Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Listings In My Etsy Shop .. My Spring Nests

Hello my dear friends,

ever since I have started blogging and almost everything I have made since I started Todolwen is still with me and I hate to say it but my studio is starting to look rather full or better said is rather cluttered and that can only mean one thing ... I need to 'declutter'. Actually I don't like using the word 'declutter' since I think it is a harsh word, I would prefer to say I need to find 'new homes' for my creations.

I have many little creations that I really treasure but it is time to let some of them go so I have decided that I will be listing a few of them in my Etsy shop from time to time.

So ... for the first time with Spring finally making it's entrance, I have listed three of my little hand~felted Spring nests in my Etsy shop today.
I created these nests last Spring. To embellish the nests I made leaves from wire and book pages, some in the color of green ~ some not at all ~ and stained the edges with ink. The little wooden eggs are painted and speckled. The color I picked for the eggs is one that harmonizes with the different colors in the nests.
Here are a few photos so you can recall what they look like ~ I took them yesterday in our backyard in the warmth of the Spring sunshine.

Nest 1 ...

... is a little nest approx. 4 inches wide (without the leaves) and approx. 2 inches tall.
It is made in various green, beige and brown shades. It has book page leaves that have been painted a lovely green color and has two little speckled eggs that live in it amongst the feathers and wool roving.

Nest  2 ...

... is a little nest, approx. 3.5 inches wide (again without the leaves) and approx. 2 inches tall. It too is made in various green, beige and brown shades. It has green book page leaves with little white paper flowers that have a pearl center. Nested inside is a little speckled egg amongst feathers and wool roving. 

And finally ...

Nest 3 is a little nest ...

... approx. 4 inches wide (without the leaves) and approx. 2 inches tall. It made the same way the first two were made and instead of green leaves, I left the book pages original and uncolored but I also embellished  the nest with little white paper flowers that have pearls centers. This nest has again two small speckled eggs nesting in it.
If you have a moment why not pop over to my Etsy shop and take a look?!
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day that is filled with sunshine,

Karen B.


  1. Hi sweet Karen...your nests are absolutely GORGEOUS to me...each one in its own way ~ I'm looking for your link to your Etsy shop, I want to see more of them!!! I hope you are doing so very good dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

  2. These are just lovely! Love the little details and use of text! can't wait to visit your shop!

  3. I love your nests Karen - they look so real! The detail and thought you put into your projects is so readily apparent. Fabulous!

  4. Your nests are just so beautiful, Karen. These will for sure "fly" right out of your shop.