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Monday, January 28, 2019

Elizabeth's Favorite ...

Hello my dear friends,

it has taken almost two years for me to finished my newest creations. (Seriously!)
That is from the first idea to actually being completed. When I came up with the design of my newest nest creation, I had thoughts of Spring, blue skies, warm sunshine, green grass and ...

  ... bright yellow daffodils blooming.
I wanted to created a Spring nest that would remind me of all those lovely things.

I had a few of my felted nest leftover in lovely shades of green and I wanted to use my little daffodils. Do you remember my little crochet daffodils with sari silk leaves? I had made one creation using them some time ago but that was it, until now.

Back in 2017 I made this creation with the little yellow yarn flowers.

Pictures of Spring in England came to my mind and bunches of daffodils grow along the countryside roads in many places. Oh, how beautiful it would look and how much I miss it at times.

This was my actual design of my newest nest that I wanted to make but that is as far as it went for many months and even longer. Well, maybe a little further than that. I made some of the parts that were needed to make the daffodils. The little flowers are crochet in two parts in white cotton yarn and then dyed them in a lovely shade of yellow. Once they were dry, they for some reason ended up in a drawer and stayed for almost two years now and I can't believe it has been that long! I guess sometimes my ideas are just not meant to be completed when I have them or I just have to get my act together and get things done that I have started them, instead of getting distracted. Does this ever happen to you? It seems to happen me quite often.

These past weeks the days were very cold and the skies were grey. I so wanted to see a little color and that is when I remember my Springtime nest idea. So out my little yellow blossoms came. Now it was the time to finally pull them out of that drawer and out of hiding, to let them finally "grow and bloom". I decided to change my original design a little, mainly the way I put the flowers together. I finished the first nest after a few days and was very happy with it. I had wanted to start of the second one right away but unfortunately I injured my left wrist whilst trying to clear thick ice and heavy snow from our property. 

I am not sure what I did but it was very painful. Thankfully resting it and  having it all bandaged up it is getting much better. I was able to work on my second nest. Now both of my newest nest creations are finished and that is what I am sharing with all of you today. Like my other nests my newest nests come from my "happy place" which is "at the forest's edge". Both nests again not perfect but very lovely. Each nest has small wooden eggs living happily in it. When it came to giving my nests a name, I once had read that daffodils are one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite flowers which I thought was very neat so I named them thinking of that.

I named my newest nests ...
"Elisabeth's Favorites" ~ in my eyes it is a very fitting name.

This is the story that goes with them ...

...  'It was a beautiful Spring morning. The snow had finally melted in the small clearing that lay at the edge of the forest. Everything started to grow again after a cold Winter and the green moss was growing between the rocks on the ground once again. In midst of this bed of nature lay a little nest all crooked and neat. It had fallen from high above in a Winter storm and is now resting on the ground next to a to the large mature tree from which it fell. Little daffodils, all bright and yellow, have started growing from the earth and have taken root in the woven body of the nest and are watching over the little eggs that are waiting to hatch." 

And this is my first nest ...

And this is the second new nest ...

Don't they just shout out 'Springtime'?!

The second nest that I have shared is already spoken for/ sold but the other one in this post is still available and is now listed for sale in my Etsy shop just in case any one might be interested in it. 

As much as I love the snow, I do love Spring as well with all it beauty.

Thank you for taking the time and visiting me here today. I hope you have enjoyed your short stay.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Karen!! I'm so glad to see a little Spring : ) The nests are so pretty and I love the dif textures you used in creating them. The flowers are beautiful friend! Hugs, karen o