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Monday, July 23, 2012

Slowly Back On Track

Hello my dear friends,

thank you for all your well wishes ~ you are all so very kind and sweet. I am much better again and happier too.

I have already started working outside on my front yard and as of now I have only two yards of rock left over that need to be taken into the back. The weather finally cooled down at last and it even rained again. We are able to sleep with the windows open again and the air conditioning off.

On the other hand unfortunately I seem to have not been able to have one creative thought this whole past week but I have been diagnosed finally ... my daughter Caylagh lovingly calls it 'crafters block'! I tend to get a bit impatient not being able to just sit down and visualize something you would like to make but I am sure that I am not the only one that has this 'block' thing going on every once in a while.

One thing I would would like to do today is to share some of my newest treasures that I found some time ago but never got to actually posting about them for some unknown reason.

This is such a neat item ... a tin tea infuser and I am pretty sure I know what I am going to turn it into.

A variety of vintage parcel handles.

I love the look so much. I think they would make amazing holder for a picture frame or a fabric collage.

An old, rusty and very frail frame of a pocket watch. No idea what I am going to use it for but of course ... I just had to have it!

And last but not least ...

... a little crochet bag.

All I really need now are some new ideas and time to work on them which will hopefully happen soon, so I hope you will keep popping by and visit me here at Todolwen soon again.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,


Karen B.


  1. Thankful to hear you are feeling better and able to due a little more each day. Your creative muse will not forsake you...she is merely giving you time to recuperate. Blissful week to you...

  2. Glad you are feeling better! And I have some of those parcel handles - I used some of them to hang collaged wall hangings and they look great!

  3. Those are wonderful finds Karen - love the handles. I know exactly what I would use them for if I ever was so lucky to find some. Love the pocket watch frame too.

  4. Glad to see your back. I too love those handles.
    I'm sure your creative muse will be back soon.

  5. Great finds! I love, love, love the handles. I'm sure crafter's block will be gone soon.