Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gotta LOVE Mixed Media Art Dolls

For the last two weeks I have been having a blast taking my 5th class at Artful Gathering. The class is ART-S2-307 The Imaginarium: Anthologies of an Art Doll with Mary Jane Chadbourne and it is a delightful mixed media art doll class.

I'd been anxiously awaiting the start of this class as I have never created mixed media art dolls so it was going to be an adventure for me. And, adventure it was. I never realized how much fun this was, how much work was involved in creating mixed media art dolls and all the different supplies you would need.

I had decided to buy one of Mary Jane's art doll wood kits and to try and accumulate all the art supplies and printables I would need ahead of time. The wood kit contained the wood needed to make 3 different art dolls.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Started My 5th Artful Gathering Class - YIPPEE!

I have been looking forward to taking my 5th class at Artful Gathering for several months.  It's ART-S2-307 The Imaginarium: Anthologies of an Art Doll with Mary Jane Chadbourne and is a mixed media doll class.

My class started on Wednesday and I can already tell it's gong to be a fabulous class.  Fantastic teacher and wonderful group of students.  I just know I'm going to have a blast.

I've never created mixed media dolls before so this will be new for me.

Don't worry - I'll be sure to blog about my creations.

YIPPEE! My 5th Artful Gathering class started.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Punkin Ornaments Are We! - Free Pumpkin Ornaments E-Pattern

I decided to try and make some of my seasonal e-patterns Free

My problem is that it's so hard for me to decide. Which ones?

I don't know about other designers, but I tend to get very attached to my creations - even the patterns. I suspect other designers do get attached to their creations, too.

It doesn't have to be something that took me forever to create and make. For me it can be something as simple as a pumpkin. Sometimes the simpler - the better!

So, I thought maybe the free e-pattern I would offer would be something just in time for the Fall. And, what could be a better choice for Fall than pumpkins.

Punkin ornaments are a fun group of "crazy guys" to make for the Fall. They are 2" cloth pumpkin ornaments with embroidered faces who just like to hang out just about anywhere. Hang'em up! Stick'em in a bowl of potpourri! Line them up on a shelf or even add them to a fall wreath. I hang some of mine from the door knobs in my kitchen and line others up in a long bowl surrounded by miniature cinnamon pumpkins.

They may be similar in size, but their diversity of color and the position of their embroidered faces make them unique. It's okay to be similar and part of a trio, but they each have there own personality which is reflected in their color and their face. The punkins are happy about that.

For all my pattern creations I usually only make one or at the most two dolls. One is to support the pattern and the other is usually to sell. This was one of the rare times when I did make more than 2.

LW161 Punkin Ornaments Are We! A Trio Of Ornaments Free E-Pattern - 2" Pumpkin Ornaments - Pattern Classification - Beginner

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Friday, July 11, 2014

I Just LOVE Halloween Custom Fabrics - Some New Designs

Perfect for making doll clothes, home and party decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, etc.

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh watermark.) 

© 2007-2019 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Another Baby Alpaca Cousin For The Dollies

Mom "Zinnia" and her new 1st baby "Petunia"

Petunia standing on her own.

Petunia just after being born.

The "dollies" have been on pins and needles for several days as Zinnia was due to deliver her first baby the first two weeks of July.  They were placing their bets on a 4th of July baby alpaca cousin, but Petunia had her own schedule in mind.  She decided to come a day early.  

Given that it was Zinnia's first baby my sister was a little apprehensive as to how Zinnia would be handling this.  She came through like a trooper and to my sister's delight was very attentive to her baby.

Here's what my sister had to say, "She is here! Rock Garden Alpacas Perucoyo Petunia! Dam is Rock Garden Alpacas Perucoyo Zinnia and Sire is Accoyo Cuba Libre of Ideuma Creek Alpacas. A special thanks to my good friend Denise at Ideuma Creek for talking me through staying calm as Zinnia is a first time mom and I was not sure it was moving along as it should."

Welcome to the world Petunia.  Great job Zinnia.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Crowin Mike Primitive Scarecrow E-Pattern

There are scarecrows and there are SCARECROWS! And, then there is "Crowin Mike!" You're probably wondering what's so different about "Crowin Mike!" as I'm sure he looks like any other scarecrow. In fact, he looks quite charming and harmless. Well, you'd be wrong. You see "Crowin Mike" is a primitive scarecrow ornament with a penchant for witches, ghosts, and goblins. Hang out with crows! Oh, no - not "Crowin Mike!" They're just a bunch of birds. He wants to hang out with the "villains" of the Fall season - the ghosts, goblins, and witches. Why, "Crowin Mike" even claims to be friends with Frankenstein and Dracula. In fact, his favorite movie is "The Headless Horseman!" Oh, My!

What kind of a scarecrow is "Crowin Mike?" Well, actually he's quite the actor. He had you all fooled - didn't he? He really is an adorable scarecrow. Amiable, kind, and willing to lend a hand where ever he can. He's even willing to help the ghosts, goblins and witches do their thing. Fooled you again, - didn't he?

"Crowin Mike" is not your average scarecrow. Oh, no - not "Crowin Mike!" Scarecrow? Not a scarecrow? Actor? Not and actor? Bad boy? Not a bad boy? Just what kind of scarecrow is he? Based on his name you'd think he'd be "crowin" about what he is - but, he won't. Crowin Mike's lips are sealed.

Crowin Mike has his own line of products, as follows:

Crowin Mike Handmade Primitive Scarecrow Doll Ornament

Crowin Mike Primitive Scarecrow Doll Ornament E-Pattern