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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Not Every Lid Needs A Pot ..

Hello my dear friends,

I told you it wouldn't be too long before I would be sharing my newest creation with all of you and that is what I am doing today.

There is an old German saying ... "Jeder Topf findet seinen Deckel".
(Translated ... "Every pot will find it's lid".)

The meaning behind this quote is that there is a matching counterpart for everyone and everything out there and therefore a happy ending. But at times a counterpart is something that is maybe not always needed. This little tarnished lid doesn't need to find 'it's pot' for a happy ending. Instead it found a new purpose and it is a perfect one for it.

I had recently bought some very nice fabric which was a type of linen. It looks so rustic and the color was just so perfect too. It actually almost looks like very fine sacking material and I just had to use it for this creation.

I also couldn't resist making some more of my little gathered seam binding frill and I am so happy I did. It just gives this creation that extra little something ...

... and looks so lovely.

Some things just go so well together ... like cookies and milk or marshmallows and a campfire.
And that was the case for the tarnished lid with the seam binding frill and linen fabric. They harmonize so nicely.

And here is my newest creation, my newest pincushion. I named it ...

... 'Happy Ending'.

Again with this creation, less is more and that is why I didn't do anything to the outside of the lid. It wouldn't have only covered up the beauty of the ornate handle.

I am very happy with the outcome of this creation and I hope you have enjoyed it too. Knowing me,  I am sure it won't be too long before I will make another pincushion again.

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

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Good Morning! It is so good to see you once again being able to be so creative. This was a fast turn around. What a creative fun way to use what I call orphan lids. It is always a delight to see your creativity. Have a blessed and creative day!!!

  2. I like this one a lot! Might have to keep watch for an orphan lid so I can make one similar.

  3. Very cute! I was wondering how you were going to make the lid into a pincushion since it doesn't sit flat, but bravo! Great job!

  4. Very cute! I was wondering how you were going to make the lid into a pincushion since it doesn't sit flat, but bravo! Great job!

  5. Love this! What color is that ribbon? I don't think I have that color and I like it.

  6. What an ingenious way of using the lid! I haven't been following you for very long but just love your creations, and when I saw the lid I knew you would be making a pincushion but just couldn't imagine how, just love it. Not being able to sleep through ill health, over here in the UK I so much love getting your messages coming through early in the morning. Todolwen and dawn bird song what better way to start the day!

    1. I am so sorry to hear that you are not well. I hope you will get better soon. You are the sweetest say my post make a good start to the day. Thank you for that, it really touched my heart. Many hugs.

  7. It is lovely, I like the vintage pin added with the ribbon.


  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE the seam binding.

    You are magical!

  9. I just adore this pincushion! I will look at lone lids and tops different from now on! :)

  10. Love your creation and I think your Topf has found his Deckel :-)!

    Hugs Ines♥

  11. How pretty this is - I love the fabric, and your seam binding frill around the edge is perfection!