Thursday, April 3, 2014

First Step for Tilly

A friend gave me this book at the weekend. It's by Rosalie Quinlan and Melanie Hurlston - I don't think I've seen a book before where the authors' names are not on the cover. It's good timing because I've been planning to make a doll for my granddaughter. I like the step by step instructions in the book. But the first step was a little disingenuous. Trace all the pieces from page 125 it said, failing to mention that the pieces on page 125 are half size. My copier doesn't have an enlarge function. I had to scan the page and print it; roughly cut out the pieces; scan them individually; crop each scan (essential!); enlarge each piece; and then print it. So I now have the pieces for Tilly, but have yet to begin step 2.


  1. Looking forward to seeing your doll when you have done it. Not heard of this book interesting they did not put their names on it.

  2. I know it may be hard to beleive but that is another love of mine is making dolls but haven't made one in years, this looks like a cute pattern!

    1. I'm not very experienced in making toys, I might have to come to you for advice!