Golly, Tuesday has come around quickly hasn't it? So, today's book review is Tilda's Studio by Tone Finnanger.
I think this is my favourite of the Tilda craft books. It feels fresher and more varied than the others. I love the colour combinations and that some of the projects are very practical.
These hats in particular are going to be a must for the little ones in winter. And they look incredibly simple to make - which is a big thumbs up when you're short on time.
I do really like the consistency of the Tilda books - you know what you're getting. The patterns are simple to follow, the instructions are clear, and the photos are beautiful.
There are quite a few angels in this book. And it occured to me that if the angels aren't your thing, I think it would be quite straightforward to adapt the clothing patterns to become doll's clothes for your littlies. How cute would they be?
And how cute are these slippers? I think they would be pretty cosy for the winter. There are some parculiar projects in this one - decorative fabric bird cages, a clown collar for a dog. I don't know if it's just me but I barely have time to sew the things we need, never mind a decorative bird cage.
But other projects are very practical. And beautiful. Like this quilt.
There is a focus on embellishments in Tilda's Studio, which is really nice as it allows you to adapt and personalise most of the projects.
The children's section is lovely with patterns for elephants and giraffes, and a fabulous circus tent. There are various clothing options for the toys too.
I think I'll make Matilda and Theo these two toys at some point.
I enjoyed flicking through this book, and staring longingly at the photographs. I wish my life was this pretty!
I definitely like a lot of the projects in here, but I wonder how many more Tilda books they will be able to publish without recyling the same projects? I am quite picky in the patterns I would choose to make, so maybe I'll put my own 'best of' Tilda book together - just for me!
Thank you very much to David & Charles for asking me to review it. You can visit RUCraft for more information on the book. RUCraft is the e-commerce site for David & Charles publishers - and they sell some pretty splendid crafty goodies - take a peek.