So, while everyone were out shopping for fancy chocolate eggs for their beloved ones I chose instead to spend some time on my sewing machine!
When I lived in Calgary my best friend Kristyne and I would spend some precious Sundays together quilting all day long (only interrupted by carrot cake and chinese food!) and one of the things that we learned about each other pretty soon into our friendship was our shared love of Tone Finnanger- better known as Tilda (if you like pretty then please click on this link because her website is very very pretty!).
We both had her first book but I mostly had it for eye candy – I love everything in her book … the set up, the colours, the tone!
However … I never made anything from her book.
I often looked at her dolls thinking they were so cute, so simple – but I honestly thought I could never make one.
I guess if I had I would have learned about my love of cloth dolls so much sooner … oh well – it wasn’t to be!
Friday morning I declared to my family that I was to finally make a Tilda doll – and it would be my Easter Egg to me!
It was easy peasy compared to Clara – so much easier … and only took me about 3 hours start to finish.
Let me just say though … Tilda’s explanations leaves a lot to be desired compared to Barbara Willis. Tilda seems to assume you have some knowledge before you even start which … I don’t think is fair.
I know I’m all about visuals – I love when there are lots of photos in a cookbook and I love when there are lots of photos in a pattern book – it just makes it easier for me to understand.
However, having made a Tilda doll I now know that I can make any of her dolls/angels – and they really are cute because they are so simple.
I was supposed to put wings on her – she is a craft angel – but I forgot … maybe I pop them on her one day soon!