Mosaic Flower Pots

JMD Designs Mosaic Flower Pots

You can find here cute mosaic flower pots – no instructions, but wonderful inspiration :)

If you want to make the mosaic even with hand painted flowers, simply look at this older tutorial.


Mosaic Flower Pots (Mosaics)
=> scroll down to ‘Two Terracotta Pots’, ‘Floral Terracotta Pot’ and ‘Shapes Pot’

Here at unikatissima:
Mosaic with Hand Painted Flowers

Perfect Weight

craftster Perfect Scale

I told already that want to lose weight before I will crochet the bolero but I don’t find it easy.
How much better must it be if the scales tell me that my weight is ‘perfect’?

She made the scales with glass mosaic tiles but I think that it should be possible with selfmade mosaic tiles from polymer clay or glass paints or from plaster, resp. Or of course with a paper collage, best as paper crazy quilt. Or with eggshells.

Scales (Perfect Scale: Mosaic)
More scales (Perfect Scale Commision)

Here at unikatissima:
Crocheted Bolero
Mosaic from Plaster
Mosaic Table Light
Paper Crazy Quilt
Eggshell Mosaics

Eggshell Mosaics

unikatissima Egg Shell Mosaics

Up until now I saw eggshell mosaics mostly at ‘kids crafts’, but now I found sites with wonderful (jewelry) pieces.

I already gathered my material, the actual execution is on my list ;-)

Short description (What are they? Why eggshells? How are they made?)
Mini Movie

Eggshell Mosaic Boxes, z.B.
Eggshell Mosaic Boxes
Eggshell Mosaic Boxes
(you must absolutely click them and look at the larger photos!)

Google search result for ‘Eggshell Mosaics’
Google image search result for ‘Eggshell Mosaics’

What Can You Do With Filet Crochet/Cross Stitch Embroidery Charts?

unikatissima Two-coloured Chart (click to enlarge)

Recently something took me and I thought that you can use those two-coloured charts which are usually associated with filet crochet or cross stitch for a loooot of other techniques, too.
I had this idea already before, in my entries about intarsia knitting, the cross stitch heart, the beaded square stitch heart and the polymer clay letter cane.

On the photo you see some letters worked in different techniques (I’m working on letter charts at the moment ;-)):
'u' - Knit-Purl Knitting, each X is a purl stitch
'n' - Fair Isle Knitting, each X is a white stitch
'i' - Sequins Embroidery, each X is a sequin
'k' - Tapestry Crochet, each X is a white stitch
'a' - Filet Crochet, each X is a filled filet crochet square
't' - Cross Stitch Embroidery on paper, each X is a black cross stitch
'i' - Loom Beading, each X is a black bead
's' - Stamping with square stamps, each X is a black square stamp
's' - Illusion Knitting, each X is a black stitch over two rows
'i' - Crochet Yoyo’s, each X is a white crochet circle from dc’s
'm' - Inverted Filet Crochet, each X is a empty filet crochet square
'a' - Macramée/Friendship Bracelet, each X is a white knot

But then I came up with more techniques and if you still have more ideas I’d be glad if you wrote a comment about.
I added for every technique what would be a square of the chart.
Please remember: Not all ‘units’ are square so that the result can look quite different from the chart!



  • Tapestry Crochet – 1 stitch
  • Filet Crochet – 1 filet square (cross = filled square)
  • Inverted Filet Crochet – 1 filet square (cross = empty square)
  • Crochet Yoyo’s – 1 Crochet Yoyo, viz. a crochet circle from dc’s






  • Patchwork/Quilting – e.g. 1 patchwork square
  • Yoyo’s – 1 Yoyo
  • Fabric Origami – 1 fabric origami square


By the way I found an blog entry of an embroiderer who thought about the same subject and has more ideas.

Double Knitting
Picture for sequin embroidery (scroll down to about the middle)
Description of French Knot
Heather’s Friendship Bracelets – Alphabet Patterns
Geometric stitching
Google image search result for ‘yoyo blanket’
Google image search result for ‘ministeck’

Here at unikatissima:
Celtic Cross Stitch Generator
Heart Template (at Beaded Square Stitch Heart)

Patchwork Knitting
Bead Knitting
Illusion knit

Tapestry Crochet
Beautiful Filet Crochet Patterns

Loom Woven Bead Bracelet
Beaded Square Stitch Heart
Bead Knitting
Freeform Bead Embroidery
Bead embroidered Paisleys

Friendship Bracelet
Crazy Daisies
Crazy Daisies II

Tablet or Card Weaving

YoYo Pin
Fabric Origami

Mosaic Table Light (Glass Paint)
Polymer Clay Letter Cane
Mosaic from Plaster
Eraser Stamps

Mosaic from Plaster

Mosaic from Plaster

Once I wanted to play a little bit with mosaic for a door board (see photo) but without having to buy all those materials. I didn’t know if I would use them ever more.
Therefore I figured out how to make my own mosaic stones from plaster and wrote a German tutorial.
I’m giving here a translation, see some photos at the German tutorial.

How to make your own mosaic stones:
You need:

  • Plaster
  • (Rectangular) plastic lid
  • Water
  • Brush
  • Paint as used in school
  • Vinegar
  • Finish

What to do:

  1. Make plaster following the instructions and cast a thin layer. The consistency should be yoghurt-like and the layer not thicker than 3mm / 0.07 inches.
    Note: Use the plastic lid of a margarine jar for casting.
  2. After hardening paint the plaster cakes with the paints.
    Note: The cakes must have become hard, but they don’t have to be dry when painting.
  3. After the cakes are dry (about one day) coat with the finish.
  4. Then break the cakes into mosaic stones.
    Note: This can be done in an irregular way, but you can also score the cakes and then break in square or rectangular pieces.
    Note: The scoring of the cakes can best be done when the cakes aren’t dry. Although you can score dry cakes they break more easily than the moist ones.
  5. Now make your mosaic by casting a form with plaster and setting your mosaic stones into the plaster.
    Note: To delay the hardening mix the plaster with some vinegar.
    Note: Only cast plaster in flexible forms because it expands slightly and you won’t be able to release it from a solid form.

Make your own mosaic stone (German)

Slow down drywall-plaster drying time with vinegar (English)
What to do to delay drying time of plaster? (German)
(Somebody here tried a drop of dish liquid in place of vinegar and said that it worked)