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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Something New To Create With ..

Hello my dear friends,

a week or so ago I was searching for something new to create with and I decided to visit Ebay to try my luck and was I lucky! I have always wanted to have some pocket watch casings to work with but never was able to find any that I was happy with. Then I found a 'lot' sale on Ebay, I loved the look of it and bid on it and ... WON!

And this morning they arrived in the mail ... I am so excited!
Packed up all snug ...
... and safe.
There they are all wrapped up ...
... many vintage pocket watch cases!

Since the moment I won the bidding I was thinking of what I could do with them and then it came to me ... Christmas. I have had a really neat idea that I am not going to share with you today, even though I would really like to, because I have to see if it will turn out or not and ... it's only May and Christmas is still 200 and something days away or should I have said only?!

Right now the quilt I am working on is giving me a headache because for some reason it is not working the way it is meant to. Hopefully I can sort it out soon because time is flying by so fast. My bedroom makeover is on a stand still because I need a few pieces to complete it and it is not always easy to find things you are looking for which I am sure so many of you know.

I have been busy working on my decluttering and I have choosen new treasures that I will be listing in my Esty shop tomorrow, so if you have some time, do stop by and take a look.

It is always nice when you visit me here at Todolwen. Maybe I will see you here soon again and until then ...

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Sure, you really surprised us for Christmas with beautiful things. It's a great idea to use old watch cases. Congratulations for the initiative.

  2. Make sure to post photos! Can't wait to see what you do with the watch cases!

  3. I'm SO looking forward to seeing what you create with those wonderful old watch cases.
    Hope the quilt project gets sorted out.. the frustration of things not going as we envisioned. I doubt that happens to you very often..me.. that's another story!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck.

  4. Congratulations!!! I think this is Christmas for you already. I can't imagine all the possibilities with such a great find. Will be anxiously waiting to see your lovelies all done up for their new recycled life. Thanks for sharing, need I say I'm a little jealous.. (hehe) Enjoy and have a lovely week.

  5. Karen- the watch casings are fabulous-- you know we are all intrigued to see how you use them!

    Ohhhh I hate when a project seems to run amiss-- I'm sure you will get back on track with your beautiful quilt--

    Sending hugs--

  6. Those watch cases are wonderful Karen - what a great buy. Can´t wait to see your creations for Christmas.