I have been making Christmas gifts over the past week, stockings and simple items that could be made at work and using up fabrics I have at home. A few weeks ago I made the Tilda angel wings out of this gingham and yesterday I made Tilda’s Hobby Reindeer.
Its a super pattern, although I do find Tilda’s way of stitching a little alien. Being a dressmaker and quilter am used to seam allowances and Tilda does like to stitch on a drawn line and then cut out. So I do go my own way after trying that first. The antlers and inner ears are soft ivory fleece and his dowel stick is the inner tube from a bolt of fabric and covered with bias tube of gingham. The reins are grosgrain ribbon, did add a little ribbon rosette as I stitched the head on and wanted to hide the stitching. Planning on making a version twice his size for home, thought it would be a fun faux taxidermy decoration! I love Tilda’s books and this Christmas Homestyle is a firm favorite, it’s been out for quite a few years and if you’d like to read a review Cupcakes for Clara one. What are you making for Christmas?