Monday, 24 July 2017

Mini Hedgehog Hearts

Blue Hedgehog Heart (left) & Blue/Green Hedgehog Heart (right)

I'm currently offering two different colour versions of this 10cm mini Hedgehog Heart. The one on the left has an all pale blue background, and the one on the right has pale blue above the hedgehog and pale green below. Eventually I will decide which one will be the only colour version, but as the moment I'm seeing which one proves more popular. You can find both colour versions in my Etsy shop with full details and more photos.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Busy, busy


The summer sunshine is finally here, and there's lots of people wanting mosaic bird baths and water dishes for their garden birds and hedgehogs. Which means I haven't had much time to add anything to this blog, unfortunately. The best way to find out what's new (and a lot of the time to get first chance to buy as well) is to come and find me on Facebook which I try and keep up to date. This is me www.facebook.com/JosaraDesign

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Lappy Cats are here!

Lappy Cats Mosaic Water Dishes
A new range of outdoor use water dishes called Lappy Cat with a mosaic design of a cat having a drink from the dish reflected in the water, including the tips of their paw where they would rest on the rim. These dishes can be used by your pampered puss, but they can also be used by bird and hedgehogs in your garden too. A fun way to add a splash of colour and to look after your garden wildlife too.

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

Follow me on Facebook


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.