Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

No Sooner Was The Rocking Doggie In The Door .........


I couldn't wait to bring Penelope home. She was a beautiful wooden rocking dog that my brother had made for me. He had made one for our new grand nephew and I had loved it so much I, of course, wanted one.

When I told my brother this hubby gave me a look of "you've got to be kidding. Where are we going to put that?" I, of course, gave him a look of " I have someplace in mind. You'll see."

So, baby brother made me one and we were bringing Penelope home today.

We had just gotten home and hubby had just brought Penelope into the house and placed her in the dining room when I heard the cabinet doors opening and closing - followed by someone running.


I knew it wasn't hubby as he was outside and I was the only one in the house. Who was opening and closing the cabinets doors then? Worse, who was running? A burgular? YIKES! I hoped not.


So I went and looked. One of the cabinet doors was slightly ajar so I knew the "dollies" were up to something - but what? It wasn't a burglar. It was one of the "dollies."


When I went back into the dining room this is what I found....Adrienne was sitting on top of the doggie.

I guess she had decided Penelope was a present for her. It wasn't, but she looked so adorable and so happy sitting on Penelope I didn't have the heart to put her back in the cabinet. She was just beaming.


So, I told her she could stay there. She was so happy she started rocking back and forth. I don't know how she was able to do this as her legs were really too short for the foot pedals. But, she was rocking back and forth anyway.

Leave it to the "dollies" when they want to accomplish something they usually do.


It was then that I heard the cabinets doors opening and shutting again. What the..... What were the "dollies" up to now?

Once again I found the cabinet doors slightly ajar.

As I was returning to the dining room I heard giggling. At first it was like "tee-hee" laughter and then it was full blown out raucous laughter. Then CRASH! What the......


So, I went into the dining room and here's what I found. Toni and Timi had pulled the wooden chair I had bought for Adrienne and little red wagon my sister had given me over to the fireplace area and were sitting there just laughing and laughing.

Toni was pushing Timi back and forth in the little red wagon. She pushed him so hard Timi had actually fallen out and the wagon had overturned. That was what had caused the CRASH!

Of course, when they saw me they gave me that "just caught - oops look" that children always give you and then the "I'm sorry pleading look."

Even Penelope gave me that look. She didn't need to as I knew it wasn't her fault.

To be fair I hadn't told her how persuasive and demanding the "dollies" were and how they usually got their way. When they asked if they could play with her she had readily agreed.

She loved having fun and loved it when children wanted to play with her. I didn't have the heart to tell her these were not children - they were "dollies." They might think and act like they're human, but they're not.


Timi, being the little wise guy that he was, told me that he thought Penelope should be called "Pete" as the rocking doggie was male. I told him the rocking doggie was female and was named Penelope.

He disagreed and fired back, "That's not what your brother said. He said the rocking doggie was a "he" named Pete."

Since when was he talking to my brother? Hmmmm...

I gave him a look that immediately shut him up. He knew that if he wanted to stay where he was he'd better agree with me. OOPS......  Sorry......


When I looked at them again they were both laughing. They would start giggling, then Adrienne would start giggling to the point where they were laughing so hard they were crying.

They all looked so happy together I didn't have the heart to tell Toni and Timi they couldn't stay there. So, I told them they could stay, but that was it. No more "dollies" in the dining room.

All three shook their heads and readily agreed.


Of course, they really couldn't speak for the other "dollies" who had minds of their own. I knew full well that all the "dollies" would want to try the rocking "doggie" but that wasn't going to happen. I would just have to come up with another reason as to why 3 "dollies" in the living room scene was enough.

My only saving grace was I was hoping Adrienne wouldn't give up her seat. She was just too content sitting right where she was. We'll see.........


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Patience Is A Virtue - She's Just The Sweetest Bunny You'd Ever Want To Meet - Pattern and Handmade Shelf Sitter Bunny Doll



I'd like you to meet "Patience - Is a Virtue." Patience is a primitive bunny and is so happy-go-lucky that she has a hard time controlling herself. She just hops from here to there without a care in the world. Hop, hop, hop! Down the lane she goes. Hop, hop, hop! La dee da! La dee da!

She is a free-standing primitive bunny with a warm & natural body with an embroidered face, white buttons for eyes, lace trimmed dress, and lace trimmed apron adorned with 4 large pink buttons. She is coffee stained throughout.

If you ask her, "Patience, where are you going?" she replies, "Just anywhere!" Hop, hop, hop! If you ask, "Why are you going?" she just replies, "To make everyone happy!" Hop, hop, hop! If you respond, "That's impossible!" she just smiles and replies, "I have all the time in the world." Hop, hop, hop! Down the lane she goes. Hop, hop, hop! La dee da! La dee da!

Patience Is A Virtue”, 7” Primitive Bunny Shelf Sitter Doll Pattern - Stout Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

E-Pattern

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Baby Shower Gift Tags #3 and #8 Free E-Book and Free Gift Tag E-Printables

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Baby Shower Gift Tags #3 and #8 Tutorial
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If you love our "It's Raining Baby Showers" Baby Store Gallery stickers and have downloaded our two free gift tags then you'll be happy to know that we have a free Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Baby Shower Gift Tags #3 and #8 Tutorial showing you step by step how to create our tags.

Our tutorial utilizes our "It's Raining Baby Showers" Baby Store Gallery stickers at http://www.zazzle.com/rainingbabyshowers/sticker and our free Baby Shower Gift Tag #3  or our  Baby Shower Gift Tag #8 which are shown below.


Baby Shower Gift Tag #3

Baby Shower Gift Tag #8

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To view and download my free Baby Shower E- Printable Gift Tag8 please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-printable. Then just download our free .pdf e-printable from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

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Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Personalized Baby Shower Favor Tags Free E-Book and Free Favor Tags

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Personalized Baby Shower Favor Tags
Copyright © 2011 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh

If you love our personalized  "It's Raining Baby Showers" Baby Shower Favor Stickers and have downloaded our free Baby Shower EPrintable Favor Tag1  and  Baby Shower EPrintable Favor Tag2  then you'll be happy to know that we've designed a step-by-step tutorial showing you how to create our "It's Raining Baby Showers" Baby Shower Favor tags.  With these you can personalize your favor tags with the honoree's name and date of shower and then tie them to your baby shower favor as a memento of the happy event.

Our tutorial utilizes our "It's Raining Baby Showers" Baby Shower Favor Sticker at  http://www.zazzle.com/baby_shower_favor_sticker-217038522851120862  and our free Baby Shower EPrintable Favor Tag1  or our  Baby Shower EPrintable Favor Tag2 which are shown below.


Baby Shower E-Printable Favor Tag1 

Baby Shower E-Printable Favor Tag2 

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To view and download my free Baby Shower E- Printable Favor Tag1 please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-printable . Then just download our free .pdf e-printable from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

To view and download my free Baby Shower E- Printable Favor Tag2 please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-printable. Then just download our free .pdf e-printable from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

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Trio Of Annies - Free Primitive E-Pattern



Who doesn't love an adorable trio of miniature doll Annie's with big heads of raggedy red hair?

Trio of Annie's a a group of 3" wood dolls with painted wood bodies, painted and drawn faces, scarves and full heads of big raggedy red straight or curly hair.

How can you not love a trio of Annie's like that?

Trio of Annie's”  - 3” Primitive Annie Trio E-Pattern - Spring Series - Pattern Category - Beginner

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Hang-10 Bunny - Free Bunny Ornament E-Pattern



"Hang - 10, Bunny" just wants to hang out at your house. She's willing to wait and wait and wait until you decide where to put her.

You see, she's used to waiting. She's a surfer bunny who can "hang -10" with the best of them. Just waiting for the perfect wave.

So, hanging around your house waiting for you to decide where to put her is - well, a piece of cake compared to surfing the waves off Hawaii.

Plus, she knows that she'd be perfect where ever you decided to hang her.

When you decide - she'll be a waiting. Just hanging -10!

"Hang-10, Bunny" is a warm and natural bunny head ornament. She has an embroidered face with black bead eyes, wired ears with embroidered running top stitching , blushed cheeks and a large wired bow decoration beneath her chin.

Hang - 10 Bunny ”  - 10” Country Bunny Ornament E-Pattern - Spring Series - Pattern Category - Beginner

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It's Me, Ginny! E-Pattern - Free Easter Bunny E-Pattern



If you're looking for a cute little terra cotta bunny crafts you'll love my "It's Me, Ginny" free e-pattern. She is really easy to create and just the cutest little thing.


It's Me, Ginny - 4 1/2" Terra Cotta Bunny - Terra Cotta Series - Pattern Category - Beginner

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Hop Along Harry & Sally - Free E-Pattern



If you're looking for a fun and easy bunny woodcraft to make for Easter my Hop Along, Harry and Sally might be perfect.

"Hop Along, Harry and Sally" is a pattern to make two painted wood bunnies with painted wood feet, wired felt ears, and embroidered felt arms holding their favorite carrots. They also have miniature baskets with plastic Easter eggs.

They're just adorable bunnies to make. Hop along and get yours now.

Hop Along Harry & Sally - 10" Stick Bunnies - Pattern Category - Beginner

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sometimes It Pays To Never Throw Anything Away


Sometimes it pays not to throw something away.

At least, that's the rule, for a crafter.

You just never know what you may need for some future creation.

At least, that's what I keep telling myself as I'm running out of craft space.


In any event, in a previous Linda's Blog post entitled "What Was Once A Beautiful Natural Arrangement Became A Beautiful Silk Floral Arrangement" I told you about a trip to Michaels and my buying more silk floral than I needed for a silk floral arrangement I wanted to re-create.

And, remember I told you I had more than one silk floral arrangement in mind...


Well, I had decided that I wanted to make another Christmas silk floral arrangement that we could take out year, after year, after year using an adorable red and green striped ceramic base that was part of a beautiful natural floral arrangement that was given to me by my son-in-law and grandchildren for Christmas many years ago.

The base was large and was actually something that could be used as a cookie jar as it even came with a red and green striped cover.

I had saved it all these years as I thought it would make a fabulous base for a Christmas silk floral arrangement. Remember, I said you just never know when something could be useful for a current creation.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What Was Once A Beautiful Natural Arrangement Became A Beautiful Silk Floral Arrangement


I've written several Linda's Blog posts over the years about some of the natural floral arrangements that hubby has surprised me with over the years that are always absolutely stunning.


He likes to use a local florist that is run by two sisters that create beautiful English Garden type floral arrangements and most of the arrangements they have created for him are in large vases.


Well, several weeks ago he surprised me with a different kind of floral arrangement for him.  It was a beautiful Christmas arrangement in the most adorable container - a Christmas bulb with top included. The arrangement was filled with red roses, red carnations, white mums, ribbons and greenery.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Gotta Love A Beautiful Natural Arrangement Given With Love


How can you not love a beautiful natural floral arrangement? Especially when it's filled with roses, hydrangeas and tulips in bright, cheery Christmas colors.


You can't.


How can you not love a beautiful natural arrangement when it's a totally unique arrangement unlike any you've seen before? Filled with floating cranberries...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Reminded How Much I Love My Victorian Village Cross-Stitch




In putting my Christmas decorations out this year I had decided to put my Victorian Village cross-stitch shadow boxes on the mantle in my dining room next to the two nutcrackers and one snowman nutcracker.

In setting them up I was reminded about how beautiful the cross-stitch design was and how beautiful they looked in the shadow boxes my younger brother have made for me and which I had sponge painted.

My Victorian house village was created based upon a Dimensions cross-stitch Gold Collection kit called "Christmas Village Ornaments." It was supposed to be a series of Victorian house ornaments with a cross-stitch front and felt cloth back outlined with a braided gold band.

However, I didn't make my Victorian village as cloth ornaments. Instead, I enlisted the help of my younger brother to create wood shadowboxes that I painted with a blue/white/green sponge affect.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gotta Love Nutcrackers

  

This year I decided that my BIG wooden  nutcrackers would stand guard in the kitchen/family room, one on each side of the fireplace.  In putting them out I thought about what happened when I bought the BIG nutcrackers several years ago and brought them home without consulting the "dollies."  What a brouhaha that was.

I had to apologize to the "dollies" not for bringing home dollies that weren't handmade, but because I hadn't consulted them ahead of time.  It's a long story.  If you'd like to read it again I've re-posted it at the end of this post.


Well, after putting the BIG nutcrackers out I decided that two small nutcrackers and one nutcracker snowman that I had bought at a Hallmark store a year or so ago (I think) would look nice on the dining room fireplace mantle with the Victorian Village cross-stitch shadow boxes I had made many years ago.  They were totally adorable and the cutest nutcrackers - even if they aren't handmade.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Trio Of Adorable Mixed Media Collage Shelf Sitter Santa's



Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of Santa's that I named Nick, Nicholas, and Saint Nick.


Nick - 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Santa Shelf Sitter Doll 

What would Christmas be like without an adorable Santa decoration?  So, of course, when I was deciding what types of mixed media collage shelf sitters I wanted to make recently I had to include Santa's.  So I made a trio of Santa's that I named Nick, Nicholas, and Saint Nick.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

My New Mixed Media Collage Santa Art Doll Shelf Sitters - Santa Blue and Santa Maybe


When I was doing a little cleaning of my craft area, which I don't do very often,  I found some 3/4" 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 Santa's with collage faces and collage embellished outfits.   So, I decided to make two of them.


Santa Blue - 4" x 5" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Shelf Sitter Paper-Clay and Collage Santa

Santa Blue and his twin, Santa Maybe just love the holiday season, but much prefer to be dressed in their blue outfits versus the traditional red outfits.  They just think the color blue suits them better.