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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Drop Cloth Root Vegetables ...

Hello my dear friends,

as much as I love Winter and the snow my mind was telling me to think of creating something for the approaching season of Spring and the idea I came up with was in my eyes just perfect and that is what I am sharing with all of you today.

A few mornings ago, the sun was shining in the bright blue sky and the snow was as white as white can be. That just put me into the mood of wanting to be creative. I have been thinking and thinking over the last few weeks of what I would or could make and I have several ideas and projects on my to do list, but none of those appealed to me really that day. You all know how much I love working with drop cloth and sari silk ribbon so that is exactly what I chose.

With Spring decor comes all sorts of neat things and one surprised me actually. Did you know that amongst nests, flowers, eggs, birdhouses and bunnies, carrots are one of the most used things to decorate for Spring?! Yes, you read right ... carrots! I have only made carrots once and they were pincushions made from orange colored velvet. This time they look different and they are not pincushions but decor pieces that would look neat in a wooden bowl or basket, or displayed anywhere really.

Here are my take on carrots ...

... my neutral set, all in cream ...

... and my off-white ones with pale green tops.

I hope you have enjoyed my newest creations as much as I have enjoyed making them.

I have just listed a few sets of these carrots for sale in my Etsy shop so if you are interested why not just pop over and take a look? If they are already gone when you go there don't worry, I am working on a few more sets as I am writing this post.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Another Cigar Box Making ...

Hello my dear friends,

firstly I would like to wish you all a belated Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year too!

I am still recovering from some surgery I had before Christmas and unfortunately didn't get around to posting a lot here on Todolwen. Today's post is another wooden cigar box that I made a year ago and as so often these days, just didn't get around to sharing it.

I had found this lovely little nativity set and so wanted to do something with it and it seemed that it was made to fit inside said cigar box. A piece of driftwood I had found on the beach and a piece of bark from our willow tree, Salisbury, were also perfect for what I had in mind and with a few other bits and pieces that I had on hand, soon my little nativity scene was finished. Just like my first cigar box making, it lights up and I just am so happy with the way it turned out!

I know it isn't Christmas anymore but I just had to share it with all of you since it is now sold and will be mailed in a few days - I hope you enjoy it.

Unfortunately I am not that good at capturing good images of it in the dark but I hope you can see how neat this piece looks once the lights are on. In my mind things don't always have to be big and glamorous, simpler and smaller are at times perfect in every way.

Right now I am playing with some ideas and also working on a few new pieces too and hopefully I will be able to share something new soon. So whenever you have a few spare moments, why not stop by and see what I have been up to?!

Thank you for stopping by today and visiting me here at Todolwen. It is always so nice when you do.

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.