Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sari Silk Summer Hydrangeas ...


Hello my dear friends,

do you remember my sari silk hydrangeas that I embroidered onto needle books? I had so much fun making them that I wanted to make something else with them and I did.



I had two little tarnished silver plate baskets that were perfect for the job and once I had gathered what I needed it didn't take too long for my idea to come to life. I had shared them on my Instagram page a while ago but didn't get around to sharing with all of you here, so that is what I am doing today!

Two of my newest pincushions ... "Summer Hydrangeas"

Each pincushion has over 35 small double layered flowers made from sari silk ribbon. The leaves are also made from sari silk ribbon in a lovely shade of green.

The first one is my lilac hydrangea basket ...




... and my second one is my pink hydrangea basket.




These two pincushions are now also listed in my Etsy shop.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here at Todolwen, it is always so nice when you do.

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Jingle Bells Are A Must ...


Hello my dear friends,

 at Christmas time and Wintertime jingle bells are just a must.
 They look lovely and festive and make beautiful "music" too.

Right now I am into making tassels as Christmas ornaments or to be used to embellish presents. They are made from sari silk ribbon and other pretty things, like textured yarns and seam binding and jingle bells are just a must in my eyes because they just make it that little bit more Christmassy.

I have just finished a few new sets of my Christmas tassels and that is what I am sharing with all of you today.

Here is the set with silver accents ...





... and here is the gold set.





Both festive and very pretty and both now available in my Etsy shop.

I am busy working on my next set and it will be traditional Christmassy ... red, gold and green.
So if you have a few spare moments, do come back in a day or two and see what I have made.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Monday, December 2, 2019

A Little Something Wintry ...


Hello my dear friends,

it's cold outside and snow is on the ground, Winter is for sure on it's way.
Inside it is toasty and warm and I am doing my best to be busy and especially when it comes to being creative. I haven't made a new pincushion in a while now, so it was time again. My thoughts went with knitted sweaters, glistening snowflakes and pine cones and this is what I turned my thoughts into. 

I named it ... 

"Winter Weather".
(Not sure why I picked that name, it just popped into my mind when I looked at it and I like it.)







I hope you like my newest creation, it is now listed in my Etsy shop.

Thank you for taking the time today to stop by and visit me and I hope you have enjoyed your short stay.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.




Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sari Silk Christmas Tassels ...


Hello my dear friends,

I should have shared this post months ago when it was still July and therefore "Christmas in July" was still that time year and when I made what I am sharing today but for some reason I didn't get to it but like I sometimes say, it better late than never.

I was up early again, sitting quietly drinking a cup of tea, wanting to be creative but not knowing what I really wanted to do but that didn't last for long thankfully. I don't know what made me think of my newest making but the thought of Christmas in July just wouldn't get out of my head, so I gave in. I love to combine different things but still keep it simple but then also beautiful and then again maybe even a little rustic. I basically wanted a bit of every look I love and to use things I love. Easy but also a little difficult at the same time to balance it just right with the right bits and pieces. I have made tassels before just not as Christmas tree ornaments and I think I have found the right balance for my Christmas/Winter sari silk tassels. I like that the don't shout out Christmas but just gently tell you it instead. I used some sari silk ribbon in a beautiful shade of rich cream and a hue of pale blue in a few places. I combine it with hemp string and gold eyelash yarn from Martha Stewart. I added a golden colored larger pine cone charm and because of Christmas, I also added some little golden jingle bells too. I am so pleased with the way they have turned out, everything is just right and I like the look of them so much.

And this is what I came up with ...








I made one set of 4 of my Christmas tassels as of right now and it is now available in my Etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me here at Todolwen, it is always so nice when you do.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Time To Let Go ...


Hello my dear friends,

it is time to let go some of my past Winter/Christmas creations again.
I have relisted some and newly listed some of my creation in my Etsy shop today.

Here are the pieces that are looking for a new home ... 

There is this one that I am relisting with ...




... and this one.



And are these creations, that I am listing for the first time.




... and this one.




There is also this one ...




... and this one too.




All these are now available in my Etsy shop.

I am hoping to have some time to list a few more of my creations this following week or possibly even make something new, so do pop over some time again and see what I have been up too.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

And Another Pumpkin Re-Do ...


Hello my dear friends,

I think I am getting fond of doing re-dos of my creations these days because I am sharing anther one with all of you today.

This time it is a Winter pumpkin re-do. I had made this pumpkin last Winter and it didn't find a new home, so I decided to give it a makeover and I am love the way it turned out.


I love this pumpkin but it is time for a change.
"Good-bye' to the silver wire tendrils and silver jingle bells and 'Hello' a different look, a  more subtle, naturey and farmhouse look in my eyes and I really like it! 

Here it is ...

... my 'Frosty Winter Pumpkin'.










 I really like this new look and I think it might be the nicest look for my Winter pumpkins so far but you be the judge of that. This wintry pumpkin is now listed for sale in my Etsy shop. And for those you would maybe like to know, my ball jar creation is also now listed for sale in my Etsy shop.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at Todolwen and I hope you have enjoyed your short stay.

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.