Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Nests ... Work Continues Very Slowly

Hello my dear friends,

 I have been so busy these days with all sorts of things and one of them is working on my newest nest design. As usual I didn't opt to just work on one but ...

... just over ten of them. 

 The basic nest is now completed and they have also visited my 'felting machine' aka my kitchen sink already.
Since the theme I am trying to capture is Wynken' Blynken and Nod, three little boys that sail the night skies to catch stars, my nests would need little stars too ...
... and therefor I now have over 300 hundred of them and they are so lovely!
I am not quite sure yet if I am going to be using all of them though just yet but  ...

...  I have started sewing them to the nests already which I must say is more time consuming that I thought it would be at first.
In the end though ...
... I am sure ...

... it will look very neat!
Every other day I worked on them a little more and now I seem to have hit a wall. I just can't get it right when it comes to the color of the eggs and the look of the leaves. I don't want this nest to be 'loud' but somewhat subtle even though it's mainly blue, so everything has to be perfect and go beyond well together.
 I think placing them aside for a while will be a good thing right now. Maybe I will work on something else for a week or two and then return to these blue babies with the right solutions for me. I will keep trying to find more elements to add to this design be it a color or an embellishment and I am really hoping they will turn out as I see them in my mind. Of course as soon as they are completed I will be share my finished nests with you lovely bloggers again.
So when ever you have a little spare time, do pop back and visit me here at Todolwen. It is always so nice when you do!
I hope you are well dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day.
Karen B. 


  1. Ahhhh, ohhhh, love the blue and the stars very much and I'm sure you will find what you are searcing for!

    Greetings and hugs

  2. Hi Karen! I recently started reading your blog, and am so very glad that you were able to get it back after your problems with it. It is truly eye candy, and your tutorials are wonderful. I can't wait to see your little completed nests! Have a great weekend. XO Sue

  3. Hello dear Karen
    Oooh they are looking lovely!
    The gold stars with the blue makes it shine!

  4. I love the colors you are using and can't wait to see the end result!

  5. I love this project, Karen! You are so clever. And the stars and blue nests look beautiful together.... they totally capture the whimsy of Wynken, Blynken and Nod. Perhaps pewter or silver colored eggs would be good? The silver of the moon and the gold of the stars... Wishing you a happy weekend!

  6. I love that the stars aren't all the same size - they look amazing with the blue in the nests.

  7. Sometimes we just have to set something aside and come back to it. I'm sure you'll do an amazing job...they're already looking so pretty with the little gold stars.

  8. Very pretty so about deep purple/lavender like the sky at dusk, smokey colors......

  9. Love what you have done so far. When I think of Winken, Blinkin, and Nod...I think of the moon. Would a pale, iridescent yellow, or butter color work? Just a thought. Do you have any tiny sweet Charolette's to put in the nest somewhere?