Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Christmas Present For My Grandson



During the Fall season I usually get the urge to make some cross-stitch gifts for the holidays.  This year I decided to make a wolf counted cross-stitch picture for one of my teenage grandsons for Christmas.  I needed something masculine and thought a wolf might be nice.

I looked at a lot of different wolf pictures and decided I liked the Wolf counted cross-stitch kit from Dimensions.

Like the other Dimensions kits I had bought the kit included the pattern, pre-sorted cotton thread, 18 count white cotton Aida, needle and instructions.

The Wolf pattern uses full counted cross-stitch, half cross-stitch, french knots and outline stitching 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 cross stitch, half cross-stitch, french knots and outlining being used for artistic effect.

The pattern came with starting and working order instructions as well as samples of the various stitches required, color coded keys (with code #'s, lengths, color names, and cross-stitch symbols) and a chart with color coded symbols.

While I was very pleased with the end results of this design there are some things in the kit and in the instructions that can be improved upon.

I was very happy with the color coded chart as it was quite large at 13" by 9" and very easy to read.

As was the case with previous Dimensions kits the thread sorter was poorly designed. The embroidery threads were glued to foam backed 4" by 1 1/4" strips of cardboard that had a picture of the color of the thread and it's number. In order to get to the threads you had to separate the foam back from the cardboard strip. Very quickly the threads separated from their section and then you no longer knew what the thread number was to tie to your symbols & legends.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Needle Felted Church Shadow Box Picture Products - The Dolls Product Lines Series



One of the free style needle felted pictures that I wanted to create a couple of years ago was a needle felted church scene that I made using the wonderful white roving that my sister had given me from her alpaca Sunflower.  She and her husband are the owners of Rock Garden Alpacas and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber.

I thought it would be nice to create a mountain type church winter scene with a church, evening stars, mountain range, evergreen trees, and oak tree and then create a free e-pattern so you could create one of your own.

At the last minute I decided to add the Dimensions Needlecraft Needle Felted Character Kit, Snowman that I had bought and created as I thought he looked cute with the scene.   I blogged about it and reviewed it in a Linda's Blog post entitled Dimensions Needle Felted Snowman Kit.

While creating some new winter custom fabric designs I decided winter church scenes would make an adorable design for fabric so I created one, then two, then three, etc.  I always get carried away.


I also designed a church cut and sew ornament as I thought it would look pretty on a Christmas tree.

So, the needle felted church shadow box has custom fabric products of its' own.  I hope you like them.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Total Redesign For The Hawk Family and Egg Muffs Family Custom Fabric Line



The "dollies" and I have been busy lately re-designing their custom fabric line.  They had been storing up so many ideas it took us several weeks to decide which designs we would use.  Who knew the "dollies" could be so creative?


Shown below are all the new or revised fabric designs that we have in our "It's Raining Doll Parties - Doll Parties 1 Fabric Designs Collection" collection. We hope you and your guests enjoy making many, many things for your girls or boys birthday crafting party.

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



Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mr. Jolly, The Pencil Tree And The "Dollies"


When we walked into Lowe's the other day I knew I was going to be in trouble.  As we entered the door my eye caught sight of the jolliest Santa you'd ever want to see.  He was just standing there greeting all the customers with the biggest smile on his face.  I, of course, instantly fell in love with him and dubbed him Mr. Jolly.

As I approached him he called me Linda and asked if I was enjoying this holiday season.  I thought he might be reading my mind but figured the joy of this holiday season was written all over my face so it was obvious to him that I was so happy.

Somehow he knew that Christmas was my most favorite time of the year.  Not just for me, but the "dollies" as well. Oh, yeah.  He knew all about the "dollies." Go figure!

I knew for sure that I would be coming home with him and wondered what hubby would think of this.  It wasn't as if we needed another Christmas decoration.  We have a few! Ya think?

Mr. Jolly asked him how he was and I knew he was smitten as well.  So, we looked at each other and knew we'd be taking him home with us.  We both thought he would look wonderful next to our new "pencil" tree, which we both love. So, we told him to follow us to the check out line.

When we were checking out there was only one cashier and one person in line ahead of us.  When we got to the cashier there was a problem.  Mr. Jolly didn't have a tag on him and she needed his item number in order to ring him in.  While she was calling the holiday department I decided to run over and read the item number off the sticker where we had found him.  I literally had to run as I could see that the line was building up already.  Yikes! People don't like waiting in line. Especially during the holidays. Yikes!

On my way back I noticed there were "a lot"of  people in the line now.  In fact, it was winding down one of the aisles. Yikes!

However, the strange thing was they didn't seem annoyed.  How could this be?  One cashier, lots of people in line and the holiday season?  They all had to be annoyed, but they weren't.  It seems Mr. Jolly had won them all over as well.  They were all smitten as well.  Phew! I wasn't looking forward to approaching an angry mob of customers.

I told the cashier his item number which she was happy to have as she was still waiting on hold on the telephone.  Two minutes later we had checked out and were walking out the door.  I thought Mr. Jolly was behind us, but when I looked back he wasn't.  He was still talking to the customers in line and they were all still smiling, laughing and carrying on.  Simply amazing.

I went over to him and whispered in his ear that we had to go home now so he waved to all the customers and off we went.

The "Pencil" Tree - Perfect In Every Way


Every year I tell myself that I'm not going to buy any new Christmas decorations.  Well, this year I saw some tall, skinny artificial Christmas trees that I call "pencil" trees and thought they might look nice in our family room.  My sister had bought a tall, skinny artificial tree a few years ago for her living room as the tree she had was just too big for the room and was really happy with it.

The problem with our Christmas trees every year is they always end up in the dining room, living room, or sun-room.  That's okay but we spend most of our time in the kitchen and family room and there really isn't any room for a big Christmas tree.

So, I mentioned this to hubby and we went to look at them as they were on sale.  We both thought it would be nice to see a lighted Christmas tree (albeit tall and skinny) in the family room.  So, we bought one as the sale price was good and brought it home.

Each year the only decorations I put on the Christmas tree are one's I've made, my mother or sister made, or were given to me by family members and I was determined to uphold this tradition as well.  I wasn't sure the tree would be big enough to hold them all but decided I would give it my best shot.

The tree was really easy to set up and when it was finished I was happy to see that all my decorations fit perfectly.  In fact, I love the way they look on the "pencil" tree as it really highlights the decorations.

I love it.  The "dollies" love it and hubby loves it as well. It's tall, skinny, like a "pencil." It's a perfect tree.  What could be better than that?



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Needle Felted Snowman Picture Products



I love creating with my sister's alpaca roving.  One of the free style needle felted e-patterns that I created a couple years ago was a needle felted snowman picture that I made years ago using the wonderful white roving that my sister had given me from her alpaca Sunflower.  She and her husband are the owners of Rock Garden Alpacas and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber.


I thought it would be nice to create a Christmas and Winter scene type picture with a snowman, stars, a tree with presents underneath and then create a free e-pattern so you could create one of your own. e After creating that I decided to create some custom fabrics using my designs.  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Victorian Dress Fabric Designs Collection




I just LOVE the Victorian Era because I love the dresses they wore.  In fact, one of the reasons I love creating Victorian dolls is because of the dresses.  I also love designing fabric and have been wanting to design some Victorian Dress fabrics for quite some time.  Finally, this year I was able to create some.  I hope you enjoy my new collection.

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

My Alpacas Love Their Apple Trees Mug Rugs E-Pattern



Alpacas Rock - Alpacas Love Their Apple Trees Mug Rugs is an e-pattern to create two 4 1/4" by 7" alpaca stitchery mug rugs.

Each of your mug rugs utilizes two 4 1/4” by 7” pieces of felt. One to sew all the wool felt pieces of the picture to and the other as back lining. The alpaca pieces are embroidered as a stitchery and then embroidered to the felt background for each respective mug rug. The clouds, apple trees, leaves, and apples are embroidered to the felt background. The fence rails and fence posts are embroidered to the alpacas and the felt background. Leaves of grass are also embroidered to the fence rails, alpacas feet, and felt background on the grazing alpaca mug rug. The mug rugs are blanket stitched around all the edges.

The pattern includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the alpaca stitchery mug rugs from start to finish, full page picture layout sheet, alpacas embroidery design instructions sheet and full page single sided pattern piece sheets. The pattern also includes step-by-step illustrations and instructions for blanket stitching.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

My 2 in 1" Kathleen Snow Queen and Alexander Snow Tsar" Primitive Snowman New Combo E-Pattern


There's nothing more adorable then two primitive snowman and snow-lady dolls.  If you are looking to make an adorable pair of snowman and snow-lady dolls then you're going to love our "Kathleen Snow Queen and Alexander Snow Tsar" 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.


“Kathleen Snow Queen”, 6” Primitive Snow-lady Doll Decoration E-Pattern - Snowlady Doll - Winter Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

"Kathleen Snow Queen" has no problem handling the cold. She is, after all, from a long line of Estonian Snow Queens. "Kathleen Snow Queen" is very proud of her Estonian heritage. She comes from a long line of "Snow Queens" and is proud to show her genealogy to anyone who asks. She spends hours and hours searching for her ancestry and has been working on her genealogy project for over 20 years. If you want to view her genealogy just be sure to reserve have plenty of time - it's a lengthy genealogy spanning back hundreds of years.

She is a free-standing snowlady with a coffee stained terry cloth square bottom body with an embroidered heart. She has an embroidered face with black eyes, cinnamon sticks for arms, large fringed flannel scarf wrapped around her head and neck, and fur ear muffs. She is holding a grapevine heart in one arm and a small “I Love Snow” sign in the other.


“Alexander Snow Tsar”, 8” Primitive Snowman Doll Decoration E-Pattern - Snowman Doll - Winter Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

Alexander Snow Tsar can handle the cold. After all he is from a long line of Russian Tsars. "Alexander Snow Tsar" is also very proud of his Russian heritage. He, too, is from a long line of Russian Tsars. He hasn't spend as much time on his genealogy as "Kathleen Snow Queen." He's working on it slowly but surely - generation by generation.

He is a free-standing snowman with a coffee stained terry cloth square bottom body with pockets. He has an embroidered face with black eyes, cinnamon sticks for arms, fringed flannel scarf and fur hat. He is carrying one ski and one ski-pole in his pockets.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Needle Felted Snowman Picture Free E-Pattern



One of the free style needle felted e-patterns that I wanted to create recently was a needle felted snowman picture that I made years ago using the wonderful white roving that my sister had given me from her alpaca Sunflower.  She and her husband are the owners of Rock Garden Alpacas and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber.


I thought it would be nice to create a Christmas and Winter scene type picture with a snowman, stars, a tree with presents underneath and then create a free e-pattern so you could create one of your own. The e-pattern includes tips for needle felting, step-by-step instructions for completing the picture, a colored snowman picture instruction steps sheet so you can see what piece belongs to what step, a colored snowman picture layout sheet that is the actual size of your needle felted snowman picture, and pattern pieces.


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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Monday, November 27, 2017

My 2 in 1 "Jerry Snow-Guy and Sissie Snow-Gal" Snowman and Snowlady NEW Combo E-Pattern



There's nothing more adorable then two whimsical folk-art snowman and snow-lady dolls. If you are looking to make an adorable pair of snowman and snow-gal dolls then you're going to love our "Jerry Snow-Guy and Sissie Snow-Gal" 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.



My Alpacas Fun In The Woods With Their Apple Tree Mini Quilt and Embroidery E-Pattern




Alpacas Rock - Alpacas In The Woods With Their Apple Tree Mini Quilt and Embroidery is an e-pattern to create an 6 1/2" by 8 1/2" mini quilt decoration.

Your mini quilt and embroidery utilizes two 5 1/2” by 6 1/2” pieces of felt. One to sew all the wool felt pieces of the mini quilt to and the other as back lining. The felt alpaca piece is embroidered as a stitchery and then is embroidered to the felt background and trees. The evergreen trees are embroidered to the felt background. The apple tree, leaves, and apples are embroidered to the evergreen trees and felt background.  The moon is embroidered to the felt background.    The fence rails and fence posts are embroidered to the apple tree, evergreen trees, alpaca and the felt background.

Felt tabs are added for hanging the mini-quilt to the mini quilt wire and wood hanger and then the base and back lining are blanket stitch embroidered along the edges.

The pattern includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the alpaca mini quilt from start to finish, full page picture layout sheet, alpacas embroidery design instructions sheet and full page single sided pattern piece sheets. The pattern also includes step-by-step illustrations and instructions for blanket stitching.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Snow Me Some Toys, Santa! Doll Products


While "Snow Me Some Toys, Santa!" absolutely loves Christmas, he also loves snow. He loves it because he gets to unwind from the stressful holiday season and make "snow angels" which he absolutely loves to do. His "snow angels" might not look like the typical "snow angels" due to his round and rotund body, but he tries his best. And, even if they don't look like regular "snow angels" he doesn't care as they serve his purpose which is to relax him.

"Snow Me Some Toys, Santa!" is a 8" self-sitting primitive cloth Santa snowman doll. He has a 3-tier warm and natural round and rotund body. His face is embroidered with black cross eyes, orange blushed cheeks, a resin carrot nose, wool fleece mustache, and eyebrows. His straggly beard is is wavy wool fleece. "Snow Me Some Toys, Santa" just loves his plaid and red Santa hat with matching plaid jacket with fold back cuffs and fold back front edge. His jacket is lined and top stitched along the edges. He is coffee stained throughout. Santa is holding his bag filled with all the toys he and the elves have made.

When it snows "Snow Me Up Some Toys, Santa" gets the elves and Rudolph and all the other reindeer to come out in the snow and make "snow angels" with him. The snow can't bring him new toys, but it can relax him and he hopes - relax his reindeer and elves. And, if you want to talk talk about strange "snow angels" just look at the "snow angels" created by the reindeer. They are definitely unlike any "snow angels" you might have seen. "Come on everyone. It's snowing!" Let's make some snow angels!"

Friday, November 17, 2017

Please Vote For Me!



I entered this design in the Spoonflower Gingerbread Design Contest. Please look for this design and vote for me.

There's a lot of designs so please be patient finding it.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Brr... It's Cold Outside, Bruce! and Brr... Why Is It So Cold, Laura!”


If you love making snowmen and snow-ladies cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Brr... It's Cold Outside, Bruce! and Brr... Why Is It So Cold, Laura!” Victorian Snow-Boy and Snow-Lady dolls and their product lines.





Brr... It's Cold Outside, Bruce!



"Brr...Why Is It So Cold, Laura! " is a very unusual snow-lady. You see, she really doesn't like the cold weather. She's much rather stay inside her finely decorated "pink lady" Victorian house than be outside in the cold.

However, she promised her son, "Brr... It's Cold Outside, Bruce!" that she'd take him to the Victorian skating party at Regency Park this weekend. Bruce just loves to skate and is getting quite good at it. In fact, he's won several figure skating trophies which his mother has displayed on the living room mantle. But, he doesn't just love figure skating. He loves ice hockey too and is also very accomplished at that sport as well. So much so that everyone wants him on their team.

Bruce is looking forward to the skating party at Regency Park. Laura would much rather stay inside where it's warm.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Snow Go! Noodles” Country Snowman Doll Decoration



"Snow Go! Noodles" couldn't been any nicer. He couldn't be anymore positive and goodhearted. He couldn't be anymore charming, or intelligent, or distinctly dressed. He couldn't be any more of a philanthropist than he already is. He couldn't be any more helpful or physically fit. He couldn't be..... Well, let's just say he's perfect. Perfect for a snowman - that is!

"Snow Go! Noodles" is a 28" squared bottomed self-standing cloth and wood country snowman. His arms and hands are wired and his warm & natural cloth head and warm & natural cloth body are supported by a wood dowel and wood base. His face is embroidered and he has indented black bead eyes, a resin carrot nose, and outline embroidered mouth. His eyebrows and eyelashes are embroidered and his cheeks are blushed and slightly indented. He has a mass of thick, straight, cream colored hair along the side seams of his head with the back left bald.

His large brimmed and lined hat with contrast bands and decorated bows sits slightly tilted to the left of his head. He is wearing his favorite blue top stitched jacket with cuffed sleeves, facing along the edges, a large button for front closure. A bow decorated pocket with coordinated fabric is affixed to the front of his body. A fringed scarf is wrapped around his neck and overlapped in the front and a fringed scarf is wrapped around his waist and tied in a bow in the front. He has a corn cob pipe inserted behind his waist scarf and is holding a large wood and metal shovel in his hands.

"Snow Go! Noodles" is so positive and so nice that nothing can get him down. Not a little snow, not a little cold, not even a little thaw. Certainly nothing that can get the average snowman down. But, "Snow Go! Noodles" isn't just any snowman. He couldn't be happier. He couldn't be ..... Well, let's just say he's perfect.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quick and Easy Christmas Ornaments For Family Fun



If you love to sew and would like to make something simple for your family this Christmas season  or to sew as a Christmas projects with your family check out my twenty-five adorable Santa, Mrs. Claus, carolers and gingerbread men cut and sew doll ornaments from my "Christmas Fabric Designs Collection."

I now have 258 different cut and sew doll designs. Plenty of inspiration for learning how to sew. They're fast and easy and are a great way to teach kids how to sew. If you'd like to see all my cut and sew designs please CLICK HERE.

They are so easy to make.  Just follow the instructions below:

Cut and Sew 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.

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.

If you don't know how to blanket stitch check out my free "Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Blanket Stitch Free E-Book"  e-book which shows you how.

Copyright © 2004-2018 Linda Walsh Originals—Designs by Linda Walsh

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Olde St. Nick - Plump & Jolly!”


"Olde St. Nick - Plump & Jolly!" doesn't know what he would do without Mrs. Claus. He just adores her and is astonished at the amount of work she can get done in one day. She's ready, willing, and able to do anything and anything she can to help.

 She might be cooking for him and the elves. They do tend to get a little hungry after all that hard work. Or she might be crafting something for the good boys and girls. There's always so many presents that have to be made. Everyone has to pitch in and help. Or she might be decorating for the holidays. They do tend to have a lot of decorations at the North Pole! Floral crafts are her favorite. Or she might be washing and cleaning. Elves do tend to be messy - especially the boy elves. Or, she might be exercising the reindeer. They, too, need to be in shape for their journey. Or, she may be playing nurse to the elves who have the flu. Elves tend to overwork themselves and get a little run down - especially the boy elves.

Or she might be running to the grocery store. Even Santa and Mrs. Claus need to get supplies. They like to shop at the North Pole Walmart. Or she might be paying the bills. Santa does tend to rack up the bills. Or she might be babysitting some of the little elves. Reading a story to the little elves is her favorite time because she just loves to embellish. Or she might be mending some of his suits.

He does tend to put on some weight around the holidays and Mrs. Clause has to let his suits out a little. Okay - has to let his suits out a LOT!

"Olde St. Nick - Plump & Jolly!" is a 24" country St. Nick from our "Pleasantly Plump Series." He is a squared bottomed self-standing cloth and wood doll. His arms and hands are wired and his cloth head and cloth body are supported by a wood dowel and wood base. His face is embroidered and he has blue water colored and sunken eyes, an embroidered and raised nose, and a red mouth. His eyebrows, mustache, and full beard are made of raw mohair. His cheeks are pencil colored and blushed rosy. He has shading under his eyes and around his nose. St. Nick has a mass of white wool roving hair under his Santa cap. His cap is lined, fur trimmed, tassel and pompom decorated, and is attached to the top and back of his head. His round frame glasses sit on the bridge of his nose. St. Nick is wearing his favorite holiday jacket and cap. His long jacket is fur trimmed along the sleeve edges, bottom edge, and front edges. It is gathered at the neck and fastened in the front with six DMC embroidery bows. A gold cord is wrapped around his waist and tied in a knot in the front. He is holding a bag of Christmas toys that is gathered and tied with zig-zag trim.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Mrs. St. Nicholas - A Little Plump, But Happy!”




"Mrs. St. Nicholas - A Little Plump, But Happy!" is one of the nicest woman you'd ever want to meet. She loves her life at the North Pole, loves her husband, and loves doing whatever she can to help him get ready for Christmas Eve. She's ready, willing, and able.

Now don't let a little bit of "plumpness" fool you. Mrs. Claus may be "plump" but she is as fit as a fiddle. She has to be to get everything done that needs to be done for Christmas Eve. She might be cooking for the elves and Santa - they do tend to get a little hungry after all that hard work. Or she might be crafting something for the good boys and girls. There's always so many presents that have to be made. Everyone has to pitch in and help.

Or she might be decorating for the holidays. They do tend to have a lot of decorations at the North Pole! Floral crafts are her favorite. Or she might be washing and cleaning. Elves do tend to be messy - especially the boy elves. Or, she might be exercising the reindeer. They, too, need to be in shape for their journey.

Or, she may be playing nurse to the elves who have the flu. Elves tend to overwork themselves and get a little run down - especially the boy elves. Or she might be running to the grocery store. Even Santa and Mrs. Claus need to get supplies. They like to shop at the North Pole Walmart. Or she might be paying the bills. Santa does tend to rack up the bills.

Or she might be babysitting some of the little elves. Reading a story to the little elves is her favorite time because she just loves to embellish. Or she might be mending some of Santa's suits. He does tend to put on some weight around the holidays and Mrs. Clause has to let his suits out a little.

Monday, November 13, 2017

My New Christmas Custom Fabric Designs


 

I can definitely get lost in designing custom fabric.  I love working on the computer and love creating whimsical designs, especially if they're for Christmas.   I hope you like my new Christmas Victorian, Santa, Mrs. Claus and carolers designs.

Please visit "Christmas Fabric Designs Collection" to see all my Christmas custom fabric designs.

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

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Adorable New Christmas Stockings and Tote Bag Projects

Christmas and Winter Themed Tote Bags

If you love to sew and would like to make something simple for your family this Christmas season check out our eight adorable Christmas Stocking projects and four adorable totes bag projects in my shop on  in my shop on Sprout.  Note: My projects are no longer available at Sprout as of November 2018.

For the stockings, according to Sprout Studios,  "this pattern is simple and fast - sew one up in less than 30 minutes!"

Just cut the project out and sew it.  Or, for a extra fee, have them sew it for you.  That's a win - win.

For the tote bags, according to Sprout Studios,  "The Everyday Tote from Sprout Studio is going to be your favorite go-to bag pattern. With a simple construction, optional lining, a box-bottom, and endless design options, this tote is a great beginner project that can be sewn together in an afternoon."

Just cut the project out and sew it. Make a lined bag or make two Christmas and Winter tote bags.   Or, for a extra fee, have them sew it for you.  That's a win - win.

Enjoy!

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Caroling Time, Jim and I Love Carols, Penny” Victorian Caroler Art Dolls




If you love making Victorian Christmas caroling cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Caroling Time, Jim and I Love Carols, Penny” dolls.




Caroling Time, Jim 


"Caroling Time, Jim" and his family look forward to the caroling season every year. In fact, it is their favorite time of the year. It's so joyous and so festive and Jim and his family are good singers. Truth be told - they practice several times over the course of the year. They enjoy singing together and enjoy caroling from house to house. And, truth be told - they're really good at it. Jim, and Katie, and John get so into caroling that they lose track of time. Penny, on the other hand never loses track of time. She loves the holiday season and loves to carol, too. But, it's such a busy time of the year for her that when it comes time to carol she has 100 other things on her mind. So, sometimes, she appears to be a little angry. But, that's not really what she is. She's harried. She loves to carol, but she's harried. And, she loves spending time with Jim and the kids. They can really get into it and sing their hearts out. It's just that with so many things to do.....