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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

All About Daffodils ...

Hello my dear friends,

 I am trying to stay "craft happy" these days but I am unfortunately getting a tiny bit frustrated too because for some reason I am coming up with ideas that I don't have all of the supplies I need for. But it is what it is and maybe this is a good thing for me. I have boxes and drawers with so many bits and pieces in them and now I might finally get around using some of them instead of buying something new.

I am working on a few things this week and one of them is making small fabric daffodils.
It's all about trail and error when I try something new out and I so far have made two little flowers. The second one has already turned out better than the first one and I am sure the next one will be even more the way I would like it to be.

And this is what my first little spring flowers look like.

This is the first one I made ...

I really like the petals but the center just wasn't right in my eyes.

And this is the second one I made, already better ...

I am so going to work on these spring blooms until I get them just right.
 Unfortunately I only have a few small pieces of wire left to use for them and once they are gone I will have to find something different or new to work on again. I have already made a list of what I need to buy once it is OK to head out and shop again and it is getting longer with every other project. I can wait to make long stemmed daffodils hopefully soon and find a way to showcase them really neat.

Because I love daffodils so much my daughter Ashleigh was the sweetest and gifted me and my other daughter a pot of them when it was still snowing outside.

They lived on our kitchen windowsill for weeks and weeks and made me smile every time I looked at them and I was amazed when they started to grow two or three flowers out of one stem. Now they are wilt and ready for planting outside and hopefully bloom next spring again.

The daffodils I had planted late last fall near the willow tree have now started to grow and are getting bigger. I had kept my fingers crossed over the winter, hoping at least a few of them would make it threw the cold and when I went to the bottom of our garden this morning, I saw more than I thought I would which made me so happy. I had planted several different types and I am excited to see them all bloom soon.

My miniature daffodils are actually slowly but surely starting to ...

... bloom!

And last but not least ...

I love, love, love it when the ducks are back swimming in our pool.
At times we either have 2 or 3 boys together or a boy and a girl visiting. It is so nice to know that they feel quite safe in our backyard, that they will actually lay down, put their heads under their wings and sleep.

And not only are the ducks back but ...

... the doves are too!

Doves have been coming to our garden for years now and in the last 3 or 4 years we have even had a baby each time the nested on our property. I am hoping that it will happen again this year.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me here at Todolwen, it is always so nice when you do.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Stay at home, stay safe and stay healthy.


  1. Your handmade daffodils are lovely Karen and the pics of your garden made me smile. Its great that the ducks and doves come back each year and you'll soon be enjoying lots of lovely spring colour from those bulbs you planted. Love, Margie xxx

  2. My favourite flower in such a nicely performed work!

  3. Oh Karen these daffodils are adorable. So happy to see your creative soul is happy and making things as we are all stuck at home. Love your sweet little couple in your backyard. Spring is here!
    Happy Thursday.

  4. WOW these daffodils are so pretty. I am amazed at your creativity. Here in Georgia our daffodils have come and gone so was fun to see your starting to come. Have another creative day!!!

  5. Hello Karen,
    you are doing perfect to be creative.
    Your flowers are looking perfect!
    Please stay healthy.
    Hugs and kisses Ines♥

  6. Hello. I absolutely love your daffodils! Mine are blooming outdoors but we got snow and wind yesterday and a drop in temps. I hope they will make it. Take care.

  7. Your daffodils are lovely. I am not sure why but the pictures in the second half of the post won't show for me...