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Thursday, February 21, 2013

I Love Tildas!

If you don't know about Tildas you should, they are sweet dolls and softies you can make yourself. Lots of people make them to sell too. They are the creation of Tone Finnanger, a Norwegian designer. She has lots of books with her patterns and shows step by step how to make these fun dolls. She also has her own fabric line and wow are those fabrics beautiful! The dolls themselves are very simple but the clothing and accessories really make them pop. They are so beautiful that I don't consider them children's dolls.

Here's the book I picked up at the craft store over the Summer. She has them for every season and a new Fairytale one too that I'm looking forward to coming out in English.

Now you must be wondering why I'm posting about this but I intend to make one of these for my mom for her birthday. She loves anything whimsical and these are perfect.

I have a Tildas board on Pinterest because I love them so and have collected images from some awesome makers. Tildas lend themselves to being sweet and simple to fashionable. Below are 2 of my favorite Tilda high end makers with links to their blogs. 

http://anialkowo.blogspot.com.br/2012/05/flower-fairy.html

http://agaphcia.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/blog-post_13.html

I'm not doing anything like this, just a simple pattern from the book but oh aren't these fabulous? My mom's birthday is March 2nd so I need to get going on this probably this weekend. My birthday is in March too so I may have to me myself a Tilda too.

1 comment:

Cynthia Myers said...

I just can't follow patterns.
I don't know why. My mind just goes numb and I can't think.
I'd rather just cut into the fabric and see what happens.
Good Luck with your Tilda, I'm sure your mom will be thrilled. :D
xoxo - Cindi

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