Phew! I've been bursting to blog this! Now that Jodie and Locket have blogged about it, I think it's okay for me to do so.
A while back I asked Jodie if she could make one of her lovely dollies for Minx's birthday - forgetting completely that Jodie was working night and day to get ready for a very important event!
Rather wonderfully, Jodie offered me a very very exciting deal - if I agreed to test her dolly pattern for her she'd let me have it for free!!!
I agreed - of course!!
As a result, I am delighted to introduce you to the very lovely, rather shy (but sometimes a bit minxy) Tilly.
Here she is in her very favourite dress, made with some beautiful fabric that was a gift from Syko quite some time ago. Her little cardigan is made with some felted wool that I bought from Monda's etsy shop - also quite some time ago.
Of course, I had to share some of my stash of Chocolate Lollipop with Tilly, for her other best dress...
...and what girl wouldn't have sweet dreams in pyjamas made of clouds :-)
... and a nice cosy dressing gown - all ready to snuggle up with Minx.
It has been so hard to keep this a secret from all of you! What does Minx think of her new dolly?
No idea - it's not her birthday for another month and she hasn't the slightest idea that she will be getting one of Jodie's girls - albeit made by me. The temptation to give Tilly to Minx before her birthday has been almost too much for me but she's still sitting quietly in her little hiding place, ready for the big day!!
I feel so honoured that Jodie offered me this wonderful opportunity. I loved everything about making this little dolly and felt so grown up with my pattern testing 'job' - Jodie was also a great boss :-)
Thank you Jodie - I think you may have guessed how pleased I was ;-)
Before I dash off to the Co-op for a loaf of bread, here's what kept me happy last night.
Thanks to Angela for sending me these gorgeous fabrics, I am now ready to post a lovely bundle of star blocks to the Bushfire Quilt Block Appeal.
I may have to make some more stars in future - I think I have a kingsize quilt brewing somewhere at the back of my befuddled brain.....not quite ready to tackle it yet though!!