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Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Little Shopping Spree

Hello my dear friends,

I have tried not to shop for treasures to create with for a while but to try and use my treasures and goodies that I already have first but as you all know I am sure that can be very difficult at times which it proved to be yesterday and ... I lost the battle with myself!...But I did find a few very neat things to create with!!

Canadian Tire had already put all their Christmas decorations on sale and because I didn't know about the sale I unfortunately missed out on new outdoor lights for the house. Instead I found the neatest little ceramic white bird houses which are a Debbie Travis design. I like their simplicity ~ it gives me more to work with I think.

Aren't they just so cute?!
I am going to try and leave them until next Winter before I work with them. Will I leave them? ... only time will tell.

And of course Michaels was one of the other stores I just had a little look at and I also found something really nice that I would normally not think of buying but this year I did! It was a packet of silver cake doilies with so much detail ~ just so pretty!


All the detail ~ beautiful!
Just like with my other finding I am going to try and leave these alone until next year's Christmas.

I have been working on a few Christmas creations these past days and I am hoping to share them with you in the next few days. So ... do stop by and visit me here at Todolwen soon again.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. So so pretty! I'll be curious to see if can refrain til next Christmas!

  2. So pretty, I hope I start work on next Christmas in January! Lke you, I hope to put a HUGE dent in the Christmas GoodiesCollection I have acquired for over 25 is time to stop admiring and start creating!
    Thanks so much for all your beautiful work and inspirations...I love your blog, Karen!
    Christmas hearts to you!

  3. Gorgeous finds! I love that doily - and I'm not usually a paper lace doily kind of person either but that is gorgeous.
    Good luck with keeping your hands off the birdhouses for a whole year!