Saturday, 20 October 2012

Little Snowman


Today's Christmas decoration is a little snowman.  I've had the "Crafting Christmas Gifts" book by Tilda for a long time, and have never made anything from it.  It's very simple to do, and I'm now tempted to do the larger ones as shown on the cover of the book.




Mine's just a little baby.  I made mine in white felt, and it works. As it is tiny, the thick felt was a bit tricky to turn.  Still quick to do, though in retrospect it would have been easier to use an ordinary cotton or linen.  No idea what I shall do with this one.  If I add a hanger for the tree it will look like he's been lynched.  Perhaps do another two and stick them in those tiny ceramic pots to go on a shelf?


I can't share the pattern for this little make, as it's not my own.  Even if you're not a Tilda fan (like what I am), if you love all things Christmas, you will adore this book.  It's quite an old book now, but if you haven't come across it, all the makes are quite lovely, reasonably simple, with good instructions, all full of the usual Tilda charm.  Currently £6.74 with free delivery from Amazon UK which I think is a fair buy, and less than the RRP on the back of my 6 year old copy.

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    1. He is indeed Cindy, albeit in a cute, but what on earth do I do with just one, sort of way :)

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  2. very cute indeed! Off to Amazon I go...

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    1. I refuse to be responsible for an unforseen book purchase..... but..... you can never have too many Tilda books. I think I have them all. Okay, so this is one of a handful of things I have ever made from them, but they are jolly happy books to have.

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  3. I have this book and have just ordered fabric to make some projects from it - its a great book isn't it? Your snowman looks great!

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    1. Thank you. I love everything in the book and it all looks fairly simple. I have another Tilda Christmas book, and the makes, though lovely are far more complicated for me to bother. Must get some brown linen to make the gingerbread men. Love them.

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  4. Cuuute fat 'little' guy :D
    I also love Tilda books even if all i have done was a stuffed rabbit they are a delight to my eyes!

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  5. I love Tilda although I must say it grew on me over time. The characters are quite querky. I love your snowman, he is so cute and deserves a couple of friends.

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