Thursday, 12 June 2014

afternoons in June

Jan finishing off yet another botanical

Sali's birdbath being filled with lovely glass
 tiles.The birds are going to love this one.

Simoni with her hibiscus inspired
 mirror frame. what a beauty!

Debbie grouting her mirror frame.
A fantastic job Debbie.
Plate smashing this week!

Gael - we know you have been busy.
 you are missed!
your bushy fella is happy in the garage.
see you this week hopefully.

Vicky - before her cruise! :)
beautiful butterfly taking shape.

Andrea with her delightful bird.
Grouting this week.

See you tomorrow.

sali's lense

These beauties spotted by Sali on a building site
 in Christchurch New Zealand

Thank you for bringing baked treats last week sali.
Spicy Pumpkin Paleo Bread
1 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp (+) cinnamon
1 tsp (+) nutmeg
1/2 tsp (+) cloves
Mix together, then add
1/2 cup roasted pumpkin, mushed
2 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp stevia
3 large eggs
I also added a handful of chopped walnuts.
Mix together well.
cook 35-45 mins in a loaf tin at 180 degrees, less time if using muffin pans.
I used a large coffee cup and big heaped spoonfuls of spices, etc, and that quantity made a smallish loaf or 12 small muffins.
Very easy.


Sunday, 11 May 2014

flowers,birds,gumnuts and a pond

Simoni and her beautiful hibiscus flowers.
 sky next week.

Welcome Vicki.
Its lovely to have you and Andrea join us.
We love your big smile.

Debbie on the white flowers at last!
your frame is looking gorgeous.

Sali's ripples......very peaceful.
 love those greens with the red sparkly bit.

Gael - This is one cheeky bird! he looks like trouble.

welcome Andrea. Lovely to meet you.
loving your bird mosaic.....

I am making a visual recording of jan's process for some notes.
I have Jan recorded from the start to the finish of the making of her pavers.
I will compile into visual notes.

Jan's paver number 5 or was it 6...each one is a delight!

See you all on Saturday.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

hello mosaics 2014

heads down and we're off....
I have been slow to upload images this year and I seem to have
 misplaced some of the photographs from the first few classes.
 Very sorry Gael... I cant seem to find any photos of you
 before you left for New York .....but you are very definitely part
 of our group.We are delighted to have you back this year.
We will have a photo of you with that handsome bush turkey in the
 next post.
Simoni creating a beautiful Hibiscus flower.
Welcome back. Thanks for bringing chocolate brownies
last week. yum.

Welcome Debbie.
 it is lovely to have a new face in the group.
 Your mirror frame is going to look amazing....
cant wait to see the white flowers take shape.
 hope you enjoyed your scrapbooking last week.

Welcome back Jan - queen of the pavers!
Each one is getting better and better.

Welcome back Sali - I love watching this water ripple grow.
Lucky birds who get to splash in this fish pond.
thank you for treating us with delicious healthy lemon cashew nut
balls with a zingy surprise in the centre.

See you in 2 weeks.
have a lovely Easter everyone.