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Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Bag Of Canning Jar Lids ..

Hello my dear friends,

some time ago I bought a bag full of old crown jar zinc lids ...

... and not knowing what to do with them at first, off they went into my studio closet and that's where they stayed for ages. Then suddenly I had an idea, you know one of those that just make you get all excited!.

Would you believe that these old canning jar lids would be able to become a beautiful Christmas creation..?  I am hoping they will?!
Of course it would become a challenge to myself again, trying to put my idea into reality and after a lot of trying this and then trying that and maybe this way or rather not ... I had the basic idea worked out how I could turn it into something super neat. Now the work has to start. I am having a few problems finding some of the things I need but hopefully soon I will have everything together and my creating can start.
Some of the bits and pieces have arrived in the mail already.
 I am just keeping my fingers crossed that everything will work out and turn out the way my idea is living in my mind. I guess, I will just have to wait and see and so will you my lovely bloggers until I can unveil my newest creation.
 I can't tell you how excited I am right now by the thought of the finished creation ... so much!!

Hmmm....? .. Maybe I could give you a little hint....
 ... but only a tiny get you thinking a little.

OK ... this is my little hint .....
... sweet music! 
That is all I am going to say until I will share the finished creation with you.

I am busy, busy with all sort of projects ... some in the garden, some in the house and of course some for Todolwen so I am not sure when I will be sharing what next. If you like, just keep popping over and visiting me here at Todolwen from time to time and see what I have been up to.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.



  1. Ik word nu wel erg nieuwsgierig, je bent zo enthousiast...
    Maar volgens mij gaat het heel mooi worden, naar aanleiding van je tip, denk ik dat je er rondjes muziekapparatuur in gaat maken of zo iets.....l

  2. Oh Karen you know how to make us curious lol now I can't stop thinking about something Christmassy with sweet music out of canning yar lids whereas all that spirngs to mind are the canning jar lid pumpkins I saw and loved. Hm I could only imagine some kind of music box, well I'll have to be patient and wait what you'll come up with and I'm sure it will be awesome!

  3. Thank-you Karen for sparking my curiosity! I can't even imagine what you are going to do with them, but I'm really looking forward to seeing your completed creations!!

  4. It will turn out great, I'm sure!
    Hope you will show us soon your creation.

    Greetings from Germany

  5. Thinking, thinking ... perhaps could be a musical mobile for the roof???
    What a mystery!
    Sorry for my bad English
    A hug from Catalonia

  6. You've got me good and curious...and since I have nothing like your imagination I'm still clueless.

  7. Just wondering - are you thinking 'in the box' or 'out of the box'. With your talent I won't even hazard a guess as to what you're creating.
    Butterfly hugs, Linda.

  8. I think You would create bracelats,arent they beautiful to do something like this?

  9. You have us all waiting breathlessly to see what you come up with. Jar lids and a music box? Cannot even imagine what it could be.