Monday, March 25, 2013

Fabric Is Just Too Much Fun

I really do need to get more focused and stop playing.  I just can't help myself when I'm having so much fun.  Of course, nothing else gets done when I'm having fun, but life isn't all about work - now is it?

Have I got you wondering what I've been doing that's so much fun? 

Well, I've been designing new fabrics for my Linda Walsh Originals Spoonflower Custom Fabric Store.

I've been designing fabrics for three years now and so far I've designed 159 fabrics. To say I LOVE designing fabric is putting it mildly. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

Designing the fabrics is the easy part.  Making items out of the fabrics I've designed is the time consuming part.  I've been toiling away and have made many, many baby shower decorations and gifts out of some of my baby shower fabric lines.  I'm still working on that line and will have several new fabrics to share with you.

Next on the agenda for making items is the Babies In The Pumpkin Patch group of fabrics I designed.  They just happen to be Fall themed and just happen to be filed with all my favorite Fall colors.  It's FALL - my favorite time of the year so what else can you expect? My creative juices for everything FALL, babies, and pumpkins will be in overdrive.

So stay tuned.  The "dollies" and I have lots and lots to show you. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

My Hydrangea In Bloom Cross-Stitch Kit - Dimensions The Gold Collection Petites

As you all know I love cross-stitch kits and love making them over the long winter season.  One of the cross-stitch kits I decided to try this Winter was a counted cross-stitch kit from Dimensions The Gold Collection Petites entitled Hydrangea In Bloom.

Like the other Dimensions Gold Collection kits I had bought the Dimensions Needlecrafts Counted Cross Stitch by Kathryn White, Hydrangea In Bloom kit included the pattern, pre-sorted cotton thread, 18 count ivory cotton Aida, gold beads for the center of the blossoms, needle and instructions.

The Hydrangea In Bloom pattern uses full counted cross-stitch, half cross-stitch and outline stitching, and beads  for emphasis and depth and this detailing really makes the picture stand out. The design of this cross-stitch gives the finished picture a 3 dimensional aspect with the half cross stitch and outlining being used for artistic effect.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The "Dollies" and My NEW It's Raining Doll Parties Website

I can remember having tea parties with my dolls and friends when I was a little girl. I bet you can, too. In fact, those times were some of the most enchanting times in my life.

I'm a doll maker and  doll pattern designer who lives with 1,796 dolls of my own creation. The "dollies" think they are human so it is never boring in our house.

I still love dolls, love to design dolls, and love to craft.  In fact, you could say I've never outgrown my love of dolls, crafting dolls and creating decorations for parties. The "dollies" and I have so much fun - especially when we're crafting that we decided you might like to throw a "dollie"crafting party of your own.

There are eleven children in the Hawk family: Tom A. Hawk, Toni E. Hawk, Ditsy Daisy Hawk, Dapper Devil Shamus Hawk, Penelope Pinhead Hawk, Wild Irish Rose Hawk, Tangerine Lilly Hawk, Henrietta Hawk, Devilish Cousin Andy Hawk, Cousin Reginald Reggie Pinhead Hawk, and Cousin Hillary's Secret Hawk. The Hawk Family as a group also has their own line of graphics and a large selection of adorable products to choose from. If you'd like to read the Hawk family stories please CLICK HERE

Whether it's a tea party, birthday party, crafting party, or friends party then you've come to the right place. "It's Raining Doll Parties" can provide you with easy to make cut and sew cloth  dolls, beginner e-patterns that are very easy to make, easy to make paper doll e-printables, coloring e-books, doll party fabric for making all sorts of items, a doll party products gallery with invitations, puzzles,  wall decals, playing cards, ornaments, table decorations, and so much more.  

"It's Raining Doll Parties" will also be posting ideas for throwing the best doll crafting party and some freebies to make your doll crafting party the best ever.

"It's Raining Doll Parties" can help you plan and decorate for the the perfect doll crafting party. 

It's also raining doll parties at my "It's Raining Doll Parties Products Gallery."

Time to craft.

Cake anyone!