Happy Tasha Tudor Day!!!
I am quite excited, this is a very special year. Tasha's family is celebrating with us and is having a giveaway at thier blog, Rookery Rambling. I get lots of e-mails asking if Tasha's family knows about TT day. I know it is important to all of you (and me) that they know how much we admire and love Tasha. So, now, I can say YES!!
Also Cathy at The Christmas Corgi has an interview with Marjorie Tudor.
Please leave a comment with my co-hostess Suzanne or me about your Tasha Tudor day and why you love her.
We had our TT day, last Sunday because my girls are off in the city today. I wanted to do a Tasha inspired craft but the girls wanted to sketch (where do they get these independent ideas from??? :-) So they made sketches from their favorite Tasha books and I made a Tasha inspired pin.
Tasha Tudor Pin
I simply cut an 6"x1 3/4" piece of wool fabric (but you can cut it any size you like), folded the fabric in half and sewed the two ends together.
I flattened the circle of fabric with the sewed edge in the center at the back of the pin. I also pulled some threads off the edges of the fabric.
Using heavy coat thread, I started gathering the center of the fabric. I would gather a bit, knot it off and keep repeating, until I was happy with the gathering. I tried to gather the front piece more than the back.
I attached a key at the bottom of the bow, using a loose loop of thread. Added an old button and a smaller bow to the center with fabric glue (or you can sew it on). I sewed a pin-back on the back of the pin and WaaLaa, a Tasha Tudor inspired pin. I think these would be pretty pinned on a package, as a little extra gift.
We also had a delish tea. I made Tasha's Toffee bars but I made them with whole wheat pastry flour, rapadurah (unrefined sugar that has a strong molasses flavor), bittersweet chocolate and toasted hazelnuts. They were to die for.
Whenever the girls and I chat about Tasha, we seem to have the same conversation. What we admire about her the most is the way she followed her heart. It was hard work and took a lot of focus. But she lived she version of happiness, something we all need to strive for xoxo