I was itching to try out some of the new patterns I bought at the Knitting and Stitching show recently. I purchase two books, one is "Tilde's Juleideer" in norwegian and the other in english, is "Sew Pretty Christmas Home Style" by the same Author, Tone Finnager. I have entered Tilde's World. I am now offically an addict of this wonderful craftswoman's work. I have discovered there are lots of blogs dedicated to her work in numerous languages and many on line suppliers (I have not found any in Ireland as yet).
I started working on my first dolls, but as I had no Tilde fabric or Christmas fabric, I used Cath Kidston fabric and some gingham. I spent a pleasant afternoon cutting (with Leiny's help) and sewing my doll's body, arms, bendable knees and her long johns/pantaloons.
I filled the parts and set about assembling them. Some hand stitching is required.
The body began to take shape, but not before I measured and remeasured, concluding that this doll was going to be long...
Here she is complete with her wool hair and her heart on her sleeve. I have not given her a name as yet. Do you have any suggestions?
Dont forget to drop by Christmas Time Magic too.
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