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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sari Silk And Hemp ..' Water Lilies' ..

Hello my dear friends,

I think sometimes you should break away from what you are used to doing and try something a little different. Well at least that is what I am trying to tell myself. If it is a good thing or not, that is still to be seen. I love the colors I use in my creations ... subtle, gentle and just lovely, but I thought it might be a good idea to try and work with a little more color, and when I say a little more color I mean a lot and see how I feel about it. 

I had bought some beautiful sari silk ribbon in these stunning colors. I really liked my first sari silk ribbon nest and so with Spring and Easter on their way my thoughts were with a little nest creation again. After I saw the way my first ones turned out I was even more eager to make another one ... or two. This time it will be with a little twist. In this creation it is the nest that holds all of the color and not the eggs unlike in more traditional Easter nests.

The silk ribbons I bought had been named because of their vibrant colors. I liked it so much that I decided to name my nest after it! So today I am sharing my newest nest with you ...

... my 'Monet's Waterlilies' nest.

I like to leave all of the little bits of fluff and ends untidy because it gives the nest so much more character and I did the same with the leaves which are also made from a sari silk ribbon.

I hope you have enjoyed my newest creation.

In my 'nest' post ... see what I did there?... I will be sharing my second nest: 'Flowering Arches'.
This nest has also been inspired by a painting by the great artist Monet.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here at Todolwen and I hope you will return some time soon again.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Love your nest and am wondering if you knitted/crocheted it? It is charming. Andy LW

  2. Beautiful colour combinations, what a sweet nest.

  3. So pretty! I love the blue flowers - definitely making me think about spring.

  4. It's so beautiful, Karen.. The colors and textures. Your projects are always such a work of art. And your photos are a work of art in themselves! After reading your posts, I'm so often inspired to go deeper in my artistic journey. Thank you. <3 Best wishes for a lovely weekend. Spring is on it's way!


  5. Very aptly named "Monet". An absolutely beautiful work of art! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! And you've left me yearning even more for spring.

  7. So beautiful. I like your experiment with color!

  8. Oh what a wonderful nest Karen!

    Hugs Ines♥

  9. Oh my goodness, that is a beautiful nest! Thank you Karen for sharing. Love ya' Patricia B

  10. Very pretty! I bought some sari borders and they are so pretty I am having trouble snipping them!

  11. Lovely! I didn't know sari strips were sold in such a way. It must be fascinating to knit with huge needles.

    Thank you for showing us your creations!

  12. Sari ribbon ROCKS ... and you sure proved just how versatile it can be.

    Thanks for sharing!