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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Shades Of Blue ~ Another New Pincushion Is Done ...

Hello my dear friends,

I am still buzzing being creative and today I am sharing my newest pincushion with all of you.

 I am a little hooked on working with my dyed 'goodies' and of course those lovely old pocket watch casings too. I just can't get away from either at this moment. Another pincushion was also a must for me! I pretty much used the same concept as I did with the first pincushion just with different bits and pieces. The color of blue in this creation is called 'ocean blue' and again it is such a beautiful color. 

So enough chatting about it, here it is! I called it ...

"Just Can't Stop Lovin' The Blues".


My newest pincushion has turned exactly the way I wanted it too and I am very pleased with it.

I am actually quite happy these days dyeing my own pieces of fabric, seam binding and my crochet little pretties. I don't always use many colors or much of them, so I can make what I need and have no "waste" really. 

Last but not least ...

 I was in Michigan for the day yesterday and bought two more colors of the amazing Dylon fabric dye. This time I went with a green and a purple and I can't wait to try them out. Olive green and intense violet are the new colors I chose. I unfortunately couldn't find French lavender color that I was looking for at either at Hobby Lobby or at Joann's. I did find it though on eBay in the UK this morning and bought it. It is going to take a few weeks to get here but I am so OK with that. I will "play" with the other new colors first and share what I have made with them with all of you. 

It was so nice of you to stop by and visit me here at Todolwen today and I hope you will do so sometime again.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Really beautiful. This is my favorite of the ones you've done.

  2. Oh my, this is just beautiful! I can't pick a favorite from all of them. I am wondering, how did you attach the crocheted piece...did you glue in onto the fabric or sew it on. I have a couple watch cases and I really want to make these! Loving your blue color and can't wait to see the new ones!

    1. Hi Jean Bee,
      the crochet pieces are sewn on with tiny stitches.
      Karen B.

    2. Thank you!
      Jean Elliott
      Glendale Wisconsin

  3. This is so pretty, I could see someone putting a silver chain through the top and wearing it as a long necklace. Beautiful shade of blue.