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Monday, September 29, 2014

Sew Much Time ..

Hello my dear friends,

can you believe it ... yet again I am sick with a nasty cough and bad cold and feeling unwell but that hasn't stopped me from being creative, it has just slowed me down a little.

 Do you remember these?

I bought these old pocket watch cases over a year or so ago and they have been laying in a box since then because I wasn't sure what I wanted to turn them into. Well, that is until a few days ago. I have  used a few of them and turned them into my newest creations. I still have quite a few left and I have an idea or two for the rest of them, I just haven't had the time yet to work on them.

I love the way my newest creations have turned out, just so neat and I don't even know why I didn't think of making them earlier.

 I am happy to share them with today, which my daughter Ashleigh so perfectly named ...

...'Sew Much Time' ...

... my newest little pincushion creations.

I made three different ones ...

... 'Rose' ...

... 'White Lace' ...

and ... 'Vintage Linen'.

The neatest thing about these little pincushions is because the pocket watch cases are double backed, they are able to either lay flat or stand up ... love it!



I am so in love with my latest little pincushions ... I just find them perfect in each and every little way.

I hope you have enjoyed my newest creations as much as I have enjoyed making them.
And because I can't keep everything I make, I will be listing my little pincushions in my Etsy shop tomorrow morning,

Tuesday, September 30th at 10am ET.

So if you are interested, why not stop by there and take a look.

Thank you for visiting me again here at Todolwen ~ it is always so nice when you do so.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Die sind ja niedlich!!

  2. I am absolutely drooling...too beautiful for words.

  3. I love these they are so beautiful - love them!
    Hope you are feeling better. Have a creative day/week!

  4. Precious. Can't believe you found so many watch cases.

  5. That my dear friend is just ingenious ! You are so clever! Love these! Hugs! deb

  6. Oh Karen, these are fabulous! You have the "most" creative mind I know. Love them.

  7. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Lovely little watch-case pincushions. They are divine. Creative Lace Bliss...

  8. These are just the sweetest thing. The ideas you come up with...if I were only half as imaginative!!
    Hope your back to good health soon.

  9. Oh my. They are just so cute. You have the best ideas and so sweet you want to share them with us. Hope you soon get well again.
    Many hugs from Lina

  10. These are too darling Karen! Be well.
    hugs and JOY,

  11. Oh Karen these are totally adorable. I love the one with the daisy centre. You have embellished them so beautifully!
    Do you ever sell just the pocket watch cases as they are prior to you altering them?
    Your creations are always so beautiful and inspiring!
    Thanks for your visit too. Like you I am adding to my Etsy!

  12. Whoa! These are absolutely STUNNING. There's not one that I don't absolutely love. What a great job - and a great idea, too. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Very pretty indeed, they are all charming!
    It is so great to see how we creative people often use similar material, for example all these doilies and old laces, in different ways. I also love to work with them with great joy.

  14. Oh Karen, get well soon please!
    Your creations are all three soooooooo very beautiful.

    Hugs Ines♥

  15. Karen me has sorprendido muchisimo¡¡son maravillosos.

  16. Hi Karen
    Just seeing your pocket watch pin cushions for the first time in 2022. I don't think it too late to tell you they are different, that's what I like. Do you sell anything at all.

    1. Hello Unknown,
      so nice that you like them. Yes, I do sell most of my work. I have an Etsy shop and you can find the link on the right sidebar of my blog. Unfortunately there isn't too much in it at the moment but I am working on some pieces to list in it hopefully soon.
      Wishing you a nice day.
      Karen B.