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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Growing My Own Little Daffodils ~ My Newest Creation ...

Hello my dear friends,

I just had to finish my newest creation so I could to share it with all of you today and I am so excited to do so!

A few years ago I had made several tin egg creations and since I loved making them so much, I went with that idea again with my newest creation too but I did it a little bit different this time. I knew I didn't just want to just paint the actual egg part but I wasn't sure, what I wanted to do either and then all of the sudden it came to me ... plaster! I hadn't used plaster in many years, so plaster of Paris was the way to go, I just had to come up with how I wanted to use it.

My egg started out looking like this ...

... a golden tin egg.

Using an old tatting doily and plaster, I gave it that old look that I love so much. It almost looks like the eggshell has been carved with a pretty pattern. Once the plaster was dry and painted, a stand in the shape of an old tarnished shaker bottom was added and then all I had to do was 'plant' my little daffodils in their new home. It is now done and I was so happy with it.

And here it is, my newest creation!

I named it ...

... 'The First Blossoms Of Spring'.

I took a few photographs in the bright morning sunshine to show you how the little flowers  become almost life like with the beautiful yellow and green colors.

Two tiny Swarovski Element butterflies live happily with the yellow blossoms and twinkle and glisten in the sunshine.

I love the look of the 'shell' a lot and I am very happy that I chose to use plaster and an old doily. 

The stand is a little old tarnished bottom of a salt shaker. It is perfect in every way in my eyes for this creation.

The inside of the shell was also embossed with a strip of the tatty doily and cover with plaster too.

Of course a bow of seam binding was a must for this creation ...

... and gave this creation that special little touch.

I hope you have enjoyed my newest tin egg creation.
 I am very happy with the way it has turned out ... exactly the way I had pictured it in my mind. 

Like I said in my yesterday's post, I had two ideas of what I wanted to do with these sweet little crochet daffodils. My tin egg creation was the first one and I will give you a little sneak peek of what the second idea is that I had and which just might become a creation of mine some time in the future.

This just might possibly become my next nest creation! A new 'At The Forest's Edge' Nest. 

Last but not least ...

... my tin egg creation with my little crochet daffodils is now listed for sale in my Etsy shop if any of you might be interested in it.

I hope you have enjoyed my newest creation as much as I have enjoy making it and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by today and visiting me her at Todolwen.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. So beautiful,you have a very creative and artistic mind.
    Can't wait for the next creation.
    Best whishes

  2. Lovely. I have a couple of large plastic eggs I had base coated with black chalk paint last year. May have to dig these out and use them for a project. Thank you for another inspiration. I have started working on some daffodils,like you, changing up Helen's pattern to work for me. I haven't had a chance to put them together yet... taxes... blah... has to be done...lol.

  3. Absolutely fabulous!!! The little daffodils make me smile. Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Zauberhaft! Die Narzissen sind einfach allerliebst

  5. oh yes - you must create this nest ... I know it will be exquisite, just like this piece

    happy planting!

  6. I'm sure I keep saying that each new creation you make is my favourite, so I won't say it this time (but it IS!!). A nest with daffodils would be amazing too.

  7. So utterly Charming!!! love the plaster work and the little daffodils!