Sunday, October 06, 2013

Just Released New Handmade Baby Shower Decorations and Gifts



"Sleepy Baby Booties Set" 3 1/2" by 4" Baby Shower Favors Ornaments Set

"Sleepy Baby Booties" are two of the most adorable baby favors you'd ever want to meet.  They're just so cheery, so positive, and so happy to be part of your special event.

"Sleepy Baby Booties" make adorable favors for any baby shower and adorable decorations or ornaments for any mother-to-be or grandmother-to-be. Actually, they're a great way to tell just about anyone that you are expecting.


"Baby Bootie Time Set", 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" Baby Shower Shoe Favor Ornaments Set 

"Baby Bootie Time" is a set of four adorable 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" baby shoe favor ornaments. All of the baby shoe favors are made out of wool felt and each of the shoes is embroidered in its' own special way.

"Baby Bootie Time" is a wonderful set of  four adorable shoe favor ornaments and is perfect as a gift for any baby shower or as a gift for any mother-to-be or grandmother-to-be.  Actually, they're a great way to tell just about anyone that you are expecting.

Friday, October 04, 2013

The Von Trapp Family Lodge


When I went to my niece's wedding this past weekend I had the opportunity to stay at The Von Trapp Family Lodge In Vermont.  Thought you might like to see some of the pictures I took up there.  It was just beautiful.

 View from my window.

 Front door of the lodge.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

New Halloween Cut and Sew Kits and Handmade Ornaments Sets



Dollie Halloween Group Cut and Sew Kit - Creates Five 3" by 5" Cotton Fabric Halloween Witch, Ghost, and Frankenstein Doll Ornaments

To buy our cut and sew Halloween doll ornaments group kit please CLICK HERE.
To buy our handmade machine stitched cut and sew Halloween doll ornaments group please CLICK HERE.
To buy our blanket stitch embroidered edges cut and sew Halloween doll ornaments group please CLICK HERE.

Cut and Sew Kit Contents: Five (5) pieces, as shown above, consisting of one each of the Halloween Group cut and sew cotton fabric piece designs and instructions for finishing the ornaments one of two different ways. Kit DOES NOT include sewing thread, poly-fil, warm and natural or batting, and DMC color coordinated embroidery floss needed to create the ornaments one of two different ways.

Instructions included for finishing the ornaments via machine stitching as shown in the picture at the top of the collage shown above. Kit does not include poly-fil, sewing thread, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments.

Or, blanket stitch embroider the edges of the ornaments as shown in the picture at the bottom of the collage shown above. Kit includes how-to tutorial for blanket stitching. Kit does not include warm and natural or batting, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments this way.

The Halloween cut and sew kit contains 1 fabric piece for each of the following cut and sew custom cotton fabric doll ornaments:

 1)  Care For Some Brew Virginia Cut and Sew Witch Doll Ornament
 2)  Scarier Per Pound, David Cut and Sew Ghost Doll Ornament
 3)  Wickedly Plump, Dot Cut and Sew Witch Doll Ornament
 4)  Primitive Andy Frankenstein Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 5)  Primitive Annie Witch Cut and Sew Doll Ornament




Cut and Sew Kit Finishing Instructions Per Piece
Additional Supplies Needed -Poly-fil, Sewing Thread, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For The Hanger For Each Piece.
1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.
2)  Place right sides together and sew 1/8” away from outer doll line leaving a small opening on the bottom for turning.
3)  Trim seam and clip edges.
4)  Turn right side out and stuff with poly-fil.
5)  Hand sew small opening closed with the sewing thread.
6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of the color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.

Copyright © 2004-2015 Linda Walsh Originals—Designs by Linda Walsh - Kit and Contents For Personal Use Only.

Alternative Method #1 For Blanket Stitch Finishing Each Piece Along The Edges:
Additional Supplies Needed - Warm and Natural or Batting, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For Each Piece
1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.
2)  Using the front doll piece as a guide cut two pieces out of warm and natural or batting.
3)  Place the two doll pieces wrong sides together and then insert  the warm and natural or batting pieces in between the two pieces and pin along the sides to hold.
4)  Trim the edges so the pieces and warm and natural or batting  outer edges are even.
5)  Blanket stitch  1/8” - 1/4” away from outer edges with 6 strands of color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.
6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.

Copyright © 2004-2015 Linda Walsh Originals—Designs by Linda Walsh - Kit and Contents For Personal Use Only

I've Been Sewing, Sewing and Sewing


Over the years I've written about sewing and how my family has "sewing in our bones."  I sew, my sister sews, my sister-in-laws sew, my nieces sew, my mother sewed, my grandmother sewed, my aunts all sewed, and my great grandmothers and aunts all sewed.  Suffice to say I come from a long line of sewers.

There's no doubt about it. We're a sewing family. We've got sewing in our bones!

Personally, I just love to sew. You might even say that not only do I have "sewing in my bones" but, I have a "need to sew." But, what does that mean?

Anyone who loves to sew knows what I mean when I say "I just have an urge to sew." An overwhelming desire to create. And when you do, you get into a mode - "a sewing mode" which may last for days on end. Sometimes, even months on end. You must be wondering, "Is that relaxing?" For me it is. It's the best form of relaxation.