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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Girl Has Gotta Do, What She Gotta Do ...

Hello my dear friends,

in life not everything will go the way you would like it too as I am sure many of you know.

Little things, big things, important things and not so important things. When that happens, instead of being unhappy and annoyed about it these days, I am trying more and more to just work with it and/or change something to make it somewhat better. This can at times take a lot or a little effort to do so and it might not always work out after all but it is always worth a try. That is what I am working on myself right now with one of my past creations. I thought and thought about what to do and just  told myself basically "a girl gotta do, what she gotta do"!

You know when you are all excited about something and you get a little too carried away with it?!
In my case it was making my Alice in Wonderland nests.

 I loved the idea of a "themed" nest so much that I just got all wrapped up in it, making several of them which ended up being too many. I didn't realize then that it was sort of "mass producing" my nests which I now know wasn't and isn't the right thing for me. So there I was, I had all these nests and didn't know what to do with them. I sold a few, I had reserved one as my "Christmas To Come" giveaway gift but then I still had some left. Well, there was no point in "crying" about it right?! So instead I am trying to work with it. Make lemonade from lemons or at least try too and that is exactly what I doing.

I had been thinking about what to do for a while and I made the decision to disassemble my leftover "Alice in Wonderland' nests and start "fresh". Since I really like the little bunches of flowers, I am planning on reusing as many of them as I can and make new nests with them, just different. I was a little heavyhearted at first when I started to cut off the the little sweet rocking horse flies I had made, from the woolen nests but the idea of changing the look of my nest is something I am looking forward too.

 I am hoping to be able to share a few of my "new" nests with all of you soon and maybe few more other ones in the near future. I also have some Christmas creations that I still need to share belated with all of you. So if you have a few spare moments some time, do stop by some time again here at Todolwen and see what I have been up too.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Good idea to re-use the pieces for another creation.

  2. Can't wait to see your new nests. I know they will be so cute and sweet.

  3. I completely understand taking something apart to create something else. I suppose the making of quilts, or at least those made in older times, is a prime example of that. One of the reasons for my fascination with crazy quilting is the ability to take apart so many different 'fodders' to create with. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your 'new' pieces!