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Monday, May 17, 2021

Inspired By My Little Old Rose Bush ...

 Hello my dear friends,

there is an old tin that lives on shelf in my creative space which holds all of my old pocket watch casings and every once in a while I will open it, pick one or two of them to work with and a few weeks ago I did so again. 

As you all know, I love making pincushions and my favorite thing to make from old pocket watch casing is of course pincushions. I had this of vision on how I wanted my newest ones to look like, so off I went to work. These days I would love to only work with drop cloth, cotton or linen but for what I had in mind, it just wouldn't work. Instead I pulled my box that is filled with all of my polyester lining fabrics out. There were so many pretty colors to choose from and I picked two of them to work with. Some tiny glass beads were also needed. Slowly but surely my vision started to appear on my worktable and since they are done, I am happy to share new newest pincushions with you. If you follow me on Instagram you would have already seen them. They have turned out so pretty in my eyes, exactly the way I hoped they would and this is the first one.

 A pale pink blooming rose covers the entire top of the pincushion that is made from my favorite drop cloth, not that you can see very much of it. Tiny glass beads happily live in it's center and hand dyed seam binding in a lovely shade of a darker green give this piece it's final touch.

 Take a look .... 

And my second one is just a lovely as my first rose pincushion.

This one is a rich cream colored rose with again tiny glass beads and hand dyed seam binding that complete this pretty piece.

And here it is ...

 I think it was my little old rosebush, that lives at the side of our house that inspired me to make my newest pincushions. It always has the prettiest little roses all Summer long. 

I am so happy with my newest creations and I hope you have enjoyed them too.

Oh, before I forget! 

I will be listing my rose pincushions in my Etsy shop tomorrow morning at 9AM ET if you are interested and ...

... I will also be listing this pincushion at the same time.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting 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 safe and stay healthy.


  1. So pretty Karen. You re love those old pieces so pretty into pin cushions. Happy New Week. xoxo

  2. Thank you dear Kris, wishing you a Happy Week too. Many hugs.x

  3. Those didn't last long in your shop! Beautiful work.

  4. Karen: It is beautiful, I wish you would share a photo of your rose bush's.
    Have a beautiful creative day.


    1. I will some time, it's not blooming just yet. I has beautiful deep pink flowers and is so pretty. Hugs.