Monday, December 29, 2014

Tilda and company

So, in an earlier post I though I had completed this doll when I added her umbrella but....

I decided she needed one more accessory, lol!

Now she feels complete!

Hanky Dresses

These are my recent additions in my Etsy shop. They are such a fun way to make each hanky/hankie a little more special! To see what I have available go here > Hanky Dresses . If you have a special hanky, you can purchase the bodice and hanger separately, too!

These are also one of my best sellers in our local store as well.

So making use of the cold days to stay in and get a few projects done.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tilda Ensemble

I felt my Tilda outfit wasn't quite complete until I gave her a matching umbrella! I was able to remove some lace that was attached to the frame and use it as a template. Fortunately, it was one piece. I sewed a small hem and attached a pretty trim. She is all set and ready to go!

And she met a friend for tea...

 Decided to hang out together for awhile.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

All Things Tilda

 Roberta likes to roam in the shop, lol!
Sometime over the summer I discovered the world of Tilda. I've become rather smitten by it and the fun creations by other crafters so I was inspired to work on a few of my own projects. So many charming themes and designs.  So my first piece was the large Tilda doll from the Tilda Summer Ideas book. I call her Roberta.

This charming snail was my next project made from an upcycled vintage pillow case and dress!

I next started working the Tilda doll from the Seaside Ideas book. Loved the little sailing jacket so started it before working on the doll. I had some pretty polka dot fabric and wanted her to have a little hat which wasn't in the book so had to fashion my own.
Also decided to make a little frog closure out of some small cord thread.

Then next were some whales...the large one still isn't finished but had to make the small whale, too! Also, the Tilda bug from the Spring ideas...

And I'm working on some flowers from the Summer Ideas book. I just have them pinned to a bird cage while I decide placement but fun and easy to make. I have a silver colored bead in the center of each one. The large one I layered the large pattern and the small.

So many fun projects! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Miniature Tea Sets

These two charming tea sets have a matching teapot and cup and saucer.  Each are solid pieces which means you'll never lose a lid or separate the cup from the saucer. The teapots are about 2" high and the cup and saucer just over an 1" high. I have discovered that they are a perfect size for some of my Tilda dolls!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

You Light Up My Life

Somewhere along the way of putting together our vintage store my husband and I found ourselves drawn to a wide variety of lamps from many eras. Ranging in age from the late 1800s to the 1980s we enjoy the diversity of styles. Some have a timeless, classic feel and others transport you to another time and place. I will try to share them here so you can enjoy a virtual tour of our growing collection!

1951 Reglor of California