Half Moon Kitty

DSC_0088One more Tilda toy for your collection! This lovely Half Moon Kitty is my favorite handiwork for gift giving. I even enjoy the process of making it and wish you the same. 🙂

To sewing Half Moon Kitty you need:

  • Fabric

  • Filling

  • Threads

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • Lace

  • Ribbon

  • 3 buttons

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabric. Do it with a small allowance for seams. Cut all the details out

Moon Cat Pattern

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution

Neatly sew correct details together, leaving holes. In these holes you’ll put fillingMoon Cat Pattern1

After you’ve filled all body parts, sew up the holes. Try to do it with a hidden seam as shown:

Now attach paws and tail to the body. Sew them with cute small buttonsMoon Cat Pattern 2

Choose color for eyes and nose and arrange kitty’s face with the threads. Then you can decorate your kitty with lace and ribbon.

For the small fragrant pillow I used some cute fabric patches and dried lavender. Just sew the pillow to the paw and your Half Moon Kitty is ready to be a perfect gift!DSC_0084DSC_0082


Cute Snail

DSC_0043Meet the cutest snail from Tilda collection! It makes me smile every time I see it and it’s perfect gift for your friends or their kids.DSC_0053

For sewing Cute Snail you’ll need:

  • Fabrics. Neutral color for the body and a brighter for the shell, also you can make a few small colored pillows like I always do.

  • Material for filling

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Needle

  • Colored threads

  • Button to sew it on top of the pillows (optional)

1431450989_vykroyka-tildy-ulitkiYou need to do:

Bring the pattern on the fabric. Cut out and sew parts. Don’t forget to leave holes for filling03-tilda-ulitka copy

Then attach the shell to the body03-tilda-ulitka

Then you can sew on the shell few small colored pillowsDSC_0002DSC_0003-001

And now your Cute Snail is ready for adventures!DSC_0074

Sleepy Angel

DSC_0036This kind of handmade dolls is called Tilda or rather the Sleepy Angel. The Tilda name is actually a registered trademark. Tone Finnegar first came out with Tilda doll in Norway. Tone makes doll accessories, doll kits, fabrics, yarns, fabric and crafts for the home and has several books about Tilda style stuff. You can find more information on Tone’s website.

But now about our Sleepy AngelDSC_0040DSC_0031

You need to have:

  • Fabrics for doll and her clothes

  • Pencil

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Material for filling

  • 2 buttons for the pajamas

  • 1 button and 1 bead for the nightcap

tilda-spyashiy-angel-vykroyka-11-pngtilda-spyashiy-angel-vykroyka-2-png152-600x1052151-600x815You need to do:

Cut the details out. Neatly sew the right parts of doll together, leaving holes. In these holes you’ll put the filling. Then sew the holes up. Try to do it with a hidden seam as shown:

After that attach the arms and legs to your doll. Sew them tighttilda-splyushka-1

Use threads to make hair and eyes for the dollc2014-04-13t23-23-06_jcwu4

DSC_0006Then move on to sew pajamas, nightcap and pillowDSC_0003

This is how I decorated the tip of doll’s nightcapc2014-04-13t23-40-43_5ms7d

Before to dress your doll, don’t forget to attach the wings to her pajamasDSC_0012

Finally sew buttons on pajamas. Fasten the nightcap to the head and the pillow to the one doll’s hand. The other hand you can sew to her face as if she’s yawning. 🙂DSC_0027DSC_0043

Now you have your own Sleepy Angel!DSC_0030DSC_0034DSC_0038

Soft kitty. Pink Pusheen…

DSC_0035My friends are now waiting the birth of their little daughter. I have a long thought what to make as a gift for the baby? Warm, soft, sweet. Like a kitten from the song. And it has turned out… Pusheen the Cat! The pink one.tumblr_ndyda2OLNp1rdqvrro1_500

If you want to make the same kitty you’ll need:

  • Soft cotton fabric

  • Threads

  • Black felt pathes for some details

  • Filler

  • Scissors

  • Needles

  • Pencil

  • And this patternpattern

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabric. Cut the details outDSC_0003Neatly sew correct details together but leave the holes. Put the filler through these holes. Than sew them upDSC_0024After that make Pusheen’s face. Sew on eyes, nose, whiskersDSC_0026Now sew on all four paws. Looks like doneDSC_0033This kitty is so soft and sweet cat. And funny of course. Purr…DSC_0037

Quiet Book for a Very Special Girl… for Two actually.

DSC_0003Quiet book. Busy book. Soft book or Cloth book. They go by many names but the idea is the same: a series of fabric “pages” containing quiet activities to entertain small children. I had the intention of beautiful, hand-sewn masterpiece for very special little girl, my distant friend’s 2 year-old daughter Bogdana (Dana). And I’m talking about a masterpiece not because I am a master, but because I was sewing a book based on the works and joys of my friend and her family. Her name is Nadiyka Herbish and she is a gifted Ukrainian writer and just an amazing person!DSC_0039For activities I used: Velcro, snaps buttons, zipper, ribbons for tying, clothespins and threads for a braid. Let me just show you what I made and you can use my ideas for your own design.

Book cover. Little Dana in the image of Sunbonnet SueDSC_0045

Cup of coffee and a few pieces of Velcro marshmallowDSC_0022DSC_0005DSC_0009

Little Mouse from Nadiyka’s books about the change of seasons. I made him a photographer. It’s a family passion of Nadiyka and little Danacontent_fullDSC_0023DSC_0017DSC_0019

These pages are also about nature. Here a few flowers, apple and caterpillar that can become a butterflyDSC_0026DSC_0021DSC_0023DSC_0024DSC_0025DSC_0026DSC_0029

And here’s a bit of Venice. Recently the book ‘Traveling with a Magical Atlas: Venice’ by Nadiyka Herbish was published in Ukrainemandrivka_z_char_atkasom_rewDSC_0028DSC_0032

Christmas Tale about Hedgehog who carry a sledge with some gifts for…DSC_0030DSC_0048

…family of cute GophersDSC_0052

The last page. Rocking Horse with a tail that can be braidedDSC_0032DSC_0036DSC_0037

Bogdana and Nadiyka have already received their Quiet book. It seems, both girls love it and I can not be happier! 🙂

Christmas Cuckoo clock

DSC_0035Last year I found this cross-stitch pattern and  really wanted to make these cuckoo clocks for Christmas. At least one of them. I thought it could be a great toy for my Christmas tree.fony_48

This year I finally made it. I chose one clock and was stitching it with small changes. Here’s what came out.DSC_0031DSC_0036Unfortunately, the cross-stitch pattern isn’t the best quality. I really sorry about that. Actually I was looking for bigger pattern but found… another cuckoo clock! 🙂6784bd0fbb228910b19d07bdd75602a9Looks like now I have a Christmas cross-stitch for the next year too!DSC_0032