Thursday, November 30, 2017

MY 2 in 1 “Put Up Your Dukes! Santa and 4Th of July, Hairy!” Country & Folkart Santa Dolls E-Pattern


If you love making various kinds of  folk-art Santa dolls then you're going to love our “Put Up Your Dukes! Santa and 4Th of July, Hairy!" primitive Santa's 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.


Monday, November 27, 2017

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.....

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Nellie” Victorian Snow Lady Art Doll


Two things today got me to thinking about "Nellie" my Victorian snow-lady doll pattern. The first is that winter is right around the corner. I hope Mother Nature takes pity upon is this year and doesn't inundate us with snow.

The second is a comment my husband made years ago. When the Christmas decorations are put away the Winter decorations, also known as snow-people, make their appearance. I always have a seasonal display in the  front foyer of our house.  For the winter season there is a large floral basket with all the winter blue colors and three of my snow-people dolls. The focal point of the winter display is my "Nellie" Victorian snow-lady doll.

"Nellie" was named after my husband's GrandAunt who was born in May of 1889, definitely during the Victorian Era. Or, at the very least, towards the end of the Victorian Era. All I could think of while I was designing her was that "Nellie" had to have been a bit on the shy, defined, and eloquent side. So, my "Nellie" had to be also.

Yah, so? Linda, will you please get to the second reason!!! Okay, okay. You know how I love to get off track. In any event, my husband told me years ago that he thinks that my "Nellie" Victorian snow-lady doll is the best doll I've ever made. Well, I couldn't agree with him more. She really is quite stunning. I have to keep that to myself though as "Nellie" is quite full of herself as are most of the dolls I've made. She just loves to be on display and begged me to show you the new pictures that I've just taken of her so you could judge for yourselves..

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “John - The First Noel Caroler! and Katie - The Noel Caroler!”


If you love making folk-art cloth caroling dolls then you're going to love our “John - The First Noel Caroler! and Katie - The Noel Caroler!” Victorian boy and girl caroler dolls.




John - The First Noel Caroler! 


"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 his daughter, Katie, and her brother, John get so into caroling that they lose track of time. Their mother, 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.....

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Dolls Product Lies Series - “Call Me Margaretta Claus and Crazy Claus At Your Service!”


I just love making Christmas dolls - especially ornaments that I can use for decorating.  If you love making Christmas ornaments, too then you're going to love our “Call Me Margaretta Claus and Crazy Claus At Your Service!” primitive Santa and Mrs. Claus doll ornaments.




Call Me Margaretta Claus


"Call Me Margaretta Claus" and her husband, "Crazy Claus At Your Service!" just love to laugh and love to have fun. They just love to hang out and enjoy the holiday festivities. Whether it's at your house or at the North Pole, they're comfortable anywhere. Especially "Call Me Margaretta Claus."

"Call Me Margaretta Claus" loves to laugh and can get to laughing so hard that she'll start to cry, too. She, too gets to laughing so hard she starts to cry and then she can't stop herself. Maybe then things can get a little crazy. All this laughing and crying and laughing and crying could turn anyone crazy. Whether she's at your house or the North Pole get ready to laugh, and laugh, and laugh.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Quick and Easy Snowman and Snow-lady Cut and Sew Christmas Ornaments



If you love to sew and would like to make something simple for your family this Christmas season check out my eighteen adorable snowman and snow-lady cut and sew doll ornaments from my "Winter Seasonal 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 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.

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 © 2004-2017 Linda Walsh Originals—Designs by Linda Walsh - Kit and Contents For Personal Use Only


The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Morning Walk, Karl” Woodland Santa Doll Decoration


Morning Walk, Karl just loves walking in the woods. In fact, the mornings are his favorite time of the day. He gets to collect his thoughts and enjoy his walk with nature. Ah, there's nothing like the early morning sun to put you in the right frame of mind for the coming day.

He is a free-standing woodsman. He has a long embroidered jacket decorated with a painted wood canoe and painted wood spruce tree covered with snow. His shirt is white and he has cuffed velour pants, socks and green sock slippers. His hat is a wool cap and he has a very full beard and mustache and long white hair. His face is drawn and he has clear plastic and wire glasses. He also has a fabric covered head and wood body and feet. Rope is tied around his waist and his snow shoes so that he can carry them around his waist. He is using a walking stick.

"Morning Walk, Karl" is a likeable guy. But, he's usually in his best frame of mind in the morning. If you want to ask him something or get him to do something - ask him in the morning after his "morning walk." He'll probably say "sure."


Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Caroling Gertie and Bah! Carols! Harpo” Country Caroling Ornaments



I used to love caroling as a child which might explain my love of  making all kinds of Christmas carolers.  If you love making folk-art Christmas caroler cloth doll ornaments then you're going to love our “Caroling Gertie and Bah! Carols! Harpo” country and folk-art boy and girl caroling ornaments and all their products..




Gotta Love Our Alpacas Fun In The Snow Christmas and Winter Products Lines Series


Who doesn't love alpacas, Christmas and snow?  For sure, I do.  Well, not snow! If you're anything like me then you love having all sorts of media for your decorating needs.  And, if you love alpacas like we do you're going to be in Christmas and winter decorating heaven with our product lines.

We started with a simple design for our handmade Alpacas Fun In The Snow penny rug embroidered mini-quilt and created an e-pattern for you to create one of your own.

Then we decided to utilize our Alpacas Fun In The Snow design to create a line of Christmas and winter Alpaca custom fabrics with coordinating fabric designs so you could sew and decorate to your heart's content.  Think of all the decorations you could make with yards and yards of custom Christmas, winter and alpaca fabric.

Then  we decided to use this design to create some Alpacas Fun In The Snow coordinating  products, such as; wrapping paper, coffee mugs, stickers, magnets, coasters, door hangers, paper napkins, and serving trays.

With all this you've got plenty to suit your Christmas and winter decorating needs.  Wouldn't you agree?

 Alpacas Fun In The Snow Penny Rug Handmade Embroidered Mini-Quilt

Monday, November 06, 2017

My New Winter Seasonal Custom Fabrics Designs



I hate the snow but love creating snowmen and snow-ladies.  Go figure! I especially love designing fabrics using some of my winter doll graphics and had a lot of fun with my new designs for "Nellie Snow-lady" and "Snow Go Noodles."

I hope you like my new "Winter Seasonal Fabric Designs Collection" custom fabric designs.

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


The Dolls Product Lines Series - Put Up Your Dukes, Santa!



"Put Up Your Dukes! Santa" loves being Santa, and usually is pretty even tempered. But, he also Irish. And, being Irish his temper can get the better of him. Now you might be wondering how that is. Nothing could possibly rattle Santa. Well, that might be true if he wasn't "Irish" and have an "Irish" temper.

"Put Up Your Dukes! Santa" is a 16" country Santa doll with a muslin cloth body. His face is embroidered and he has brown button eyes, wired glasses, and pink cheeks. His eyebrows and mustache are made of raw mohair as is his scraggly beard. His black boots are cross laced. He has a wonderful heard of hair on the lower back and sides of his head with the top and center being bald. He is wearing his favorite fringed shirt which is gathered at the neck and wrists. He is also wearing his favorite fringed and cuffed pantaloons with cross suspenders. His Christmas carpenter's apron has two large pockets in the front - large enough to fit a few of the toys he has made. And, his hands are ready for "putting up your dukes!".

"Put Up Your Dukes! Santa" works very hard at not letting his "Irish" temper show. Sometimes, however he may just have you "putting up your dukes!"

Sunday, November 05, 2017

“Susanna” Victorian Angel Art Doll E-Pattern


"Susanna" is a young, but very special angel with some very beautiful qualities and a very special charge. She is a kind and loving angel who has a very special heart. One who manifests nothing but goodness in everyone and everything. Her charge is to spread compassion, love, understanding, peace, contentment, and grace to everyone she meets. It's a tall order for such a young angel, but Susanna feels she is up to it.


"Susanna" is a 12" Victorian faceless cloth angel doll. She has a muslin body and her boots are black and cross laced. Her blond hair is fashioned into bangs in the front and long pigtails tied in the front with ribbon. Wrapped around the top of her head is a floral garland. She is wearing lace trimmed pinafore bloomers that are gathered at the waist and a lace trimmed pinafore slip that is also gathered at the waist. Her beautiful white dress has a lace trimmed center bodice with lace trimmed front to back straps, lined and lace trimmed over sleeves, and lace trimmed sleeves. Her dress is three tiered with lace trimming on each tier and gathered along the waistline. It is gathered at the neck edge and then adorned with a pearl and lace ribbon trim. Her wings are wired satin ribbons and fashioned in a bow in the back. She is carrying a small pink floral bouquet.

Susanna is anxious to fulfill her mission. Spreading compassion, love, understanding, peace, contentment, and grace to everyone she meets is a tall order but Susanna feels she can do it with your help. Will you help her?

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

Saturday, November 04, 2017

My “Presents For You” Victorian Santa Claus Doll Decoration E-Pattern


Several years ago I decided to enter one of the doll challenges on the Cloth Doll Artistry community that I belong to. I didn't win, but that was okay with my Santa. So, a pattern he became. And, that suits him just fine.

I had previously written about being "In Sewing Heaven" on a post on my Linda's Blog when I was creating him but, wasn't able to tell you the details of the challenge at that time.

Well, the rules of the challenge were that we would each have a partner that we would swap 3 different holiday fat quarters with. Each of us would use the fat quarters sent by our partner to make a Santa doll. We were each sent a simple body pattern to use that could be altered anyway we wanted. The clothing was entirely up to us as long as we used the fat quarters we were sent and, as a bonus, could add 2 solid colors. There were three categories we could enter our doll in: Silliest Cartoon Character Type Santa, Most Creative In Color In Style, and Most Traditional In Style To Father Christmas.

My partner had sent me a bright red/green fancy floral fabric, rustic pine cone printed fabric, and a light beige/cream fabric. I decided to make my Santa Victorian in nature (pray tell now why would I choose that? LOL LOL) with a long lined coat and cuffed and gathered pantaloons.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

My 2 in 1 "Yikes, Santa and Snow Me Some Toys, Santa!" Santa Claus NEW Combo E-Pattern


I just love the Christmas holiday season as I get to decorate my home with all sorts of holiday decorations including Santa's.  I love making them and have made quite a few over the years.  If you love Santa decorations them you're going to love our "Yikes, Santa and Snow Me Some Toys, Santa!" Santa 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

My New Baby Christening Fabric Designs Collection - The Dolls Product Lines Series


"Christen Me Beautiful Babies!" are just waiting for their 1st Christening.

Maybe it's the beautiful white outfits, or the white lace, or the very special occasion. They're not sure.

They just know they're very excited.


"Christen Me Beautiful Babies" have muslin bodies and the girl doll has an embroidered face.  The boy christening doll is faceless.

They both have a mass of yarn hair that is barely controlled under their Christening bonnets.  The boy has straight dark brown hair while the girl has curly medium brown.  Both have red striped boots that are cross laced and their bloomers are lace trimmed and gathered at the waist and legs.

Their beautiful Christening gown is a multi-layered combination of eyelet fabric and satin fabric under lace fabric. The dress bodice is lace covered and lace trimmed. The sleeves are gathered at the shoulders.