Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My 2 in 1 “Spike A Peek! and Nancy Dew Drop” Country Boy and Girl Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


If you love making the whimsical cloth dolls of the Hawk Family then you're going to love our “Spike A Peek! and Nancy Dew Drop” 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.

"Spike A Peek and Nancy Dew Drop" are of the members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls. They are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. You might find then peaking around a corner, peaking over the windowsill, peaking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know. Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peak. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away. Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do. They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peak! No, not hide and seek! Hide and peak!

Spike A Peek is actually the most rambunctious of the Egg Muffs and, generally, the least level headed. He always lets the fun get the better of him and finds that, more often then not, he's in the "Muff House" (the Egg Muff Series version of a doghouse) being "muffed!" This is also known as a "time-out!" Spike A Peek doesn't use his "time-out" and being "muffed" wisely. He uses it as an opportunity to think up his next prank. The one he's going to play on Tom A. Hawk.

Nancy Dew Drop is actually the most well behaved of the Egg Muffs and, generally, the most level headed. Sometimes, even Nancy lets the fun get the better of her and you might just hear her giggling in the background. Just listen for a sweet "tee-hee-hee" and that will be Nancy Dew Drop.



My 2 in 1 “Tom A. Hawk and Toni E. Hawk” Country Boy and Girl Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern



If you love making the various dolls in the Hawk Family and want to make all of them then you're going to love our “Tom A. Hawk and Toni E. Hawk”  2 in 1 combo e-pattern.

The "Egg Muff's" are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. And, the Toni E. Hawk and her brother, Tom A. Hawk are the most fun loving of the group. You might find then peaking around a corner, peaking over the windowsill, peaking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know. Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peak. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away. Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do. They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peak! No, not hide and seek! Hide and peak!

"Tom A. Hawk" is one of the members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls. He also happens to be "Toni E. Hawk's" twin brother.

Tom A. Hawk is anything but shy and well-mannered. He, too, is highly intelligent and loves a good joke and isn't afraid of taking on his twin sister, Toni E. Hawk, or his best friend, Spike A Peek. Unlike his sister, however, his intelligence isn't intimidating at all. In fact, Tom A Hawk does an exceptional job of hiding his intelligence while showcasing his wit, his charm, and his good looks. The girls just can't resist a charming, good looking, bit of a devil in him type of guy with a tomahawk hairdo.

"Toni E. Hawk" is also one of the members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls. She also happens to be "Tom A. Hawk's" twin sister.

Toni E. Hawk might seem shy and well-mannered, but she is anything but. She is highly intelligent and loves a good joke. She isn't afraid of taking on her twin brother, Tom A. Hawk, or his best friend, Spike A Peek. In fact, Toni E. Hawk actually comes up with the best thought out practical jokes around which makes her just a little bit intimidating to the other member's of the Egg Muff Series. However, when everyone gets to laughing at Toni E. Hawk's latest gag everyone soon forgets how intimidated they are by her intelligence.


My 3 in 1 “Petronella, The Birdhouse Lady, Doug, The Handy Dandy Gentleman and Sweetheart Faith” Victorian Snow-lady and Gentleman Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


I just love making snowmen and snow-ladies.  If you love making Victoiran cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Petronella, The Birdhouse Lady!, Doug, The Handy Dandy Gentleman! and Sweetheart Faith!” Victorian gentleman and snow-ladies 3 in 1 combo e-pattern.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MY 6 in 1 "A Bit Of The Victorian Emerald Isles, Waltz Thru the Blue Night Belles and Belle Of The Gray Ball" Wool Felt Victorian Embroidered And Embellished Dress Ornament NEW Combo E-Pattern



I love dresses of every kind, shape and size. I especially love Victorian dresses and thought it would be fun to make some Victorian dress ornaments out of wool felt. If you love making dresses, too then you're going to love our "A Bit Of The Victorian Emerald Isles, Waltz Thru the Blue Night Belles and Belle Of The Gray Ball" wool felt Victorian embroidered and embellished dress ornaments 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.



My 6 in 1 "Black Elegance Belles, Green With Envy Belles and Waltz Thru The Pink Night Belles" Wool Felt Victorian Embroidered And Embellished Dress Ornaments NEW Combo E-Pattern


I love dresses of every kind, shape and size.  I especially love Victorian dresses and thought it would be fun to make some Victorian dress ornaments out of wool felt.  If you love making dresses, too then you're going to love our "Black Elegance Belles, Green With Envy Belles and Waltz Thru The Pink Night Belles" wool felt Victorian embroidered and embellished dress ornaments 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.



My 6 in 1"Gray Is Beautiful Belles, Baby Belle Of The Xmas Ball and Burgundy Rhapsody Belles" Wool Felt Victorian Embroidered And Embellished Dress Ornaments NEW Combo E-Pattern


I love dresses of every kind, shape and size. I especially love Victorian dresses and thought it would be fun to make some Victorian dress ornaments out of wool felt. If you love making dresses, too then you're going to love our "Gray Is Beautiful Belles, Baby Belle Of The Xmas Ball and Burgundy Rhapsody Belles" wool felt Victorian embroidered and embellished dress ornaments 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.




My 2 in 1 “Grandma Aurora May - On An Expedition! and Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!” Victorian Lady and Gentleman Art Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


If you love making Victorian cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Grandma Aurora May - On An Expedition! and Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!” 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.

"Grandma Aurora May - On An Expedition!" is ready to go. She's been ready for over a year and is anxious to get started on her expedition with "Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!" "Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!" isn't as anxious to go. He loves to please his wife, but is really more of a homebody and would prefer to stay home working on his coin and stamp collections. Grandma Aurora May loves a good adventure and loves finding new places and new venues to explore. She'd rather spend all day looking for a great site for a picnic and always looks forward to their annual expedition to the beach.

Her main reason is that she loves to spend time with her grandchildren and loves cooking for them. It's not that Grandpa Lewis doesn't love his grandchildren - he adores them. It's just he doesn't have a lot of patience for his grand children's boundless energy and "ants in their pants" inability to sit still. After one day at the beach with the grandchildren he's ready to go home. Grandma Aurora May tells him to lighten up a bit. That's the way children are. Full of energy. Exploring everything. What's wrong with that?

Well, Grandpa Lewis doesn't mind enthusiasm and willingness to learn. He just can't stand little idle hands playing with the cherished coins in his coin collection and touching all the stamps in his stamp collection. And he can't leave his collections at home while he's on a three month expedition to the beach. He'd go stir crazy without something to keep him occupied all that time. Grandma Aurora May really does understand her husband and knows that she has to keep him happy or their won't be anymore expeditions to the beach. And, that she wouldn't be happy about. So, each and every year she tells the grandchildren that Grandpa Lewis's stamp and coin collections are off limits. Most of the time the grandchildren listen. Sometimes, however, there are those idle hands.......

He fancies himself quite the gentleman and expert on rare coins and stamps. Now if he could just keep his grandchildren away from his coin and stamp collection. He loves his grandchildren but thinks they need to learn the value of a rare coin and stamp collection and how destructive idle hands can be.

Monday, August 14, 2017

My 2 in 1 “Pamela With The Big Eyes Loves Her Fall Colors and Peter With The Big Eyes Loves His Fall Outfit” Colonial Girl and Boy Art Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern



If you love making colonial cloth dolls then you're going to love our "Pamela With The Big Eyes Loves Her Fall Colors" and her brother, "Peter With The Big Eyes Loves His Fall Outfit" 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.

"Pamela With The Big Eyes Loves Her Fall Colors" and her brother, "Peter With The Big Eyes Loves His Fall Outfit", are unusually close. They're fraternal twins, born two minutes apart on October 12 - Columbus Day. As a result they love the Fall and it's bright, beautiful colors, and they love being Colonial. Born and bred in Salem, MA.

So, it is no surprise that they love to wear their best Fall outfits when out for a walk on a beautiful Fall day. They love to walk down near the pier and the harbor. It's just so beautiful and peaceful down there. Plus, when they get hungry they can have afternoon tea and one of their favorite scones at a local cafe.

Pamela is a quiet, shy but proper, colonial girl. She was taught how to be a gracious lady and believes in being proper, friendly and courteous at all times - especially when out in public. Her only problem is that everyone keeps looking at her and her big, beautiful eyes - especially the young "gentlemen.". With all the eyes on her she gets self-conscious and starts to blush. And, when that happens she blushes from head to toe. Then all the young gentleman can't help themselves and vie for her attention - which irks her brother, Peter, to no end.

All in all Pamela is the epitome of a proper Colonial girl. If only the young "gentlemen" would leave her alone.

Peter is a terrific brother but is a tad conceited. He also has a bit of a temper - especially when it comes to his sister and all the young "gentlemen" vying for her attention. He knows she is absolutely beautiful with her big, beautiful eyes but hates all the attention she gets from the young "gentleman." Since he also has big, beautiful eyes he gets an enormous amount of attention himself from all the young "ladies." Of course, he doesn't mind this. That's okay. Its' just not okay for Pamela.

Pete is the epitome of a Colonial "gentleman" - except when it comes to his sister, Pamela, and his temper gets the better of him.

My “Sweet Julianna” Primitive Art Doll New E-Pattern


“Sweet Julianna”, 12” Primitive Art Doll E-Pattern -“Gray Is Beautiful” Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner - 13 Pages

"Sweet Julianna! Sweet Julianna!" There should be a song about "Sweet Julianna."

Sweet Julianna is a sweet and shy young primitive woman. She doesn't want to intrude. She just wants to help where ever she can.

She loves cleaning, gardening, sewing, crafting, decorating and cooking. She's extremely creative and oh so clever.

She was "Martha Stewart" before Martha was.

Sweet Julianna is just the sweetest little thing. You can't help but love her. And, she has a head of the most gorgeous dark gray curly hair that you'd ever want to see. It is so thick that it is the envy of all her graying friends.

Her goal in life is to serve others and do a little crafting."

She has a mass of dark grey curly hair which she is trying to control to no avail under her kerchief. She is a free standing doll with a cloth body, embroidered face with glasses, frayed house dress with lace collar, and frayed apron with bib and ties. “Sweet Julianna” is coffee stained throughout. She just wants to help.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

My “Hilda” Doll - Victorian Faceless"Lady" Art Doll New E-Pattern



“Hilda”, 11” Doll - Victorian Faceless"Lady" Art Doll New E-Pattern - Victorian Lady Series - 1855 Afternoon Dress - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner - 15 Pages

Hilda is a very friendly lady and just loves to visit the neighbors, especially those who are new in town. She's a one woman welcoming committee and just loves to tell her neighbors all about her town and all the activities that are going on. It's a small town so Hilda is well informed as to all the activities.

Hilda is an 11" 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 lace trimmed slip is gathered at the waist. She has a ruffled at the shoulder dress with long ruffled and gathered sleeves and ruffled bottom. Her shawl is fringed and a silver heart serves as a clasp. She has long black hair wrapped in a braid framing her face, and is carrying a food basket.

Hilda just loves to tell her new neighbors all that's going on. However, don't ask her for any gossip. Hilda is too much of a Victorian lady to engage in gossip.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Doll Products Lines Series - Swing Sweetly Annabelle Boudoir Doll


"Blue Bell Sara" and her sorority sister "Swing Sweetly Annabelle" are two of the newest dolls from my new "The Long Sleek Sitting Doll Series!" Both are elegantly attired and ready for their afternoon walk. "Blue Bell Sara" is wearing the finest in Victorian afternoon attire and is an elegant faceless Victorian doll who went prematurely gray. "Swing Sweetly Sara", on the other hand, is wearing her best Colonial attire for an afternoon stroll and has a beautifully embroidered and water colored face as well as a full head of burgundy colored hair.

Both dolls belong to the "Only Elegance Alpha Phi E" sorority as did both their mothers and several of their grandmothers before them. So, they really had no choice in the matter as it was wholly expected of them that they would join. So, join they did and both are reporting that they are so happy to be part of such a wonderful and elegant sorority. Neither, in accordance with their sorority rules, will tell you what they've been up to though. It's a secret and only discussed among sorority members! The only thing they will say is that they have an upcoming event, which everyone will surely enjoy, but which they can't and won't talk about.

"Swing Sweetly Annabelle" is a 26" Colonial cloth doll with an embroidered face. Her face is outline embroidered and her brown eyes are completely embroidered. Her eyelids are embroidered with a light taupe floss. Her eyebrows and eyelashes are embroidered and her cheeks are blushed and rosy. Her lips are outlined with black and embroidered with coral floss. She has a long sleek body, long sleek arms, and long sleek legs with black cross tied boots.

The Doll Products Lines Series - Mercy and Jacob



 If you love making adorable colonial cloth dolls then you're going to love our "Mercy and Jacob" colonial boy and girl dolls 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.

Jacob


The Doll Products Lines Series - Zacheus and Ursula At Play




I love "faceless" dolls as I believe that without their faces the doll's personality can speak for itself. You tend to look at the whole doll for her beauty versus just looking at her face. There is a quiet beauty to "faceless" dolls and "Ursula At Play" is one of those quiet beauties. She is new doll from our "faceless" colonial boys & girls series.

She and her brother, "Zacheus At Play!" along with her best girlfriend, "Rebecca" are a tight knit group of boys and girls. They are all "faceless" colonial beauties who just love hanging out together. Rebecca is the most dignified of the group and the most studious. Ursula and Zacheus are much more playful and love to tease each other as only "brothers & sisters" can. They pay attention to their studies, but when their done - well, they just love to play.

Zacheus can play with the best of them. Don't let his frilly outfit fool you. Zacheus is all "boy" and as rambunctious as only boys can get. He might have a filly outfit on but that won't prevent him from climbing a tree, going down to the pond to collect tadpoles, rolling down the hill, or chasing after butterflies.

Ursula pays close attention to her studies and is very attentive to the needs of her brother, Zacheus and her best girlfriend, Rebecca. While she loves to play she never forgets her manners and always remains very ladylike.

Zacheus also pays close attention to his studies and is very mindful of his duties. However, when he gets a chance to play he really likes to do so. And, even his frilly outfit, won't stop him from doing so. He is a rambunctious and playful Colonial boy after all.

Ursula At Play


Saturday, August 12, 2017

My “Helena” Colonial Doll New E-Pattern



“Helena”, 12” Colonial Doll E-Pattern -“Gray Is Beautiful” Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner - 12 Pages

“Helena” is a PROUD member of the “Gray Is Beautiful!” Club.

Helena is a 12" Colonial doll that is proud of her beautiful grayish white hair. She's a tough old bird and can definitely handle anything that is thrown at her. The reason for that is that there is nothing in life that Helena hasn't seen or done. Everything she's learned to do she has taught herself. She's street smart, wise, prudent, loyal, feisty, and delicate, too. After all she is a female. She may be tough but she still likes frilly, feminine things like lace trimmed dresses and lace shawls. Helena kind of reminds me of the two old biddies from the movie "Gone With The Wind." You might see her walking down the street conversing with everyone and definitely letting them know her opinion on different subjects. Of course, she's also the one you turn to when you need advice for you can always count on her. If Helena says she'll do something then she will. She has beautiful whitish gray hair underneath her straw bonnet. She is a free-standing cloth doll with an embroidered face, lace trimmed dress with lace insert and floral ribbon decoration, lace trimmed slip, and lace shawl. Her bonnet had velvet ribbon ties, velvet ribbon band, and a floral ribbon decoration.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

My 2 in 1 “Chef Andy - Head Chef To The Stars! and Chef Connor - Food Is My Pleasure!!” Chef Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


If you love making folk-art cloth dolls and ornaments and are a big fan of chefs then you're going to love our “Chef Andy - Head Chef To The Stars! and Chef Connor - Food Is My Pleasure!!” 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.



My 3 in 1 “Penelope Pinhead Hawk, Dapper Devil Shamus Hawk and Ditsy Daisy Hawk” Softie Wool Felt Dolls New Combo E-Pattern


If you love making softie cloth dolls then you're going to love our  “Penelope Pinhead Hawk, Dapper Devil Shamus Hawk and Ditsy Daisy Hawk” 3 in 1 combo e-pattern.

The "Egg Muff's" are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. And, the Toni E. Hawk and her brother, Tom A. Hawk, are the most fun loving of the group. You might find then peaking around a corner, peaking over the windowsill, peaking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know.

Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peak. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away. Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do. They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peak!

No, not hide and seek! Hide and peak!

The 3rd, 4th and 5th oldest children (shown in the picture above) are Ditsy Daisy, Dapper Devil Shamus, and Penelope Pinhead.   Ditsy Daisy Hawk is the 3rd oldest and most assuredly the most "ditsy" of all the Hawk's. The 4th oldest is Dapper Devil Shamus Hawk and he is, well, a bit of a devil. He has a wicked sense of humor - in true Hawk fashion. The 5th oldest is Penelope Pinhead Hawk and she is every bit as lovely as as she is a pinhead. Common sense is not in her vocabulary.