Monday, 7 October 2013



She is back by popular demand – well, by a couple of admirers at least!! But only for this short limited time.

I did say a couple of years ago I wasn’t going to make any more of these dolls (and I meant it at the time!) and that’s because they simply take so long to make. Like so many others, I work full time. However, recently I received two requests from a couple of very kind ladies. My gut reaction at the time was “NO more”, but then I gave it a bit of thought and decided I would, just on this occasion, make a couple of dolls – then I thought, well hey, why not make several. The first time I made the dolls was in 2009, and then I made another couple in 2011; I also refused quite a few other requests at the time, however, this DEFINITELY is it – I won’t be making anymore after these. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!! I imagine the two ladies who recently enquired about them have by now given up on me as I said it may take a few weeks or so ........ well, it’s been more like a few months!!

So, here we have not just two, but six ‘Tilda’ inspired rag dolls for sale. The cost is £50.00 (UK Sterling) per doll, plus postage as follows:-

  • UK standard - £5.50
  • UK tracked - £6.50
  • Europe standard - £7.00
  • Europe tracked - £12.00
  • Rest of the world (USA, Canada, Brazil etc) - £10.00
  • Rest of the world (USA, Canada, Brazil etc) tracked - £15.50
  • Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand standard - £11.00
  • Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand tracked - £16.50

 Payment by PAYPAL only please

The price of the dolls reflects the time each one takes (which is forever!!!), plus the cost of the materials – believe me, I don’t make much on them. And unfortunately, postage, particularly abroad, is rather pricey and we’ve had some big postal price increases lately in the UK.


So here goes:-


No. 1 – Country Girl

She is wearing a red blouse over which is a scalloped edge pinafore dress made from a lovely country floral stripe fabric, with pretty red shell buttons on the straps: her lace trimmed bloomers are made from the same fabric. The ribbon in her brown hair and her shoes are both a burgundy colour and she has white laced trimmed socks. She carries her own little teddy bear. She is approximately 47 cms (18½ inches) in length, top to toe!

No. 2 – Pretty in Pink

SOLD - thank you Gail

She is wearing a sweet pink dress, which is made up of a polka dot top with a floral fabric for the skirt. Her lace trimmed bloomers are made from the same floral fabric, and she too has a burgundy colour ribbon in her brown hair and burgundy shoes - she has white lace trimmed socks. She must be on her way out somewhere special as she also has her little pearl necklace on. She too carries her own little teddy bear. She is approximately 47 cms (18½ inches) in length, top to toe!

No. 3 – Sleepy Time

This little lady is ready for her bed and so is dressed in a peach floral pair of pyjamas, trimmed with contrasting lace, ribbon and buttons. She has a peachy, orange colour ribbon in her hair and sweet little green shoes over her white socks. In order to make sure she is snugly warm in bed, she has remembered her hot water bottle and to make sure she gets up on time in the morning, has her very own orange alarm clock. She is approximately 47 cms (18½ inches) in length, top to toe!

No. 4 – Garden Girl

This pretty little lady has been picking roses from her garden, which she is carrying. She is wearing her pretty pink rosy, ribbon trimmed dungarees over a burgundy colour blouse, which has a nice big bow. Her hair is burgundy colour too, tied with a lovely lime green ribbon. Her shoes are burgundy in colour and she has white lace trimmed socks. She is approximately 47 cms (18½ inches) in length, top to toe!


No. 5 – English Lavender

This sweet girl is all in lilac. Her dress has a cream top with a lovely lilac floral skirt, which has a pretty lace trimmed scallop edge: the top is decorated with 3 purple shell buttons and purple spotty ribbon around the waist. Her bloomers are also in the same lilac floral fabric and are lace trimmed. She has lilac colour shoes and white lace trimmed socks on. Her light brown hair has a lovely fleck of lilac running through it and is topped with a cream ribbon. She carries her own lavender fairy bag. She is approximately 47 cms (18½ inches) in length, top to toe




And last but not least 

No. 6 – Lady in Red

This young lady is a little bit posh and is all dressed up for an evening out. She has on a beautiful red with black heart spot dress, trimmed with black lace and a big bow at the front at her waist. Underneath the dress, her lace trimmed bloomers match her dress, but most special of all is the red netting underskirt, which makes her dress stand right out. Her black shoes have a red shiny button on the top and she has a red bead bracelet around her wrist. Her hair is black, which shows off her lovely red ribbon and she has been given a little bunch of red roses – somebody must think she’s rather special, which of course she is. She is approximately 47 cms (18½ inches) in length, top to toe!

Each doll has a 'Handmade at Bilberry Grove' label sewn into the leg and also a pretty tag made by me, using some lovely country style papers, with a pearl button on each one.


Please email me if you’re interested to discuss 

Thanks for stopping by


Gail said...

Hello Julia! I just sent you an e-mail...I would like to purchase Pretty in Pink. I am in the US. Please look at your e-mails and send me a paypal bill so I can pay you and you will have my address. I am so excited and happy that you decided to make a few more Tilda dolls! Hugs, Gail

Deb said...

Julia, these are stunning (as always) That little clock on the Sleepy time girl is just adorable, where do you find all of these bits and bobs. You are just so clever and you do such amazing work on each of your dolls. Of course I was immediately drawn to Lady in Red with the colours but I'd better be a good girl (until I get another job! lol) You should show them on FB too.

Simone said...

You are so talented Julia. The dolls must have taken you hours to make. Meticulous attention to detail too. I am sure that they will sell like hot cakes!!! x

dawdlings said...

Beautiful! No wonder you sold them all <3 xxx

Colorindo a Vida by Ilana Ferreira said...

Hi Julia, I thank you the opportunity to purchase these beautiful dolls.

lily jean said...

It's the little socks that get cute.

Vivi Casale said...

these dolls are so pretty!!! so glad to know you made more of them!!
My Tilda doll has now more 6 sisters!!! lol

Congrats to Gail and Illana that were able to get them!!