Tuesday, September 27, 2016

How To Make A Quick and Easy Clothespin Snowman - Clive


I love working with clothespin dolls and stands as you can make just about any type of character including snowmen.    So, I decided one weekend to make a couple  with a miniature sled and broom attached.

I'm happy to report that they were very easy to make.  Here's how I made mine:

Supplies Needed:

3 3/4" Unfinished  Clothespin Doll and Stand
5/8" Unfinished Miniature Wood Bowl
1/2" Unfinished Miniature Wood Spool
Acrylic Paint (White, Black, Orange)
Blush (Pink)
Brushes
Matte Finish or Mod Podge
Low Temperature Glue Gin and Glue
Wool Fabric Scrap - 8" long by 1/2" Wide (For Scarf)
3" Miniature Broom
1 3/4" Miniature Metal and Wood Sled
Pencil
Wood Glue

Instructions:

1)  Put the unfinished clothespin doll in the unfinished stand.
2)  Glue the 5/8" unfinished miniature wood bowl to the top of the clothespin with the wood glue. Wipe off any excess glue and let it set.
3)  Glue the 1/2" unfinished miniature wood spool to the inside of the unfinished miniature wood bowl with the wood glue to form the top hat. Wipe off any excess glue and let it set.
4)  Paint the top, bottom, back, front, and sides of the combined snowman clothespin doll and stand with top hat with the white acrylic paint. Let dry.
5) Paint the top, sides, and bottom of the top hat (i.e. miniature wood bowl and miniature wood spool) with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
6)  Using the diagram below as a guide lightly draw the eyes, eyebrows, and nose for the snowman on the head of the clothespin with the pencil.  Lightly draw dots for the mouth of the snowman with the pencil.  Lightly draw 3 circles for the coals an inch below the mouth down the center of the snowman with the pencil.


7)  Paint the snowman nose with the orange acrylic paint. Let dry.
8)  Paint the eyes and eyebrows with the black acrylic paint.  Let dry.
9)  Paint dots for the mouth with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
10)  Paint three coals down the front center of the snowman's belly with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
11) Brush matte finish or mod podge on the top, bottom, sides, front, and back of the snowman. Let dry.
12)  Apply the pink blush to the cheeks.
13) Fringe the top and bottom of the 8" long wool fabric scrap for the scarf and then wrap it around the neck of the snowman just below the head of the clothespin. Create a center knot to secure the scarf. Trim and fringe both ends.
14) Glue the miniature broom to the right front side of the snowman with the low temperature glue.
15) Glue the miniature metal and wood sled to the bottom left hand side of the snowman with the low temperature glue.

Your snowman is done. Enjoy!

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How To Make A Quick and Easy Stick Snowman Ornament - Stick Me Right


It's no secret that I hate snow, but love creating snowmen.  Go figure!  As a result I've made quite a few snowman of all different shapes and sizes.  Some require a lot of work and some are quick and easy

I love working with popsicle sticks as they are easy to paint and can be made into just about any seasonal or holiday ornament decoration you might want - like a snowman.  So, I decided one weekend to make a few.  I'm happy to report that they were very easy to make.

As snowmen go they don't get much cuter than "Stick Me Right Snowman Ornament."

Stick Me Right Snowman Ornament is a handmade 5" painted wooden Popsicle stick snowman with an adorable face,  fringed flannel scarf wrapped around his neck, and long fabric cap on his head.

Here's how I made my "Stick Me Right" snowman ornaments:

Supplies Needed:

4 1/2" by 3/8" by 1/16" Unfinished Wood Popsicle Stick
Sandpaper
Acrylic Paint (White, Black, Orange)
Blush (Pink)
Paper Towel
Brushes
Matte Finish or Mod Podge
Low Temperature Glue Gin and Glue
Flannel Fabric Scrap - 8" long by 1/2" Wide (For Scarf)
Wool Fabric Scrap - 1" wide by 8" long
Rope or Braid - 8" long
Pencil

Instructions:

1)  Lightly sand the unfinished popsicle stick.  Wipe off with a wet paper towel and let dry.
2)  Paint the top, bottom, back, front, and sides of the popsicle stick with the white acrylic paint. Let dry.
3)  Using the diagram below as a guide lightly draw the eyes, eyebrows, and nose for the snowman about 3/4" down from the top of the popsicle stick with the pencil.  Lightly draw dots for the mouth of the snowman with the pencil.  Lightly draw 6 circles for the coals an inch below the mouth down the center of the snowman with the pencil.


4)  Paint the snowman nose with the orange acrylic paint. Let dry.
5)  Paint the eyes and eyebrows with the black acrylic paint.  Let dry.
6)  Paint dots for the mouth with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
7)  Paint six coals down the front center of the snowman's belly with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
8) Brush matte finish or mod podge on the top, bottom, sides, front, and back of the snowman. Let dry.
9)  Apply the pink blush to the cheeks.
10)  Using the illustration as a guide glue the ends of the 8" rope or braid to the back of the popsicle stick below the face and where the scarf will be with the low temperature glue.
11) Using the illustration as a guide fringe the top and bottom of the 8" long flannel fabric scrap for the scarf and then wrap it around the neck of the snowman just below his mouth. Create a center knot to secure the scarf. Trim and fringe both ends.
12) Using the illustration as a guide glue the center of one of the 1" sides of the 8" wool fabric scarf to the front top of the popsicle strip about 1/2" down (or just above the eyebrows) with the low temperature glue.  Wrap the left and right sides of the 8" wool fabric scrap around to the back of the snowman overlapping one side over the other until it is flush with the sides of the popsicle stick. Glue the 8" long overlap with the low temperature glue.
13) Using the illustration as a guide fold the remaining end of the hat down about 1/4" wrong sides together and then glue it to the back of the popsicle stick about 1 1/2" up from the bottom.


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Monday, September 26, 2016

How To Easily Make A Unfinished Wood Snowman Ornament


It's no secret that I hate snow, but love creating snowmen.  Go figure!

So, I'm always on the lookout for quick and easy snowmen decorations. Well, while browsing through a crafts store years ago I saw an unfinished snowman ornament that I thought might be something quick and easy for my mother and I to make for our craft weekends.  So, I bought some.

I'm happy to report that they were very easy to make.  Here's how we made them:

Supplies Needed:

2" by 3" by 1/4" Unfinished Wood Snowman
Sandpaper
Acrylic Paint (White, Black, Gray, Gold, Orange, Turquoise Blue)
Blush (Pink)
Paper Towel
Brushes
Matte Finish or Mod Podge

Instructions:

1)  Lightly sand the unfinished snowman ornament.  Wipe off with a wet paper towel and let dry.
2)  Paint the top, bottom, back, front, and sides of the snowman with the white acrylic paint. Let dry.
3)  Paint the top sides, front and back of the snowman hat with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
4)  Paint the front handle of the broom with the gray acrylic paint.  Let dry.
5)  Paint the broom top, front, and side of the broom with the gold acrylic paint. Let dry.
6)  Paint the snowman nose with the orange acrylic paint. Let dry.
7)  Paint the eyes and eyebrows with the black acrylic paint.  Let dry.
8)  Paint dots for the mouth with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
9)  Paint four coals down the front center of the snowman's belly with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
10)  Use the turquoise blue paint to draw "c's" for the front, side, and back of the snowman's scarf.  Let dry.
11) Brush matte finish or mod podge on the top, bottom, sides, front, and back of the snowman. Let dry.

That's it.  Easy to do. Enjoy!

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The Dolls Product Lines Series - Adorable Clothespin Pilgrim Dolls


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for all we have - especially if we have good health.

Thanksgiving is also a time of the year when families gather, there are huge feasts to be eaten, football games to watch, and shopping to be done. It's basically, a time of enjoyment. And, the "dollies" just love having fun, eating a good meal, watching a great football game, and of course - going shopping on Black Friday!

However, we should never loose sight of what Thanksgiving started out as - which is a time to "Give Thanks" for one's blessings. Enough said - "Let's eat!"

I know that I've told you a zillion times how much I love the Fall season and love decorating for the Fall. Well, the "dollies" love it, too!  I just love Pilgrims and turkeys and don't think you can ever have enough of them for a wonderful Fall and Thanksgiving scene. Add a few pumpkins to your scene and you're all set.

Over the years I've seen various types of Pilgrim woodcrafts and dolls.  I always have some on my to do list for the Fall and Thanksgiving season and thought clothespin pilgrim dolls would be a cute decoration for the holiday season so I made some.

They really are quite adorable and make a cute decoration for the Thanksgiving table.  So, I thought I'd create a free e-book showing you how I made mine so you could make some of your own.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Adorable Doll Pin Pilgrims


Since there's two holidays in the Fall I tend to put all my Fall seasonal scarecrows, spooky Halloween dolls, and Thanksgiving pilgrims out at the same time. They're usually up for three months - from the end of August or first of September until just after Thanksgiving. By putting them all up at the same time I same a lot of time by not having to change them out. I blend them together so they look fine for the three months.

I also like to alternate what I put up each year for a couple of reasons. First, I have so many wonderful decorations and secondly, it gives every one of the "dollies" their 15 minutes of fame. After all, we have to keep the "dollies" happy and keep the peace in "The Dollie Storage Room." Letting them all shine at some point in time is a way to do this.

Over the years I've seen various types of Pilgrim woodcrafts and dolls.  I always have some on my to do list for the Fall and Thanksgiving season.  Years ago I saw some Pilgrims made out of little woodcraft doll bodies and thought they'd be a cute decoration for the holiday season so I made some.
They really are quite adorable and make a cute decoration for the Thanksgiving table.  So, I thought I'd create a free e-book showing you how I made mine so you could make some of your own.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Colonial Prudence



Colonial Prudence and her brother, Colonial Madis, just love living in New England during the colonial times and love telling everyone they are from Plymouth, Massachusetts.

They are right proud to tell everyone that their grandmother and grandfather came over on the "Mayflower" and that all the members of their family belong to the "Mayflower Society" which is an exclusive club of colonists.

Life during the 1st year their grandparents arrived was difficult at best and many, many of their grandparents friends did not survive. They were lucky, and their grandparents did. For that "Colonial Prudence" and her brother, "Colonial Madis" are forever grateful.

The Fall is their favorite time of the year and during this season in New England their thoughts turn towards their grandparents, the 1st Thanksgiving in Plymouth, and what life must have been life for the first colonists.

Neither "Colonial Prudence" or "Colonial Madis" have any delusions as to how difficult it was. They have been hearing about it their whole life from their parents. They can probably recite the story line by line. In fact, Colonial Madis does from time to time when he and Colonial Prudence are alone.

Colonial Prudence is too well mannered and well behaved to ever push that envelope too far with her parents. She is every bit the respectful daughter.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Colonial Madis


Colonial Prudence and her brother, Colonial Madis, just love living in New England during the colonial times and love telling everyone they are from Plymouth, Massachusetts.

They are right proud to tell everyone that their grandmother and grandfather came over on the "Mayflower" and that all the members of their family belong to the "Mayflower Society" which is an exclusive club of colonists.

Life during the 1st year their grandparents arrived was difficult at best and many, many of their grandparents friends did not survive. They were lucky, and their grandparents did. For that "Colonial Prudence" and her brother, "Colonial Madis" are forever grateful.

The Fall is their favorite time of the year and during this season in New England their thoughts turn towards their grandparents, the 1st Thanksgiving in Plymouth, and what life must have been life for the first colonists.

Neither "Colonial Prudence" or "Colonial Madis" have any delusions as to how difficult it was. They have been hearing about it their whole life from their parents. They can probably recite the story line by line. In fact, Colonial Madis does from time to time when he and Colonial Prudence are alone.

Colonial Prudence is too well mannered and well behaved to ever push that envelope too far with her parents. She is every bit the respectful daughter.

Linda's How-Do-I Series Free E-Book - How To Make 3 Adorable Snowman Ornaments


Snowmen make wonderful decorations for the Christmas holiday season and for the Winter.


Plump John Snowman Ornament is the most adorable handmade 4" painted wooden plump snowman with an adorable face, fabric scrap scarf wrapped around his neck, blue "Bring On The Snow" heart, and knit cap on his head.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

How To Make A Fast and Easy Miniature Snowman Duo Decoration


Several years ago while my mother and I were shopping at a craft show in Sturbridge we saw a booth from a crafter who was selling beautiful clocks with shadow box bottoms that had three shelves that you could add mini holiday and seasonal decorations to.  We were in need of a clock for our family room so I bought a burgundy colored clock, which is shown in the picture below.


I thought it would make for a great clock and area to decorate for the various seasons and holidays. The only problem with the clock was it was so heavy we had a hard time carrying it to the car.

So, of course, I set about gathering various miniatures to decorate my new clock.

I had bought several unfinished wood snowman pieces at a craft store years before and hadn't used them as of yet.  I decided they would be perfect so I decided to finish them.  Here's what I did:

Supplies Needed:

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Plymouth Kathy - Pilgrim Doll 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.

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

The Dolls Product Lines Series - I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim - Pilgrim Doll 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.

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Ghosts

Boo! Hoo! Billy 


We all know that ghosts are supposed to be scary! That's their mission - to scare everyone at Halloween, especially the little children.

Well, what if there's a ghost that doesn't want to scare anyone - especially little children.

A ghost that just wants to be friends with everyone and a ghost that doesn't just want to be visible at one time of the year.

A ghost that wants to celebrate Christmas, and New Year's Day, and St. Patrick's Day, and Easter, and the 4Th of July, and any of the other holidays.

A ghost that wants to have a family someday of 12 little ghosts running around.

A ghost that is nice and kind and thoughtful and considerate.

Well, that would be "Boo! Hoo! Billy."

"Boo! Hoo! Billy" is tired of being viewed as mean and nasty and malicious. He's never been nor does he ever want to be anything like that. He just wants to be a normal person with a normal life.

Is that too much to ask? "Boo! Hoo! Billy" doesn't think so.

"Boo! Hoo! Billy" is a 7" primitive ghost ornament with a coffee stained white muslin cloth body and embroidered face. He is wearing a shredded shirt that he thinks fits him very well and isn't frightful at all. In fact, he will right proudly tell you that he made it himself.

Not only is he a very friendly ghost, but a very handy one, too. He'll need to be after all if he wants to have 12 little ghosts someday. Wouldn't you agree?

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Witches


With Halloween comes the most recognized of the villains - the witches.

That got me to thinking a little bit about witches. And, of course, when I get to thinking about something I inevitably wonder about their history and what started the fear of "witches?" This fear might better be defined as a "manic craze" that lasted for hundreds of years. YIKES!

Now, I might be a little more curious about "witches" than I should be. You see, I was actually born in the state that is notorious for witches, witchcraft, and witch trials. Plus, in my genealogy search I found there may be a witch or two in my family in the past! YIKES!

Maybe I'm actually a modern day witch? Nah!!!! Witches don't like Victorian dolls - or do they?

If you'd like to learn a little bit about the history of witches please read my "A Little Witch History!" post.

I, personally, have made many witches and have designed many witch doll patterns for my Linda Walsh Originals website.   I have also designed several custom fabrics using some of my witch designs and have also made many witches based on other designers patterns.  Some of the witches I have designed have their own product lines which include e-patterns, handmade dolls, custom fabric designs, products made using their custom fabric designs, and products for home decor, accessories, and everyday use.




Primitive Witchy Annie 


Watch out for her. She can be quite frightening when she wants to be.

Sometimes she gets lonely and tries to be nice. Everyone needs a little company from time to time. Even Primitive Witchy Annie. Don't you feel bad for her?

In fact, she'd actually like to have some real friends. That way she could always call them when she's lonely and when she can feel a real "Watch Out My Pretty I'm Going To Get You!" mood coming on.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Primitive Andy Frankenstein



Don't be frightened. He won't harm you. He's no scary Frankenstein! In fact, he's basically harmless.

He might be a "Frankenstein" in essence or appearance, but he considers himself just another "primitive."

"Primitive Andy Frankenstein" just loves the fact that he's coffee stained throughout.

Why? Because it provides him with a wonderful tan on his face and a wonderful aroma everywhere he goes.

In fact, other primitives often ask where he got his "coffee glow" and his "coffee aroma." Primitive Andy Frankenstein just boasts "My Linda" gave it to me. She's wonderful.

Primitive Andy Frankenstein might look like a regular Frankenstein, but he knows better. He knows he's a "Primitive" and that makes him special.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Little Witch History!


With Halloween comes the most recognized of the villains - the witches.

That got me to thinking a little bit about witches. And, of course, when I get to thinking about something I inevitably wonder about their history and what started the fear of "witches?" This fear might better be defined as a "manic craze" that lasted for hundreds of years. YIKES!

Now, I might be a little more curious about "witches" than I should be. You see, I was actually born in the state that is notorious for witches, witchcraft, and witch trials. Plus, in my genealogy search I found there may be a witch or two in my family in the past! YIKES!

Maybe I'm actually a modern day witch? Nah!!!! Witches don't like Victorian dolls - or do they?

So, where did it all begin?

The most notorious of the witch lore was the Salem witch trials and the Smithsonian.com website has a wonderful history of the Salem witch trials entitled: A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials - One town's strange journey from paranoia to pardon - Smithsonian.com, October 24, 2007 - - By Jess Blumberg. It is well worth reading.

But, before the witch trials where did the fear of witches begin?

Some Of My Linda Walsh Originals Custom Fabric Designs Are Now Available At Sproutpatterns.com



We have wonderful news.  Some of my Linda Walsh Originals Custom Fabrics Victorian designs are available on the Archer Button Up Shirt project pattern design at my LWOriginals Sprout Patterns Projects page at Sproutpatterns.com .  I'm listed under LWOriginals.

According to the Sproutpatterns.com website: Sprout Patterns is a new service that offers public indie sewing patterns that you combine with Spoonflower designs to create customized cut and sew projects. Each project is digitally printed by Spoonflower at their Durham, NC headquarters. We take out all the work of putting a sewing pattern onto fabric and leave you with the fun of creating garments and accessories.

Simply put, just choose your sewing pattern from our curated collection, then fill it with your design of choice from Spoonflower's marketplace. Select your size and type of fabric, and we do all the rest! You will receive a package that includes a digitally printed custom sewing pattern, instructions and the original PDF pattern with all sizes.



So far I have 16 different Victorian Archer Button Up Shirt designs and hope to add more in the near future.  Just click on the shirt you like below:

Our New Linda Walsh Originals Custom Fabric Designs Product Line At Roostery.com


We have wonderful news.  Our Linda Walsh Originals Custom Fabrics designs are available on several different household products at our "Linda Walsh Originals" Roostery.com Shop. "


According to the Roostery.com website: Founded in December 2015, Roostery is building a unique home décor marketplace where you'll be able to select from over 350,000 indie surface designs or upload your own patterns and bring them to life on an array of home décor products. We plan to offer a wide array of custom-made home décor products, from throw pillows and tea towels to chairs and couches to duvets and sheets. All of our products will be created with Spoonflower fabric, printed in Durham, NC, and then custom made in the United States.

So far there are two different types of throw pillows (Serama and Catalan), cloth dinner napkins, cloth cocktail napkins, linen tea towels, cloth placemats, and two types of chairs (Venda Sloped Arm Chair and Maran Slipper Chair).

Check out all our designs by clicking on the product links below:.


A New Product Line and Category For It's Raining Doll Parties With Two Designs - We Love Books and Hawk Family Books



We have wonderful news.  Our "It's Raining Doll Parties"  has an adorable new product line - "We Love Books" with the two graphics shown above. " We Love Books" is shown in the picture above on the left and "Hawk Family Books" is shown in the picture above on the right.

There are currently 28 new products in this line right now, but we will be adding more so be sure to visit our "We Love Books" category in our "It's Raining Doll Parties Gallery."


See other gifts available on Zazzle.


We also have several "We Love Books" custom fabric designs products available at our "Linda Walsh Originals" Roostery.com shop. 

So far we have two different types of pillows, cloth dinner napkins, cloth cocktail napkins, linen tea towels, cloth placemats, and two types of chairs which have been upholstered with our "We Love Books" designs. Check them out. You're going to love them.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

It's That Time Of The Year - For The Love Of Pumpkins and Scarecrows


What would the Fall season be for crafters without pumpkins and scarecrows?  They're an integral part of everything Fall.  Just as integral  as blowing leaves, hay bales, and crows. Given how versatile they are they're a favorite design for crafters.

I love designing pumpkin and scarecrow dolls, crafts, custom fabric, ornaments, Fall mixed media collages, and so much more. Here's a little run down of some of my pumpkin and scarecrow creations:




Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Primitive Andy Scarecrow


Primitive Andy Scarecrow considers himself to be the "Casanova" of the scarecrow set. Certainly the most desirable model of the "dollie" fashion shows.

Why, all the girls just love him. They adore him. They want him. Just ask them. They'll tell you.

They just love his button eyes and raffia strips. They love his floppy hat and all his clothes. They love his smile and his "primitiveness." Why, they just love everything about him. He's just so little and so cute!

Primitive Andy Scarecrow has his own line of products, as follows;