I ♥ Tilda

One of my favourite designers is Tone Finnanger who designs fabrics and sewing projects under the name of Tilda. I have nine Tilda books so far so you could say I’m addicted! What I love about her books and designs are that the patterns are really simple to follow and the books are beautifully photographed. I have made many dolls and animals over the years and here is a small selection of those makes.



Patchwork Lined Pouch

My latest lined pouch. I made 4 patch quilt blocks using 1.5″ squares and sewed them into a strip, then sewed to two pieces of linen and top stitched. I haven’t sewn any patchwork for a while so it was fun to do. This is for sale in my Folksy shop.

Mum’s Quilt

This was only the third quilt I had ever made, and the other two were quite basic! I had bought the pattern in a Quilting Shop in Australia when I was there the previous year. Most of the fabrics I already had in my stash, it was only the pale pink I needed to buy. The flowers above the hearts are embroidered by hand. There were techniques I had never encountered before, such as half square triangles and sashing! I hand embroidered the label for the back of the quilt. It is the project I am most proud of to date and I am hoping it will become an heirloom quilt and will be passed to my nieces in time.

Craft 2014

Raw Edge Applique

I like to mix it up occasionally with my sewing and thought I’d give raw edge applique a go. I’m certainly not an artist but this is a lovely way of forming a picture with thread and a sewing machine. My first makes are lined pouches which are a really useful size for cosmetics or keeping those small sewing items together in one place. You can find these for sale in my Folksy shop.

It’s been a while!

Earlier in the year I started making things to sell at craft fairs. I have done two so far and both have been very quiet with footfall, but I’m not going to give up! The next one I will be doing is at West Parley Memorial Hall on 14th August. This one looks like it’s going to be quite an event so I have my fingers crossed!

Market WP16

I have also started selling my items on Folksy, I’ve had a couple of sales and also some private sales from friends and family. As they say, ‘from little acorns….’ My Folksy shop can be found here.