Monday, 22 February 2010

Tilda Swap Reminder......

Hi Ladies, thought I'd just remind you all that I'm running a Tilda Springtime swap and your last chance to enter is midnight tomorrow. I'd love a few more people to take part, so if your sitting in the wings undecided, go on give it a go I'm sure you'll love it. All you have to do is leave a comment on my last post or on this one. I've popped on a few pics of some Tilda pieces I've made in the past, just to give you an idea. In fact most of the Tilda's I've made have been for swaps. I made the two hares in pots for the Spring swap I hosted last year.
So whats everyone been up to over the weekend? I've been attempting to clear some of the vast amounts of clutter I have lurking around the house, and getting some bits and pieces together to do a car booty. I've also listed a load of books on Amazon today in the hopes of making a few pounds, so fingers crossed. Its the first time I've sold through Amazon, has anyone else had a go at this and how did they find it? Not sure whether to bother with e-bay, I have a number of mohair collectors bears to sell, as well as some figurines, but nothing seems to be selling on there at the moment, I expect they'll end up being put into boxes and stored in the loft.

Part of my de-cluttering plan is to make the house much easier to clean, I'm sick of dusting. I've also had a lot of the stuff for ages and my tastes have changed. I've filled the house with nick knacks over the years to make it more personal instead of decorating, as we haven't had the money to decorate and make it to our taste. But if I add up all the little bits and bobs I've bought, we could have used the money to plaster a ceiling or buy some emulsion, so that is now the plan, any money I make goes into the household decorating fund. (But that doesn't incude fabric......he he he:o)

I'm also hoping that by getting the house in order I will reduce my stress levels. As the saying goes tidy house, tidy mind. Lets hope that's the case!

Well nothing else to report, so I will sign off for now. Don't forget to leave a comment if you'd like to enter the swap, I'd love to have you join in.
OOOHHHH nearly forgot, for the ladies that asked whether they have to use Tilda fabrics, the answer is use whatever lovely fabrics you have lurking in your stash. I'm sure you have some pretty ones.
Pixie xxxx


Anonymous said...

I'd love to be added to your Tilda exchange.

Cally's Cottage said...

The things you make are so lovely!!! I always feel better after a good tidy up and a sort out- I think it does declutter the mind too...
Have a happy week,
Cally x

Mary Poppins said...

I is getting a little nervous now
;0) I really don't think I could do proper animals if you know what I mean, I don't want to be a let down to anyone, so please don't pair me up with someone brilliant


Pink Feather Paradise said...

I'll be Mary's partner I have only made 1 tilda thing before and I am by no means perfect or clever...

but I did put my name on hte original post so don't put me down twice! lol ;D

x Alex

karen said...

oh hunni I do love looking at your yummy tilda make's, You seem to get them just right.
I am in love with your goose have you seen the hen version it's great but I haven't plucked up the courage to have a go yet.


MamaBug said...

Dang it I was going to request Mary as I am not the cleverest either and haven't made any dolls in ages...I will do my best and my Tilda books are on the way as of yesterday!! I do love your sweet!

This weekend I was doing the same as you, decluttering. We are hoping to move in the next year and well if we have to pack all of this we are in BIG trouble!

What is a car booty?