This is the Tilda studio blog where we post a little inspiration and wish you a creative day. The studio is where Tilda products are designed and books are made, from beginning to end. This is where we build scenes for book photography and create the Tilda atmosphere.
The blog is run by the Tilda team
Blog photography is by Inger Marie Grini, Line Dammen, Petter Bye, Sølvi Dos Santos, Ingrid Skaansar and Tone Finnanger.
Please feel free to post our photos with a link to tildasworld.com
You might have spotted this little doll already, The Sweetheart Doll is proving to be very popular. She appears on the cover of the upcoming book and is already available as a kit.
We say “she” but this could just as well be a boy doll. The little hair buns are of course optional.
A large head on a smaller body with tiny arms and legs, who can resist that…
The doll kits are flying off the shelves and we are delighted that she is so well liked. The kit contains everything you need to make a doll except filling and rouge for rosy cheeks.
We hope you’re having a superb summer with lots of lazy days and exiting new experiences.
We are back at the studio working on the Autumn news witch will be presented very soon.
Our new favorite friend this Autumn is this floral monkey from the upcoming book Tildas toy box/Tilda sy til barn.
He is going on tour, and it´s a bit hard to part with him. Silly but true. He will be looking cute in exhibitions around the world before he makes he’s way back to the studio.
We are so exited about the new book coming out this autumn! It’s all about the children and what you can make for them. We must admit this is turning out to be a very cute book, difficult not to smile as we are currently working on the content. You will find dolls, animals, cozy quilts, patchwork projects, and ideas for cute children’s rooms.
You can already pre-order the norwegian edition “Sy til barn” at the larger Norwegian online book shops, Haugenbok will also be able to send Norwegian books abroad.
These tiny egg hares, or bunnies as we call them at Easter, are just the cutest decor to have on your Easter breakfast or lunch table.
We all know the story about the Easter bunny so what could be more natural than little bunny baby eggs…
The main part of the step-by-step explanation below can be a useful guide for any Tilda doll or animal.
The pattern is an early Easter gift from us, enjoy! EGG HARE PATTERN
You will need: Tilda skin fabric and matching thread, pink embroidery yarn, filling, a cracked and washed egg, materials for making faces, and glue, preferably a glue gun.
You will also need a wooden stick like a flower or baking stick, and something like a toothpick for reversing small pieces.
We always print templates on sturdy paper, such as photo paper (paper weight 200-300 g).
A- Fold the skin fabric in half, and iron. Print and cut out the templates with a small sharp scissor.
B- Trace the body and two ears by using a thin waterproof pen.
C- Sew around the pieces on your sewing machine with a small stitch length, approximately 1,5 mm. Do not sew on the dotted lines, these mark the openings.
D- Cut out the pieces with a small sharp scissor leaving a small 3-4 mm seam allowance, and clip into the seam allowance of inward curves.
E- Reverse with the help of the wooden stick.
F- Fold in the seem allowance around ear openings using the back of a toothpick or needle.
G- Iron the pieces, and stuff the body using the wooden stick.
H- Embroider a small snout.
I- Fold the ears and sew them on.
J- Apply Tilda blusher, lipstick or similar with a dry brush to make the cheeks look rosy. Push two pins into the head to see where you want to position the eyes. Using the eye tool from the Tilda painting faces kit or the head of a small pin, dip into black paint and stamp eyes where you have marked the holes.
Tack /baste along the bottom edge, tighten and fasten the thread.
Glue the hare into the egg and place the egg in a nice egg cup.
The new sewing kit this spring is a hare mother and daughter ready for warmer days in their vintage spring dresses.
For those of you not familiar with Tilda sewing kits, they contain instructions in seven languages, pattern and materials.
In addition to the materials you find in the kit, you will need filling, and materials for eyes and rosy cheeks.
You should always use a sewing machine when making sewn animals and dolls, and have a good small scissor and an iron at hand. If you plan on sewing more Tilda figures we suggest getting the Tilda Painting Faces kit.
The hares work well as cute easter and spring decorations.