Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Running Tildas!

The thing I like most about blogging and crafting is the wonderful people you meet. Though for most of us, we will never meet the people face to face but we chat online and develop a true friendship. Through this,  I've had the pleasure of "meeting" Rita.  She is just a sweetheart of a person! She had seen a bag I did for a Magnolia-licious SWAP (see here) and asked if I would make one for her! Well I just jumped at this chance. She's the one that designed my blog and I owe her so much for this.  All she asked was a tote large enough for a magazine, the color blue and a Tilda image.  So I ran with that (pun alert - Running Tilda, I ran with that...OK, so maybe it's just my sense of humor)! And once I started this project, it just kept going....After I finished the bag, I just couldn't mail her the bag without a card AND a tag (that just wouldn't be right, now would it?) Off to make a card and a tag....I tried my hand at a Criss-Cross card and just fell in love with this style. Then while making the tag, I ran across Caroline's blog and saw her adorable Charm bracelet made with the shrinkable plastic.  So I thought to myself, "Self, wouldn't this just be the cutest zipper pull ever!" And so I answered back "OMG, yes and I even have some of that Shrinky Dink paper that I have never used!" Voila -I included a zipper pull!!

Ok, I'm inserting a warning here - MANY PICTURES TO FOLLOW, PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Here is the complete set of Tildas (phew, A lot of Tildas....) The card, the tag, the bag and the zipper pull!
 Here is the Criss Cross card....love this style and will definitely be making this again!!
I used a mini Tilda on the tag and of course used more WOC flowers!
I embroidered Rita's name on one side of the bag.
On the other side of bag, I colored Tilda on the pocket. (see the Running Tilda theme, did I go a little overboard, LOL)
I attached the tag to bag before I mailed off the package (I hope it was all intact when it arrived!!)
At this point I was on a roll and couldn't stop myself, hee-hee. So here's my Running Tilda on Shrinky Dink for a zipper pull!!
Isn't she just too cute! I'm surprised how easy it is to use Shrinky Dink (OK, so I used up some sheets before I finally got it right, but at least I know now how to do it!!)
Enough pictures, huh? Well Rita received the package today and loved it, phew! If you have a moment, tell me whatcha think!


angel4031 said...

Ooooohhhhh WOW oh WOW oh WOW!!!!! I just adore this, everything is gorgeous the tag & the bag & the card & of course the zipper chain........Im MEGA Jealous!!! xxxx

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!! I am speechless,I love everything about this set, Stunning!
I'm sure that your friend was thrilled with this set
Hugs Julie P

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, this is AWESOME!!! Who wouldn't love this set!! You really put a lot of work into this and it shows! Love, love, love it!!!
hugs, Sharon

VickieJ said...

What a beautiful set!! Are you taking orders : )!!! I know a lot of work went into that, so congrats on all of it. I absolutely love it and thanks for sharing it with us.

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, wow, wow, and wow! What an awesome gift set this is! Love the blue and yellow combo and what a fabulous job you did bringing it all together, even down to a zipper pull!! A true labor of love and beautiful example of the warm friendship you share with Rita!
You're the best...hugs...Barb

Rosie said...

OH MY WORD, this is over-the-top AMAZING!! I want one too!! You did a fabulous job and that Rita is one lucky gal!! Hugs, Rosie

Only By His Grace said...

Oh Paula,
this has to be the most gorgeous creation I have seen in a long time.
So much work and thought has gone into it. The shrunken Tilda is so adorable and well done. I love the material you used on the bag. the colors are gorgeous. Your friend Rita must have fallen over backwards when she received this gift.
Can I be your friend too..LOL.
Hugs Maz

Sandy said...

Well you just knocked my socks off that's for sure. Amazing gift set - I just can' get over all you have done - beautiful work - love you paper and the blue and yellow - your tag is out of this world - heck it is all out of this world!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is beyond fabulous and a labor of love--you have a very lucky friend. I so enjoy coloring on fabric too and your bag is just beautiful along with all the goodies to match! Wonderful work!


Franz♥ said...

Wow! I can't find enought english words to tell you how much i love this work!
Really stunning, a lot of perfect details, and the bag? Incredible!

My best compliments dear!
Hugs, Francesca.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! Everything is amazing!! What a gorgeous set of projects here!! LOVE the colors and coloring and your creative details!! :) TFS!!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this gift...it was amazing...I was so excited when I opened the box...the pictures are wonderful...but having it my hands is even better. I truly treasure the friendship Paula and I share..She is truly a friend who shares her love and heart with her friends. I adore her.I will treasure this forever.

Helen said...

Wow, Paula, this set is absolutely gorgeous!!! It's all so wonderful! Your friend is truly blessed to have a friend like you!

Elle said...

Unbelievably beautiful, amazine, spectacular, wowzers! Rita is one lucky lady to have a friend like you. The zipper pull is so cute as well as everything else. Great job!

Peggie said...

What a fabulous project. Love, love, love the bag. All the rest that goes with it are just as great.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Linda said...

Oh my what a super gorgeous project!!!! Love love this!!!! You did a fabulous job!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

Linda said...

I thought i was a follower but i wasn't but I am now!!!!!!

Francy said...

This set is gorgeous and the bag is stunning. I love this stamp and you had coloured it very well.
The paper and the tone of it are gorgeous.

Teri said...

Oh...my...gosh.... This is the most gorgeous set EVER!!!! Everything about it, big and small, is absolutely perfect and I am beyond jealous to not be Rita!!! LOL!! Your coloring is simply divine... to put the entire ensemble together.... magnificant!!! Truly a work of art!!!

Linda Palmer said...

This whole set is absolutely gorgeous! Where did you get the purse pattern for the smaller version, not the big one with her name? Your coloring is beautiful. She is a lucky lady.

Deeanna said...

This is amazing..You are very talented...Dee

Danielle said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Paula, thisis the most adorable gift I have ever seen! I just love the bag, with Tilda printed on it. Actually, I love all the projects you made, you chose absolutely wonderful colors, bright and cheerful. I love the tag, and must discovered this "schrinkable" stuff...
I wanted to thank you for your lovely visit on my blog, and discovered a very talented artist!

Have a wonderful weekend.

cabio's craft corner said...

Wowzer Paula, this is such a beautiful set of Tilda creations. Love everything and the clever ideas :o)

scrappinpeg said...

Oh my gosh this is adorable. And I know Rita will LOVE IT!!!! Great job making this!!!! Love it.