Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Adorable New Alpaca Custom Fabrics and Matching Product Lines


I keep telling myself that I'm going to stop designing custom fabrics for awhile and then end up designing some more.  This time I decided to design some new alpaca custom fabrics to coordinate with some of my new Alpaca Rock Product Gallery home decor lines and Alpaca Rock Product Gallery holiday home decor lines.

To date I have 2 custom alpaca fabric collections:  Alpacas Rock custom fabric collection which has 30 custom fabric designs and Alpaca Rock 2 custom fabric collection which has 10 custom fabric designs.

My 11 new alpaca custom fabric designs coordinate beautifully with my new gallery products and are as follows:



  

  

   


We have 9 different product lines in our new Alpacas Rock Product Gallery as follows:


I hope you like my new alpaca custom fabric designs and new Alpacas Rock Product Gallery lines.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Create Fast and Easy Cloth Ornaments Free E-Book



If you are looking for a fun decorating craft to do with the kids this holiday season you're going to love our fast and easy cloth ornaments.  Enjoy.

To view and download my free e-book please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-book. Then just download our free .pdf e-book from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2014 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2004 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Create Fast and Easy E-Printable Ornaments Free E-Book

If you are looking for a fun decorating craft to do with the kids this holiday season you're going to love our fast and easy e-printable ornaments.  Enjoy.

To view and download my free e-book please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-book. Then just download our free .pdf e-book from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2014 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2004 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Create Fast and Easy Paper Ornaments Free E-Book

I am very partial to handmade gifts, especially those that have been made by my family and friends. Given that I’m in the Grandmother phase of my life right now I’m especially partial to handmade gifts from my grandchildren. Whether it is a card or an ornament I love them and cherish them all. In fact, nothing pleases me more than receiving a handmade card or gift from my family and friends at the holidays.

When my twin granddaughters were young they made their Grandfather and I handmade paper ornaments with their mother. They cut the ornaments out of construction paper and glued glitter all over the front of them. Then they added our names and their names to the back of the ornaments. A hole was created in the top of each and a piece of yarn was used as a hanger. They are some of my favorite ornaments and we still put them on our Christmas tree every year.

So, the "dollies" and I thought you might enjoy making some construction paper ornaments or crayon or fine tipped marker colored ornaments of your own so we created a free e-book for you. You can make the designs using construction paper, print them on heavier paper and color them, or use the design pages as coloring pages.  Our e-book contains all 15 of the ornament designs shown below:

    

I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim - NEW Pilgrim Ornament E-Pattern and Handmade Ornament



"I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim" is right proud of himself and quite thankful for all he has. He looks forward to Thanksgiving every year, not just for the terrific food, but to enjoy the company of his friends and family. Plus, he gets to do a little more of his favorite activity - hunting. He takes after his Grandfather Karl.

Everyone in the New England community works so hard during the year and tries to remain positive through the harsh New England winters. They all know that they can count on each other and are there to support each other.

Everyone knew that coming to America was not going to be easy. Living conditions were tenuous at best and no one knew this better than the early pilgrim settlers.

In fact, "I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim" also decided to create a miniature ornament of himself for all New Englander's to make and hang in their homes around Thanksgiving to remind themselves of all they should be thankful for and to remind them that if the early pilgrims could face such adverse conditions in New England and survive, well - so can they.

"I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim" is a 9" pilgrim cloth ornament with an embroidered face. He is wearing a fringed pants. His boots are cross-tied and his shirt has cuffed sleeves and a pilgrim collar. His straight wool yarn hair frames his face and his brown felt hat covers the back of his bald head.

Count your blessings! "I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim" certainly counts his.


“I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim”, 9” Handmade Thanksgiving Pilgrim Man Doll Ornament E-Pattern - Thanksgiving Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner 



Plymouth Kathy - A Cute Little Thanksgiving Pilgrim Ornament


Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday for counting our blessings and being thankful for all we have. And, Plymouth Kathy is definitely thankful.

In fact, she is so happy her positive attitude carries her all through the harsh winter months and into the spring.

She can handle the harsh New England weather as long as she stays positive. For making it through another harsh winter is definitely something to be thankful for.

And, if Kathy has her health and is surrounded by all the people she loves - well, how can you not be thankful for that.

Everyone knew that coming to America was not going to be easy. Living conditions were tenuous at best and Kathy knew this.

So, she and her family will work hard to make a new life for themselves in New England. A few harsh winters won't destroy their spirit.

In Fact, Plymouth Kathy decided to create a miniature ornament of herself for all New Englander's to make and hang in their homes around Thanksgiving to remind themselves of all they should be thankful for and to remind them that if the early pilgrims could face such adverse conditions in New England and survive, well - so can they.

"Plymouth Kathy" is a 9" pilgrim cloth ornament with an embroidered face. She is wearing fringed bloomers. Her boots are cross-tied and her dress has cuffed sleeves and a pilgrim collar. Her straight wool yarn hair is braided in one long braid down her back and she has bangs to frame her forehead. Her bonnet is lined and tied under her chin. Kathy's apron is fringed and tied around her waist in the back.

Count your blessings! "Plymouth Kathy" certainly counts hers.


“Plymouth Kathy”, 9” Thanksgiving Pilgrim Girl Doll Ornament E-Pattern - Thanksgiving Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner 



Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Trio Of Elegant Victorian Snow-Ladies - Meet Molly, Meg, and MiMi




A year ago I bought some snow paint that I wanted to use to make some snow-ladies.  Like most things with me I never got the time to use the snow so when I was contemplating the types of mixed media collage art dolls I wanted to make I decided to make three snow-ladies using the snow paint.  I made three mixed media Victorian collage snow-ladies and named them Molly, Meg, and MiMi.


Molly- 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-Clay Face

Molly, Meg, and MiMi are the most fashionable trio of snow-ladies around.They are always perfectly dressed for every occasion and especially love dressing for the annual snow gala. That's when they get to wear their finest Victorian attire.

Molly is a 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" mixed media Victorian snow-lady wood doll with a painted face with orange painted carrot nose, and rosy blushed cheeks. Her eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are painted black. Her sides and back are antique painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white snow paint. Her paper collage dress has is adorned with lace trim and white raised dots. Her jacket with lapels is adorned with white raised dots and fringed white dots & and lace trim is wrapped around her waist. A beautiful white crocheted lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with gold and silver rhinestones. Her hair is fashioned with white snow paint and a teal blue wired ribbon scarf is double wrapped around her head and neck. White snow paint surrounds her bottom layer and the top of her base. Colorful ribbon is wrapped around her painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Meg- 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-Clay Face

Molly, Meg, and MiMi are the most fashionable trio of snow-ladies around.They are always perfectly dressed for every occasion and especially love dressing for the annual snow gala. That's when they get to wear their finest Victorian attire.

Meg is a 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" mixed media Victorian snow-lady wood doll with a painted face with orange painted carrot nose, and rosy blushed cheeks. Her eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are painted black. Her sides and back are antique painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white snow paint. Her paper collage dress has is adorned with lace trim and white raised dots, Her jacket with lapels is adorned with white raised dots and fringed white dots and lace trim is wrapped around her waist. A beautiful white crocheted lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with gold and silver rhinestones. Her hair is fashioned with white snow paint and a teal blue wired ribbon scarf is double wrapped around her head and neck. White snow paint surrounds her bottom layer and the top of her base.Colorful ribbon is wrapped around her painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


MiMi- 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-Clay Face

MiMi, Meg, and Molly are the most fashionable trio of snow-ladies around. They are always perfectly dressed for every occasion and especially love dressing for the annual snow gala. That's when they get to wear their finest Victorian attire.

MiMi is a 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" mixed media Victorian snow-lady wood doll with a painted face with orange painted carrot nose, and rosy blushed cheeks. Her eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are painted black. Her sides and back are antique painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with white snow paint. Her paper collage dress has is adorned with lace trim and white raised dots. Her jacket with lapels is adorned with white raised dots and white dots and lace trim is wrapped around her waist.A beautiful white crocheted lace shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and adorned with gold and silver rhinestones. Her hair is fashioned with white snow paint and a teal blue wired ribbon scarf is double wrapped around her head and neck.   White snow paint surrounds her bottom layer and the top of her base. Colorful ribbon is wrapped around her painted wooden base.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

So Much To Choose From For Customized Alpaca Farm Business Products




If you're an alpaca farmer with an alpaca business you're going to love our new alpaca farm days and business product lines.

We have products that you can customize for your farm name and farm days information.  We have all sorts of home decor items,  business items, clothing and more that you can customize for your farm.  We also have custom fabric with designs that coordinate with all our alpaca farm days and business products.  And, we have handmade items made from our coordinating alpaca farm days and business designs.  With so much to choose from you're sure to find something for your alpaca farm business.

For our Alpacas Rock Farms Days & Business products line please CLICK HERE.

For our handmade custom fabric crafts please CLICK HERE.

For our Alpacas Rock custom fabric collection please CLICK HERE.
For our Alpacas Rock 2 custom fabric collection please CLICK HERE.

For our Alpacas Rock Gallery please CLICK HERE.

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For our alpaca e-patterns and print patterns please CLICK HERE.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Alpaca Farm Days At Rock Garden Alpacas


My sister and her husband, who are the owners of Rock Garden Alpacas, had been planning on participating in their first National Alpaca Farm Days Weekend Event for a year and that weekend was finally here.

My sister had also decided that this would also be the official opening of their Rock Garden Alpacas Farm Store. This meant products had to be made and the store had to be set up. Needless to say even with a year to plan all this the closer it got to the day the more harried everyone became.

The event was meant to showcase alpaca farms, teach the public about the alpacas and to, hopefully, sell some products. So, of course, with a two-day event the weather was important. Luckily for us the weather forecast for that weekend was beautiful sunny days.

What could be better than spending a beautiful Fall day at the farm, sitting on the hill and taking in my sister's incredible view, learning about the animals and their fiber, and doing a little shopping. Sounds like a perfect day to me.


Everything had to be ready so there was lots to do and check ahead of time. Everything needed to go as planned.  And, everyone had to be ready.


Early in the morning with so much to do my sister and her husband weren't worried about the fog. They knew it would burn off.


The farm store sign was ready.


The flower gardens were in bloom and ready.


Pumpkin man was ready.


The mushrooms were ready.

A Heavenly Trio of Mixed Media Collage Angels - Love, Compassion, and Humanity



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay art dolls I made recently were a trio of wood angels dolls - all with paper-clay faces. They're a trio of angels that I named Love, Compassion, and Humanity.


Love - 4" x 4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll Angel With Paper-clay Face

If ever there were a heavenly trio of adorable angel triplets it would be Love, Compassion, and Humanity.

Love is a 4" x 4" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with gold blushed eyelids, rosy cheeks, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with butterfly trim and pearl dots. Her beautiful face is wrapped with lace trim and embellished with pink silk leaf floral and rose silk ribbon floral. Her heavenly wings are gold and silver embellished paper.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Compassion - 4" x 4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll Angel With Paper-clay Face

If ever there were a heavenly trio of adorable angel triplets it would be Love, Compassion, and Humanity.

Compassion is a 4" x 4" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with gold blushed eyelids, rosy cheeks, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with butterfly trim and pearl dots. Her beautiful face is wrapped with lace trim and embellished with pink silk leaf floral and rose silk ribbon floral.Her heavenly wings are gold and silver embellished paper.

For more information please CLICK HERE.


Humanity - 4" x 4" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll Angel With Paper-clay Face

If ever there were a heavenly trio of adorable angel triplets it would be Love, Compassion, and Humanity.

Humanity is a 4" x 4" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian shelf sitter wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with gold blushed eyelids, rosy cheeks, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with butterfly trim and pearl dots. Her beautiful face is wrapped with lace trim and embellished with pink silk leaf floral and rose silk ribbon floral. Her heavenly wings are gold and silver embellished paper.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

My New Mixed Media Art Dolls Angel Shelf Sitters Marie Angelic and Marie Blessings


When I was doing a little cleaning of my craft area I found some 1/2" wood shelf sitter shapes that my husband had cut out for me a few years ago.  I had intended to make a painted figure of some sort out of them.

Well, in looking at the wood I thought they might make perfect mixed media shelf sitter angels with collage faces and collage embellished outfits.   So, I decided to make two of them.


Marie Angelic - 8" x 4" x 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Shelf Sitter Collage Angel

Marie Angelic and her sister, Marie Blessings just love the holiday season because they love singing in the angels choir.  They've been practicing every afternoon for months as they really want to perform well this holiday season.  Marie Angelic is a soprano while Marie Blessings is an alto. Both have beautiful voices and are often asked to perform solo's during the holidays so they want to be sure their voices are in tip top shape.

Marie Angelic is an 8" x 4" x 1/2" mixed media shelf sitter wood doll with a collage face, sponge painted wood body and paper collage embellished angel outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted in angelic colors of pink, gold, and white and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with lace trim, floral accents, raised white dots and paper hymnal. Her golden yarn hair is adorned with a white satin braid and her crocheted wings are adorned with ribbon loops.

To the delight of Marie Angelic and Marie Blessings they have a large audience for their afternoon practice sessions.  Marie Angelic and Marie Blessings don't mind.  They love performing holiday songs.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

 

Marie Blessings- 8" x 4" x 1/2" Handmade Mixed Media Shelf Sitter Collage Angel

Marie Blessings and her sister, Marie Angelic just love the holiday season because they love singing in the angels choir.  They've been practicing every afternoon for months as they really want to perform well this holiday season.  Marie Blessings is an alto while Marie Angelic is a soprano. Both have beautiful voices and are often asked to perform solo's during the holidays so they want to be sure their voices are in tip top shape.  

Marie Blessings is an 8" x 4" x 1/2" mixed media shelf sitter wood doll with a collage face, sponge painted wood body and paper collage embellished angel outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted in angelic colors of pink, gold, and white and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with lace trim, floral accents, raised white dots and paper hymnal. Her golden yarn hair is adorned with a white satin braid and her crocheted wings are adorned with ribbon loops.

To the delight of Marie Blessings and Marie Angelic they have a large audience for their afternoon practice sessions.  Marie Blessings and Marie Angelic don't mind.  They love performing holiday songs.

For more information please CLICK HERE.