Firstly I'm sending very big hugs and thankyous to my lovely blogging friends that left me such kind comments on my return to blogging land, they all really touched me and I am very grateful for your continued friendship xxx
So straight down to business . . . a new
weakness passion for me . . .
The World of Tilda!
Tilda is the creation of Norwegian Tone Finnanger and she designs beautiful fabrics with which we can make her quirky angels, animals and home furnishings. I'm not sure why I've suddenly fallen in love with this brilliant designer, I bought one of her Angel Kits some 2 years ago and quickly sold it on feeling it was too ambitious for me but a few months ago DH took me to a wonderful fabric shop where they were selling, at a great discount, a lot of stock and I found 4 Tilda books, one for each season, and that was it ~ sold!
I've been naughty and have picked up fat quarters here and there . . .
so all I had to do was choose a project!
You didn't need too many guesses for that did you?
I have to say, wasn't too convinced at this stage and just couldn't envisage this ever looking like a bunny!
Ok, that's bit more like it, ears look strange but at least it's been 'bunnified'!
Now to the best bit ~ as all as girlies would say ~ clothes and make-up!
Red & white polka dot bloomers
Flowery pinafore dress and matching sun bonnet ~ that's better!
Pastel pink satin stitch nose, black bead eyes and my own lipstick for the blushed cheeks
Love it xxx
I'm so pleased with my first Tilda creation and it's given me so much confidence to tackle some of Tone's other designs, they are a little fiddly in places but with patience they are achievable. I didn't make it easy on myself and instead of using iron-on hemming tape decided to hand-stitch my hems instead and although the clothes should be stitched to the body I wanted mine to be removeable so they are!
Every bunny needs a new set of clothes now and again!
The weather has been gorgeous here in England, several weeks now of hot sunny weather and it's so lovely to be able to sit and sew again.
I'll show you in my next post what I did with the left over bits of this bunny fabric but until then take care everyone and thank you for stopping by.