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Friday, November 30, 2012

My Christmas Nest

Hello my dear friends,

last week as I was getting my morning chores done ~ I looked outside my kitchen window and what do I see .... SNOW!! Yes, the beautiful white little fairies are making their first appearance this year. That makes it the perfect time to share a new creation of mine with you ... it is my Christmas nest.

I made the nest again from an lambswool sweater that came from Ireland ...

... and the wool I used is from all over Europe that I have had since some time but never really had a use for ... until now.
This is one of my favourite wools ~ it looks like it is glistening ever so slightly.

I wanted to use lighter red pip berries for this nest but I only had burgundy red berries on hand. Well ... at 6 am in the morning you some times get really good ideas ... like using your daughter's red nail polish to create the right colored pip berries you need!

Another good thing to do first thing in the morning is to take photos in the frost when the sun is rising and that is exactly what I did with this nest.
I hope you enjoy my new Christmas Nest.



As you can see, it was hard for me to decide on which photos to share with you and these are the ones that made it to the short list and I thought I was happy. Then ... the a little snow fell and I just had to get a few pictures in the nest in the snow.

And as you can see ...

... even Tugs is happy with the new nest.
If you look at my free tutorials on the right sidebar you will find the 'felted nest tutorial' and the 'kissed by the frost' tutorial just waiting for you to start and create!
And if you do and would like to, why not send me a photo so I can see what you have made.
And until the next time ... here at Todolwen ...
I hope you are well and life is treating you kind my dear friends,
Have a peaceful and creative day,
Karen B. 


  1. WOW! This is incredible!!!! LOVE the whites and Mr. Tugs looks quite content indeed! Glad you included all the pictures you did as they are all wonderful and gave me an excuse to look a little longer and enjoy the nest even more ;) Beautiful!!


    "Her" and Romeo

  2. Your nest is beautiful, it's a wonderful idea.

  3. Stunning creations, so beautiful!

  4. I do believe Tugs has found a new home! A beautiful nest indeed, I will be checking out your tutorial. Thank you!

  5. über-lovely.... such beauty and delicacy! thank you, love
    have a happy 1st advent Sunday and a wonderful Christmas Season
    hugs, Kiki

  6. This is Winter Bliss all in one lovely nest. Your photos are beautiful and I do believe Tugs has a new warm nesting spot. So ethereal...

  7. I really love the wintry feel of that nest. Light and airy, but frosty at the same time, glimmering with love and hope. Just wonderful.


  8. This is why I love your blog so much Karen, your pictures are so beautiful, I always get a peaceful feeling when I visit. Bless You!

  9. Your nest tugs at my heartstrings.. so little Tugs is certainly at home in that precious white nest. It is beautiful.. I'd like to curl up in something just like that. ALL the pictures were wonderful.

  10. Oh my, this is so beautiful - what a delightful little treasure you have made here. I am off to look at your tutorial - but the yarn you used is just perfect too. What a treasure!

  11. Really it is lovely. Congratulations¡¡¡¡
    Bless you'