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Thursday, April 22, 2021

A Beautiful Dragonfly ...

Hello my dear friends,

A few years ago when my daughters and I were on one of our visits to Michigan, we of course made a stop at Hobby Lobby whilst there. There I found the most beautiful broach in the shape of a dragonfly. Glistening in many shades of green and blue, it was just stunning! Back home said broach then ended up hiding away one of the drawers in my craft room but it was time to let this piece show off all it's beauty once again.

A frill made from hand dyed seam binding in a rich shade of deep blue that harmonized with some cotton velvet were perfect in my eyes to make this pretty "insect" stand out. Together with a vintage tarnished drinking vessel, my newest pincushion was created and I am so happy with it. 

Take a look! ...

A lovely piece with the 'less is more' thing but with so much prettiness for sure. 
It has already found a new home and will be on it's way there in a few days and my next thing to do it is, to think of what I am going to create next.

Thank you for taking the time to visit 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.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A Little Old Copper Piece ...

 Hello my dear friends,

I am so happy to finally share something new I recently made.

My craft room has boxes, baskets and tins filled with all sort of neat bits and piece and the piece I am sharing with you today I one of the neater ones. I think it used to be possibly an ashtray or something like that. I saw something different of course and that is what I turned it into. 

What is "that"? ... a new pincushion (of course what else!)

Some of my favorite drop cloth, old tattered lace, seam binding and some old buttons were all together just perfect for it and I added something unusual to it too. I added some magnets. Yes, I did say magnets. I glued them to the underside of the copper top, inside the copper piece, so there is a little more space for needles and pins and the best thing, they won't fall off.

I am very happy how the piece has turned out, exactly the way I wanted it too! With everything going on here right now being creative is just so good. I am already thinking about the next pincushion I am going to create. 

It is so nice that you visited me today and I hope you do come back some time again.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

A Belated Happy Easter ...

 Hello  my dear friends,

first of all I would like to wish you a belated Happy Easter ...

... and I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.

My weekend was very lovely but also very busy.

 I spent Easter with both of my daughters and we had such a nice time together. I also had a little time to be creative but I spent quite some time in our basement working. I had found a little damp in our basement media room which then turned out to be a lot and then after a huge rain downpour I discovered that the entire media room floor was literally on top of 

a huge puddle. I am now working on trying to find out where it is coming from. I have already pulled out the floating laminate flooring, cut a wall open and I am still working on chiseling the leveling concrete floor out.  

This is what it looks, a mess!

 It sure is a lot of hard work but I am hopefully done soon with what I can do myself. Oh, when life gives you lemons ... I just hope there will be a little lemonade at the end of this, ha ha.

But I am happy because I made a few new pieces and I will share what I made with you in my next post. So do visit me some time again when you have a few minutes spare.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Stay safe, stay healthy.