Sunday, November 8, 2009

Doll making

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.

Big Hugs,



Lilla Provence said...

Hello my friend,

You are handy, the doll is great.
I have no name for it but to think about it.
Thank you for your warm words on my blog. I'll try to find a translation software so you can read.
Have a nice Tuesday
hugs Sari

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Oh Margie,

I love that dolly.What an amazing job you have done.

I have to say I have seen a lot of the Tilda patterns and makes in and around blogland, and they are just so gorgeous. They look so simple yet very effective.Some of the books are definately on my want list, even if its just for the eyecandy alone.

What about Tilda for your dolly's name after the designer?

Hope you have fun making more of these. Have a lovely rest of the week.


Lady Purple said...

How about Tilde in honour of her pattern. Lovely doll Margie. Maybe you should name her Cole either, he's just as tall!

coco rose said...

What a lovely doll! I LOVE tilda, have all her books and have made several things. The books photos are really yummy and inspiring. I havn't made a doll yet but it's on my very long list! Maybe after christmas I will settle down one evening and have a go! xxx

Elly said...

The Tilda-dolls are on my list too!!! (But that's a very, very long one!). In Dutch we call a very long doll "Lijsje" but I don't know the translation for that.
The CK fabrics are perfect for this doll, she looks very pretty!
Hugs, Elly

Leiny said...

Hi Margie,

The post looks great! I'm not sure about a name. I'll let you know if I think of anything.

Love Leiny

MelMel said...

Margie, that doll is beautiful!
I love her!

Thank you for popping by, blogging is like having penpals from all over the world, I so enjoy it!xxx

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful !!!! Maybe Clothilde ? Anyway I love her !!!! Hugs xo

Deborah said...

Oh, she's lovely, Margie (especially her wool hair). I like the name Tilde, also.

Vicki Lane said...

I love this doll -- I used to make dolls when my nieces were young.

I like the name Matilda Finger.

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Anonymous said...

Oh Margie, she's absolutely darling!! You're a master with sewing, wow!

Julie M said...

She's lovely, Margie. Hmmm, trying to think of a name - I think it should be a long name and sort of old-fashioned, something like Arabella, maybe?


bad penny said...

she's lovely I guess long tall Lizzie is a bit obvious !

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness... I think your doll is adorable! Beautiful work....
My husband & I both have ancestors from the British Isles. I am English & Welsh and he is Scottish & Irish. The Irish in him is his Mother's family sir name of Flynn.
It is amazing how blogging can shrink the world!!
Great to know you!!

LYKKEBO said...


Very nice!!
Lovely coulors...
I love Tilda! I`m working on a santa-tilda:)

Have a nice weekend:)
Hugs Lykkebo---------*

lisette said...

She is sooooo gorgeous!! Love her!

Michelle said...

Wow, she is adorable, you did a fab job!! You must be delighted :) I went to a craft fair in Paris a few weeks ago and you would have LOVED it - they are very big into Tilda and tilda like fabrics :)