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Monday, August 13, 2012

Guess What I Did ...

Hello my dear friends,

today I would love to share some news with you.

 I would love to welcome you to my etsy store!

I have been playing with the thought of opening a store/shop since some time now but never had the courage or time to do so until now and that is ecxactly what I did. I have been working very hard on a few tutorials and I finally finished my first one a few days ago and it is the tutorial for ...

... my millinery heads! 

Even though I made 5 of these when I started this design ~ all different sizes ~ I didn't think of taking photos whilst doing so, so I made a 6th one for the tutorial, which is the one you see in the photo below.

(The little lace crown I placed on top of it isn't quite finished yet even though I started it a few months ago but haven't gotten around to it yet again.)

My millinery head tutorial gives you all 4 pattern sizes ready to print off and use and all the instructions you will need to create these vintage looking pieces.

I have also added a little something extra as well. What ... I am not going to tell you. If you purchase the tutorial you will find out. 

Let me know what you think!! I hope you do like my little shop of old to new! Hopefully I will be able to add something new very soon again. Maybe a new tutorial or something else?
Please keep in mind that I am a newcomer to etsy so I am hoping not to make any mistakes. If I do so please let me know so I can hopefully fix it.

So ... don't forget to stop by here at Todolwen soon again!!

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. How exciting!! I would love to see your shop. Those millinery heads are wonderful! The fabric and color are perfect!!

  2. Hi Karen
    Congratulations on the opening of your Etsy shop!
    I am unable to pick up a link to the shop in your post, and the side button isn't linking for me either. Maybe the problem is with me. I would love to purchase your tutorial.
    Hugs Alveen

  3. Dear Karen,

    Welcome to the etsy community. I opened my store 2 weeks ago. Like you I was nervous but so far it is not to hard even for the tech challenged like me. I have already had a purchase which was encouraging. I hope to add handemade by me to the shop soon. Your blog and creativity are always encouraging to me. Love your little heads. Are you going to sell the heads you make?
    Congrats, Pam from Snippety Do Dah

  4. Congratulations..this is great news. I'm HOPING you sell some of your wonderful creations too. I'll be in line to purchase.

  5. I'm so glad you opened an Etsy shop and I can't wait to see what kind of wonderful things you add to it! I'm so happy to see the tutorial in it now...in fact I just bought one!! Can't wait to try making my own millinery head!

  6. These are WONDERFUL. I know they are going to sell well. I wrote a mini dress form tutorial and it is doing great. There isn't anything like this out there.

  7. Such a cool blog, cheers from New Zealand, Marie