Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Last Week Sunday ~ Treasure No. 3 ..

Hello my dear friends,

today's post is about my third and last treasure I found this last week Sunday.

 I thought this would the finale one of my 'Last Sunday' posts but it's not. There will be the last post about my Last Week Sunday's treasures tomorrow.

If you think about it properly, my last treasure is actually two treasures in the shape of a pair of old tarnished little silver salt and pepper shakers.

The are so neat and small and only 1 3/4 inches tall.
Of course pincushions again were one of my options to make but I wasn't quite sure if  I wanted to make another one. Christmas and Winter popped into my mind as well but that was it really. In the end I just sat down and let my mind fly away to the land of creative thoughts and suddenly it just came very easily to me what I wanted to make from this finding.

 Do you all remember my little tiny pewter animals? ... My stash of them is getting smaller but I just had to make these a part of at least one of these creations as well. Once they are gone, I won't be able to get anymore that I know of right now. Also a neat thing about this treasure is that I wasn't just able to make one creation from it. No, ... I made four and three of them ended up being Christmas/Winter themed.

Are you curious now? ...

Would you like to see what I made? ...

... here they are the first two of my four latest creations and I hope you will enjoy them.

I love it how the everything looks so beautiful together ...
... the tarnished metal, the shiny silver and crystals and the glistening snow ...
... a little Christmas/Winter magic.



The little tree top star is embedded with Swarovski crystals which make it glisten in the light.



My little Christmas creations have turned very nicely in my eyes and I hope you like them too.
Already I am thinking about what I could create next and already I have an idea too and I can't wait to start working on it. What are you up to these days?
It would be nice for you to stop by again and visit me here at Todolwen ... maybe tomorrow for my next new creation? And until then ...
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Last Week Sunday ~ Treasure No.2 ..

Hello my dear friends,

today I would like to share my second found treasure from last Sunday's outing.

It is a small neat, old and tarnished little metal basket.

I knew exactly what I was going to create from this little piece again and I am so happy with the way it has turned out ( you can tell by the amount of photo I have posted today).
 I love all the bits and pieces that I have used for this creation it because even though they are so very different from each other, they all work so well together.
This is my newest creation and again it is a pincushion which I have named ... 

 ... 'White Blossoms'.  



 Maybe you will have a few minutes to visit me tomorrow again?
I will be sharing my third finding and now creation(s).
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Week Ago Sunday ..

Hello my dear friends,

a week ago Sunday I spend time with my two lovely daughters out and about junking and looking at antique stores for most of the morning. We visited an antique store where we hadn't been in some time and usually I almost never find anything I like there but this time I was in luck. Not only did I find one treasure but three!

Over the next days I am going to try and turn each found piece into a new creation if things go right and share them with all you lovely blogger in three different posts.

Today's post is about the first piece I found.
It caught my eye and I knew it was a piece that had to be mine.

And this is it ..

It is a tulip made from pewter in 1986 by a company call Seagull Pewter Canada. It is such a beautiful piece of vintage art. 
Just looking at it for the first time, I knew what I wanted it to become and how it was meant to look once I had worked on it and I must say ... I love the way it has turned out.
And this is it now my newest pincushion creation ...

... ' A Little Vintage Tulip'

I hope you enjoyed my newest creation, as always I just loved making it.
Please do visit me soon again to see my second finding and what I have created from it.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The First Snowflake That Falls .. A New Tutorial

Hello my dear friends,

here in Ontario Summer is slowly now getting ready to leave for another year and Fall is going to be making an entrance very soon and I am already thinking of ... snow!
 (It is already snowing in Alberta and British Columbia!)

I am not only thinking snow but I have taken the time and sat down and created a little crochet snowflake for this year calling it ... 'The First Snowflake That Falls'.
 My thoughts were of a cold Winter morning and the feeling of when of you just know it going to happen and then you see it ... the first snowflake of the new Winter season, small and so pretty and you greet it with a smile on your face and warmth thought in your heart ... that is the little snowflake I have tried to create.

 I have also made it as a little tutorial for all you lovely bloggers so you can enjoy it as well.

And this is my newest little creation ..

.. 'The First Snowflake That Falls'.

As always I have a drawn chart and written instructions and I hope that they are written and drawn that you will understand them easily.

The little snowflake is only two rounds to crochet and is made very quickly so you can have a lot of them made before Christmas time.

In a magic ring crochet the following ...

Round 1 ...

2 chain stitches, 1double crochet, 1 treble crochet, 3 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet, 1 double crochet, *1 half double crochet, 1 double crochet, 1 treble crochet, 3 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet, 1 double crochet.* Repeat this 4 more times so that you have 6 'points' in total. (a point is the 3 chain stitches between the treble crochet) End with a slip stitch in the top of the 2 chain stitches of the beginning of the round.

Round 2 ...

1 chain stitch and then a single crochet in every previous stitch apart of where there is a half double stitch, just go over those stitches. In each little point ( the 3 chain stitches from the previous round) crochet 2 single crochet, 4 chain stitches, 2 single crochet. Finish this round  with a slip stitch in the first chain stitch if the round.
( I hope that this all makes sense to you, I do try very hard to explain things as good as I can.)

And there you have your first little snowflake.

You can use these little crochet creations to embellish all sorts of things.
 I am already working on two more snowflake patterns which I will be sharing with all you lovely bloggers as well some time in the near future.

Now I am just wondering when it will really start to snow here ... I can't wait to see that first snowflake falling.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

For A Short Time I Had A River ..

Hello my dear friends,

a few of you lovely bloggers told me that my river bed should have water in it once it is done and I would love for that to happen ... in a controlled way but that isn't what happened yesterday though.

For a short time I had a river ... a overflowing river in my river bed!

We had gotten so much rain and because our property is the lowest on our block we ended up with all the water from about 20 backyards or more in the bottom of our garden. The storm drain couldn't take as much in as, it was flowing and raining so much.
And this is what it looked like for about an hour or so ...

Can you see the raindrops hitting the water?!
It really intense for that short time but now everything is back to normal again. I am just glad our bridge didn't uproot and drift  again because it's so heavy to lift and put back into place.
It would be so nice if you would visit me soon again here at Todolwen and until then ...
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.