Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tilda Angel with Bird

I finally got round to making my first rag doll from Tone Finnanger's Tilda range and have to say am just a little bit chuffed with how it turned out.  She comes in a kit form like the one above, the packaging as always is just as gorgeous as what is inside.
 Taking in the evening air out in the garden.  Oh dear poor birdie looks like he is hanging on for dear life!

Her hair isn't quite how it should be and one of her legs is a teeny bit shorter but I still love her!  The nice thing about these kits are the pattern pieces are full size, none of this englarging lark.  Even in her books the patterns are full size.
This is her full stretch and she as amazing 64cms tall, but she can't stand up though bless her.  I think I will be adding a loop to the back of her so I can hang her on my craft room wall.
That's better we can see little birdie now and he looks much better the right way up.  In her instructions the birdcage is sewn onto her hand but I have just tied the ribbon round her wrist so it can be removed easily.

Overall she was very easy to make and took only 3 hours to do.  This has now spurred me on and am now itching to make other things from her books which before now I have just flicked through and then put back on the shelf.  I am imagining a whole line of tilda dolls hanging from my walls.  Better get cracking then!

Thanks for popping by.

Lolo xx

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Annie Sloan and Kirsty Allsopp

Just heard that the wonderful Annie Sloan paint will be featuring with Kirsty Allsopp in her new 'Kirsty's Vintage Home'!! Am beyond excited!!

Lolo xx


Saturday, 1 September 2012

Simple Sepia Photographs

Photographs, I love them, take them all the time, on my camera on my phone.  But only recently did I discover the sepia setting on my camera.  I've changed normal photos into sepia with Photo Shop but in all the years I have had my camera I never realised I could take them in sepia there an then.  I get there in the end lol!

 Some clouds and a fast growing Eucalyptus tree makes for an eery photo.

 Peeking through Jasmine.  A bit romantic.
My new little reading corner and freshly made over bench with Annie Sloan paint.  Need to cover the cushions obviously but that will be another project.
Just love how my pink flowery PJ bottoms take on the look of granny's vintage bloomers!!

Yes I am liking this style a lot and can see this being used to create photos for frames on my walls, I've never been one for colour photography.  In fact my niece will say I've never been one for colour full stop!

Have you recently discovered any settings on your camera that have lay hidden for years?  Would love to hear about them.

Thanks for popping by.  Lolo xx