Garden edges.

western sydney nsw, Australia

Here is a few edgers I am working on to finish a project I have been working on for a while now. ----elaine.

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This a peek at how they look when they are in placed in front of pots.----------elaine.

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Bolingbrook, IL(Zone 5a)

Your edgers are absolutely brilliant ! I love them. What is the house shaped piece? Is it a paver or something that you got at a hardware store??

western sydney nsw, Australia

Hi Mableruth Thanksfor your kind comment - they are made of Terracotta - bought at a garden centre - they are Made in Thailand sold in pkts of 10 .
They look good used as is- I like to have a little eye candy thate way the weeds are not noticed. ----elaine

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Bolingbrook, IL(Zone 5a)

Thank you for the tip. It is a good project because it can be done one at at time. I like that. Would you mind if I shared this with someone who is not on DG? I already have edging in all the right places in my yard but I can think of a few places in her yard that could use it! Maybe I could even make some for her birthday.

Thousand Oaks, CA(Zone 10a)

Wow. Those are really nice looking, good idea and use of tiles.. I've not seen the Terra Cotta forms in the CA stores.

(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

Very nice Elaine. I haven't seen any of those terra cotta shapes either, I better start looking around more. Just what I need so you don't see all the weeds. LOL
You do come up with some great ideas, my imagination doesn't work too well.

western sydney nsw, Australia

I have just finished the grouting on 7 the shell with fish one I am going to paint the back ground It is hard to see it is a whale on top of this one .

Mableruth I am honoured thate you enjoyed seeing them enough to show your friend they would make a great birthday gift could be made on a wooden backing but seal the wood first against the weather.

Keepingactive Thanks. After I bought the edgers it was about 6 months before I had the idea to mosaic them . First I was playing with a idea to mosaic the face of bricks in the garden found they were too heavy to lift and move around.

Pegi ideas will come when least expected best to write any thing down thate way you wont forget I have a ideas book most things are impossible to do but some times I have a winner.-------elaine.

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Dahlonega, GA

Thank you , thank you , Sammut ! I bought 50 corner , concrete edgers for .25 cents apiece and was going to paint animal forms on them .The artful way you finished yours are super .Now I have to find more colors of tile to mosiac mine and know why I've been saving all those broken pieces. I'll still paint some of them , but yours are so nice .I'm going to price some straight ones to make my edgers larger for the trees. but these are good size for smaller plants, and I can always fill in later . Do I make any sense ?

western sydney nsw, Australia

Hi Digger Was my pleasure its a good feeling when some thing I have done is a inspiration for others .
I understand whate your going to do around the trees -- Most of the edgers are done from left overs from other things I have done . Its good to say all 30 are now finished and all have been glued to on to long planks of wood to stop the dog knocking them down .
Iam slowly doing a guitar from left over peices .--------elaine

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Bolingbrook, IL(Zone 5a)

Fabulous guiter. Is this one that is played by someone?

Dahlonega, GA

I looked for solid color tiles at Lowes this evening . No luck . H D next , or a tile store . See, Now I know how to keep them upright too .

western sydney nsw, Australia

Mableruth This is a old guitar I picked up in a second hand shop this is my 5th.one the others were toys I found after they are tiled they weight a ton{ not true but it felt like it } would be lighter done in glassI dont use glass had a bad cut first time so stay well away from it.

Digger I buy my tiles at a large Hardware store The man puts a side any sheets thate are damaged mostly there are missing a few tiles but I only pay $2 a sheet thate is just under half price and any cracked or chiped feature tiles . Hard to get a good deal from tile shops they want top dollar for damaged ones. Good luck hope you find lots.--------elaine

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(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

Ah, now I know your secret for getting tiles at low price. Maybe I should try and talk to that Chinese man with the tile/carpet store again and see if we can understand each other this time. I see a lot of carpet they put in dumpsters, but never any tile. The pieces you've made are so great and the guiter is really coming along nice. I also want to try painting on some garden edges we have here.

western sydney nsw, Australia

Hi the guitar is grouted and drying over night will need a polish then finished.
Its been so hot this week I wont be doing any mosaics till the weather cools down. elaine.

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(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

The guitar is great and just look at how organized her work area is, nothing like any place I ever had.

western sydney nsw, Australia

Now our weather has started to cool down I have started another guitar .
I dont work to a patten just put bits here and there then try to bring them all together when I do the back ground........elaine.

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A little more work done this afternoon ------elaine

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BROOKFIELD, Australia

Has anyone tried ordering tiles online? I just went to this site - Wits end mosaics, and found them to have an amazing collection of tiles - some quite unusual shapes and I think fairly reasonable prices. There is another one that I have dealt with but I can't remember the name. Wits end also have a collection of millifiore as well. Charity shops have heaps of porcelaine, which is also another good way of collecting, and do you have Garage Sales in your area? Also recycling centres usually organised by council?

BROOKFIELD, Australia

It has been hot and ugly up here in Qld also. Very humid, without a breath of wind, which is very unsual on the coast. I wanted to get back to working on a bird bath mosaic and only get the odd Sunday to do it. However, today we have gale force winds, rain and it is cool. It might be nice to work in that kind of weather! Looking forward to winter! Love your garden edges.

western sydney nsw, Australia

Hi Biddy never bought on line get my tiles from a Tile shop and Bunnings I have bought all my guitars at Sal------. Arm--. charity store at Mt. Druitt think you know who I mean dont want to bag them they do a great job but can not under stand their way of thinking the price started at $15 in one month the next was $30 now month later they want $70 Reject shop only $50 for new ones I only do them as decorations for garden or BBQ areas to give as gifts.

Hope the weather calms down for you and its a normal winter .
take care elaine.

western sydney nsw, Australia

Its taken four days to cover the guitar now only has to be grouted ------elaine.

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Here is the 'Three Sisters '----------elaine.

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(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

Glad I dropped in to DG this evening or I would have missed this thread. I don't want to miss any of Elaine's great work!

Kingman, AZ(Zone 7b)

Elaine,
Do you sell them?

Dahlonega, GA

Maybe I'll get a chance to tile some of my edgers this winter . They are in Tex and I'm in Ga. Won't get back out there 'till Nov . I have to try that .

(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

Still procratinating on doing some mosaic work. I have the material now, but always end up pulling weeds, etc. instead of crafting.

western sydney nsw, Australia

Went out this morning picked up a few pots and things to start next week we are close to our winter so time to get into doing more .I also got a Chinese Emperor statue When I ever get time I will high light the robe with gold and red paint
Pegi I know about them dash weeds I have trained my self not to see them . only notice them when they hide every thing else.
Digger Time seems to go so fast wont be long before your back home .
-------elaine.

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Here is the Chinese Emperor.----elaine.

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Dahlonega, GA

You have a lot to keep you busy . I love the frog , I love all frogs . I even married three of them . LOL

(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

Elaine, you are really getting your stash together. Mine is scattered around so guess I better get it all together and start crafting. Love that Chinese emperior, looking forward to seeimg him after you "pretty" him up. Have a big fat frog my son bought me a year ago, just can't make up my mind where to put him. I hesitate in putting anything in front, don't want them to be among the missing.

western sydney nsw, Australia

I had my studio door forced open Thursday night or early Friday morning nothing taken no mess just cupboard doors were open so I am lucky again now I have put a bolt and padlock on the door and new lock the windows have wire grill and bolts .

Digger I see a patten there you have to kiss the frog if he does not turn into a prince then and there turn and run . Better luck next time LOL.

Come on Pegi time to move and start on your pavers .-----------elaine.

(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

Sorry to hear someone broke into your studio, I guess they weren't looking for craft supplies. It really is a shame we have to keep everything locked up.

OK, I'll try to get started on my pavers..........................Pegi

Dahlonega, GA

Sammut that's backwards . I kissed a few princes and they turned into frogs . The fourth one is still a prince . If he turns into a frog after 20 years , (this December), I'll just keep him .
Glad they didn't mess with your craft supplies , what a mess they could have made .

western sydney nsw, Australia

Pegi I've been shopping again found a pair of owls for the garden.

Digger After 20years together he must be a special guy .-----elaine.

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(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

I used to have a collection of owls, think I saved a few special ones so should look them up for the garden. They are supposed to give you good luck, but with all I owned it just didn't work for me.

I'm going to have to pot up some of the many baby spider plants I have. My large mother plant is overflowing with them. Going to have to make another trip to Lowe's for more potting soil.

One of those nights I couldn't sleep so time to play on computer until I get sleepy again.

Dahlonega, GA

Sammut, to put up with me this long takes a few toddies .LOL

Topsham, ME(Zone 5a)

soooo cute!

western sydney nsw, Australia

Its been raining for 2days now so not much I can do started the Emperor's robe with the damp air it will take days to dry its going to be a slow project.

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This is the back.----elaine

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