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♥ I'm Tilda and I'm 15. I love making and drawing. I am fascinated with the idea of discovering things in unexpected places, that’s how my shop’s name The Truffler came about: the fungi truffles are very rare and they can only be found in certain places. Pigs are often used to sniff them out from the tree roots, one day I would love to have a pig and take him up to the Alps to sniff out truffles. The idea is that my items (curiosities) are the truffles that you have discovered.

♥ I got into sewing when I was very little when my mum taught me. We started off making soft toys together but now I make them myself and teach younger children at my school how to as well. I now try to fit sewing in around school work and horse riding.

♥ I make three main…

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  • Born on March 2
  • Joined April 2, 2010

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About

♥ Hello welcome to my profile:

♥ I'm Tilda and I'm 15. I love making and drawing. I am fascinated with the idea of discovering things in unexpected places, that’s how my shop’s name The Truffler came about: the fungi truffles are very rare and they can only be found in certain places. Pigs are often used to sniff them out from the tree roots, one day I would love to have a pig and take him up to the Alps to sniff out truffles. The idea is that my items (curiosities) are the truffles that you have discovered.

♥ I got into sewing when I was very little when my mum taught me. We started off making soft toys together but now I make them myself and teach younger children at my school how to as well. I now try to fit sewing in around school work and horse riding.

♥ I make three main curiosities:

1. Soft toys: First I will draw out a design whilst thinking about their nationality, clothes, their urge to travel and their character. It is very important to me that they are more than just pieces of material sewn together but carry memories and have a history and character.

2. Book boxes: These are ready made gifts full of generosity and love. I will think of a theme inspired a book i.e. forests or afternoon tea. Then I will make typically a purse, a bow, a broach, a garland, a small soft toy or some embroidery and possibly a little illustration or a card. Then I will cut a secret compartment in the book so there is an element of initial disappointment when it is opened to reveal an old book but once they go to read it or flick through they will discover the ‘truffles’ within.

3. Framed or boxed embroidered creatures or objects: these are usually small creatures that I will either embroider or make but not stuff and either frame or hide in matchboxes or similar vessels. Like with the soft toys they all have stories too and I will go through a similar process to make them.

♥ I am inspired by the unexpected, the encyclopaedia, folk stories, myths and legends, music, superstition, nature, desires and dreams, fashion and art.

♥ I will gift-wrap for free! If you would also like a card I will create separate listing for you which ,if you want, I can write message in for you.

♥ With a few items I will enclose a free gift especially if you are a returning seller or send me an exceptionally nice email!

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♥ I would love to hear from you and would before than happy to answer any questions.*-*

♥ I am part of the tenns and young adults team: http://www.etsy.com/teams/6219/etsy-teens-and-young-adults !

♥ like the truffler on facebook:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Truffler/164939326868614?v=wall
♥ see behind the scenes on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tildabear/

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