Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Very Own Tilda Doll!


I am so ecstatic! Yesterday I came home to a very pleasant surprise. All the way from the UK, Julia Roberts of Billbery Grove had sent me my very own Tilda doll that she handmade for me! I've been waiting for my little girl to arrive and am very fortunate that Julia succumed to my request to make me this Tilda doll after I saw it on Vivi Casale's blog and knew I wanted one to sit in my craft room to keep me company. Unfortunately, Julia will no longer be making any more dolls at this time due to her stringent schedule of accomplishing other projects she has put aside for a while. Julia (waving and jumping with joy!) thank you so much for giving in to my request. I will always treasure this beautiful handmade Tilda. She is so darling in her pinafore dress and lovely pink patent leather shoes. Julia has done an incredible job constructing her with her hair of yarn actually hand sewn into her head, the beautiful layered dress, her stockings, and a handmade heart for Tilda to hold. Julia was inspired by all the Tilda cards and projects she has seen on people's blogs and created the first one for someone whose name I don't recall, then Vivi commissioned Julia for one, and then me. Julia's work is immaculate...very neat stitching, beautiful fabric, buttons on Tilda's dress and her stuffed heart. I will keep this picture of Tilda on my sidebar as a rememberance of Julia's hard work so I can admire her everyday I'm on my blog. Hugs and kisses and blessed wishes to you, Julia. Thank you for making me a very happy gal!



23 comments:

Handmade by Vivi said...

Oh Cami, your little girl is so pretty and I'm so happy that you have your Tilda too.

She puts me a smile everytime I look at her.. She will do the same with you!

Enjoy your doll my Friend!

Love,

Vivi

cabio's craft corner said...

Good for you Cami. This doll is so adorable. I bet you saw me drooling. LOL, Julia is just so talented.
Hugs,
Cabio

Bridgett said...

How sweet! What a fun addition to any craft space!
Hugs,
Bridgett

Rachel said...

You are soooo Lucky Cami, she is soooo adorable!! Hugs to you and your new playmate!!
hugs,
Rachel

Christina C. said...

You lucky girl!!! She is absolutely precious. Hugs, Christina C.

Laurel said...

She is just so darling!! I know that she will keep you company for many years to come. What a marvelous doll Julia has made - so talented!

Hugs

Pam said...

How precious, I may have to pull out my sewing maching for something other than sewing on cards! Julie did a beautiful job and you are one lucky Magnolia addict!
~Pam L.
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Oh, how sweet. She is precious. You can tell that it is a very professional job. The dress has so many wonderful details in it which the layers and the buttons and ribbon around the armbands. You are a lucky lady!!
xoxo, Christine

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh this is just the cutest doll I've ever seen! Imagine having a real Tilda to supervise your every coloring stroke. I'm green with envy...this doll is exquisite and truly the workmanship is remarkable. From you picture you can see the detail that went into her. What a talented lady Julia is...

Kristine B. said...

Well aren't you the luckiest gal ever!! :) This doll is so precious!!

Teri said...

Your Tilda doll is very beautiful! I can see all the love that was put into making this precious new friend of yours. xo, Teri

Kyoko said...

LUCKY YOU SISTER! Great things happen for great people and you deserve to get one of the LAST Tilda dolls. I bet you will have a HUGE SMILE every time you look at her. Are you going to give her a name?

Candy said...

You are so lucky to have a beautiful Tilda to sit with you while you work - She's a DOLL!!!!
Hugs, Candy

Linda said...

Hey Cami ~ what a great new friend you have to keep you company while you're creating! You so deserve it! TFS and have a wonderful weekend! xoxo, Linda

Joy said...

this Tilda is darling! so cute and perfect to add to your craft room! I wish I could decorate a room...I just got space! lol! hope you have a great weekend!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

WOW what a wonderful surprise! She is adorable!

Cheryl said...

Awe, she is such a cutie!!! How lucky and all the handmade work that went into the making of this doll.

Jodi said...

This is so very cute Cami!! I'm sure she will be enjoyed by all who see her and by all of us who love and adore Tilda too!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Denise said...

OMGosh that is so cute!!

Jamee said...

haha, cute doll!!

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, aren't you a lucky girl or what!! Wow, how nice of Vivi to make such a wonderful doll for you! I would cherish it too. . hey it may become a collectors item one day! The Tilda doll is gorgeous! She surely will inspire you to make more Tilda cards for sure. . .she may just talk to you and remind you! LOL!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend, Cami!!!

Maria

Maria said...

Oops, I meant to say Julia! Ugggh! I'm losing it!! Wrong person! LOL~ Julia did a wonderful job with the doll. She is a sweetheart for sure!

Maria

Chris (catt871) said...

oooohhh, soooo adorable!! LUCKY YOU!!!! I'm soooo jealous!!! LOL