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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Choosing Unusual Pieces ...

Hello my dear friends,

I have gotten picky with choosing things to work with.

These days I like to find unusual pieces that I normally wouldn't even have looked at a while ago and use them for my creations, like the antique piece I am sharing with you today. I seem to have also taking a liking to larger pieces to work with as well as you will see. Unfortunately I forgot to take a before photo but I am sure you will still get the idea of what it looked like before it ended up on my worktable. 

It all started with this little butterfly that I made one day.

 I was actually bored one morning last week and needed something new to try and so I did. I made several of these fliers in different sizes but then I need somewhere for them to live and that is when I came up with what turned out to be my newest idea and now creation.

 I am so very fortunate to have a studio filled with all sorts of stuff and bits and pieces. I don't have to go out at all right now and it's like shopping but at home and you don't pay. Yay! ... Anyways,  I chose one of those unusual pieces I had found a while ago and knew it was perfect in every way.

It is now finished and I am excited to share it with all of you.

Here it is ... my newest pincushion and scissor holder.

I made it using an antique pickle jar holder.

The glass serves me as a little vase now and the lid and tongs are long gone but this piece is still very beautiful even without them and now once again it has a new life and and useful one too.

When I bought the old pickle jar holder I had also found a lovely pair of scissors that day and it just made sense to me that they therefor belong together now.

I can just imagine how neat this piece would look on a busy sewing table.

I will be listing this piece and others in my Etsy shop over the next few weeks. I am happy to put pieces on hold or rather reserved if you see anything you would like to purchase but I won't be going out for the next two weeks as of right now, so I wouldn't be mailing anything for a few weeks, just to be safe which I hope all of you are doing as well if you can. So if you see something you would like to purchase over the next little while and are happy to wait, then just email me and let me know or contact me via my Etsy shop.

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

I hope you and your loved ones are all healthy and safe by staying at home and I wish anyone that is ill a fast recovery. You are all in my thoughts right now where ever you are.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here at Todolwen and I hope you have enjoyed your short stay. Do come back some time again because you never know what I have been up too.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Karen: Very beautiful.
    Stay healthy and safe.


  2. Karen this is so pretty and I love love the butterflies. Hope you are well and staying safe.

  3. Karen,motýli i nůžky na stojánku jsou krásní.
    Zůstaňte zdrávi a v bezpečí.Dáša