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This is so cool, I have always wanted to try one of these. I collect...oh everything! I'll save this for a summer project. Thanks for the info!


I love this! What a great way to show off all of your treasures. Thanks for the directions!


This is a wonderful family idea and a perfect keepsake. Clarice

suzi finer

Okay, so now I'm ready to break out my old game pieces because of you! Thank for the inspiration (again!)


Oh this would be awesome to make with my neice for her mums birthday present. I'll have to organise an overnight stay between now and then.


What a great idea for using up all the collected treasures that don't always find a home. They look lovely all collected together like that. Thanks for the instructions.

jenny b harris

Thank you SO much! I've been wracking my creative pea-brain for an idea like this. So simple and fun. Now I'm off to dump out all the boxes of miscellaneous treasures/junk I've been hoarding!


Yes, looks like a great way to savor those treasures! Stunning!


A very clever idea, so practical and it looks fabulous. I have been away so am just catching up on some posts, love the little firefighter - so cute! Renee x

Vicki in Michigan

Thanks for sharing Mo with us. What an inspiration she is! To find something you can care so much about, at such a young age, and to pursue it with such persistence and passion.... To know you are making the world a better place, every time you are called out.....

Wow. My hat's off to you, Mo!


I saw this in your book and really wanted to try it. But I never found the grout! Guess I need to go to our local tile store. Small towns! Things are more difficult to find around here. Thanks for sharing this, I really want to try it!

barbara brandeburg

Great buttons! And I'm noticing those scrabble tiles popping up in all sorts of creative places lately. Perhaps I should go whack something with a hammer and give this a try!


Oh...this is wonderful! Love the heart-shaped rocks in it.

Michelle Legler

Very cool mosaic Charlotte!


How fun, and I love that its personal and family oriented! Just wonderful!!!


I LOVE this idea!!

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