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Monday, February 1, 2016

Spring Tulips ..

Hello my dear friends,

do you remember my little 'Tulip' pincushions?
I had made last year them from pewter candle snuffers I had found.

If you don't ~ here they are ...

I enjoyed making them so much! After that candle snuffers became a thing I would look out for or something similar like it since then but so far I haven't come across another one yet. I did come across something else very neat though. I am actually not sure if I have shared these findings before or not  (I am a scatter brain at times) so I am doing so today (maybe even for the second time). 

 They are two pewter tulip candle holders!

Aren't these just so pretty? ... 
They are the matching candle holders to the candle snuffers I had worked with.

Of course I wanted to work with them right away.

There is the saying ...'There is no time like the present ' and that is what I went with and that is why I am sharing my newest pincushion with all of you today. You know me and pincushions ... they are one of my most favorite things I love to make and I don't think it will every change.

Seeing these little pewter tulips made me think of Spring when the actual flowers start growing in so many beautiful colors. That is the reason why I am named my newest creations my 'Spring Tulips' pincushions. The perfect name for them in my eyes. Another big part of this creation was color. You all know that I am not one to often use color in my creations but this time it was a must. 

And here it is ...

... my first 'Spring Tulip' pincushion.

I named it ...

 ... 'Lovely Lilac'.

I used cotton velvet for the actual pincushion in a delightful shade of lilac which I then embellished with a small piece from a vintage doily. Crushed seam binding in a lighter shade of lilac was also must for this piece. The final touch was added in the shape of a little old rhinestone earring.

 Simple but yet very lovely.


Just like in the past, I find fewer bits and pieces have made this creation come together just right.
 I am happy that it has turned out the way it has and I you have enjoyed my newest creation too.
Since flowers grow in bunches, there will be another little 'Spring Tulip' pincushion to follow this one some time soon.

Thank you for visiting me here at Todolwen and I hope you have enjoyed your stay.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. You find the neatest pieces to work with. Love these tulips and the color is exquisite. Thanks for brightening up my morning.

  2. Love your pincushion Karen! I love making pincushions too, so many choices to design:)
    Have a great week! Hugs Marilou

  3. I love all your creations - they inspire me to take another look at all my treasures and picture them in a different way! Thanks for taking the time to show us your creativity!

  4. Another beautiful creation - the tulips were so pretty all on their own, but you've made them just so much more special. Another of your great finds!

  5. So beautiful. Can't wait to see the next one.

  6. I love your various pincushion creations, these are just so sweet. What great candlesticks and love the color you used for spring.

  7. Karen, this is FABULOUSNESS!!!!!!!!!!!! The color is so striking against the metal. Love it.

    Happy Spring (soon)

  8. Hi Karen, I hopped over from Betty Jeans. She shared the gorgeous items she won from your give away. What talent you have! Lovely Lilac is just darling! That seam binding ribbon is my absolute favorite thing. I just can't get enough of it! Happy to have found you!

  9. Oh wow... you named it right with spring tulip and I looooooove this color!

    Hugs Ines♥

  10. do you do the crochet pieces on all of your items. This is really beautiful