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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

My Apple Blossom Sari Silk And Hemp Nest ..

Hello my dear friends,

remember when I talked about at times things just come together as one?

Today I am sharing my newest sari silk and hemp nest with you.
 I was inspired by a special man and a childhood memory. The idea for this creation came about when I was on Etsy one day ...

... and I found this lovely sari silk ribbon in the most loveliest shade of green that was called 'Granny Smith Apple Green'. I saw it and fell in love with it right away.

Then suddenly there it was in my mind ... what I was going to make out of this silk. The neatest thing about this nest is my reason for choosing what to call this creation. It was the name of this particular silk ribbon that started it all.

When I was a little girl my big sister had a record that I loved to listen to over and over again and sing to as well. It played children's songs and one of them was 'Johnny Appleseed'. I loved it then and still love it til today. Believe it or not, when I remembered all this I actually was able to sing it to my older daughter. I was so amazed because the last time I heard it I must have been 4 or 5 years old. Seeing this lovely pale green sari silk ribbon made this memory of my childhood come back to life for me and that is why it was a must for me to give this nest a very special name.

For those of you lovely bloggers that don't know of Johnny Appleseed, here is a little information about him  ...

John Chapman (September 26, 1774 ~ March 18, 1845), often called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large part of  Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of the present day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.
(Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Remember the apple blossom I had just shared with you? ...

... this is the creation I needed them for.

Now I had everything I needed ... my childhood memory, beautiful sari silk ribbon and my newly designed apple blossoms. All together they became this ... my latest nest creation.

And then finally the name. I called this nest  ...

... 'Remembering Mr Johnny Appleseed'.

 I was able to make two of these nests from the skein of silk that I had in this color. They are now listed in my Etsy shop for sale. If you are interested in this nest, you are able to choose between pale beige or blue painted eggs with this nest.

( Both nests are now sold ~ thank you!)

 I hope you have enjoyed my newest creation today. I am so glad that I decided to make it because it has brought so many happy memories back to me and I am still singing his song in my head even as I am writing this post ...

... and that is all for today .

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Karen, I can see why you fell in love with the color of this sari ribbon. It is beautiful and the perfect color to show off your lovely apple blossoms. Another gorgeous creation!!

  2. Oh wow - two more perfect wee nests. Wouldn't want to leave them outside or the birds would be fighting over who could take up residence!

  3. To die for, Karen. Just beautiful.

    Now go eat an apple!

  4. Oh Karen! What a lovely color and a sooooo sweet story about your childhood.

    Hugs Ines♥