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Crafting Christmas Gifts

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Features 25 adorable projects, including angels, snowmen, reindeer and other yuletide favorites

*Covers a variety of cute Christmas characters that will appeal to friends and family of all ages
*Every project is hand-sewn and comes complete with easy-to-follow instructions and templates
*Includes detailed information on techniques and patterns for making the projects' dist

Published September 15th 2006 by David & Charles
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Jan 02, 2016 Athena rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: toy makers, Christmas crafters
Tone Finnanger is a Norwegian crafter who's written a number of craft books with an emphasis on sewing, in Crafting Christmas Gifts the emphasis is obviously on Christmas and the feel is very Scandinavian Farmhouse with an emphasis on crimson, stripes & plain little plaids in linens and sturdy cottons.

She offers some basic patterns (reindeer, santas, angels, snowfolk & penguins) for making stuffed dolls, painting, & appliqué on gift bags & stockings. The patterns are simple but
Rachel Groves
This is a beautiful Christmas craft book to look at. The photos are big and clear and festive with that scandanavian style. The instructions for craft projects/gifts are simple. There's quite a few sewing projects although some are very similar (the santa's and angels are much the same with different decoration/dressing) and also some painted crafts (like decorating wooden boxes and garlands) based on the style of Tone's sewn characters.

The patterns are straightforward although what I found very
Sep 11, 2010 Molly rated it liked it
Every project in this book is red and white!

This is a more traditional Tilda project book from Tone Finnanger (as opposed to Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle, which makes brown and pink into Christmas colors). I thought this book was cute but did not find it nearly as inspiring as the more pink & girl "Sew Pretty" project books.
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Tone is the founder and sole designer of the Tilda brand, which she started in 1999 at the age of 25. Tone grew up in Oslo, the capital of Norway, and now lives and works on a small island in the Oslo fjord. Her education is in classic painting and graphic design.
Tilda has been a lifestyle for Tone, and has developed over the years to be a well-known and much-loved brand among crafters.
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