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Monday, August 6, 2012

And Then There Were More ..

Hello my dear friends,

having had so much fun designing and making my first little millinery heads I didn't stop there and made a few more over the weekend. I made two more which are bigger than the first ones. All I need now is something neat to be placed on top of them but I am sure I will find something soon. The large and extra large one are the size of a small infants heads ... hmm, I just saw a beautiful baby bonnet in the antique store that would look perfect.

These are my two millinery heads I have made last week ...

... and ...

...  then there were more.
 Now I have 4 lovely millinery heads to display little treasures.

I decided to use different tarnished pieces for the bases of each head and I think it worked out very nicely.

It might be an old tarnished drinking vessel or ...


... an old candle stick holder ~ it always looks just right!

The two larger millinery heads are big enough to hold infants bonnets as you will see in the pictures below that I took of one of them.


And this is the baby bonnet that I had seen at the antique store. I did go back and buy it after all!!!

So ... that's another neat creation completed and I am so happy with the outcome of it! I wonder ... maybe I will try something I can place on one of my little heads next?

Well, you will just have to come back soon and visit me again, here at Todolwen to find out.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Wow...those are fantastic and can't imagine making them by hand..absolutely lovey for pretty little hats/bonnets..Great job

  2. These are fabulous Karen! The sweet baby bonnet is lovely too...you definitely needed to return to the antique store for it. I love the photos of the bonnet on the new millinery head! So pretty!!

  3. Karen, these are AMAZING!!!! I just LOVE THEM!! They look so wonderfully old too, makes me love them all the more ~ I always love seeing what you come up with next, thank you so much for sharing your creativity sweet friend! hugs and love, Dawn

  4. soooooo sweet! you're ONTO something here sistah! ;)

  5. Wonderful ... what an awesome idea. Love your creativity and thanks so much for sharing. Peace be with you, Barb

  6. Oh, wow! These are soooo beautiful!
    I usually plop the old bonnets on old doll heads. My adult children think it's creepy. Maybe they would approve of something like this...

  7. OHHH AHHHH sweet sweet sweet!! Love these, and that wonderful little bonnet. You continually just amaze me with your creativity.

  8. Love those millinery heads!! I hope you will sell the pattern for them!!
    Thank you for sharing!

  9. You did a wonderful job with the heads. They look like they might have come from a store display back in the early 1900's.

    Great job.



  10. I love these. So wonderful. Would you share the pattern and how you made them?

    1. Hi Janie,
      the pattern on how to make all of these is in my etsy shop. Why not take a look.
      Wishin you a peaceful Sunday.
      Karen B. ~ Todolwen