharing? LOL But seriously, I don't know how you do it, you come up with all these 'you beaut' ideas and they all work out. Keep going....