Monday, February 18, 2013

Princess and the Pillows

Hello friends - I'm giddy with excitement to tell you my Tilda's Fairy Tale Wonderland book has arrived!!!
It is Tone Finnanger's latest book, full of gorgeous projects.  I first mentioned the book in this post (where you can find some photos from the book).
I knew from the moment I saw the book cover that I wanted to make the Princess and the Pea project for my daughter.  What better way to spend a snowy cold weekend here?
Needle and thread in hand, I truly enjoyed every minute of making this lovely lady:

The pretty blue and white fabric came from the Tilda's Winter Memories fabric collection, appealing in soft, muted colors:

For now she rests atop a basket full of pillows I have for sale on Etsy.  My next project is to provide a multi-mattress topped bed for her...

The book cover...

These miniature animals from the book really appealed to my daughter, so they will be made next...

This little hare looks adorable under a cloche:

Another page of the book reveals handsome nutcrackers:

I started a Tilda's World board on Pinterest which includes more gorgeous ideas from the book.  Feel free to view it here.

Still having fun with dolls, I decided my Santos doll needed this new crown:

Never too old to play with dolls!

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Connie said...

She is beautiful . . . they both are and those nutcracker dolls are adorable. You certainly have a talent for making dolls, she is perfection.
What a blessed little girl you have, so have you as her mommy :)
Sending you a wave, "hi", from the Pacific Northwest. Connie :)

Donna Wilkes said...

Thank you for introducing me to this company. I have seen bits and pieces, but did not realize it was here in the US. Love the princess and yes, she does need a stack of mattresses!

Vintage Market Place said...

Love it all Susan
And love the colors

I wish I had more nimble fingers to do doll work.
Cause they are so cute!!!!

Donna said...

What a beautiful doll, Susan! Love your new book, so many pretty creations. Those stuffed animals are just darling! And I love your doll in the wire basket with all of your pretty pillows, how fun!

Rhonda said...

That book cover is amazing, I love the crown, too. Your daughter will be so happy when you make these cute characters for her. So sweet.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Looks like a darling book! Your new doll is adorable. That bed will be a fun project to do. I have to go check out your pins!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

She is wonderful! You did a fantastic job! What a great book. You are so talented. I think I like yours even better than the Princess on the cover :)

It's me said...

Owww so sweeeet !! that deer girl is so lovely !!! from

Anne said...

Oh my goodness she is beautiful!

Unknown said...

I saw that you had pinned this book on your "Tilda" board today and ~LOVED~ how it looked and immediately went to my amazon cart and bought the book!
adore how your dear dollie looks and delighted to have found another "Tilda" fan:)
I have missed hopin' around to my fav blogs, I can see I have missed a lot...
biggest soft fairy squeezes!
xo, Rosemary

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Your Princess doll is beautiful Susan. I think every project in the book is adorable and can't wait for my new range of Tilda fabrics to arrive so I can start making some of these treasures too.

Monica said...
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Monica said...

Pretty pretty! How pretty your dolls are, Susan! Love Tilda, and those nutcrackers... aah. Your Santos doll is fabulous too! I always admire her when I visit here.

Heather said...

Oh! She is so cute! I bet you squealed with delight when that book arrived! :D LOVE your little doll, the stocking legs with the ruffle at the the thigh are TOO cute. Love it!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Her face and stockings grabbed me right away. Clearly you were meant to play with dolls. So sweet. Just love them.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Susan ~ I just adore your new doll (and yes, we are never too old to play with dolls)! Love how she is sitting on all your pretty pillows!

More snow on the way...hopefully we will get to see more of your creations!

Amy Kinser said...

Just beautiful! If only I could sew.

You have such a gift, my friend.

chateau chic said...

The little doll is so lovely and adorable!! What fun projects to do with your daughter.
Mary Alice

Unknown said...

Lovely doll! I'm looking forward to seeing the animals next :-)

Unknown said...

Nope, never to old to play with dolls. I am sure your daughter is going to love her.
I can see why you were drawn to the book, cover is amazing.

Bente said...

She is so beautiful.

Have a great weekend

Debbie said...

Oh, I love handmade dolls! This princess doll is so sweet, Susan.
She looks perfect sitting atop all of your pillows.
It looks like you will be busy making more cute projects with all of this cold weather we are having.

BECKY said...

Your princess is absolute precious and sooo lovely, Susan! You do beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing her at Blissful Whites Wednesday!!

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