Thursday, 23 March 2017

Des Res's for your Garden Birds



Butterfly & Blossom bird box / White Daisy Meadow bird box / Green Man bird box
There's a new range of the Mosaic Maison bird nest boxes in my shop. There are two robin/wren boxes with the open front which they prefer using. One has a Butterfly and Blossom design with two teeny Orange Tip butterflies and pink and white blossom flowers. The other has a Green Man to watch out over your garden while the protecting the chicks growing inside the box with a bit of extra insulation from the sun and wind. The other bird box is a 32mm hole which is suitable for blue tits (and other birds which are listed in the item description in my shop), and the blue tit was the inspiration for the colour palette for the White Daisy Meadow design with two blue butterflies, and the background and box are various shades of blue too.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Friday, 2 December 2016

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Been a bit busy lately keeping up with the orders. If you want to see what I'm working on, and get sneak peeks of what I'll be adding to my shops come and follow me on Facebook 😊

Monday, 31 October 2016

The Hedgerow Design

Bees and Hedgerow Hanging Plaque
A customer was thinking of getting a hanging plaque from me, but couldn't make up her mind about a design. A few conversations later, and the idea of a hedgerow was given to me, as it was the name of her house. I originally came up with a design with dog roses, rosehips and blackberries, and made that as a general hanging plaque because I liked the idea of that design with my trademark bees included. That design morphed into a conifer, holly and blackthorn design to match the hedges around the house. I then made another roses version with the sloe berries and flowers of the blackthorn (currently available in my Etsy shop). I can see this hedgerow idea being quite a fruitful one. Customers do give me some great design inspiration.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Holly and Autumn Wreath and Heart

Holly Decorative Mini Wreath and Heart 




I've dipped into decorative wreaths. Seems like it's a bit of a thing now judging by how many I've seen around since I've started making mine. The original idea was to make a mini holly wreath as a festive decoration, but when the design was finished it seemed to just suit being a decorative design for the winter, or even all year. It's not overly festive at all.









Autumn Decorative Mini Wreath and Heart





As the holly version could be a winter decoration, I thought I'd try an Autumn version too. So with some red and orange berries, autumn leaves and some twiggy bits too, this is that design.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Harlequin Gypsy Bird Bath


Gypsy Harlequin Bird Bath




A customer asked me to make my Gypsy design, which is all shades of blues, with a random colour palette. I wasn't sure it was going to work because I thought the random tiles would lose the pattern. But, I tried it, and it worked. In fact it looked great. It looked a bit like a stained glass window that you see in the cathedral. I liked to so much I made a second one, and that one now lives in the US.









Saturday, 10 September 2016

Beautiful Blue Sky

Beautiful Blue Sky Mosaic Hanging Plaque



This is a design that I first made on a bird bath, but it was crying out to go onto a wall plaque, and I got commissioned to make it into one, so here it is. Think it's come out quite well.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ey Up! Fun Mosaic Welcome Sign

Fun Mosaic Welcome Sign
I've managed to fit in making another in my series of alternatives to the traditional welcome sign. Each one has had a regional 'hello' greeting on, for a bit of fun to greet visitors to your home or garden. 'Ow Do and 'Ay Up are now hanging in their new homes. The latest hanging sign is 'Ey Up (Duck), which can be found on my website or in my Etsy shop at the moment.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

More Bees (and Butterflies)!


Bees, Butterflies & Dragonflies




Following the Bees in Blossom and Bees in Blue Daisies, the next Bees Bird Bath is the Bees, Butterflies & Dragonflies. I like the way this design has come out. It has a fabric design look to it, which I always say my designs tend to either look like fabric, or ceramic designs.











Cloud of Butterflies / Butterflies & Daisies Hearts


The other new designs are these two butterfly hearts, the Cloud of Butterflies, and Butterflies & Daisies. I think these have the fabric look too. The Cloud of Butterflies is a nice one to make because I get to create a large palette of butterfly colours and mixing colours for designs is one of my favourite things.



All of these are already sold, but all could be recreated on request. Either email me with the design name on jo@josara.co.uk or come and find me on Facebook and message me there.