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Sunday 16 February 2014

Tailor Tilda - Sewing Room at Totally Tilda

Happy Sunday everyone! I do hope you're not caught up in this awful weather if you're in the UK and that wherever you are you're enjoying the weekend.  I'm making the most of mine because I'm back to work on! lol

I'm here with my DT post for our new challenge at Totally Tilda and the challenge is 'Sewing Room'.

For this challenge you need to feature in some way at least one of the following on your work, Cotton reel,
Sewing machine, Mannequin / Dress form.

You can of course use more than one.

I used them all lol, and added a needle packet, pins, scissors and buttons to the mix, though I did stop short of adding the kitchen sink :P

I fancied a change from making a card, so to totally fit in with the theme, I made a little vintage sewing box to house all my coloured threads and needles. The papers I used are from Pion Design, these are sooo good for projects like this as they always do some kind of element sheet, that where the button card, needle packet and spool cotton card come from.
The dies are by La La Land Crafts and Memory Box, I added a little frantage to them for some texture

The drawer pulls open easily with the addition ob a little knob and as you can see it's quite roomy inside. I didn't follow a tutorial this time as I didn't want to get sucked into the web and be there for hours distracted lol, so I just kind of made it up as I went along and actually that was pretty fun.

I've coloured Tilda in Distress inks (don't worry I will still be using my beloved Copics, I'm just having fun practising with the distress ink colouring at the moment, so you'll probably see quite a few coloured with this medium for a bit). I used Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo for the skin, Antique linen and Walnut for the hair and Weathered Wood and Victorian Velvet for her clothes and material.

Here's a view of the underside, I used 4 more of those little knobs as feet, gluing them on with a hot glue gun this time as the screws would have interfered with the drawer opening.
Well that's my inspiration for this week's challenge, I hope you like it.
Our sponsor this week is 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

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and they're giving away this lovely prize to our winner.

So pop across and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous creations on our blog and then we would love to see you share your creations with us.  The challenge runs for 2 weeks, so plenty of time to get crafting, I can wait to see what you'll make.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, I'll be back on Tuesday with my Dies to Die for Inspiration post and another tutorial  : ) x x


  1. Ooh This Is Stunning And Love The Shape You aRe So Clever Great embellies And Dies Too

  2. Well Linda another stunner, it's an amazing project - I am in awe. You have definitely used your holiday to create some beautiful craftiness, this is exquisite AND practical. Definitely going on my Pinterest board. enjoy what's left of your hols, hugs,

  3. Wow Linda your little sewing box is stunning and beautiful and how clever are you to do this from scratch with out a tutorial just love it!!
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  4. OMG Linda this is beautiful! You have done such a fab job - you are so clever!
    Gina x

  5. I Looooove this! What a Great Creation. How Beautifully Embellished is it and a Perfect Image! Awesome!

  6. Wow Linda, this is truly stunning and I am sure if you had added the kitchen sink it would have looked gorgeous!!!
    The image is adorable and the embellishments are beautiful finishing touches. Love it.
    enjoy the rest of your evening.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. Lovely, sweet, magnificent project! Perfect in every inch. Have a nice week!
    Anna xxx

  8. Truly gorgeous box Linda! With beautiful embellies, a layout and an image :)


  9. You do great things!!


  10. YOur creation is absolutely stunning LInda!

  11. Ooooh, I want one of these drawers too!!! Such a fab idea. And a beeeeeautiful design.
    Hugs! xx

  12. SIMPLY STUNNING Linda!!! What a BEAUTIFUL way to store thread!!!


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