Friday, February 17, 2012

My Latest Doings On My Worktable

Hello my dear friends,

I didn't get a few of my house chores done last weekend. The window cleaning didn't happen due to snow and more snow so it will have to wait until another warmer day ~ it actually snowed all weekend here so I ended up snow blowing ours and a few of our neighbours driveways and paths which was quite some fun actually!

I did work on a few things that were on my worktable though. I hope you saw my Valentine's Day gifts for my daughters. That was my main project that needed to be finished the past weekend but I also worked and still am working on some other creations. One of them was some new felted nests. Since there was snow still falling outside I tried to create a bit of spring inside in the form of spring nests. Again I was going to do the felting by hand in my sink but I am thinking of trying to do it in the wash machine the next time maybe. The worst thing was when I wanted to start that I could only find left hand rubber gloves!! I have no idea what happened there but it was going to be a bit awkward trying to felt wearing a glove that didn't fit right so I didn't continue with it. So ... now I need to put 'rubber gloves' onto my next shopping list.

I can't believe myself ~ I am already thinking about new creations for this next Winter/Christmas!! I think it must be the weather doing this to me ~ all this snow outside! I will have to make sure I don't get carried away and start anything new, even though I can see myself losing that battle and maybe making one little one of the wintry pieces ~ you see I am weak sometimes when it comes to any new ideas!

I have used a lot of new types of wool for my spring nests and they look really good already and they're not even felted yet!

 I wonder if you might guess what these are going to be once they are finished.

I also found two new products, well they are new to me and it was exactly what I was looking for to use in other creations of mine. The one is 'Dimentional Magic' from Modge Podge and the other is called 'Crackle Accents' from Inkssentials and right now I am experimenting with them on one or two ideas I have had. I will share more with you once I have finished my creations.

And last but not least ...

 ... I found ever so neat beads ~ from tiny hearts to golden lady bugs and finally these ...

... Mom, Dad, Daughter and Son beads!!

They are going to be turned into more of my 'neat pins' when I get a moment to make them.

I absolutely love to create and I hope you can tell by what you see here at Todolwen. I think that's why I tend to work on more than one project at a time ~ it's like one project isn't enough for me most of the time. I love popping from here to there and back again and then suddenly you are done ... what a great feeling to see your creations complete and finished. Love, love, love that feeling and I am sure all of you do as well.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Your springnests look lovely already!
    X Sarina

  2. I cannot wait to see what you are going to do with those papers - I'm sure I'll love it!

  3. Those nests look absolutely fabulous already! I like them all shaggy-looking. :)

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