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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Springtime Nests

Hello my dear friends,

I bought myself some new rubber gloves ~ one left hand and a right hand ~ and I got to do my felting at last. I can now finally share my new felted nests with you. I have had so much fun making these and this time I made them spring time nests. I used many new types and colors of wool to give the effect of fresh moss, dried little twiglets and spring time colors.

And this time I added a new little idea and twist to the nests which I came up with while I was working on them.

Remember these?

 I had asked you if you could guess what they would become and the answer is ... 

... little book page leaves!!

I wasn't too sure about the shade of green I chose for the leaves so I made some more but without the color wash and I liked them if not just as much as the green ones, maybe even more. 

I not only got carried away taking many photos again but I also got carried away in making many nests as you will see and ... I still have 4 more on my worktable right now waiting to be finished!

Combined the felted nest and paper leaves make these lovely creations!

... Springtime nests ...

...  just be waiting for some little bird to come and call it home.

I made a bigger one ...

... and smaller ones ...

... some with green leaves ..

... and some with white ...

... some with little flowers ...

... and some without ...

... but each one just as pretty as the other never the less!

I hope you have enjoyed my newest creation today. You can still find my felted nest tutorial on the right side of my blog under my free tutorials if you wish to try it for yourself.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. I love bird nests and have a small collection of them. These are very cute.

  2. Wow what a lovely and precious idea Karen, perfect for Springtime! I have to admit that I really look forward to seeing what new idea you are working on and these would look wonderful in a tabletop Easter decoration! Really special!
    Tina xo

  3. Love,love your nest,dear Karen.Have a wonderful week.

  4. These are really beautiful and I want to try them as I have felted some sweaters recently for another project. I am wondering if you have ever felted the nests in the washing machine or one has to hand felt them?

  5. Oh my goodness ~ these little nests are absolutely Beautiful!!! Love them!!!
    Nancy xx :D

  6. Oh Karen! Your nests and your leaves are utterly charming!! What wonderful creativity!! All the little details are fabulous!! You inspire me, gal!
    Have a lovely day!!

  7. These are wonderful!!!! And love how the yard looks like moss fluffs! And like you, I like the white leaves best!!!

    Have a great week!

    "Her" and Romeo

  8. Wow! These are really incredible! I found this post through Pintrest. I think this idea would be really amazing translated into a jewelry piece :) Beautiful, beautiful work!

  9. Toujours de très belles idées ! Bon dimanche

  10. Pretty! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  11. I can see this is an old post, but wanted to tell you I think the nests are lovely! Also the leaves, which is what drew me to you, thanks for sharing, Dx