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Thursday, 11 August 2011

TILDA rag doll


Look familiar?? It’s been well over 2 years since I made my first ‘Tilda’ doll for Katarina for an Easter Swap present (Easter 2009). Little was I to know at the time that ‘Tilda’ would be so popular, because I ended up making about 6 more (to order) ….. and could have made about another 10 if I had given in to the requests I received. Flattered as I was, because they took soooooooo long to make, I decided I wouldn’t make any more – they were stopping me from making other things I really wanted to make. However, somehow earlier in the year Nancy (Promises to Keep blog) managed to twist my arm and persuaded me to make one for her .............. so I decided that while I was making one doll (for Nancy), I may as well make two and that way, I would have a an extra one.



The question now is whether there is still anyone out there interested in buying a ‘Tilda’ rag doll, because this is the ‘spare’ that I intend to sell. All of the others I’ve made have been on the pretty side, but I was always struck by the tomboy images of Tilda and so that’s the way I’ve gone with this one ….. still quite pretty, but in a Tomboyish kind of way …. don’t you just love her brown boots??!!! She has a red blouse and matching red socks and a pair of dungarees made from a lovely chocolate brown floral stripe fabric (including a front pocket)! Her lovely long plaits are made from a deep red wool and she has a pretty red bow in her hair.


This is definitely the very last ‘Tilda’ I shall make (apart from Nancy’s, which is half made), because I really want to get back to working on a patchwork quilt that I haven’t touched for well over a year and I really want to get it finished ……… and then there’s another I want to make after that!! LOL A gluten for punishment, that’s me!!!

So, if there are any interested ‘Tilda’ fans out there, the price in UK sterling is £50, plus the cost of posting and packing, which will obviously be higher the further she has to travel. You can contact me by email or by leaving a comment on this post.




18 comments:

Vivi Casale said...

OMG Julia... you made another one!!! Tilda has another sis!!!! lol lol....

Love the red hair and pants!! so cute!!!

I hope she can find a new home very soon!

xoxo

NGCARDS said...

Ooooh this is fantastic! xxx

Julia Sáddi said...

Hi Julia, here is your namesake, Julia also, from Brazil.
Yes, I would LOVE to have a Tilda from yours.
xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

*Vicki* said...

Now she's just as sweet as can be!! :)

Elle said...

What a stunning creation! The first one I have seen of yours. I didn't know what I was missing!

Francy said...

This is stunning.
Francy

Barb in Texas said...

OMG Julia, Tilda is adorable!!!
She would make someone very happy at Christmas time. Ü
You are sooooo talented.
Barb

Myra W said...

Who wouldn't want a tilda! She is gorgeous and I would love to own one! I would be happy to find out more information (price?)

What a wonderfule job you have done. No wonder you are so much in demand.

A dedicated Tilda fan

Maggie hugs
Myra

Wendy said...

Hi Miss Julia :)
Beautiful Tilda doll :)
Soooo love her little boots,
yet another gorgeous Julia creation..
Hugs Wendy x

sarah said...

Les petites bottines sont magnifiques, je craque!

Mrs A. said...

You have done yourself proud with this gorgeous Tilda doll.
She really is a little cutie. Hugs Mrs A.

Deb said...

Julia she is really cute. Gosh there is so much work in them for you I can understand you finally putting a stop to your orders. Love her wee boots, they are so cute. You should have no problem finding someone who will snap here up from you.

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JULIA

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Katarina said...

Love this ragdoll look Julia. If I only knew how to make one it would help me with my economy being a student and all :) Concidering how wonderful the Tilda dolls are I don't think you're taking nearly enough for them :)
PS. Mine is still in my hobbycorner looking at everything I do. And the birds are hanging in the window...Haven't flewn away yet :D

Sandra Spu said...

Your dolls are so sweet:)))

Јасна said...

Love Tilda, and love your dolls!
Big hug from Belgrade!

Sherry said...

I absolutely luv her!! I remember the one that you did for Vivi and she was a cutie!! Thanks for sharing your amazing work!!

THE A-Z OF STOPPING SMOKING said...

Hello!

Calling all Tilda fans! I am working on magazine devoted to the quirky, beautiful world of Tilda’s crafts.

We are looking to create a fans’ gallery from around the world with those who truly appreciate the work and art of Tone Finnanger. And I can see from your beautiful site, you really do love Tilda!

If you would like to appear in the magazine, please send me a high-res image of your very own favourite Tilda item you’ve created
and a few words giving me your name, location, age and explaining
how you discovered Tilda,
why you love Tilda,
what Tilda means to you,
how many Tilda craft items you’ve made,
your favourite Tilda items and anything else Tilda related you think is worth noting!

I will get in touch with everyone who contacts me by my deadline, which is 5th April 2012.

Many thanks for your time, and please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions.

sarahmoolla@gmail.com