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Tilda's Christmas Ideas

This magical collection of seasonal projects is bursting with pretty decorations and unique gift ideas from Tilda craft designer and bestselling author Tone Finnanger. Choose from a selection of Tilda sewing and papercraft projects with festive designs to suit everyone. Clear instructions and full-size templates make each project quick and easy to achieve in time for Christmas! Tilda dolls - Learn how to make toys with helpful instructions to guide you through tracing, cutting, stuffing and sewing. Create charming Tilda angels, pixies and santas for friends and family or to decorate your home. Then give your characters their own personality with facial details and co-ordinating clothing and accessories. Christmas decorations - Use gorgeous Tilda fabrics or select your own pretty Christmas designs to make cute glass displays with tiny snowmen characters, decorative baubles for your tree and ice skate stockings to stuff with presents. Handmade gifts - Pretty gift boxes and candy cones are perfect to fill with sweets and other tempting treats for kids of all ages. Create simple handmade cards, paper hearts and gift tags to accompany your presents and decorate them with ribbons and brads for an extra special touch.

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: David & Charles (October 7, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 071533865X

ISBN-13: 978-0715338650

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #179,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #95 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Toymaking #126 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Seasonal #127 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Holidays > Christmas

This books has some wonderful Christmas craft ideas and it certainly is beautiful to look at, but the directions are minimal at best. It assumes you have a working knowledge of dollmaking and other crafts. Another frustrating aspect is that all the suggested brand name notions and fabrics used in this book can't be bought in this country. But if you are a knowledgable crafter you will be able to make sense of the directions and you certainly can find substitutes for the various notions and fabrics. Best of all, the price is right.

I am new to the work and artistry of Tone Finnanger and I love it! I am an avid and experienced stitcher. For years I sewed and sold my creations at various craft fairs and bazaars. I don't do that anymore but I remain a creator of all things fabric and stitched.I love quilting and stitchery books. Upon receiving this book, I am itching to jump in and make several of the projects for myself and for others. When deciding upon this book I was disappointed that the "Look Inside" feature was not available for it. I read the reviews and for the most part those of a negative vent were related to their disappointment that this work was redundant of her previous works. Since that is not a problem for me, I purchased it!The sweet kitties on the cover are just the tip of the iceberg to what is inside. In addition to the kitties there are garden angels, birds, bumblebees, frogs, dragonflies, flowers, snails, and bunnies; these are shown in various ways such as clothed, mounted on stakes, with birdhouses, in gardening pots, strung as a garland, as wreaths and more. Using the designs further she shows how we can make these cuties into cards. I can't wait to make the cards as I am old-fashioned and still love to send notes via snail mail. :-)In addition to the darling designs Ms. Finnanger's color choices really suit me. They lean toward soft and muted blue-grays, subtle tans, pale sage greens, brownish red, in solids, stripes and checks. However, I believe that one can use the colors that appeal to them. I would however recommend following her suggestions and instructions of fabric type to achieve the look she demonstrates. I find her examples very appealing.I have ordered two more of Finnanger's books... I'm on my way to becoming one of her many fans!UPDATE: 3/6/2015 Photos added.

This book is great for those of us who like to have a hand in creating the decorations for our living spaces. If you like to make dolls there are some unique designs in the book. All her designs are simple and easy to execute. I highly recommend this book.

I bought this one because the critters in this book are adorable. I made the frog with dungarees. While the patterns in the back are full-size, they don't include seam allowances. Some items are to be traced onto the fabric, sewn on the line, and then cut out. For others, a seam allowance must be added. The instructions could be clearer, but for an experienced seamstress, the patterns are simple enough to figure out. Overall, I wish the book had better instructions, but I love the cute projects.

This book is absolutely wonderful. It is full of wonderful, creative characters that will make anyone smile. I made angels and snowmen for Christmas gifts, They were really fun to make and those who received them were very excited and pleased when the opened their gifts.

I love all the Tilda books! I am hooked on all of her stuff! Outstanding graphics...ideas...and such whimsey!!! Can't wait to make these! Outstanding 5 Star book!I recommend buying all of her books if you love to sew! 0:D

I love Tone Finnager book's but this new one seems to be lacking a bit compared to the others. It's still worth every penny and theres a lot of fun projects to create. One thing is to never judge a book by it's cover- this cover is aweful compared to the cute projects inside.

This book comes from England and the ideas are nice but unable to find exact products locally. Good for ideas. Limited items... would not buy her other books

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