This is beautiful example of what can happen when the individual artwork of many little hands is combined with a little thought.
This mirror features mini ceramic tiles hand painted by the students in my son's class (4th, 5th and 6th graders). Each child painted two tiles and then another parent and myself created the over-all wall art.
My friend's husband made the copper sun mirror and edged the frame in copper.
It was recently raffled off as part of a large fundraiser for my son's school.
On a recent trip to New Hampshire, we stumbled on this really great restaurant…The Flatbread Company in Portsmouth, NH. They had the best oven fired pizza and even had gluten free crust and desserts. Yum!
I would highly recommend it.
They give you blank paper and crayons so that you can design a menu cover and then they choose some to insert in their rotating menus. This is one that Logan and I did during lunch. The waitress came by and took it right away…next thing we knew it was in a menu!
There was a big graphic painting of a zebra on the wall in front of me that inspired the pattern. Logan helped with the pizzas…
I love specialty and exotic yarns and with their availability these days I find myself using them for lots of things other than knitting.
Just a few examples….
I use a handful of them to finish off a gift, I use single strands to tie on jewelry or attech gift tags, several braided make wonderful necklace cords for handmade pendants, a remnant can be tied to a handmade keychain for a touch of texture and color, I have hung holiday ornaments with a strand or two, etc…
Because they have so much yardage, it becomes a really economical alternative to thin ribbon. For more bang for my buck, I like to buy the variegated/multi color yarns….that way they work with many projects and color combinations.
• Tip: For more permanent projects you can add a tiny bit of “Fray Check” to the ends to prevent unraveling. You can find Fray Check at any sewing department or craft store.