Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New and Revised Babies Splashing In The Rain Custom Fabric Designs





There's something irresistible about babies and delightful pink and blue baby fabrics. Wouldn't you agree?

I know I love them and love designing them. So, when it came time to create some new fabric designs for some of my baby shower custom fabric designs I could not wait.

I loved it so much I ended up revising most of the fabric designs in my baby shower collections. I hope you enjoy the new and revised designs from my Babies Splashing In The Rain Custom Fabric Collection.

We hope you enjoy making many, many decorations and gifts.

© 2011-2019 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.

Revised Designs For The Quilt Patterns Custom Fabric Collection






When you're designing fabrics geometric patterns like those used in quilts can be challenging. I hope you like my revised Quilt Patterns Fabric Designs Collection.

© 2011-2019 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Doll Products Lines Series - Victorian Hand Embroidered and Embellished Wool Felt Dress Ornaments




I just love everything and anything Victorian and love it when I can combine a love for Victorian dresses with a love for crafting with wool felt. Such was the case when I was making handmade Victorian wool felt ornaments with embroidery and embellishments.


I created 9 new Victorian wool felt dress patterns and 9 pairs of handmade Victorian wool felt dress ornaments that I embroidered and embellished with beads, ribbons, and lace trim decorations.  Then I created 2 in 1 combo e-patterns so you could create some of your own.


Last year I created three 6 in 1 Victorian wool felt dress patterns so you could create multiple combinations of Victorian dresses of your own.  





"A Bit Of The Victorian Emerald Isles, Waltz Thru the Blue Night Belles and Belle Of The Gray Ball"

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Shoes Products


If you've been a follower of my Linda's Blog for awhile you know I have many obsessions - one of which is miniature shoes and socks. In fact, I wrote about this not too long ago in a Linda's Blog post entitled "An Obsession With Shoes and Socks!" and in a post entitled  "An Obsession With Shoes? Mine or Hers?"

Besides an obsession with miniature shoes and socks I also have an obsession with dolls, the Victorian era, floral arrangements, history, and genealogy.  However, lately, I'm not so sure about the shoe obsession.

In any event I decided to design a few cloth shoe ornaments of my own and to create free e-patterns so you could make some of your own.  That is - if you're as obsessed with shoes as I am. And, because I had the adorable shoe graphics for my e-pattern I decided to create some adorable custom fabric.  Enjoy!

Lace Me Up! Free Victorian Shoe Ornament E-Pattern


"Lace Me Up!" is a pattern to make a beautiful Victorian black and white shoe ornament.

"Lace Me Up!"is a 6" shoe ornament with two rows of beautiful lace adornments.

She is easy to make and is a wonderful ornament decoration for any Victorian or shabby chic home.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Revised Designs For The Victorian Dress Custom Fabric Designs Collection





There's no doubt that I absolutely love Victorian dresses.  In fact, my love of Victorian dresses was part of the impetus for my Victorian Dress 1  Fabric Designs Collection  It's been several years since I first designed this collection and decided it was time for some revisions. So, I revised all the the fabrics in that collection.  There's a lot there so I hope you get a chance to see them all.

I hope you like all the revised designs in my Victorian Dress 1  Fabric Designs Collection.

We hope you enjoy making many, many decorations and gifts.

© 2011-2019 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

My New Victorian Ladies Custom Fabric Design Collection


There is no doubt that I love Victorian dolls and especially love "faceless" dolls so it should come as no surprise that I wanted to design a line of custom fabrics for my Victorian "Ladies" faceless dolls.    I hope you love all my new "Victorian Ladies Custom Fabric Designs Collection" custom fabric designs.


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Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Roxy” Victorian Faceless "Lady" Art Doll Products


They say that the roaring 20's were a time of zaniness and craziness and "Roxy" was the zaniest and craziest of the flappers. In fact, she was zanier and crazier than her 3 cousins who considered themselves to be among the zaniest and craziest. As cousins go Roxy Ash Blonde, Roxy Black, and Roxy White were very much alike and they all LOVED their older cousin "Roxy." The three were only a year apart in age, but "Roxy" was two years older. And, therefore, cooler and smarter. All four cousins were raised together. So, whatever "Roxy" liked the three cousins followed suit. They loved to dress like her, have similar hair styles albeit of different colors, and do the same things. But when it came to dancing - well that's where they differed from "Roxy."

"Roxy" was considered the best dancer in the county and there was no one who could dance better. Not even any of her younger cousins. Despite Roxy Ash Blonde best efforts she was never able to master the "Charleston." However, Roxy Black considered herself a master of the Charleston. She could move with a rhythm all her own and was fascinating to watch. In fact, she considered herself the best dancer of the 3 younger cousins. But, when it came to comparing herself to "Roxy" - well, let's just say there was no comparison. "Roxy Black" may have mastered the Charleston, but, "Roxy" owned it. Roxy White was also master at the Charleston. She taught herself very quickly and in no time had taught her cousin, Roxy Black, too. She had a certain style and flair to her "Charleston" and was also fascinating to watch. She considered herself the best dancer of the 3 younger cousins. However, she also had to admit that she was no match for her older cousin "Roxy."

"Roxy" is a 12" free-standing cloth and wood Victorian doll. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. She is wearing a fancy lace trimmed and ribbed dress with long lace trimmed sleeves and embroidered floral accents. Her dress has a pleated front panel and lace overskirt with a ribbon sash tied in a bow around her hips. She has a lace shawl and boa wrapped around her shoulders and has a long pearl necklace dangling from her neck. Her long curly blonde hair is framed by a headband with 2 feathers. Floral accents adorn the pleated bodice of the dress.

Roxy knows she is the best dancer in the county and just loves to go to the club to show off her moves. Today she is wearing her new flapper dress and has added a few surprise steps to her Charleston. She can hardly wait to see what her 3 younger cousins reactions are.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Julia Bridget” Victorian Faceless "Lady" Art Doll Products



There is a saying that "blonds have more fun!" Julia Bridget would disagree. You see, she has put that to the test many, many times. And, well, ladies with white hair actually attract the more desirable gentlemen and actually have more fun. Julia Bridget is smart, well-read, well-bred, multi-talented, caring, articulate, and warmhearted - a very popular lady with a lot of lady friends and gentleman callers.

Julia Bridget is a free-standing doll all ready for afternoon tea with the ladies. She has a lined full-length double-tiered lace & ribbon trimmed robe with a train and laced & ribbon trimmed & long puffy sleeves. Her robe's lace & ribbon trimmed collar is double-tiered. Beneath her robe she is wearing a coordinating lace trimmed dress and under that is a lace trimmed slip. She has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She has a beautiful mass of long, curly white hair which is tied in a ponytail with floral ribbons. She is carrying a bouquet of flowers with streamers and has floral accents in her hair. A floral ribbon serves as a clasp for her robe.

As far as Julia Bridget is concerned some of her blond friends may think they have more fun, but Julia Bridget knows better.

Julia Bridget Handmade Victorian Lady Art Doll

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Augusta” Victorian Faceless "Lady" Art Doll Products



Augusta has been to the ball many, many times and this time she's wearing her favorite red lace ball gown. But, she isn't excited because she's wearing her favorite dress. It's because some of her younger friends Augusta Lilac, Augusta Black, and Augusta Blue are debutantes and attending their 1st debutante ball. They'd been dreaming of this for years and talking about the dress they wanted to wear. So, of course, they all had to have dresses just like Augusta. Augusta's three younger friends are very much alike in their taste in clothing and usually buy the same clothes - albeit in different colors. All three wanted a beautiful dress with a long train. Well, maybe not so long that they couldn't dance, but long enough. They wanted lace and decorations and floral accents in their hair. And, most of all, they wanted their dresses to be alike, but not so alike that everyone would be able to guess. That was their private secret. But, different enough to reflect their own personalities. Just like Augusta.

"Augusta" is a 13" free-standing Victorian doll who wants to be the belle of the ball. She is wearing an 1850 Ball Gown. She has very fancy 2-layer lace covered and lace trimmed dress with long puffed, gathered & ruffled coordinated sleeves and a fancy 2-layer lace covered and lace trimmed lined train. A lace covered and lined coordinated shawl is wrapped around her shoulders. She has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She has a coordinated sash around her waist which is tied in a large bow in the back and floral lace and pearl accents on her chest and sleeves.

Augusta is so proud of her younger friends and thinks they look absolutely stunning in their ball gowns. Not beautiful enough however to be the belle of the ball. That honor belongs to Augusta and no one else.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Alta Helen” Victorian Faceless Lady Art Doll Products


"Alta Helen" is a free-standing doll all ready to go shopping. She has a lined jacket with lace trimmed long sleeves, lined vest with floral ribbon clasp, fancy lace & floral feather trimmed lined hat with ribbons and tulle, lace trimmed dress with lace waistband, lace trimmed slip and long blonde hair. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and lace.

Alta Helen Handmade Victorian Lady Art Doll

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Dee” Victorian Faceless "Lady" Art Doll Products


My "Dee" victorian doll pattern is named after my Grandmother Doris (who is shown below). My Grandmother "Dee" was born in 1896, went on to college and graduated with a teaching degree in 1917.


My great, great Aunt "Flossie" was a true believer of women's rights, as was my Grandmother "Dee". Both women were very intelligent and were very strong women. Both were very confident in themselves and both held strong beliefs and convictions. They both were believers in women's rights. Their beliefs definitely had a profound affect on my mother which, in turn, had an affect on me.

As an aside. I just love asides, don't I? The only weakness in my Grandmother as far as women's rights were concerned had to do with the wearing of pants. She strongly disagreed with this fashion statement and was very critical of my Mother for wearing them. I never saw my Grandmother in anything but a dress or skirt. God forbid a bathing suit. Yikes!


When I was designing my Victorian Ladies collection I wanted to make a simple Victorian Lady yet somewhat country doll in nature. Someone who you'd see strolling in a garden or park. Elegant but simple at the same time. With this in mind my "Dee" Victorian Lady doll design was born. Dee is a free-standing doll all ready for her Sunday picnic. She just loves to stroll among the flowers just enjoying the country air. Without a care in the world. Searching out the perfect spot to place her blanket for her country picnic.

Dee is a 16" Old Lady" Victorian, yet country doll. She is a cloth and wood doll with a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. A lace trimmed slip frames her inner body and is gathered around her waist. She is wearing a 3-tiered gathered lace trimmed dress with lace trimmed long sleeves and has a ribbon tied sash wrapped around her waist. Her shawl is crocheted and wrapped beautifully around her shoulders. Her blonde hair is tied in a bun in the back and her bonnet is decorated with ribbons and silk floral. She is carrying a basket of flowers.

Most of the time Dee she likes to be near the lake. But, today, she prefers a spot next to the flower gardens. It's a lovely day and the flowers are all in full bloom. What could be better than tea and biscuits next to the flower garden on a beautiful day? Just a perfect day for a picnic. Wouldn't you agree?

Dee is the third Victorian doll I designed and is named after my Grandmother.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Beatrice Maid For All Seasons Products



“Beatrice - Maid For All Seasons” is a proper maid and knows her place. She is very organized and keeps the household running smoothly. Don’t cross her, however. She knows how to get even. She has a mass of dark burgundy curly hair all over the top of her head. She has a cloth body with an embroidered face with large brown button eyes, lace trimmed bloomers, lace trimmed dress adorned with 3 tiny buttons, and lace trimmed apron with bib. Alice and Denis know not to cross her. If they do she hides all the mirrors in the house.

Beatrice is a 15" colonial cloth body doll with an embroidered face. She has a full head of thick brown curly hair. She is wearing lace trimmed bloomers, a lace trimmed and button decorated dress, and a lace trimmed apron.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Dolls Product Lines Series - “Hilda” Doll - Victorian Faceless"Lady" Art Doll Products


Hilda is a very friendly lady and just loves to visit the neighbors, especially those who are new in town. She's a one woman welcoming committee and just loves to tell her neighbors all about her town and all the activities that are going on. It's a small town so Hilda is well informed as to all the activities.

Hilda is an 11" free standing cloth and wood doll. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace. Her lace trimmed slip is gathered at the waist. She has a ruffled at the shoulder dress with long ruffled and gathered sleeves and ruffled bottom. Her shawl is fringed and a silver heart serves as a clasp. She has long black hair wrapped in a braid framing her face, and is carrying a food basket.

Hilda just loves to tell her new neighbors all that's going on. However, don't ask her for any gossip. Hilda is too much of a Victorian lady to engage in gossip.



Custom Fabric

My New Wedding and Bridal Designs Fabric Collection





Who doesn't love weddings and brides.  They are certainly every little girl's dream.  I know I had dreams of being a beautiful bride as a little girl.  So, of course, how could I resist creating bride dolls and bridal graphics to accompany them.   I hope you love all my new "Wedding and Bridal Fabric Designs Collection" custom fabric designs.

© 2017 - 2019 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - "Milo Donald Stepping Out! and Ursula - Stepping Out!"



Milo Donald Stepping Out !

"Ursula - Stepping Out!" and her brother, "Milo Donald - Stepping Out!" have decided to go on a little adventure. Well, let's just say that "Milo Donald" convinced his sister, Ursula, that they should go on this adventure. He told her that it would be "lots of fun" and she'd have a good time. Ursula isn't so sure and really doesn't want to get in trouble with her parents, again. You see, Milo Donald, is always getting her into hot water. She loves her brother dearly, but he is a bit reckless and a bit of a wise cracker. His mouth and his antics always seems to get them in trouble. So, Ursula is a little nervous about Milo Donald's latest adventure.

"Milo Donald - Stepping Out!" is a 13" Victorian cloth bodied doll with a watercolor penciled face. His face is outlined in black and he has bright blue eyes with a pointed nose and rosy cheeks. His nose is outlined and shadowed, his eyelids are shadowed, and his lips are painted red with his mouth fashioned in a wisecrack smile. Milo Donald has cross laced and black painted boots. His pinkish shirt is gathered at the neck edge and has lace trim along the neck edge. He is wearing his favorite black plaid pantaloons which are gathered along the waistline and gathered at the top of his boots. His black two section jacket is lined and has a gathered flounce bottom and stand-up collar with lapels. It is fastened in the front with two buttons. He has a full head of curly burgundy hair. A matching black plaid and lined top hat sits on the top and back of his head.

Milo Donald really doesn't understand why his sister, Ursula, is so timid about their latest adventure. It's not like he always gets them into trouble. Well, make that once in a while he doesn't get them into trouble. Maybe this will be one of those times. What do you think?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

It's Raining Baby Showers - It's A Boy! It's A Girl! Custom Fabric Designs




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

Our "It's Raining Baby Showers - It's A Boy! It's A Girl!" fabric designs also include cut and sew doll ornaments and favors.  All you have to do is cut them out, sew them, and stuff them.

Shown above are the new fabric designs that we have in our "It's Raining Baby Showers - It's A Boy! It's A Girl!" collection.

We hope you enjoy making many, many things for your baby shower decorations and gifts.

© 2011-2019 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.

New and Revised Victorian Custom Fabric Designs



There is nothing cheerier than a big, bold, colorful flower design - especially when the flowers are my favorite flower, dahlias.

When I was designing and revising some of my Victorian custom fabric designs I decided to add two new fabrics to my Victorian dahlia custom fabric designs.  And, are they colorful. Wow!

I hope you enjoy my new and revised  Victorian fabric designs.





The Dolls Product Lines Series - Play Ball, Please! Jeffrey Products



Play Ball, Please! Jeffrey just wants someone to play ball with him. That's all he can think about from the time he gets up until the time he goes to bed. He just wants to "play ball!" Anyone up for a little baseball. Come on now. Jeffrey wants to "play ball!" Anyone?

Play Ball, Please! Jeffrey loves baseball. Jeffrey is a free-standing boy doll. He has an undershirt, long sleeve knit shirt, and sweatshirt vest. He has knit pants and Champion athletic socks. His face is drawn and he has round black button eyes and ears. He also has a fabric covered wood head, wood body and wood sneaker feet. His hair is long, brown, and wind blown. He is carrying a ball and bat is his hands.

Play Ball Please Jeffrey Handmade Wood and Cloth Little Boy Doll





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