Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Mattie” Faceless "Lady" Art Doll Products



Mattie just loves strolling in the park with her friends - especially if it's a bright, sunny and warm Spring day. There's no need for a winter coat, or boots, or gloves, or a long woolen dress. On a bright, sunny Spring day she get to wear her favorite blue and white walking costume - which suits her just fine.

Mattie is wearing a fancy lace trimmed dress with a ribbed, pleated bodice trimmed with gathered ribbon. The sleeves of her walking costume are long, gathered and ruffled. Her walking costume also has a fancy lace trimmed and gathered front and back overskirt. Underneath her walking costume is a lace trimmed slip and around her shoulders is a lace shawl. Her beautiful long curly blonde hair tied in a ponytail and enhanced with floral accents. Silk floral pieces decorate her waistband and neckline. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered.

Today just happens to be a bright, sunny, and warm Spring day. And, for that, Mattie is grateful.


The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Marie Antoinette” Victorian Faceless "Lady" Art Doll Products


Marie Antoinette is a free-standing doll ready for court.

She has a very fancy two-tiered ruffled dress with a fancy lace covered and lined front panel and long gathered sleeves, shawl, fancy lace & floral lined and feathered hat, lace parasol, lace trimmed slip and long white curly hair tied with ribbons.

Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. The waistband of her dress is adorned with pearls and lace.


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The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Helen Louise” Victorian Faceless "Lady" Graduation Art Doll Products



Helen Louise has been anxiously awaiting her college graduation. Much more so than when she graduated from high school. You see, she is the first person in her family to graduate from college. She worked very hard during her high school years and graduated as valedictorian of her class with a 4.0 GPA. She wanted to get into Harvard , to study law, and become a lawyer. She even had dreams of one day serving on the Supreme Court. Right now she is just thrilled she is graduating and that her whole family will be at the graduation ceremony, including her grandmother. So, she's wearing an outfit that she knows her grandmother would love.

Helen Louise is a free-standing cloth and wood doll. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. Her slip is lace trimmed and gathered at the waist. She has a fancy multi-tiered 2 color lace trimmed dress with long lace trimmed and gathered sleeve and a ruffled and laced collar. She has a lace shawl wrapped around her shoulders and a pearl necklace around her neck. Her beautiful brown curly hair is tied in a ponytail at the top of her head with floral accents.

Helen is especially proud that her grandmother will be attending her college graduation. She hopes she will be attending her law school graduation and will be the first person she calls when she passes the bar. Her grandmother always wanted to attend college, but that was not in the cards for her. However, it was for Helen Louise and her grandmother could not be prouder of her.

Friday, January 19, 2018

New and Revised Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Custom Fabric Designs




Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year for decorating. So, when thinking about Fall fabric designs and "babies" I thought fabrics designs with babies sticking their heads out of pumpkins while in the pumpkin patch would be adorable. That was the start of my "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Fabric Designs Collection."

It's been several years since I created  my  "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Fabric Designs Collection" and decided it was time for a re-design.  I hope you like my revised designs.


New Victorian Animals Society Custom Fabric Designs For Spoonflower Design Challenges




I don't think I've ever met anyone who hasn't loved making animals.  Whether their sewn,  knit, crocheted, sculpted, paper crafted, wood-crafted or painted - everyone loves them.  So, of course, given I love everything and anything Victorian I had to make some Victorian animals of my own.

However, my Victorian animals decided all on their own to form their own "Victorian Animal Society" for themselves and all their animal friends.  Here's why:

"Bearly Victorian, Ryan" and his wife, "Bearly Victorian, Deb!" have decided to start their own "Victorian Animals Tea Society" for all their wonderful Victorian animal friends.

After getting rejected for the umpteenth time from the latest Victorian tea society that he had applied to "Barely Victorian, Ryan!" decided that he and his wife should start their own club.

Their club would truly have an open membership and be accepting of all individuals and creatures. None of this "open to all", but really closed to animals rules. So what if Ryan and Deb were bears. They were still Victorian to the core. In fact, their lineage was probably older than some of the snooty Victorians who turned down their membership application.

Given their nature to should have their own surprise and do the unexpected the "Victorian Animals Society" decided that they, too should design their own custom fabric designs line so they created the "Victorian Animals Society Custom Fabric Designs Collection" and hope you like their new designs.

The "Victorian Animals Society" also loves to promote itself and, as a result, decided to create two designs to enter into two of the design challenges on Spoonflower recently.

They hope you love their new designs:




We hope you enjoy making many, many decorations and gifts.

Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs at Spoonflower.com. All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh watermark.

© 2011-2018 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.

New and Revised Christmas and Angel Cut and Sew Designs and Woodland Santa Custom Fabric Design



I've been designing custom fabrics for a little while now and decided it was time to create a few new Christmas fabrics as well as revising some of my earlier snowmen Christmas designs.

I also wanted to create cut and sew doll ornaments for all my angel designs and create a brand new Christmas Tree cut and sew ornament.

I hope you like the new and revised designs:


Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Winter Church Custom Fabric Designs and A Wonderful Recollection Of A Beautiful Time


When I was a child the first church I can remember my family going to was a typical New England white church with steeple.  Since then I've always loved the look of this type of church.  Pure New England simplicity and just beautiful.

At Christmas time every year we always had a Christmas decoration craft.  One year I wanted to do a white steeple church out of Styrofoam and my Dad decided to help me with this.  We wanted to build a church big enough to hold a lighted angel inside.

I can't remember exactly how long it to to build this but it was a few days.  My Dad was meticulous about his crafts and spend a long time carefully carving the curve of the church steeple so it was perfect and carving the arch for the windows.

When we had finished putting it together and the glue had dried we put it out with the lighted angel inside.  It glowed beautifully and the light shown through the side windows that my Dad had meticulously carved.

We surrounded the church with a chorus of church choir wax figures, angels, and trees.  It looked wonderful and was my favorite Christmas decoration for many, many years.

Unfortunately, the Styrofoam did not survive the years and crumbled over time.

I never forgot that decoration and over the years have found myself drawn to church crafts, like woodcraft's or cross-stitch kits depicting churches.

While I was designing my new custom fabrics I decided that I should create some custom fabric designs with a simple New England Church in them.

I also decided that a cut and sew church ornament would be nice too.  That way I could make one and hang it on my Christmas tree every year.  It would remind me of a wonderful crafting experience I had with my Dad and that would be simply wonderful.

I hope you like my winter church custom fabric designs:







We hope you enjoy making many, many decorations and gifts.

Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs at Spoonflower.com. All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh watermark.

© 2018 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.

My New and Revised Baby Nicky Custom Fabric Designs




Our "It's Raining Baby Showers - Baby Nicky" fabric designs are perfect for making baby shower decorations, favors, ornaments, pillows, baby quilts, etc. We hope you enjoy our designs.

Our "It's Raining Baby Showers - Baby Nicky" " fabric designs also include cut and sew doll ornaments and favors.  All you have to do is cut them out, sew them, and stuff them.

Shown below are the new fabric designs that we have in our "It's Raining Baby Showers - Baby Nicky" collection.






Revised It's A Girl! It's A Boy! Centerpiece Doll Custom Fabric Designs





Our "It's A Girl! It's A Boy! Centerpiece Dolls" fabric designs are perfect for making baby shower decorations, favors, ornaments, pillows, baby quilts, etc. We hope you enjoy our designs.

Our "It's A Girl! It's A Boy! Centerpiece Dolls" fabric designs also include cut and sew doll ornaments and favors.  All you have to do is cut them out, sew them, and stuff them.

Shown below are the revised fabric designs that we have in our "It's A Girl! It's A Boy! Centerpiece Dolls" fabric collection.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Winter Cut and Sew Snowmen, Cut and Sew Tree With Birds, and Revised Snowman Custom Fabric Designs


I hate the winter but I love designing adorable little snowmen.  Go figure!

So, I decided to create some new cut and sew snowmen doll ornament fabrics, create an adorable tree with birds curt and sew ornament fabric, and revise a few of my winter snowmen and snow-lady winter custom fabric designs.

I hope you like them.

If you'd like to see all of the designs in my Winter Seasonal Custom Fabric Designs Collection please click here.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Bernice Me, Bunny” Victorian Bunny Art Doll Products


"Bernice Me, Bunny" is pure sunshine. She just loves life, loves everyone, and especially loves the Spring season. It's when she feels the closest to nature and when she gets to wear her most beautiful Victorian dresses. You see, "Bernice Me, Bunny" loves everything and anything Victorian. Especially the bright and sunny Victorian dresses with lots of foo-foo and lace. The brighter the dress and the larger the lace trim - the better. At least according to Bernice.

"Bernice Me, Bunny" is a 21" Victorian square bottomed warm and natural bodied bunny doll with an embroidered bunny face with black bead eyes and animal nose. Her mouth outline and eyebrows are straight stitched and her cheeks are blushed. Her warm and natural ears are wired with fabric inner ears which are also blushed. Bernice has a layer of wide lace trim along the bottom of her body. Her favorite Spring Victorian dress is gathered at the bodice and neck edge and the sleeves are gathered at the shoulders and wrists. It has two layers of gathered lace trim above the bottom hem edge, along the sleeve hem edges, and along the waistline. Her vest is lined and folded then top stitched along the front edge. Her frilly, gathered bonnet is lined and lace trimmed along the edges. It is tied in a bow under her chin. Slits in her gathered bonnet accommodate her wired large ears.

"Bernice Me, Bunny" is just the happiest bunny around and hopes that she can convince you that life is wonderful and Spring is the best time of the year.




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The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Kimberly” Victorian Faceless "Lady" Art Doll Products



Kimberly is as proud as she can be today. She's wearing a beautiful new outfit and can hardly wait to stroll down the boulevard and show it off. It's a beautiful day out for a stroll and she knows that she looks stunning in her new outfit. The colors are a wonderful compliment for her and she's sure she'll be catching many gentleman's eyes. Of course, she's hoping that one special gentleman will be strolling down the boulevard today as well. She's got her fingers crossed.

Kimberly is a 13" free-standing doll cloth and wood doll wearing an 1876 Promenade Costume. She has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. Her lace trimmed slip is gathered at the waist. She has a fancy multiple lace trimmed and gathered dress with lace trimmed long gathered sleeves. Her dress has a fancy laced trimmed over-skirt in the front and back that is decorated with wired ribbon bows. Silk ribbons adorn both the dress and sleeves. Her beautiful and full long curly brown hair is tied with ribbons and a floral and lace trimmed lined feathered hat adorns her head. She also has a frilly fringed shawl wrapped around her shoulders and she is holding a fancy multiple lace trimmed and decorated parasol.

Kimberly is really trying to look her best today to catch the eye of a very special gentleman. She's got her fingers crossed and just hopes it doesn't rain.

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