Thursday, September 29, 2016

Primitive Tutorials, Rustic, Woodland and Folk-art Crafts & Home Decor Tutorials Pinterest Board



I was first introduced to primitives with something I saw many years ago during a shopping trip to Sturbridge with my mother.  In one of the crafts stores we liked to visit I was looking at a box filled with patterns and just started laughing my head off. Of course, my mother asked, "what's so funny?" So, I showed her the pattern I was looking at and she burst out laughing, too. It was for a primitive cloth doll which was so ugly it was actually beautiful. So there we were - two grown women standing in the middle of a store laughing our heads off.

As I scanned through the box I found other patterns for primitive dolls that were just as ugly and just as beautiful. So, of course, I bought a few and could hardly wait to get them home so I could make them.   And, make them I did.

The popularity of primitive dolls - especially "raggedies" continued to grow and grow.  Primitive decor seemed to take over with all sorts of primitive things that could be made for one's home -  dolls, raggedies, make-do's, shelf sitters, holiday and seasonal primitive decorations, primitive animals, primitive graphics, primitive woodcrafts, curtains, rugs, furniture and so on and on.

Over the years I decided that I wanted to design my own primitive dolls and crafts of various shapes and sizes and create patterns for them so you could make some of your own. So, that I did.


Around this same time primitive decor was all the rage and gaining in popularity online which created a ton of primitive websites, blogs, and groups. It seemed there were primitives everywhere and no shortage of freebies for creating all sorts of primitive dolls, crafts for home decor, etc. So, of course, I printed off all the free tutorials, patterns, and how-to's I found and wanted to make. Over time the primitive crafts pile kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger to the point of being ridiculous.

So, when Pinterest came along I was thrilled. I could store all the free tutorials, patterns, and how-to's I found for primitive dolls, crafts, home decor and more on my Pinterest board and get rid of all my piles. Yippee!



If you love primitives, too and would like to learn how to make them I hope you find the tutorials, patterns, articles, projects, and how-to's helpful.

If you love my Primitive Tutorials, Rustic, Woodland and Folk-art Crafts & Home Decor Video's, Patterns & How-To's board please follow my board by clicking on the link above.

Have fun adding your primitive creations to your primitive decor.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How To Easily Make A Unfinished Wood Snowman Ornament



It's no secret that I hate snow, but love creating snowmen.  Go figure!

So, I'm always on the lookout for quick and easy snowmen decorations. Well, while browsing through a crafts store years ago I saw an unfinished snowman ornament that I thought might be something quick and easy for my mother and I to make for our craft weekends.  So, I bought some.

I'm happy to report that they were very easy to make.  Here's how we made them:

Supplies Needed:



2" by 3" by 1/4" Unfinished Wood Snowman
Sandpaper
Acrylic Paint (White, Black, Gray, Gold, Orange, Turquoise Blue)
Blush (Pink)
Paper Towel
Brushes
Matte Finish or Mod Podge

Instructions:

1)  Lightly sand the unfinished snowman ornament.  Wipe off with a wet paper towel and let dry.
2)  Paint the top, bottom, back, front, and sides of the snowman with the white acrylic paint. Let dry.
3)  Paint the top sides, front and back of the snowman hat with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
4)  Paint the front handle of the broom with the gray acrylic paint.  Let dry.
5)  Paint the broom top, front, and side of the broom with the gold acrylic paint. Let dry.
6)  Paint the snowman nose with the orange acrylic paint. Let dry.
7)  Paint the eyes and eyebrows with the black acrylic paint.  Let dry.
8)  Paint dots for the mouth with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
9)  Paint four coals down the front center of the snowman's belly with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
10)  Use the turquoise blue paint to draw "c's" for the front, side, and back of the snowman's scarf.  Let dry.
11) Brush matte finish or mod podge on the top, bottom, sides, front, and back of the snowman. Let dry.

That's it.  Easy to do. Enjoy!

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Linda's How-Do-I Series Free E-Book - How I Made An Adorable Winter Mitten Woodcaft Decoration


I like various kinds of decorations for the winter season. Some of the decorations I like to put out during this period are snowmen, polar bears, skaters, Victorian snow-ladies, and mittens. That's right - mittens!

I made an adorable 5" woodcraft mitten a few years ago and love putting it out every winter season. It makes an adorable decoration.

So, I thought you might enjoy a free e-book showing you how to make a woodcraft mitten of your own.  Enjoy!

Linda's How-Do-I Series Free E-Book - How To Make Sylvia A 6 1/2" Self-Standing Snow-lady Woodcraft


Sylvia and Gus like to do everything together. Whether they're at the grocery store, or at the movies, or at the library - they're always together. It doesn't even matter if they're just out standing in the snow. They're always happy to be together. Or course, if it's snowing Gus always brushes a path for Sylvia to walk in.


Sylvia is a 7" self-standing painted wood snow-lady with a painted and blushed face. Her wood hat is painted black and adorned with a flannel band. She has a flannel scarf tied around her neck, a matching scarf tied around her bonnet and has a cotton shawl tied around her shoulders.

Sylvia couldn't be happier. She and Gus were going to the mall today and she was going to get a new scarf. After all - you can never have too many scarves.  Or can you?

Linda's How-Do-I Series Free E-Book - How To Make An 8" Self-Standing Snowman Woodcraft


As a crafter I just love making snowmen.  The reason is they are just so versatile.  They can be made out of just about anything: cloth, various types of clay, paper, needle felted out of roving, created from various fibers, made of yarn, wood, or combinations of any of the mediums mentioned.  Style wise they can be country, primitive, shabby chic, Victorian, folk-art, rustic, or woodland.

I used to make cloth and wood snowmen and a couple of years ago started making needle felted snowmen out of alpaca roving.

One of the easiest snowmen I made years ago was a wood snowman I named "Stand Alone John." He's an 8" self-standing snowman made out of 5/8" pine wood.  He's completely painted and has a wool fringed scarf and baby sock hat on the top of his head.  A pompom adorns the top of his hat and just adds to his charm.

Linda's How-Do-I Series Free E-Book - How To Make Gus A 6 1/2" Self-Standing Snowman Woodcraft


Sylvia and Gus like to do everything together. Whether they're at the grocery store, or at the movies, or at the library - they're always together. It doesn't even matter if they're just out standing in the snow. They're always happy to be together. Or course, if it's snowing Gus always brushes a path for Sylvia to walk in.


Gus is a 6" stand alone painted wood snowman with a painted and blushed face. He has a painted black wood hat, cinnamon arms, a flannel vest, and fringed cotton scarf tied around his neck.  And, he is carrying his broom.

Gus always likes to be prepared. So, he always brings his broom on his excursions with Sylvia. You just never know if there will be any new fallen snow that he may need to brush away. Can't have Sylvia falling - now can we?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Adorable Free E-Patterns For The Stick'em & Collect' em Dolls



My Mother and I did a lot of shopping together and thought that, instead of shopping, it would be nice every once in awhile to get together for a few hours a day to complete a quick and easy craft project.   So, I put together a few ideas that I thought might be fun to do together.

One of the quick and easy craft projects I thought we could do was to make a collection of little doll ornaments made out of popsicle sticks.  Unfortunately my Mom and I never got to put them together for one of our crafting days so I decided put them together and create free e-patterns to share.

So, please meet the Stick'Em and Collect'Em Series of doll ornaments.

If ever there was a "wild and crazy" bunch of dolls it would have to be the "Stick'em and Collect'em Series" of wood stick doll ornaments.

They love to be collected and can will fit in with any primitive, country, Victorian, shabby/chic, or vintage home decor.

They just love to hang out with each other.

Stick'em and collect'em. They'll fit right in.


"Susie, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the prankster of the group.  She just loves a good joke and loves punking her friends.  Watch out she may pull a prank on you.

"Susie, Stick'em & Collect'em" is a 7" wood stick doll ornament. She has a painted and outlined wood body, painted and blushed face, and a mass of frizzy doll hair.

Her dress is fringed and gathered at the neck edge. She has gathered lace trim around her neck and a lace waistband.

"Susie, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the prankster of the group.  She just loves a good joke and loves punking her friends.  Watch out she may pull a prank on you.

Her free e-pattern is here.


"Sammy, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the most inquisitive of the stick dolls.  She's always wondering why this or why that.  So much so that it drives the other stick dolls crazy.  She's probably got a question for you.

"Sammy, Stick'em & Collect'em" is a 7" wood stick doll ornament. She has a painted and outlined wood body, painted and blushed face, and a mass of curly doll hair.

Her dress is fringed and gathered at the neck edge. She has gathered lace trim around her neck and a lace waistband.

"Sammy, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the most inquisitive of the stick dolls.  She's always wondering why this or why that.  So much so that it drives the other stick dolls crazy.  She's probably got a question for you.


Her free e-pattern is here.

Oodles Of Boys & Girl Primitive Dolls and Ornaments Free Tutorials, E-Patterns, and E-Books


When it comes to fun and easy to make decorations you can't beat some adorable primitive boys and girls shelf sitter dolls, doll pin dolls and Raggedy Ann and Andy ornaments.

With this in mind you'll be happy to know that we have several free e-patterns for making some.  Just click the links below.  Enjoy!

How To Make A Quick and Easy Clothespin Snowman - Clive


I love working with clothespin dolls and stands as you can make just about any type of character including snowmen.    So, I decided one weekend to make a couple  with a miniature sled and broom attached.

I'm happy to report that they were very easy to make.  Here's how I made mine:

Supplies Needed:

How To Make A Quick and Easy Stick Snowman Ornament - Stick Me Right


It's no secret that I hate snow, but love creating snowmen.  Go figure!  As a result I've made quite a few snowman of all different shapes and sizes.  Some require a lot of work and some are quick and easy

I love working with popsicle sticks as they are easy to paint and can be made into just about any seasonal or holiday ornament decoration you might want - like a snowman.  So, I decided one weekend to make a few.  I'm happy to report that they were very easy to make.

As snowmen go they don't get much cuter than "Stick Me Right Snowman Ornament."

Stick Me Right Snowman Ornament is a handmade 5" painted wooden Popsicle stick snowman with an adorable face,  fringed flannel scarf wrapped around his neck, and long fabric cap on his head.

Here's how I made my "Stick Me Right" snowman ornaments:

Supplies Needed:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Christine Chubbie Just Loves To Dance - Here's Christine Chubbie's Free E-Pattern


"Charlie Chubbie" and his twin sister, Christine Chubbie, just love to dance and dance and dance. Despite being - well, "chubbie" they are very good at it. In fact, they excel at it and have won numerous dance challenges.

"Charlie Chubbie" credits all his dance ability to watching and learning from his "Chubbie Checker" tapes. That's where he learned the basic dance steps and which he later perfected to his own style.

On the other hand, Christine Chubbie, learned all her dance steps from watching "American Bandstand" and copying the moves she saw. She considers herself quite the dance artist and tried to teach "Charlie Chubbie" a few dance moves but he wouldn't pay any attention to her. He thinks he knows everything and anything about dancing.

While "Christine Chubbie" does acknowledge that her brother, Charlie Chubbie, is good - he isn't so good that he's beyond learning something new. Now, if she could just get Charlie to listen.

"Christine Chubbie" is a 7" primitive chubby doll pin with a wooden doll pin body. Her head is cloth and her wooden body is cloth covered and stuffed to account for her "chubby" appearance. Her face is embroidered and watercolor penciled. She has light blue button eyes, an outline embroidered face, red watercolor penciled nose with drawn diagonal lines, and blushed cheeks with white spot highlights. Her lips are embroidered and painted red.

She has raggedy red braided and curly mohair doll hair along the side seams of her head with the lower back and sides left bald.

She is wearing her favorite purple print dress which is fringed and gathered at the neck and wrists and is tied at the waist with a floss bow. Her coordinating bloomers are fringed and gathered at the waist and ankles.

Even though "Charlie Chubbie's" ego is enormous when he comes to dancing he really is a very likable fellow. He considers himself a "good catch" as he is interested in just about everything and has a good ear for listening.

However, his sister, Christine, might not think so. Especially when it comes to listening about new dance moves. Charlie would disagree. He'll listen. He just doesn't agree! He doesn't think there is anything that "Chistine Chubbie" can teach him that he doesn't already know.

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Charlie Chubbie Just Loves To Dance - Here's Charlie Chubbie's Free E-Pattern


"Charlie Chubbie" and his twin sister, Christine Chubbie, just love to dance and dance and dance. Despite being - well, "chubbie" they are very good at it. In fact, they excel at it and have won numerous dance challenges.

"Charlie Chubbie" credits all his dance ability to watching and learning from his "Chubbie Checker" tapes. That's where he learned the basic dance steps and which he later perfected to his own style.

On the other hand, Christine Chubbie, learned all her dance steps from watching "American Bandstand" and copying the moves she saw. She considers herself quite the dance artist and tried to teach "Charlie Chubbie" a few dance moves but he wouldn't pay any attention to her. He thinks he knows everything and anything about dancing.

While "Christine Chubbie" does acknowledge that her brother, Charlie Chubbie, is good - he isn't so good that he's beyond learning something new. Now, if she could just get Charlie to listen.

"Charlie Chubbie" is a 7" primitive chubby doll pin with a wooden doll pin body. His head is cloth and his wooden body is cloth covered and stuffed to account for his "chubby" appearance. His face is embroidered and watercolor penciled. He has brown button eyes, an outline embroidered face, rust watercolor penciled nose with drawn diagonal lines, and blushed cheeks with white spot highlights.

He has reddish brown mohair doll hair on the very top of his head with the lower back and sides left bald.

He is wearing his favorite blue pants which are fringed and gathered at the neck and ankles. His favorite blue print short hangs outside his pants and is fringed and gathered at the neck and wrists.

Even though "Charlie Chubbie's" ego is enormous when he comes to dancing he really is a very likable fellow. He considers himself a "good catch" as he is interested in just about everything and has a good ear for listening.

His sister, Christine, might not think so. Especially when it comes to listening about new dance moves, but Charlie would disagree. He'll listen. He just doesn't agree!

To view and download my free e-book please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view my free e-book. Then just download my free .pdf e-book by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

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Patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, graphics, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products are for personal use only. You may not modify, photocopy, download, upload, post, transmit, display, perform, publish, license, reprint, create derivative works from, mass duplicate, re-sell, digitize, and reproduce in any other form (print, digital or electric) or commercially apply, embed, share, Email, or redistribution in any other means. Use of any of the above is prohibited without the written permission of Linda Walsh.

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Items made from Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) of items made from Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns are by permission only.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Colonial Prudence



Colonial Prudence and her brother, Colonial Madis, just love living in New England during the colonial times and love telling everyone they are from Plymouth, Massachusetts.

They are right proud to tell everyone that their grandmother and grandfather came over on the "Mayflower" and that all the members of their family belong to the "Mayflower Society" which is an exclusive club of colonists.

Life during the 1st year their grandparents arrived was difficult at best and many, many of their grandparents friends did not survive. They were lucky, and their grandparents did. For that "Colonial Prudence" and her brother, "Colonial Madis" are forever grateful.



The Fall is their favorite time of the year and during this season in New England their thoughts turn towards their grandparents, the 1st Thanksgiving in Plymouth, and what life must have been life for the first colonists.

Neither "Colonial Prudence" or "Colonial Madis" have any delusions as to how difficult it was. They have been hearing about it their whole life from their parents. They can probably recite the story line by line. In fact, Colonial Madis does from time to time when he and Colonial Prudence are alone.

Colonial Prudence is too well mannered and well behaved to ever push that envelope too far with her parents. She is every bit the respectful daughter.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Colonial Madis


Colonial Prudence and her brother, Colonial Madis, just love living in New England during the colonial times and love telling everyone they are from Plymouth, Massachusetts.

They are right proud to tell everyone that their grandmother and grandfather came over on the "Mayflower" and that all the members of their family belong to the "Mayflower Society" which is an exclusive club of colonists.

Life during the 1st year their grandparents arrived was difficult at best and many, many of their grandparents friends did not survive. They were lucky, and their grandparents did. For that "Colonial Prudence" and her brother, "Colonial Madis" are forever grateful.

The Fall is their favorite time of the year and during this season in New England their thoughts turn towards their grandparents, the 1st Thanksgiving in Plymouth, and what life must have been life for the first colonists.


Neither "Colonial Prudence" or "Colonial Madis" have any delusions as to how difficult it was. They have been hearing about it their whole life from their parents. They can probably recite the story line by line. In fact, Colonial Madis does from time to time when he and Colonial Prudence are alone.

Colonial Prudence is too well mannered and well behaved to ever push that envelope too far with her parents. She is every bit the respectful daughter.

Linda's How-Do-I Series Free E-Book - How To Make 3 Adorable Snowman Ornaments


Snowmen make wonderful decorations for the Christmas holiday season and for the Winter.


Plump John Snowman Ornament is the most adorable handmade 4" painted wooden plump snowman with an adorable face, fabric scrap scarf wrapped around his neck, blue "Bring On The Snow" heart, and knit cap on his head.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

“Susie Snow, Spoon Me Up”, 13” Country and Folkart Spoon Ornament Decoration Free E-Pattern


"Susie Snow, Spoon Me Up" could hardly wait to tell her brother, "Sammy Snow, Spoon Me Up" that the forecast was for a thaw. You see, "Susie Snow, Spoon Me Up" and her brother are very special snow people. Or should we say - a very special snow-lady and snowman. The reason being - they are not just made of snow. They have wood spoons and cloth covered and padded wood heads. So, in the event of melting - well, that just won't happen. Or, just shouldn't happen in Susie's way of thinking. Susie is anxious to see if they will melt so she'd been waiting for the first sign of spring. Waiting for the thaw. "Sammy Snow, Spoon Me Up" isn't as confident as his sister and isn't sure he wants to test that theory. He's not looking forward to the first thaw as he doesn't want to melt.

"Susie Snow, Spoon Me Up" is a 13" wood covered spoon snow-lady ornament. She has a wooden spoon body and warm and natural spoon covered body and head. Her face is embroidered and she has two button eyes and a resin carrot nose. Her cheeks are blushed and her head is padded. She has straight and thick braided yarn for hair along the side seams of her head with the back left bald. A ribbon and ribbon bow decorated straw hat covers the back of her head. She is wearing a long felt dress decorated with a ribbon trim centerpieces and brass snowflakes. A fringed felt scarf decorated with brass snowflakes is wrapped around her neck and overlapped in front.

Normally, snow people wouldn't be anxious for the first thaw. Susie, on the other hand wants to test her wooden capabilities. Do you think she's right? Will they melt?


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Patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, graphics, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products are for personal use only. You may not modify, photocopy, download, upload, post, transmit, display, perform, publish, license, reprint, create derivative works from, mass duplicate, re-sell, digitize, and reproduce in any other form (print, digital or electric) or commercially apply, embed, share, Email, or redistribution in any other means. Use of any of the above is prohibited without the written permission of Linda Walsh.

However, you may link to my website(s)/blog(s) and the individual page(s)/blog post(s) (including 1 picture) but do not copy, reprint or duplicate my website(s)/blog(s) or individual page(s)/post(s ) without my permission.

Items made from Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) of items made from Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns are by permission only.

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How To Make A Fast and Easy Miniature Snowman Duo Decoration


Several years ago while my mother and I were shopping at a craft show in Sturbridge we saw a booth from a crafter who was selling beautiful clocks with shadow box bottoms that had three shelves that you could add mini holiday and seasonal decorations to.  We were in need of a clock for our family room so I bought a burgundy colored clock, which is shown in the picture below.


I thought it would make for a great clock and area to decorate for the various seasons and holidays. The only problem with the clock was it was so heavy we had a hard time carrying it to the car.

So, of course, I set about gathering various miniatures to decorate my new clock.

I had bought several unfinished wood snowman pieces at a craft store years before and hadn't used them as of yet.  I decided they would be perfect so I decided to finish them.  Here's what I did:

Supplies Needed:

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Plymouth Kathy - Pilgrim Doll Ornament


Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday for counting our blessings and being thankful for all we have. And, Plymouth Kathy is definitely thankful.

In fact, she is so happy her positive attitude carries her all through the harsh winter months and into the spring.

She can handle the harsh New England weather as long as she stays positive. For making it through another harsh winter is definitely something to be thankful for.

And, if Kathy has her health and is surrounded by all the people she loves - well, how can you not be thankful for that.

Everyone knew that coming to America was not going to be easy. Living conditions were tenuous at best and Kathy knew this.

So, she and her family will work hard to make a new life for themselves in New England. A few harsh winters won't destroy their spirit.

In Fact, Plymouth Kathy decided to create a miniature ornament of herself for all New Englander's to make and hang in their homes around Thanksgiving to remind themselves of all they should be thankful for and to remind them that if the early pilgrims could face such adverse conditions in New England and survive, well - so can they.

Count your blessings! "Plymouth Kathy" certainly counts hers.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim - Pilgrim Doll Ornament


"I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim" is right proud of himself and quite thankful for all he has. He looks forward to Thanksgiving every year, not just for the terrific food, but to enjoy the company of his friends and family. Plus, he gets to do a little more of his favorite activity - hunting. He takes after his Grandfather Karl.

Everyone in the New England community works so hard during the year and tries to remain positive through the harsh New England winters. They all know that they can count on each other and are there to support each other.

Everyone knew that coming to America was not going to be easy. Living conditions were tenuous at best and no one knew this better than the early pilgrim settlers.

In fact, "I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim" also decided to create a miniature ornament of himself for all New Englander's to make and hang in their homes around Thanksgiving to remind themselves of all they should be thankful for and to remind them that if the early pilgrims could face such adverse conditions in New England and survive, well - so can they.

Count your blessings! "I'm Ryan B. Pilgrim" certainly counts his.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Harriet & Donald, and Lil Charlie - Snow Family Free E-Pattern


Harriet & Donald, and Lil Charlie can hardly wait for the first snowfall of the season.  They love being out in it and love getting covered by snow and snowflakes. Of course, they do their fair share of shoveling, but their favorite part of a snowstorm is just standing there enjoying the beauty of the snowfall.

Harriet & Donald, and Lil Charlie are a 9"snow family. Their bodies are made of cloth with their faces embroidered or partially embroidered. Harriet and Donald have toothpick painted noses while Lil Charlie's nose is drawn.  Donald has cinnamon stick arms while Harriet and Lil Charlie have none. Donald and Lil Charlie have adorable hats on their heads while Harriet has a kerchief wrapped around her head. All three have scarves wrapped around their necks. Donald is fashionably attired with a vest.

Harriet & Donald, and Lil Charlie are standing behind a charming wood fence covered with patches and snow. They have their shovel handy just in case they need to shovel.  Right now they're just enjoying the snow falling on them and their clothes.


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“Winnie, The Snow Ghoul”, 6” Primitive Snowman Ornament Free E-Pattern


"Winnie, The Snow Ghoul" isn't the friendliest of snow girls. You see, she's a ghoul. She's a snow ghoul.

Now you might be wondering how that can be. Snow Girls can't be ghouls - or can they?

Well, there is nothing that says snow girls can't be ghosts or evil spirits. The question is whether she really is ghoulish enough to rob a grave?

The good news is that Winnie doesn't do that and is actually a friendly ghoul. That is - if ghouls can be friendly? Can they?

"Winnie, The Snow Ghoul" is a 6" primitive warm & natural cloth body snow girl ornament. She has an embroidered face with black embroidered eyes, eyebrows, nose, embroidered ghoulish mouth and blushed cheeks. She is coffee stained throughout.

She has thick and straight yarn hair along the side seams of her head with the back left bald. She is wearing her favorite fringed dress. Her apron is a mixture of lace trim and embroidered ribbon band that is wrapped around her waist. A fringed flannel scarf is wrapped around her neck.

Winnie hopes that her ghoulish appearance doesn't scare anyone off. She'd just love to come to your house. Do you dare let her?


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Items made from Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) of items made from Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns are by permission only.

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Wilbur, The Snow Ghoul - Free Primitive Snowman Ornament Free E-Pattern



"Wilbur, The Snow Ghoul" isn't the friendliest of snowmen. You see, he's a ghoul. He's a snow ghoul.

Now you might be wondering how that can be. Snowmen can't be ghouls - or can they?

Well, there is nothing that says snowmen can't be ghosts or evil spirits. The question is whether he really is ghoulish enough to rob a grave?

The good news is that Wilbur doesn't do that and is actually a friendly ghoul. That is - if ghouls can be friendly? Can they?

"Wilbur, The Snow Ghoul" is a 6"  primitive warm & natural cloth body snowman ornament. He has an embroidered face with black embroidered eyes, eyebrows, nose, embroidered ghoulish mouth and blushed cheeks. He is coffee stained throughout.

He has raw mohair hair under his flannel hat and is wearing his favorite fringed flannel jacket which is secured by 4 large X's. A fringed flannel scarf is wrapped around his neck.

Wilbur hopes that his ghoulish appearance doesn't scare anyone off. He'd just love to come to your house. Do you dare let him?


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It'll Be A White Christmas, Santa - Free Santa Doll Decoration Free E-Pattern



If there's one thing "It'll Be A White Christmas, Santa" loves it's a white Christmas.  He loves waking up on Christmas morning and seeing a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground.  An, if it's lightly snowing all day - well, that's icing on the cake.

He is a free-standing Santa doll with a square bottom body and partially drawn face. He's sporting a large, bushy beard and moustache as well as a full head of hair.  He is wearing a green Santa outfit adorned with brushed felt cuff, hat, and center bands trim. The cuff bands are adorned with red and gold decorative trim and the center band is adorned with bright gold trim. His long Santa hat is adorned with a white pom pom. He has wire rimmed glasses and is holding a bag of presents in his right hand.

He was so excited by the snow falling he ran right outside so he's covered with snowflakes.  "It'll Be A White Christmas" for sure.


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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Help I'm Sliding Snowman - Primitive Snowman Ornament Free E-Pattern



"Help, I'm Sliding!" loves a good snowball fight and couldn't say "no" when his friend, "Give Me More Snow!" asked him to participate. So he eagerly agreed and has been helping to stockpile the snowballs all week. He, too, noticed that someone was stealing their snowballs and doesn't like that one bit. But, who is it? They have to find out and find out quickly before all their snowballs are gone.

"Help, I'm Sliding!" is a 10" primitive flannel snowman ornament. His body is two-tiered and his face is embroidered. He has blushed cheeks and is coffee stained throughout. He is wearing his favorite flannel cap. A fringed flannel scarf is wrapped around his neck and tied in a knot on the right side.


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“Give Me More Snow!”, 9” Primitive Snowman Ornament Free E-Pattern



"Give Me More Snow!" and his friend, "Help, I'm Sliding!" are getting ready for the big snowball fight. They've been stockpiling their snowballs all week and hiding them all over the park where the snowball fight is going to occur. But, someone has been stealing their snowballs and they are trying to find out who it is.

"Give Me More Snow!" is a 9" primitive flannel snowman ornament. His body is two-tiered and his face is embroidered. He has blushed cheeks and is coffee stained throughout. He is wearing his favorite knit cap with pompom. A fringed fleece scarf is wrapped around his neck and tied in a knot on the right side.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Marsh Me Snow! - Free E-Pattern




"Marsh Me Snow" just loves snowballs and loves a good snowball fight.

In fact, he brags about being quite good at a snowball fight.

So, what do you think? Do you want to have an old fashioned snowball fight with "Marsh Me Snow!"


"Marsh Me Snow!" is a 9" primitive flannel cloth snowman. His face is embroidered with black X's and his cheeks are blushed. He is coffee stained throughout.

"Marsh Me Snow" has a fringed flannel scarf wrapped around his neck. That is - if you can find his neck! He is a snowball after all!


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