Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tiny Little Things ..

Hello my dear friends,

I am sure most of you know how much I love to create little things and sometimes even tiny things. Remember my little cupboard mice?! I made that tiny one that now lives in a nutshell. It seems to be no different when it comes to Christmas trees by the look of it.

I had an idea for a new creation which called for a Christmas tree ...
... a teeny, tiny Christmas tree and this is the one I made yesterday!


Oh and yes, it is standing on a penny!

 And these are my photo props ...


... an old tin, an antique velvet ring box and of  course my little old penny ...


... and they worked perfectly to capture my teeny little tree!

Like I said at the beginning of this post, I am working on a new Christmas creation in which this tiny tree will be a part of and I am hoping to be able to share it with you soon. 

And last but not least ...

 ... a few photos of our snow that we had yesterday.







Some people call it ''the lake effect" ... I call it beautiful!

Tomorrow morning you will find me outside with our snow blower clearing driveways and smiling whilst doing so.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Now Listed .. For The Love Of Poinsettias ~ The Tutorial ..

Hello my dear friends,

I am so happy to share with you today,  that I have created a tutorial on how to make my music sheets poinsettias and it is now listed in my Etsy shop.

I have worked very hard over this past week to get this tutorial together and to complete it sooner that I had originally planned to do.

With this tutorial you will not only be able to make my large poinsettia that can be used in a wreath or in many other Christmas decorations but I have also included the how-to of my newest long stemmed poinsettia with leaves too.


If you are interested in creating some of my poinsettias, just click on my Etsy shop on my right sidebar and take a look!

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

For The Love Of Poinsettias ~ A New Take ..

Hello my dear friends,

I have told you since days and maybe even weeks now that I am so incredibly busy and today I am sharing a little part of why I am with all you lovely bloggers. 

You all know my music sheet poinsettia that I had created a Winter or so ago. Well, I have now made another one of them but this one is a long stemmed poinsettia with leaves that can stand in a beautiful tall vase.

And this is what it looks like ..!



For this poinsettia I used white glitter instead of clear this time and I kept the leaves plain.



I love that this creatoin has turned out exactly the way I hoped it would and I hope you have enjoyed my sharing it with you.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me here again at Todolwen  ~ it is always so nice when you do. If you have a little spare time tomorrow, why not pop by and see what I have been up to.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Monday, November 17, 2014

This Morning ..

Hello my dear friends,

this morning I woke up to this ...


... our first snow!



Doesn't everything just look so lovely?!

It is the perfect weather for me ... stay inside and be busy, which I really am! 
I am working on so many different things again and all at once ... I don't think I will ever learn.
At least that means I will have plenty to share with all you lovely bloggers.

So, do pop by and visit me at Todolwen very soon again ~ I love it when you do so.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

'White Bliss' ..

Hello my dear friends,

can you believe this?! ... I almost forgot to share this creation with you! 
Yup, way to much on my mind for sure.

Today I am sharing my fourth sewing stand with all you lovely bloggers, which is one of my seven newest creations.  Just like the other three, it is lovely and elegant. I again chose white seam binding and linens for this creation with a vintage piece of sparkle as the crowning jewel and ... I just love it!

I named it ..


... 'White Bliss'.








I hope you have again enjoyed my newest creation.

I am planning on listing my sewing stands and pincushions in my Etsy shop for sale soon and I will let you know in a short post once they are.  

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here at Todolwen today ~ I always love it when you do!

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Running Behind ..

Hello my dear friends,

I am so far behind right now and I am not very happy about it.
I had planned to do so much and so far I haven't gotten very far but I am trying to get things done in the next ten days or so.

I am working very hard on a new tutorial that I am going to be listing in my Etsy shop hopefully by November 20th. Which tutorial that is? ... Well, that is something I am not going to share just yet ~ you will just have to wait and see. (Fingers crossed it will work out and be done in time!)


I have also decided to create another tutorial this Christmas time. 
I am working on the how to create my music sheet Poinsettias and I am hoping to list this tutorial too soon in my Etsy shop.

Not only that but I also have one more little tutorial which is my third crochet snowflake, that I will be sharing once I get the last bit of the instructions done.

As you can see, I am crazy busy but unfortunately at times I do have problems making things work the way I want them to and they need more time spent on them as I had first thought.That is a part of the reason why I haven't been able to finish any of my new tutorials yet but also it just takes time to put a tutorial together with all the photographs and instructions. As soon as I have completed any of them, I will let you know.

So whenever you have a spare moment or two and you would like to know what I have been up to, so stop by and visit me here at Todolwen ... I might just have something new to share.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Three Little Pincushions ..

Hello my dear friends,

three little pincushions all pretty and fine.

Today  I am sharing my three pocket watch pincushions that I recently had made and they have been eagerly waiting to show themselves to you.


This is ...


... 'Sunday's Best'.

A little white beauty, dressed in her finest.
White linen, white lace, white ribbon and a lovely sparkle.




This one is called ...


... 'Vintage Flair'

Again dressed up in her finest too in shades of subtle pale brown with some tattered lace and a vintage gem. 




And last but not least ...


... 'Tea Time'.

My daughter Caylagh came up with the name for this pincushion.
The colors made her think of tea at 5 o'clock tea in England ~ all posh and proper.






And those are my last three pocket watch pincushions. Well, for the moment anyway or until I find a few more of those old beautiful pocket watch casings.


Again ... photo bombed by one of our cats but that's OK really.
I am slowly getting used to it.


I hope you have enjoyed me newest creations, they were so much joy for me to make.

Right now I am so busy with so many different things and way behind where I wanted to be but I am hoping to be able to share some of them soon with all you lovely bloggers.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.