Saturday, August 29, 2015

My Mixed Media Tutu Dress Canvas Pictures Adventure


I have so many different crafting interests that when I find a craft project I want to try I rarely make more than two or three items.


That was until took a couple of Artful Gathering mixed media classes. I fell in love with mixed media and, as a result, have been making some ( make that many) different types of mixed media craft items from tutu canvases to tiny houses, to fairy houses, to seasonal and holiday collage pictures. For the last three months I've been totally absorbed in my mixed media projects and have loved every minute of it.

I started this adventure with the 3 mixed media tutu dress canvas picture projects that I made from Debby Anderson's "A Romantic Journey On Canvas" at Artful Gathering.


I knew before taking this class that I would love it so as I was going along I anticipated making more than the number of projects required for the course. After sculpting the tutu for the class I decided to sculpt a few extra's in various sizes. I love giving handmade gifts so making a few extra tutu's was the smart thing to do.


I ended up making five additional tutu's - which resulted in five other mixed media tutu dress canvas pictures being made.


Three of the additional tutu pictures I made are shown in the picture at the beginning of this post and above.


The tutu picture shown above is on an 8" by 8" by 3/4" canvas.


The tutu picture shown above is on a 5" by 7" by 3/4" canvas.


The tutu picture shown above is on a 6" by 6" by 3/4" canvas.

The remaining two aren't quite done so I can't show you those as of yet.  You'll just have to stay tuned for those when they're finished in the next few months.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

My Tiny Houses Mixed Media Mini Canvas Pictures


One of the projects from the Tinytopia & The Magic of Little Things online class being taught by Mary Jane Chadbourne at Artful Gathering that I took this summer was to make a mini mixed media tiny house canvas picture.  Mine weren't done when I posted about the other mixed media Tinytopia houses I had made here so I thought you'd like to see them.

I, of course, couldn't just make 1 - I had to make three.





In total I made seventeen mixed media items from that class.  The class called for making three different types of projects - a Tinytopia street village, fairy houses, and a tiny house canvas.

Given my new name is "lack of moderation, Linda" I had to make more.  Looking at the number of items I made you'd have to say I loved that class.  Wouldn't you agree?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

My Tinytopia Mixed Media House Canvases



I finally finished the last two projects I will be making from the Tinytopia & The Magic of Little Things online class being taught by Mary Jane Chadbourne class at Artful Gathering this summer.




The project was to create a small, simple design mixed media canvas from the miniature houses.

Well, given that I never do anything in moderation my canvases were small (6" x 6" and 8" x 8") but not a simple design.  Mine ended up being dense collage clusters of sorts. I started out trying to make them simple, but they just wouldn't cooperate.    So, dense they became.

The one shown in the picture at the beginning of this post is a seasonal Spring and Summer garden collage.


Given that we're almost to my favorite season - Fall and given that I always make something for every Fall season I decided to make something for the upcoming Fall season and Halloween holiday. My Fall and Halloween mixed media canvas dense collage is shown below.



I totally enjoyed the 3 online classes that I took at Artful Gathering this summer and learned a LOT but have to say that they were a LOT of work - especially two classes in one session. I don't think I'll be taking two classes in one session again as they took a lot of time and time, for me, is of the essence. So next year I'll be back to one each session.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Leave It To An Adorable Little Boy To Ruin The Summer Of White Faced Girls!


It was supposed to be the summer of white faced girls.  Sunflower's baby was to be the 4th cria born this summer and was supposed to be a girl!  At least that's what my sister was hoping for.


Well, leave it to a male to screw things up.  Rock Garden Alpacas 4th and final cria for the 2015 season was a little boy.  An adorable little boy.


Look at his adorable face.  How could you be mad at him for being a boy when he's the epitome of cuteness!  So, my sister named him Stachys.


Here's what my sister had to say about him:  "Here he is! Our 4th and final cria for the 2015 season. Introducing Rock Garden's Stachys a very fine, crimpy bright white full accoyo. Mom is our girl Sunflower and sire is Ideuma Creek Alpacas Accoyo Truman co-owned with Gentle Breeze Alpacas. Very exciting!!"

So Stachys joins his 3 cousins:  Gladiola, Peony, and Marigold.

Monday, August 10, 2015

My Tinytopia Miniature Houses


I don't know why it is that I can never do anything in moderation.  I try to, but always fall prey to loving what I'm doing and wanting to try this or try that.  That is definitely a formula for over doing and, one of these days, I am truly going to run out of space for everything I make.  Hubby and my sister would tell you that I'm way past that point right now.  They're probably right, but when my creative juices have a hold on me - I make way more than I should.

Such was the case with the miniature houses I made for the Tinytopia class I'm taking during the 2nd session of Artful Gathering.  My Tinytopia & The Magic of Little Things online class is being taught by Mary Jane Chadbourne, who is an amazing mixed media artist.  I love her class and love the way she teaches.  Her classes are always a lot of fun and filled with all sorts of different projects and methods to try.

I still haven't finished the miniature house canvas projects from her class.  I'm working on them so, yes, there will be more to show you.  For now here's what I've made so far:

The picture at the beginning of this post is a collage of the 12 different miniature houses I made.


Nine miniature houses in a row.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Eight New Custom Baby Decoration and Baby Shower Fabrics



It's totally delightful being surrounded by adorable pink and blue baby colors and crawling baby images - don't you think?  Such was the case with my eight new It's Raining Baby Showers fabrics.

All of the new images coordinate with all my baby shower fabrics and with my It's A Boy! It's A Girl! Baby Shower Fabric Collection.

I hope you like all the new designs.

Please CLICK HERE for all the fabric designs in our It's A Boy! It's A Girl! Baby Shower Fabric Designs Collection.

Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

Perfect for making baby shower decorations, favors, ornaments, pillows, baby quilts, etc. Coordinates with all our baby shower fabrics.

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


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

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Three New Custom Baby Decoration and Cut and Sew Ornaments Fabric Designs


Our "It's Raining Baby Showers" fabric designs are perfect for making baby and baby shower decorations, favors, ornaments, pillows, baby quilts, etc. We hope you enjoy our designs.

Our fabric designs also include cut and sew doll ornaments and favors.  All you have to do is cut them out, sew them, and stuff them.

We are so pleased to offer our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs at Spoonflower.com. Please note that all transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

We have lots of fabrics to choose from and have created several collections for our different kinds of fabric collections to make it easier to shop.  Each of our collections has been created to include complementing fabric designs within the individual collection and within our entire "It's Raining Baby Showers" fabric collection.


Our fabric designs are perfect for making decorations, favors, ornaments, pillows, quilts, etc. We hope you enjoy our designs.  The designs shown below are from our Baby and Baby Shower Custom Fabrics Designs Collection.


 Baby and Baby Shower Custom Fabrics Designs Collection

Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com. All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh watermarks.

© 2011-2018 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.



We have lots of baby shower fabrics to choose from and have created several collections for our baby shower fabrics to make it easier to shop. Each of our collections has been created to include complementing fabric designs within the individual collection and within our entire "It's Raining Baby Showers" fabric collection.



Our fabric designs also include cut and sew doll ornaments and favors.  All you have to do is cut them out, sew them, and stuff them.  If you'd like to see all of our baby shower cut and sew ornaments fabric please CLICK HERE for our Cut and Sew Ornaments page.

Halloween Holiday Free Tutorials and E-Patterns


I LOVE Halloween and can't wait for the Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving holiday season to decorate my house.

If you love Halloween too, you'll be happy to know that we have several free e-patterns for creating adorable Halloween decorations.  Just click the links below.  Enjoy!