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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Little Christmas Magic ..

Hello my dear friends,

oh my ... I am actually so excited today that I am sharing my newest Christmas creation with all of you lovely bloggers!

Remember my canning jar lids and my little clue?! ...

(Sorry, the same bad photo again but it's the only 'before' one I took.)

... and do you also recall the little bottle brush tree that just didn't want to become white but stayed a lovely pale green color?

You do..?!

Now add lots of lovely things like sparkles and glitter and old lace and some little pewter critters and a little faux snow and now top it off with a tiny Christmas spirit and behold ... it is done!

This is it ...

... my little piece of Christmas magic ...

~ Oh Christmas Tree ~



A few of you were right with your guesses ...

... because it is ... 

 ... a Christmas music box ~ see the windup key?!
I am so buzzed about how this has turned out and I hope you like my newest creation too.
And as you know me do you really think this will be the only one I will create? No ~ of course not! So all you have to do is stop by from time to time and visit me here at Todolwen and see what I have been up too next!

... wait ... stop! ... I am not done just yet for today!

 What good is it to see a music box when you can't hear it?!
 ... just scroll down a tiny bit further and listen to my little Christmas music box!

I took this short video with my phone.
 I know it's a bit shaky but just perfect so you can hear the lovely melody.

I hope you enjoyed my newest Christmas creation as much as I loved making it!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me again, it is always so nice when you do and I love hearing from you too.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Nests Are Now Listed ..

Hello my dear friends,

this is just a very short post to let you know that I have now listed my new nests in my Etsy shop.
 There were going to be five nests for sale but two of them sold on Sunday after I received an e-mail from a lovely lady that had asked me kindly before hand if I would save them for her. The nests that have now sold are the 'Christmas' nest and the 'First Snow' nest 1. but there are still my other three nest available in my Etsy shop.

And ...

... why not come and visit me tomorrow again?!

 I have finished my newest Christmas creation and will be sharing it with all you lovely bloggers here on Todolwen.

 I will give you a tiny sneak peek now ...

... but I am not going to give too much away just yet!
I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day,
Karen B.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Nests ~ Ready To Be Listed In My Etsy Shop..

Hello my dear friends,

I just wanted to let you know that I am listing some of my nests in my Etsy shop early Tuesday morning.

There will be five nests in all which will include ...

... my three 'First Snow' nests, ... 
... my last years 'Christmas' nest ... 
... and finally my last years 'Winter' Nest.
As of right now I am not taking any custom orders on nests but that might change in the future though, but saying that I am planning on making more nests some time in the future.
So ... if you would like to see more of these nests, just pop over to my Etsy shop and take a quick peek.
I would be so nice to for you to visit me some time again ~ it always make my day. 
I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day,
Karen B. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Little Glistening 'First Snow' Nests ..

Hello my dear friends,

I was planning on working on my felted poinsettias yesterday but in the end I had to step away from them for a little bit because it wasn't working the way I wanted it to and it began to frustrate me. I then opted to work on some embellishments for last years little sparkly nests and I must say that I am so happy with the idea I had for them and the way it has come to life.

Before my little nests looked lovely but now that they are all dressed up they look enchanting in my eyes.
I thought I had actually made more of them but unfortunately I only made three small nests and one  tiny little one. My daughter Caylagh fell in love with the tiny one and that says it all. The three other nests will be listed in my Etsy shop soon.
And now I would love to share my little 'First Snow' nests with you and again many, many photos that speak for themselves.
~ Nest 1 ~

~ Nest 2 ~

~ Nest 3 ~


The top nest is 4 inches in diameter and the other two are only 3 inches in diameter but I don't think that their small size takes away from their beauty one little bit.

And last but not least my tiny nest ...


... it is only 2 inches in diameter!
Like I said, the nests will be listed in my Etsy shop some time soon but I will let you know before hand here on Todolwen when that will be.

I am still working on my other creations for Christmas/Winter as I am writing this post and I am having a lot of fun doing so. I just seem to 'bloom' when the most wonderful time of the year approaches.

Oh ... and by the way ... we had our first snowflakes last night!

It would be nice if you were to visit me some time again here at Todolwen.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.