March – Book of the Month

My book of the month for March is one I know my crafty friends will love.

It’s the latest book from well known Norweigan artist, Tone Finnanger.


Tildas Toy Box - book

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‘Tilda’s Toy Box’ is filled with a magical world of soft toys and sewn gifts for children… from adorable dolls and stuffed animals to cosy quilts and bedroom accessories.

Tone’s latest dolls with their perfectly plump bodies and oversized heads are just so stinkin’ cute!


Tildas Toy Box book 2


Many of Tone’s earlier dolls were designed for the delight of big girls and for décor, but weren’t really suitable for kids to play with.

I love that the patterns in this book are designed especially for children to play with. The toys are all functional and the clothes can come on and off, so perfect for littlies to dress and undress their dolls… okay, so maybe I enjoy dressing them too!


tilda quilt 2


Included in this book are several patchwork quilt designs that will delight any youngster. I’m actually lusting over the Sweetheart design above.

There are cute jungle creatures such as monkeys, snakes and parrots…




And sea themed softies including pirates, whales and fish.

They co-ordinate with the quilts, pillows, garlands and bunting… all made using the latest beautiful Tilda fabric collections.




If you love Tilda, then this is definitely a book you need to add to your collection.

I got my Tilda’s Toy Box book from Book Depository and took advantage of the current 40% off and the free worldwide shipping.


Shabby Art Boutique - Book of the Month March


What did you read this month? Got something to recommend?

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Do you have a favourite Tone Finnanger Tilda book?

Hugs – Kerryanne


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  1. Your Tilda book looks so fun and sweet. My granddaughters would love her little play toys. I’ll have to take a look and maybe pick one up and get back to my sewing machine! I am finishing up Living life Beautifully by Christina Strutt. With your interests in shabby chic and living the artistic life, you may have heard of it or even read it. If not, it’s a wonderfully inspiring book that is full of breathtaking images of country living and several vintage/shabby chic businesses. The text walks you through the journeys and lives of the founders of Cabbages and Roses, Odd Limited and more. Thank you for the opportunity to share and for sharing your lovely book! Best wishes for your day.

    Tamara <3

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