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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Reveal ~ My Newest Nest Creation ...

Hello my dear friends

the photo of the wooden pocket watch cutout just gave it away, didn't it?! ...
 You were all right when you guessed the Disney theme of my newest nest as 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Today I am so excited to share my newest creation with all of you.
It is my newest nest design and I hope you won't be disappointed. It has almost been a year now since I had the first thought of possibly creating a Disney themed nest. I ended up choosing Alice in Wonderland because it is one of my daughter Ashleigh's favorite Disney movies ever since she was a little girl.

I changed my very first design a little but did the nest 'my way' for sure. It might not be the way some people would have imagined it but nether the less, I think it is very lovely and I am beyond happy with the way it turned out.

 Everything was carefully chosen, even the shades and colors of the yarn that were used. There is some almost shiny and brighter yellowish yarn which is meant to reflect the sunshine that was shining on the garden of flowers and others that are all about the different shades of green of the flowers. The color of the eggs was picked to represent the color of Alice's dress. I chose small bright colored flowers that you would find growing wild in England, because that is where 'Alice in Wonderland' had taken place in the story. Some of the flowers are actually in the song "Golden Afternoon" and others were chosen because I couldn't use particular ones due to their size. Instead of daffodils, which are lovely and yellow but too unfortunately too tall, I instead made little yellow buttercups and instead of tall pink roses, I went with little pink primroses and finally rather than using tall daisies, I went with little daisies that are called the sweetest name in German ... 'Gaense Bluemchen' which translated means 'Goose flowers'. I love the way I made my 'at the edge of the forest' nests very much so I decided to go with that feeling with this creation. To add a special little touch, I added the wooden cutout of a pocket watch to the nest since it is a big part the movie.

Last but not least, maybe my most favorite part of this nest ...

... remember this little critter?! ...

They are the icing on top of the cake or rather nest in my eyes.

And now ... here is my newest creation, my take on 'Alice in Wonderland'.

I named it ...

"Do You Suppose It's A Wildflower ?"

I hope you have enjoyed my newest nest creation that I have shared with you today.
 In my eyes it is the perfect representation of a nest from Wonderland. Maybe I will consider making another Disney themed nest in the future some time and if I do, it will be my favorite movie that will be the theme. Which one that is, won't be given away thought ... at least not just yet.

Right now I am busy working on making more of my newest nests. 

I will post here on Todolwen once they are done and ready for sale. Unfortunately I don't think that it will be before the end of March though. I am planning on making five more of the size seen in my photographs today and also two smaller ones. Once they are all sold there won't be anymore of this one available. If any of you are interested in reserving a nest, just drop me a line.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today here at Todolwen. It is always so nice when you do and I hope you will return sometime soon.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Love---love---love your creations! I feel inspired to try one myself!

  2. Beautiful! I love all the little flowers you've included - they just make the nest look so bright and happy.

  3. What a beautiful piece of magical delights you have so carefully created with this darling little nest. You have put so much thought into the lovey embellishments and amazing details. It is such a precious keepsake, yo must be delighted with it.
    I love it all and in particular the gorgeous felted leaves. Do you think you will ever do a tutorial on how you made them, or even how you make the amazing nests themselves? 😊 thank you very much for sharing these lovely close up photos, they are truly from wonderland.
    I will certainly to looking forward to seeing your next batch of beauties.
    warmest best wishes,

    1. Hi Susanna,
      thank you for all your kind words. The felted leaves are made from a woolen fabric that I just felt in hot water and there is a free tutorial on my tutorial page on how to make the basic felted nest.
      Wishing you a lovely day.
      Karen B.

  4. Lovely. But I have to tell you ... those violets make me swoon. My favorite flower and it brings back so many wonderful memories. Perfection.

    Happy nesting!

  5. Amazing!!!! Lost my words!

    Hugs Ines♥

  6. Karen I love it! It's so perfect, absolutely beautiful!!!!

  7. This is exquisite and special. You are very talented. Thank you for showing.