Thursday, April 24, 2014

My Pussy Willow Nest ..

Hello my dear friends,

today I would like to share my latest making with you. It is another egg creation in which I used my newly learnt skill of needle felting a little bit. I am far from perfect but happy with the results so far with the little pussy willow branches I made.
Every where I look, I see birds building nests these days time and I was so inspired by this. That's why I too decided to build a little nest for this creation. I seem to have a thing about nests. For me they represent family, safety, warmth, love and life ~ everything which is so precious to all of us. On a neater note why I must have a thing for nests is ... almost every time I want to type 'next' is turns about to be 'nest' ...that says it all really!
And this is my little 'Pussy Willow Nest'... 



 I really like they way this creation turned out ~ just like I had hoped it would.
I am already working on another one ...
... this one is going to be one of the two that I am going to create by combining this egg with my favourite time of the year. When will I share the finished creation ~ I am not sure yet but once I decide it, I will let you know but I am sure I will more to share with you in between.
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day.
Karen B. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One Here, One Still To Come ..

Hello my dear friends,

just recently I had shared with you that I was waiting for my new nests from Vicki and one of them has now arrived!

The mail lady stopped outside our house few days ago and I watched and waited to see where she would go and ... it was to my front door with a white box in hand.

Vicki mail ...

... so exciting!

I opened the box and pulled what was inside out.

A new bird decorated the package ...

... now my second one and just as lovely as the first.
Carefully I unwrapped the treasure that was hiding inside the tissue paper and there it was ...

... my "Woodland Bling" nest.

I took many photos so you can see hopefully every little bit of this stunning piece of art.
So many different bits and pieces of all sorts of yarn, ribbon, lace, treasures and so much more have been gathered and used to create this nest.

Just take a look at it  ... it is so beautiful!


Vicki had told me that this nest was amazing and she wasn't wrong! ... Don't you agree?!

 I am already so excited for my 'Vintage Spring' nest to arrive too.
 Some where on it there will be a few of my little 'Flutter~Bys' that I had made for Vicki to place on these nests ... I am so happy she asked me!

Thank you for stopping by today here at Todolwen. If you have a little spare time tomorrow do visit me again ~ I will be sharing my newest creation.

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind my dear friends.

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Karen B.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Greetings From Germany ..

Hello my dear friends,

again a little smile was placed on my face by a sweet lady from Germany.

I received a lovely card with such a heart touching message from the lovely Ines that it brought tears to my eyes.

The German stamps are so cheerful with their flowers and the one on the right even says 'For You'.
 I always say little things make a big difference.

I love the design of this card ...

... a little nest with eggs ~ perfect for me, so my daughters say and I agree. 

This is where I needed a tissue because tears of happiness appeared.
My heart was just so very touched after reading these lines.
 Ines, you are so sweet.

Isn't it amazing how a  short message written and mailed to you can effect your heart and soul?!
 It will touch you forever!

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Karen B.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I Wish You All ..

Hello my dear friends,

I would like to wish all of you all over the world ...

... a Happy Easter.

May your day be filled with sunshine and happiness.


Karen B.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

All My Eggs In A Row ..

Hello my dear friends,

our last dusting of snow was melted again under the warm Spring sunshine and the plants are continuing to grow. I must say, I hope it is the last of the snow for now.

 I am busy getting all my ducks, I mean all my eggs in a row to turn them into more creations like my 'Easter Bloom' one ... I think I have developed a liking to these tin eggs.  

I am busy prepping several of these ... 

 ... right now by gluing some of them onto more metal stemware. Even an old candle stand turned out be a great for one the eggs and my old weights came in very handy in holding everything in place whilst the glue set and dried. 
Most all of  these eggs will become Spring creations but a few are being saved for something different and hopefully very neat. I am planning to combine my most favourite time of the year with one of these eggs or maybe two of them. I just hope they will work out. 

I am already working in my newest creation with one of these eggs and I will be sharing it in the next few days with you here on Todolwen.

Thank you for visiting me today and do come back some time!

I hope you are well my dear friends and like is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Karen B.