A home for Christmas

We had so much fun building a home for our Tilda friends using what we found around the studio.
The house in it self is an old cupboard and although the ceiling is a bit low it works perfectly.

Quirky is good in our opinion, and everything doesn’t  have to be the perfect size.
This is such a great project to create with kids, and Tilda friends are approved for children all ages.
Why not start looking for the perfect vintage cupboard house and small quirky items. Perhaps your Tilda Friends will have a home for Christmas.

Oh, this would actually be a perfect Christmas calendar project for a lucky child, receiving one small item a day. Why didn’t we think of that before….

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The cake is made out of the bottom of a plastic cup, first covered with fabric and then decorated with ribbon buttons and pieces of striped straws as candles.
The doll quilt and tablecloth is sewn using 2,5 in squares.
An old stool is the perfect table, and eggcups perfect doll cups. The kitchen counter is a Tilda fat quarter box turned on the side.

Maybe you can find a tiny Christmas tree outside, use oasis to put it in an old porcelain cup and decorate with purls buttons and ribbon. It’s easy to get a bit carried away, you might need a bigger cupboard or a wardrobe.

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Floral Clothespins

This seasons new decorative floral clothespins are useful for more than hanging the wash. Here at the studio we use them for hanging cards, fabric and ribbon samples, scraps and what ever inspire us.

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They are also useful for Christmas calendar bags, or for hanging dolls by the ears. We love the vintage floral look.

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Patchwork Animals

We are totally in love with the new Rabbit and Squirrel Patchwork kits. You might have noticed the rabbit is on the cover of the Tilda catalogue. 
They are perfect projects for anyone who loves to sew and the right size project for new beginners who wants to learn patchwork.

The animals can work as decorative pillows and are perfect for children’s rooms. 
We added a gift tag and some string to the kit as a cute detail.

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Autumn preview – Tilda Friends!

We are very exited to share that two of the beloved Tilda characters – a fox and a rabbit will be available as lovely pre-sewn dolls this august!

Many of you are experts on sewing Tilda dolls and animals and Tilda will as always be about making your own personal dolls, but pre-sewn bodies are perfect for those who find doll sewing a bit daunting, or for young people learning to create and sew.

It’s so much fun making clothes and accessories!

Tilda-Frıends

Some of you might know that Tilda started as an idea of a children’s concept that emerged into a craft brand many years ago, and it’s a dream come true for us to be able to provide pre sewn Tilda dolls approved for children in all ages worldwide. 
Crafty friends that can inspire creativity.

It has been a long process getting the look right and the quality perfect, and we are very happy with the result.

Among the autumn news you will find sweet patterns for clothes, and we will share ideas and patterns on the blog on how you can personalize and make accessories.

Tilda-Friends-Hello!

 

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We had so much fun creating a colorful world around these characters, and hope to continue with more pre sewn Tilda characters in the years to come to inspire creativity and playfulness.

Celebrating-New-Frıends!

We’ll see you in august!

See-you-in-august!

The new book is finally here!

The Norwegian version of the new book finally arrived! It’s always exiting to see the fruit of so much work and fun, and we just love it!
It has turned out really sweet, full of ideas for kids and kids rooms of course, and a must have for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone that enjoys to create for kids.
The English version will be out soon. Make sure you get one from the first edition and pre-order here.

New-Book!