Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mini Tilda Dolls

Hi Everyone!  I've been inspired by Ma-Michelle on Facebook who has been creating some gorgeous mini Tilda dolls.   So I searched You Tube and found fabulous tutorials by Emilie Lefler.  I followed her tutorial and have been creating many dolls.

This is my very first mini Tilda.   I did use flower petals for her dress but also added marabou feathers and wedding appliques.   The wreath was dark green however I soaked it in bleach then glittered sprayed it. Snow -Tex was also applied with some  beads and a bow.

Next I created an Angel. Once again using flower petals and glitter.
The song book is hand made by me too!
Then I created a Bride!  I used fabric, lace trim and wedding appliques.

Then another Angel!  Once again using flower petals  and organza.  

Future dolls in the making!!!
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you are inspired to Craft Something!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fabric Journal for Me!

Hi everyone!  Today I received a package in the mail and was truly blessed by a very dear friend.(Michelle)  She created a fabric journal for me and it is totally beautiful.  I did a You Tube video that you can view here

I will post pictures that Michelle sent to me before she sent this gorgeous fabric journal.
This first picture is my Mom whose name was Catherine.  She was beautiful inside and out.
Each page is decorated to perfection and is totally gorgeous.  My heart is overwhelmed. Below is a picture of my Mom and Dad before they were married.
Wedding day August 30, 1952   John and Catherine Martincheck
Dad served in World War II in Japan and the other picture is my Mom with her cane and of course her gorgeous smile!
Picture of My husband, Mike, me and Mom and the picture below is Mom's last birthday March 26, 2015
Below is a picture of me, Mom and my sister Lu-Ann
And... my family photo front row, Mike,  Mom and me
Back row: Youngest son Joshua, Older son Justin, Daughter Leah and her husband Mark
 This is the back of the journal.
A  special Thank You to Michelle Pipeling for gifting me this this treasure.  I am beyond grateful and truly blessed.  Michelle is a very talented lady and a very close friend. Please visit her blog    and  You Tube 
Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!!!


Friday, October 16, 2015

Tilda in Blue

Hi to all of my blogging friends, followers and visitors.   I have to share my newest Tilda with you all.

 A friend (Trish)  on FaceBook sent me an Angel kiss with lots of goodies.  In return I created a Tilda doll for her that features some of the contests of her package.  
I used the wool she sent to me for Tilda's hair and some of the beads to embellish her dress.
Back view
Of course She has on pantaloons and a lace petticoat!
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!


Monday, September 21, 2015

A brand new Tilda!

Howdy all!   Nearly all week I piddled around and ended up with this beauty.

Yes that's right.  One week.  Gee it doesn't usually take me that long,  but  much of this was create as I go. (like most of my creations)  All of the pearls are hand sewn on the gown.  The first hair doo was to heavy and therefore the head creased forward. I worked on the body and dress all week and now the doll may be ruined.  After some intense thought....  I had to remove all the hair and put an incision in the scalp and insert more fiberfill to stiffen up the neck area.  After a few stitches I was back in business.   Do I now qualify for brain surgery???
My second hair style is much nicer than the first one so it was a good mistake!

After I put the body together I used tissue paper  to make a pattern for the dress.  I placed a piece of tissue paper on the body and folded it as I wanted the dress to fit.  After getting all of the correct folds I added for a seam allowance then cut the tissue paper to create a pattern.

 Of course pantaloons and a lace slip!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

My Tilda Marie!

Well it was only a matter of time.  I think I may be onto something.  Look what I just created:

Tilda has been close to my heart in many ways via stamps or dolls.  Well Thanks to Michelle Pipeling she put the idea out there to me one day.  So off I went.  I love Marie Antoinette's fashion and style.  I think this may be one of my best if I say so myself!  I can not part with her. 
I found the fabric in Jo Ann's recently and love it!  The longer lace is from Hobby Lobby.
Under the dress I did make a petticoat and applied some stiff  wedding gown tulle.  I did not use any patterns. (only for the doll part). 
And another view:
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are inspired to create something too!  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Tilda Request!

Howdy to all my friends, followers and visitors.  Today I present to you a brand new Tilda!

I recently found this delightful fabric and I knew this could be for a beautiful Tilda doll. 

After I completed the doll I knew she needed some accessories.  So I made her a bag for her sewing items and a hat.  This doll was made for a sister in Christ who I met on Facebook.  Now for some pics of her hair:

And as you may know me by now,  I have to make her a petticoat and pantaloons!

That's all folks!!     Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Princess Pea Tilda

Hello to all friends, followers and visitors.  I did manage to do a couple new creations.  I actually created a card and a Tilda doll.

I really enjoyed stamping and coloring again. It's seems so long that I've played with my stamps and die cuts.  Look what I came up with!
Actually I was inspired to create this card because I also had a request to make a smaller  Princess Pea Tilda that is shown in the 'Tilda's Fairy Tale Wonderland" book.  I created this Tilda doll first:

I did not fussy her up too much because she will be part of Michelle Pipeling's upcoming project. She plans to make a bed with the mattresses and already has the crown for this princess!  I'm sure the end results will be fabulous! 
Thanks so much for stopping by.   Happy Crafting!