Batch #3 is now curing and should be coming along just fine as we've had lot's and lot's of rain. Since these tufa pots call for slow cure this works great. I tend to get a little anxious and want to get to them and just plant them up. Not really sure what will happen to these but I see lot's of "gifts" in their future. Actually, a couple of these have been promised and hope they like them.
We've tried a new recipe for these and I really like the look and the texture.
Here is our new recipe: 1 part Portland Cement1 part Peatmoss1 part Pearlitea little under 1 part water.Our first recipe did not include the pearlite but used vermiculite. I'm thinking that this will also be a bit lighter in weight.
Well......now if the sun ever comes out we can see how they measure up.
Seriously!? Is anyone else as tired of winter as I am??
Of course you are....we all are.
I don't mean to sound insensitive
i know others have had worse devastation here
and all along the coast. The power of water in incredible.
So to those who have lost property my heart goes out to you.
Well now that all this sickness has left this house,
that's right the flu and then the shingles
i am now back to my hobbies.
A small group of us get together at our LWS
to visit and so some hooking. Feels good to be back at it.
I am working on my Cottage rug but did not get the chance to get
a shot of my progress. Will do that next time.
I am however working on some needle punch projects.
I want to show you what I've come up with for my frame.
What i did was add it to an extra lazy susan that i was no longer using.
It works fabulously. I can set it either on my lap or on a table and punch away.
Now i'd like to come up with something i can add beneath the frame to hold some of
This is going to be a blog about the way I like to spend my time. Crafts and creating. At this time I'm between gardening and making tufa pots. My inspiration were the pots and birdbaths at The Boston Flower Show 2012 made by www.Lisa'sGardenDesigns.com . I was fascinated and full of questions. I purchased the heart birdbath she made and that was it. After doing a little research we (my friend "C") then purchased the ingredients and we were off. We've now made 3 batches and eager to make more. I hope to be posting pictures of the finished products and hope that I get lots of feedback.