Sunday, February 7, 2016

My Sweet Valentine ..

Hello my dear friends,

with Valentine's Day it's way I wanted to create some thing sweet and petite and that is what today's post is all about.

I remembered that I had a few old pocket watch casings laying in one of my drawers for some time now. Looking at one of them I thought it would be perfect for a Valentine's Day creation and it was!

 My first idea unfortunately didn't work out so a little more thought went into what to do. Not too long after that, I decided on something different and it turned out to be perfect.

I love to crochet and especially tiny little things and that was no different this time.

I made a few tiny hearts, ...

... a few little pink flowers ...

... and some tiny little white blossoms too.

I gathered a small piece of tatting and last but not least some seam binding.
 Just like the tiny hearts the seam binding started off in the wrong color ...

... but that was soon changed.

All those lovely bits and bobs neatly put together and ...

... joined with the old pocket watch casing became my newest creation.

I named it ...

'My Sweet Valentine'.

Oh my little Valentine ... you are so sweet!

It was actually a little challenging trying to take some of the photographs for this post. The little pocket watch casing is old and the top is a little heavy with the glass in it and every time I just got ready to take a photo of the open case, the lid would shut on me. It took me several attempts to get the photos just right but in the end everything was just right ~ just the way I like it.

Thank you  for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Todolwen and my newest creation too.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. So sweet! What a wonderful idea! (no blog)

  2. Now THIS piece took my breath away. I actually gasped out loud when I saw it. Those itty-bitty flowers and little red heart? Swoon. I can just see them on some of my cards.

    Beautiful - just beautiful.

  3. Love create such unique art!

  4. Oh how sweet is your Valentine creation Karen!
    Love the red sooooooooooo much!

    Hugs and kisses