Friday, March 27, 2020

Scare Me Dazed Primitive Scarecrow Ornament Free E-Pattern



You've met "Scare Me Happy!" and "Scare Me Melancholy!" - now we'd like you to meet "Scare Me Dazed!" He's the middle brother and is always - well, kind of dazed! He is definitely in a fog most of the time.!

When "Scare Me Dazed!" was born he was awoken out of a peaceful sound sleep and has never been able to recover. He was startled awake. It's no wonder he's never recovered! His brothers know better than to ever ask "Scare Me Dazed!" to do anything for them. He'd willingly agree, but forget what he was supposed to do before he left the room. It's not that he isn't smart! He just can never find his way out of the fog! He's not even sure if any crows come to visit him or whether or not he's doing his job.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Scare Me Melancholy! Primitive Scarecrow Ornament Free E-Pattern



You've already met "Scare Me Happy!" Now we'd like you to meet "Scare Me Melancholy!"

And, melancholy he certainly is. "Scare Me Melancholy!" is the oldest of 3 "Scarecrow" brothers. Maybe that accounts for his being so melancholy! His younger brothers are "Scare Me Dazed!" and he's always in a fog and the other brother is "Scare Me Happy!" and he's always - well, too darn happy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Scare Me Happy Primitive Scarecrow Ornament Free E-Pattern



"Scare Me Happy!" was born with a smile on his face and instead of crying when he was born he came out laughing. And, he has been laughing ever since. He's so happy that when the crows come to visit they all start laughing. Not crowing - laughing.

Now that's something to see and hear! A bunch of crows laughing!

"Scare Me Happy!" wished he could put a smile on the faces of his brothers. He's tried, but to no avail. But, since he's so happy and such an optimist he figures that he'll win them over eventually.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Adorable New Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Galleries



I have been in a "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" design creation mode for a few weeks now and have been having a delightful time.  I just love all the illustrations from the "Sir John Tenniel and Arthur Rackham Illustrations From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Free E-Books"


You also know how much I love designing fabrics, love books, and love history so when you saw my posts regarding the adorable illustrations from "Sir John Tenniel and Arthur Rackham Illustrations From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Free E-Books" you had to be thinking that I would want to do something with the adorable illustrations.

So, of course, I did.  decided to create toile and other whimsical designs out of some of the illustrations from the free e-books that are in the public domain and decided to utilize some of those designs for a new "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Designs" category and "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Toile Designs" for my "We Love Books" gallery.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Free Coloring Pages E-Book


"Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" is such a charming book and I have been having such a wonderful time creating scrapbook papers, vinyl sticker collections, custom products with the Alice designs, and custom fabric designs I decided to create something for the "dollies" and all the children out there who love "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland."

The "dollies" like when I'm having a good time but sometimes they get a little jealous so I have to appease them and thought free coloring pages that I created from the Arthur Rackham's and John Tenniel's illustrations from the "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" book by Lewis Carroll would make them happy as they love to color. 


To my delight they were thrilled with the coloring pages and grabbed the free e-book right out of my hands.  I had only made one copy of the free e-book and had to quickly make enough copies for all the "dollies" who wanted to color. Needless to say I was at the copy machine for quite some time.

I hope you enjoy my free coloring pages e-book and hope they inspire you to read the free "Alice's Adventurers in Wonderland" free e-books.  You can find links to the free e-books in my Linda's Blog post entitled: "Sir John Tenniel and Arthur Rackham Illustrations From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Free E-Books ."

My free e-book contains contains sixteen 8 1/2" by 11" coloring pages.


Copyright © 2020 Linda Walsh Originals - All Rights Reserved. For personal use only.

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 by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

My New Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Galleries



You all know how much I love anything and everything revolving around crafts.  In fact, my bucket list is filled with different crafts I want to try.  It will take more than a lifetime so I know I won't get to trying everything, but it won't stop me from trying...lol


You also know how much I love designing fabrics, love books, and love history so when you saw my posts regarding the adorable illustrations from "Sir John Tenniel and Arthur Rackham Illustrations From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Free E-Books" you had to be thinking that I would want to do something with the adorable illustrations.


So, of course, I decided to create toile designs out of some of the illustrations from the free ebooks that are in the public domain and decided to utilize some of those designs for a new "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Toile Designs" category for my "We Love Books" gallery.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Vinyl Stickers Collections For Crafters


As you all know I LOVE to craft and LOVE to design and have been having a delightful time designing vinyl sticker collections for my "Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery

All of the stickers are based on my custom fabric designs and my handmade doll designs and are for every holiday, every season, every occasion and just to use for crafting fun.  The possibilities are endless.

As you also know I'm fallen in love with mixed media and created all of these to use for my own mixed media creations.  Since I was creating them anyway I decided to make them available to all of you through my "Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery

There are five sizes of collections for my stickers: 14" by 14" sheet, 8" by 8" sheet, "6" by 6" sheet, "4" by 4" sheet, and 3" by 3" sheet.  All the images have been re-sized for each particular sheet.

If you would like to see all the individual vinyl sticker designs and collections I've created please click here.

Scrap-book Paper For Crafters



As you all know I LOVE to craft and LOVE to design and have been having a delightful time designing crafts supplies for my "Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery

If you and your kids love to scrapbook, love to create your own decorations, love scrapbook paper, or just love to create paper and mixed media collage crafts we can help you create to your heart's content.

We have rubber stamps and double-sided scrapbook papers with a different design on each side.

All of the double-sided scrapbook papers are based on my custom fabric designs and my handmade doll designs and are for every holiday, every season, every occasion and just to use for scrapbook crafting fun.  The possibilities are endless.

As you also know I'm fallen in love with mixed media and created all of these to use for my own mixed media creations.  Since I was creating them anyway I decided to make them available to all of you through my "Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery

If you would like to see all the individual scrapbook paper designs and collections I've created please click here.

Paper Sticker Designs For Crafters



As you all know I LOVE to craft and LOVE to design and have been having a delightful time designing paper stickers for my "Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery

All of the paper stickers are based on my custom fabric designs and my handmade doll designs and are for every holiday, every season, every occasion and just to use for crafting fun.  The possibilities are endless.

As you also know I'm fallen in love with mixed media and created all of these to use for my own mixed media creations.  Since I was creating them anyway I decided to make them available to all of you through my "Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery

If you would like to see all the individual paper sticker designs I've created please click here.

Rubber Stamps For Crafters



As you all know I LOVE to craft and LOVE to design and have been having a delightful time designing crafts supplies for my "Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery

If you and your kids love to create your own paper decorations, love rubber stamps, or just love to create mixed media and collage crafts we can help you create to your heart's content.

We have rubber stamps to help you with all of your creations.

All of the rubber stamps are based on my custom fabric designs and my handmade doll designs and are for every holiday, every season, every occasion and just to use for paper crafting fun.  The possibilities are endless.

As you also know I'm fallen in love with mixed media and created all of these to use for my own mixed media, paper craft, and collage creations.  Since I was creating them anyway I decided to make them available to all of you through my "Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

My Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery Collections



We are so pleased to offer our designs for custom products at our Zazzle galleries, which are as follows:


Please note that all transactions for purchasing our designs on custom products are between you (the customer) and  Zazzle.com.

We have lots of designs to choose from and have created several stores, categories, and  collections for our different designs to make it easier to shop. Each of our stores has been created to include complementing designs within the individual categories and collections and within all our stores.

If you would like to see all the individual designs collections we have please click here.

Welcome To Linda Walsh Originals Designs

Sunday, February 23, 2020

I'm Loving My New Victorian Books Toile Designs


There is no doubt that I love dolls, the Victorian Era, history, and books.


So, it should come as no surprise that I would spend hours on end removing backgrounds from some of the Harper's Young People Illustrations Book from 1889 to see if I could create stickers and scrap-booking paper to use for some of my mixed media projects.  I have a few book related mixed media projects in mind and thought the graphics would be perfect for this use.


As you might recall from a previous Linda's Blog post some of the mixed media projects I created this past summer were mixed media items that required quite a bit of old book papers for collage purposes.  So much so I ran out of the book pages.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Dev and Rye Rye Wilder Twins Free E-Pattern


Dev and Rye Rye Wilder are as different as they are alike.  Like their twin sisters,  Manda and Mish Rye Wilder, they are identical twins who are typical boys.  They love all things sports, having fun, and hanging out with each other.   However, like their twin sisters, they don't think alike.  That's where they draw the line on being identical.

Manda and Mish Wilder Twins Free E-Pattern


Manda and Mish Wilder are as different as they are alike.  Like their twin brothers, Dev and Rye Rye Wilder, they are identical twins who are highly intelligent, who dress alike and always want to be together.  However, they don't think alike.  That's where they draw the line on being identical.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Raggedy Andy Stories Written & Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle Free E-Book



You all know how much I love dolls of all kinds and how much I love history.  So, I'm sure you weren't surprised when I posted illustrations from the "Raggedy Ann Stories" free ebook yesterday.

Well, like my dolls, I generally design and create boys and girls dolls like brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, etc.

So, it should come as no surprise that I would post illustrations from the 'Raggedy Andy Stories" free ebook written & illustrated by Johnny Gruelle as well.

Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle free ebook - https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18190
Raggedy Andy Stories by Johnny Gruelle free ebook - https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17371

I found Raggedy Andy's Stories with illustrations by Johnny Gruelle to be charming - especially the illustrations and felt inspired to create another "raggedy."  However, my inspiration isn't necessarily limited to a cloth doll.  It might be a mixed media creation, a woodcraft, custom fabric, etc,  You just never know where inspiration is going to take you.  I've created many dolls and crafts over the years but always feel you can never have too many "raggedies" - in whatever form they take,

I hope Raggedy Andy's charming story inspires you, too.

Per Project Gutenberg - This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org. If you are not located in the United States, you'll have to check the laws of the country where you are located before using this ebook.

This eBook is online at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17371




"Raggedy Andy Stories" starts with two letters from fans of Raggedy Ann, which are as follows:

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Raggedy Ann Stories Written & Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle Free E-Book



When I look at primitive doll faces I can't help but melt as they are so darn cute.  I was first introduced to primitive dolls with something I saw many years ago during a shopping trip to Sturbridge with my mother.  In one of the crafts stores we liked to visit I was looking at a box filled with patterns and just started laughing my head off. Of course, my mother asked, "what's so funny?" So, I showed her the pattern I was looking at and she burst out laughing, too. It was for a primitive cloth doll which was so ugly it was actually beautiful. So there we were - two grown women standing in the middle of a store laughing our heads off.

As I scanned through the box I found other patterns for primitive dolls that were just as ugly and just as beautiful. So, of course, I bought a few and could hardly wait to get them home so I could make them.   And, make them I did.

The popularity of primitive dolls - especially "raggedies" (which are versions of raggedy ann dolls) continued to grow and grow.  Primitive decor seemed to take over with all sorts of primitive decorations that could be made for one's home -  dolls, raggedies, make-do's, shelf sitters, holiday and seasonal primitive decorations, primitive animals, primitive graphics, primitive woodcraft's, curtains, rugs, furniture and so on and on.

Around this same time primitive decor was all the rage and gaining in popularity online which created a ton of primitive websites, blogs, and groups. It seemed there were primitives everywhere and no shortage of freebies for creating all sorts of primitive dolls and crafts for home decor, but especially "raggedies."

So, given how much I love history and old books I decided to see if there was a copy of some of the old "Raggedy Anne" books out there on Project Gutenberg which displays books that are in the public domain.  To my delight there was a "Raggedy Ann Stories"  ebook and a "Raggedy Andy Stories" ebook.

As far as Raggedy Ann is concerned, one of the legends surrounding her creation is that a little girl was rummaging around her Grandmother's attic and finds a battered old doll with only one button eye. She brings the doll down to her grandmother who sews on a missing button eye.  While reminiscing about playing with Raggedy Ann as a young girl she decides to give it to her granddaughter and in doing so introduces her granddaughter to the world of Raggedy Ann.  And so Raggedy Ann was born.

I found Raggedy Ann's Stories with illustrations by Johnny Gruelle to be charming - especially the illustrations and felt inspired to create another "raggedy."  However, my inspiration isn't necessarily limited to a cloth doll.  It might be a mixed media creation, a woodcraft, custom fabric, etc,  You just never know where inspiration is going to take you.  I've created many dolls and crafts over the years but always feel you can never have too many "raggedies" - in whatever form they take,

I hope you find Johnny Gruelle's doll illustrations and short excerpts from the books to be enchanting and hope they inspire you to not only read each of the eleven chapters for Raggedy Ann yourself, but inspire you to create a Raggedy Ann of your own either for you, your daughter or your granddaughter.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sir John Tenniel and Arthur Rackham Illustrations From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Free E-Books



Like many of you I can remember my grandmother and mother reading "Alice In Wonderland" to me and reading it myself when I learned how.  I always loved the story and the illustrations.  My favorite characters were the white rabbit, the mad hatter, the caterpillar, the footman frog, the mock turtle and the queen.  I always had visions of making my own versions of dolls for these characters but haven't done so yet.  They are, however, on my bucket list.

Recently I created a new "We Love Books" category with 12 book related designs.  One of my recent designs was inspired by one of the characters in "Alice In Wonderland" - the white rabbit.  I don't know if it's the red hearts on this design that makes me think of this book, but it does.

So, given how much I love history and old books I decided to see if there was a copy of some of the old "Alice in Wonderland" books out there on Project Gutenberg which displays books that are in the public domain.  To my delight there were several.


I found Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by Arthur Rackham.  After finding that ebook I them looked at The Tenniel Illustrations for Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by John Tenniel ebook and decided to post them as well as they are all so wonderful and inspiring.

Sir John Tenniel Illustrations From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Free E-Book


My previous post contained illustrations and excerpts from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Illustrations by Arthur Rackham." This post contains "The Tenniel Illustrations for Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Sir John Tenniel" and short summaries of each of the Chapters in this adorable book.

As you know, like many of you I can remember my grandmother and mother reading "Alice In Wonderland" to me and reading it myself when I learned how.  I always loved the story and the illustrations.  My favorite characters were the white rabbit, the mad hatter, the caterpillar, the footman frog, the mock turtle and the queen.  I always had visions of making my own versions of dolls for these characters but haven't done so yet.  They are, however, on my bucket list.

Recently I created a new "We Love Books" category with 12 book related designs.  One of my recent designs was inspired by one of the characters in "Alice In Wonderland" - the white rabbit.  I don't know if it's the red hearts on this design that makes me think of this book, but it does.

So, given how much I love history and old books I decided to see if there was a copy of some of the old "Alice in Wonderland" books out there on Project Gutenberg which displays books that are in the public domain.  To my delight there were several.

I found Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by Arthur Rackham.  After finding that ebook I them looked at The Tenniel Illustrations for Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by John Tenniel ebook and decided to post them as well as they are all so wonderful and inspiring.

As I started looking through the pages and looking at the beautiful illustrations I felt inspired by the beautiful illustrations and thought they'd make for some adorable mixed media creations and maybe even inspire me to create a few dolls for my favorite characters.

So far, I've been inspired by Alice, the white rabbit with playing cards outfit, the caterpillar, the fish-footman, the mad hatter, the mock turtle, and the Queen.

If you've never read Alice In Wonderland or had it read to you by a beloved grandparent or parent it is a delightful book about a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and goes on quite the adventure.  Along the way she meets all sorts of unbelievable characters with their own stories and opinions.

There are twelve chapters in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and they are as follows:

Chapter One – Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice, who is seven years old is sitting along a riverbank with her big sister when she spots a white rabbit.  She decides to follow the white rabbit and falls down a rabbit hole where she foolishly drinks something from a bottle that causes her to shrink and then eats cake which causes her to grow.

Chapter Two – The Pool of Tears: As Alice continues to grow she starts to cry and her tears cause a flood.  She starts to swim through the flood of her tears and meets a mouse.

Chapter Three – The Caucus Race and a Long Tale: Alice starts to meet all sorts of creatures while swimming in her pool of tears.  Alice and the creatures decided to get dry on a river bank and then carry on quite the conversation about getting dry.

Chapter Four – The Rabbit Sends a Little Bill: Alice meets the white rabbit, again, who is in search of the duchess's gloves and fan.  He mistakes Alice for his maidservant and orders Alice inside his house to retrieve them.  While inside Alice foolishly drinks from another bottle, again, and immediately starts to grown, again.  This causes quite the stir with a crowd that has gathered to gawk at her.  They throw pebbles at her which turn in cakes which she eats and then, subsequently, she starts to shrink, again.

Chapter Five – Advice from a Caterpillar: Alice leaves the house and comes upon a caterpillar sitting on a large mushroom.  The caterpillar starts to questions Alice and she finds she's unable to remember some things.  Before the caterpillar crawls away he tells Alice eating one side of the mushroom will make her grown taller and one side will make her grow smaller, so she breaks off two pieces of the mushroom.  One piece makes her grown so small that her head meets her feet and the other makes her neck grow so tall her heads ends up in a tree where she is mistaken  for a serpent by a pigeon.   Eating a small piece of the mushroom reduces her size, again.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Arthur Rackham Illustrations From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Free E-Book


Like many of you I can remember my grandmother and mother reading "Alice In Wonderland" to me and reading it myself when I learned how.  I always loved the story and the illustrations.  My favorite characters were the white rabbit, the mad hatter, the caterpillar, the footman frog, the mock turtle and the queen.  I always had visions of making my own versions of dolls for these characters but haven't done so yet.  They are, however, on my bucket list.

Recently I created a new "We Love Books" category with 12 book related designs.  One of my recent designs was inspired by one of the characters in "Alice In Wonderland" - the white rabbit.  I don't know if it's the red hearts on this design that makes me think of this book, but it does.

So, given how much I love history and old books I decided to see if there was a copy of some of the old "Alice in Wonderland" books out there on Project Gutenberg which displays books that are in the public domain.  To my delight there were several.

I found Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by Arthur Rackham.  After finding that ebook I them looked at The Tenniel Illustrations for Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by John Tenniel ebook and decided to post them as well as they are all so wonderful and inspiring.

As I started looking through the pages and looking at the beautiful illustrations I felt inspired by the beautiful illustrations and thought they'd make for some adorable mixed media creations and maybe even inspire me to create a few dolls for my favorite characters.

So far, I've been inspired by Alice, the white rabbit with playing cards outfit, the caterpillar, the fish-footman, the mad hatter, the mock turtle, and the Queen.

If you've never read Alice In Wonderland or had it read to you by a beloved grandparent or parent it is a delightful book about a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and goes on quite the adventure.  Along the way she meets all sorts of unbelievable characters with their own stories and opinions.

I thought you might get inspired by this story, too, so I decided to post the illustrations and some excerpts from the various chapters that relate to the illustration here for you all to enjoy as well.  By reading the delightful text and seeing the illustrations I hope they inspire you to create as well.

This post contains the illustrations from Arthur Rackham.  Stay tuned to my next post which will contain the illustrations from John Tenniel and a summary of all the chapters of Alice's Adventure's In Wonderland.


Per Project Gutenberg - This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org. If you are not located in the United States, you'll have to check the laws of the country where you are located before using this ebook.

This free eBook is online at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28885

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Beautiful Hand-Spun Textured Art Yarns


I am always in awe of the beautiful crafts supplies my sister makes with her alpaca fiber.  Whether it's roving, carded rovings, hand-crafted carded batts, hand-crafted rolags, hand dyed yarn, hand-spun yarn, natural yarn, or her nuno felted items, handmade yarns, and scarf rings everything turns out beautiful.

And, of course, I want all of it but she is in business so she can't be giving me everything I love or she'd go broke.....lol

Her newest items are hand spun textured art yarns for knitting, weaving, doll hair, mixed media and textured arts and they are absolutely beautiful.  She has 8 one-of-a-kind textured art yarns of 50 yards each for sale on her Rock Garden Alpacas Etsy shop. 

I'm secretly hoping she has a few yards left over for her "big" sister's dolls or mixed media projects....lol




Great News For Our We Love Books Custom Fabrics




We have great news! Our "We Love Books" custom fabric designs are now available for purchase in our Linda Walsh Originals Spoonflower shop and in our "We Love Books" Custom Products Gallery.

If you love books you'll love our new fabric designs.

For The Love of Fabric Designs


Our individual designs are as follows: