Sunday, July 29, 2012

Where has she been????

Dottie and her beach bag
I finally finished this Tilda angel, featured in a magazine in the UK called Tilda's Homemade Ideas. It is the price of a craft book, and for me to order it would be really cost prohibitive. However, I have really nice European friends who shared the instructions with me.
Dottie, as she is known, has not only a floppy hat and 50s inspired bathing suit, she also has a beach tote filled with all her stitching supplies.
All of the Tilda dolls are a challenge to do, but this one was really tricky. The difficulty lies in getting the stuffing done properly, and without lumps. Doing this doll's stuffing took me three tries, and it isn't totally perfect, but eventually, I had to move on.
This doll will be going with me to the fall Creative Festival in Toronto. I will be part of A Needle Pulling Thread's booth, promoting not only the magazine, but also the work of independent needle workers.
I must confess, I have been a bit stuck. Creatively, and otherwise, I have been challenged to keep focused and getting things finished. This happens to me a lot, and I always find it frustrating. However, I have learned to be patient with myself and the finishing will come. I just don't have to like it!
This week, I am also working on finishing my sewing machine cover.
I started it ages ago, but I was busy getting ready for vacation and didn't get it finished. I also have to finish my houses wall hanging.
Oh, and I want to finish my re-purposed project for Wendy's challenge by Tuesday.
Kind of a boring post, sorry. But, I do thank you for reading my to-do list!


  1. Well - if you'd quit reading the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy you might have more time to devote to stitching!!!

    *Sandra giggles, ducks and runs* :D

  2. I bet you wish you had comment moderation on now! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  3. I enjoyed reading your To-Do list. Well OK, it was helped by the pretty pictures of your gorgeous angel! I can't believe how beautiful they turn out - that's not to say I think you're crap at sewing!!

  4. Gosh, Nancy, this doll turned out amazing! Such details! You did a wonderful job on this beach beauty. I agree, that stuffing can be quite challenging.
    Thanks again for your nice comment over at my blog. Glad to find another Tilda fan. :)


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