Tuesday, February 27, 2018

I've Written A Lot of Doll Histories For My Linda's Blog and My Victorian Dolls Blog


Besides being a lover of Victorian dolls and genealogy I also love history - especially doll histories. Being a lover of doll histories prompted me to write all the doll history posts on my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions, The Victorian Era and Me blog.

DOLL HISTORIES ON MY LINDA'S BLOG AND MY VICTORIAN DOLLS, VICTORIAN TRADITIONS, THE VICTORIAN ERA AND ME BLOG 




















































I thought if you were as interested in doll histories as I am you'd like an easier way to read all my doll history posts.  So, I created .PDF's for all of my posts.  In all there are 4 different .pdf's each with up to 50 pages.  If you would like to download my "Gotta Love Doll Histories Part 1 - Part 4 just click on the pictures or titles below:

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The Bangwell Putt Rag Doll
The Molly Brinkerhoff Doll 
The White House Doll
Apple Head Dolls
Penny Wooden or Peg Wooden Dolls 
Wishbone Dolls
Early American Wooden Dolls By Joel Ellis 
Tuck Comb Wooden Dolls
Grodnertal Tuck Comb Wooden Peddler Dolls 
Grodnertal Wooden Costume Dolls
Beautiful Peddler or Pedlar Dolls 
William F. Goodwin Patent Walking Doll 
Dolls From The Index of American Design at National Gallery Of Art
Shell Dolls 
Frozen Charlotte Dolls 

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Clay Pipe Dolls 
Roxanna Elizabeth McGee Cole's Dolls
Wooden Spoon Dolls and More 
Bartholomew's Babies 
Carved Nut Dolls 
Clothespin Dolls
Miss Columbia and the Columbian Rag Doll 
Pioneer & Prairie Dolls, Rag Dolls, Appalachian Dolls, Wagon Train Dolls, Table Cloth Dolls, Pillowcase Dolls, Handkerchief & Prayer Dolls, Folk Art Dolls 
Quaker Dolls 

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 Missionary Rag Babies 
China Head Dolls 
Babyland Rag Dolls With Painted Faces and Lithograph Faces
Wax Dolls, Montanari and Pierotti Dolls 
Polly Heckewelder Moravian Rag Dolls 
First Presbyterian Church Rag Dolls 
Izannah Walker Dolls
Papier-Mâché Dolls
Milliner's Models Dolls 
Boudoir Dolls 
17th, 18th and 19th Century Wardrobe or Trousseau Dolls
Topsy-Turvy Dolls - Two In One 


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The Maggie Bessie Cloth Doll
17th, 18th, and 19th Century Wooden Dolls
For The Love Of Rococo Dolls 
Hitty Dolls 
The Beautiful Collection of Fashion Dolls At The Strong National 
Museum of Play
How Wonderful! I Heard From A Descendant of Roxanna Cole - Hilarie Johnston
The French Doll Fashion Collection At The MET
The Innu Tea Doll
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Friday, February 23, 2018

"Winter Roses" Art Doll By Hally Levesque Featured In Winter Issue of Art Doll Quarterly



Last November I heard from Hally Levesque that the "Winter Roses" art doll I had won in the Hally Levesque "Romantic Rosebella" class at Artful Gathering last year was going to be featured in the winter issue of Art Doll Quarterly.

I didn't get a chance to buy a copy until recently and was thrilled to see that she was the first article and was being featured on page 6. In the article Hally describes what her design and creation process was in regards to making her and is a fascinating read.


Every time I look at her I can't believe how unbelievably beautiful she is and am thankful to Hally for creating such a remarkable art doll. I will cherish her forever.

I hope you all get a chance to read the article about 'Winter Roses" in the winter 2018 issue of Art Doll Quarterly .


Some Of The Designs I Entered In Spoonflower Design Challenges Recently




Once in awhile I decide to enter some of my fabric designs into the Spoonflower Design Challenges and entered 7 into their contests recently.  I didn't win any but I definitely had fun designing them.

I hope you like my designs.



Monday, February 19, 2018

It's Raining Baby Showers Free E-Printable Mobile and E-Book



I just love nursery and baby shower decorations - epecially if they are quick and easy to make.

If you do, too, you're gonna love my It's Raining Baby Showers E-Printable Mobile with designs that match my "It's Raining Baby Showers"collections. It is sold as a .PDF file which is read by Adobe Acrobat. All you have to do is download the file, save it to your computer, and then print it.


Then just follow my simple Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Baby Shower Favor E-Printable Mobile E-Book Tutorial, which is included, for creating your mobile decoration. It's that easy.

My baby shower mobile makes an adorable decoration for any nursery or baby shower.

My Baby Shower E-Printable Mobile Complete Set includes the following graphics.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Baby Shower Free E-Printable Gift Tag Set


Looking for some adorable e-printable gift tags? If you are then you'll love our adorable set of gift tags that match our "It's Raining Baby Showers" collections. Our set is sold as an 11 page .PDF file which is read by Adobe Acrobat. All you have to do is download the file, save it to your computer, and then print it. Then just follow our simple instructions for creating the various gift tags. It's that easy.

There are 9 different styles of gift cards included in our baby shower gift tags set and they are as follows:

  

Thursday, February 08, 2018

It's Raining Baby Showers Free E-Printable Cupcake Wrappers Complete Set



If you love all of our It's Raining Baby Showers e-printables products you'll be happy to know that we're created a new complete set of  e-product cupcake wrappers that match all the graphics in our It's Raining Baby Showers products line.



Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Needle Felted Flower Garden Shadow Box Tray Picture - The Dolls Product Lines Series




For my last needle felted flower creation I decided I wanted to create a flower garden scene using a combination of the dark blue and dark green 100% wool felt 12" by 12" needle felted sheets I had bought felted to a backing of Nu-foam.

My flower garden picture was going to have a blue sky with white clouds, green grass, and brown soil.  To create the soil I decided to use some of the wonderful medium brown alpaca roving from my sister's alpaca, Ivy.  For the white clouds in the sky I decided to use some of the wonderful white alpaca roving from my sister's alpaca, Sunflower.  All of this I was going to enclose in a 8 3/4" by 6 1/4" by 2" deep unfinished shadowbox tray sponge painted with lively spring colors.

I decided to create the needle felted flowers using stainless steel flower cookie cutter molds that I had. The flower cookie cutter molds came in a 3/4", 1", and 2" and larger sizes.  I also decided to use a 1" leaf from a set of stainless steel leaf molds that I also had.

I also wanted my flowers to be combination of multi-layers of petals and a single layer of petals.  I wanted the flowers and leaves to be different colors and for some of the flowers to have stems.  I decided to use medium blue, dark blue, lilac, purple, pink, black, apricot roving, white alpaca roving from Sunflower, and medium brown alpaca roving from Ivy.  Lime green roving and sage green roving would be the colors for the flowers leaves.

I was pleased with the way my needle felted flower picture turned out and decided to create and e-pattern out of it so you could create a needle felted flower picture of your own.

My pattern includes tips for needle felting, step-by-step instructions for completing my flower picture, a colored flower picture instruction steps sheet so you can see what piece belongs to what step, and a colored flower picture layout sheet that is approximately the size of your needle felted flower picture. 

I also decided to create some summer custom fabric designs from the graphics used in my pattern as well as a free e-book on creating a flower panel fabric picture.  Enjoy!




Custom Fabric Designs

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Graduation Cap & Gown



Back in 2008 I received a request from a customer asking if I would consider making a special order item for them. Now, I don't normally do special orders, but my customer wanted a graduation doll and both of my were sold out.

I told my customer that they could make either my "Anna" or my "James" graduation doll as both patterns and e-patterns were available. Well, for my customer, that was not an option as they did not sew and they already had a 20" doll. What they really wanted was a graduation cap & gown to fit their 20" doll.

So, what to do? My customer pleaded with me to "please" consider a special order request and make them a graduation cap and gown for a 20" doll. After much discussion I finally agreed and made them the black graduation cap & gown you see in the picture above.

Since I had already created the pattern pieces in order to make the graduation cap and gown I figured I might as well create the pattern to go along with the pattern pieces. My customer was happy with their gown and I ended up with a new pattern.

My new graduation cap and gown for 20" doll e-pattern is for making a gown with a two-snap front closure with fold down lapels, gathered front, and mid length full sleeves. The lined cap has a cardboard top, tassel, and elastic strap for affixing the cap to the doll's head.

As it turns out, it is one of my best selling patterns and because it is easily adjusted is used to make all sorts of graduation caps and gown for various size dolls, bears, centerpieces at graduation parties, etc.

Flora Ellen Bridal and Wedding Art Doll - The Dolls Product Lines Series



Flora Ellen has been waiting for her wedding day all her life. She has been groomed to be the epitome of exquisite and refined beauty. All in an effort to attract just the right Victorian gentleman.

After all her family is one of a line of Dukes and Duchesses and she is expected to marry someone of her families standing. So, she has been groomed and prepped for just the right dress, just the right style, just the right manner. Her wedding day is not just about her, but also about her family and she aims to make them all proud of her.

Flora Ellen is a free-standing doll who is wearing an 1896 Victorian bridal gown. She has a long, fancy double-tiered lace and ruffled trim satin dress with a flowing train and long double-tiered laced and gathered sleeves. Her bodice is a double criss-crossed lace overlay. Her long curly blonde hair is tied on one side with floral accents and looks beautiful underneath her very fancy lace & floral trimmed lace veil which is also decorated with floral ribbons and lace pearl streamers.

Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace and she is wearing a lace trimmed slip. Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base.

Around her neck she has a long pearl necklace and she is carrying a bouquet of flowers with lace pearl and ribbon streamers. A large floral accent piece adorns the left side of her waistband.

Flora Ellen has not doubt that her wedding day will be perfect. Perfect for her and perfect for her family who worked so hard for this moment.

Flora Ellen Handmade Victorian Lady Bridal Art Doll Decoration

Elsa Bridal and Wedding Art Doll - The Dolls Product Lines Series



Elsa is a free-standing doll all ready for her wedding day. It's the first of October so she's hoping that it will be a bright and sunny day as she wants to look her best. She chose October as it shouldn't be rainy, shouldn't be snowy, and shouldn't be hot. However, she fastened her hair in a bun just in case it were to rain. Her beautiful, thick head of flaming red hair tends to frizz on a rainy day unless it's contained in a bun. So, for her wedding day she's taking no chance.A bun it will be.

She has a long, fancy lace trimmed dress with a flowing train, and eyelet lace covered puffed and lace trimmed long sleeves. Her wedding gown also has an eyelet lace and gathered full length dress front insert with ribbon floral lace trim. Her veil is made of & fancy lace and florals. Underneath her gown she is wearing 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. Her red hair with bangs is fastened into a bun. Two large floral and lace pieces adorn the top of her veil and bodice of her dress. She is carrying a bouquet of flowers with streamers.

So far there are no signs of rain. Elsa has her fingers crossed. She just wants a beautiful wedding day.


Tuesday, February 06, 2018

It's Raining Baby Showers Free E-Printable Water Bottle Wrappers Complete Set

 

If you love all of our It's Raining Baby Showers e-printables products you'll be happy to know that we're created a new complete set of  e-printable water bottle wrappers that match all the graphics in our It's Raining Baby Showers products line.

My Baby Shower E-Printable Water Bottle Wrappers Complete Set includes the following graphics:


It's Raining Baby Shower Free E-Printable Triangles Set and E-Book



It's A Boy/Girl Centerpiece Doll Triangle Ornament or Favor


Baby Nicky E-Printable Triangle Ornament or Favor

I loved creating my It's Raining Baby Showers Triangle Favors.  If you love my triangle e-printables you'll be happy to know that we're created a complete set of all the triangle e-printables in our It's Raining Baby Showers e-printable product line.

My e-printable triangles can be used alone as an ornament or favor or it can be used in my "It's A Boy/Girl E-Printable Mobile" which makes a wonderful hanging decoration for your baby shower. Or, you can create the mobile decoration and create ornaments and favors to match.  It's totally up to you and your baby shower needs.

My tutorial will show you how to make either my It's A Boy/Girl Centerpiece Doll E-Printable Triangle Ornament or Favor or my Baby Nicky E-Printable Triangle Ornament or Favor which are shown above.

Our It's A Boy! It's A Girl! Terra Cotta Baby Heads Baby Shower Fabric Designs Specifically For Twins


Grandparents just love to hear that they are going to be grandparents.  That is if they can first get over the fact that they are old enough to be grandparents!  Once they are over that - they're in for a delightful time.

We have six grandchildren and enjoyed being grandparents four times around.  Now, I know you're going to say, "Linda, your math is a little off......."  Well, it's not.  You see for our first adventure we were blessed with twin granddaughters.  Our second adventure we were blessed with a grandson and for our third adventure we were blessed with another grandson.  For our fourth adventure we were once again blessed with twins - this time twin boys.  How delightful!

So, I decided that it would be fun to design some "It's Raining Baby Showers" fabric specifically for twins and our designs are shown above.

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

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Monday, February 05, 2018

Free Baby Shower E-Printable Cubes Ornaments or Favors Complete Set and E-Book


It's A Boy/Girl E-Printable 
Cube2 Ornament or Favor


It's A Boy/Girl E-Printable 
Cube1 Ornament or Favor



It's A Boy/Girl Centerpiece Doll 
E-Printable Cube Ornament or Favor  


Baby Nicky E-Printable 
Cube Ornament or Favor 

I loved creating my It's Raining Baby Showers Cube Favors.  If you love my cube e-printables you'll be happy to know that we're created a complete set of all the cube e-printables in our It's Raining Baby Showers e-printable product line.

My tutorial will show you how to make either my It's A Boy/Girl E-Printable Cube2 Ornament or Favor, my It's A Boy/Girl E-Printable Cube1 Ornament or Favor, my It's A Boy/Girl Centerpiece Doll E-Printable Cube Ornament or Favor, and/or my Baby Nicky E-Printable Cube Ornament or Favor all of which are shown above.



My Baby Shower E-Printable Cubes Complete Set includes the following e-printable graphics.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Hawk Family Doll Party Free E-Printable Napkin Holder and E-Book Tutorial



It's always fun having matching decorations for your doll crafting party that are adorable and easy to make? If you love matching decorations you're going to love our adorable e-printable napkin holders that contain four graphics of all eleven children of the "It's Raining Doll Parties" Hawk Family on each sheet.

My e-printable napkin holders sheet contains the following graphics:


E-Printable Specifications -  One  8 1/2" x 11" sheets containing four graphic images per sheet and instructions.    300 DPI.  E-Printable will be in a downloadable and printable .PDF Format which is read by Adobe Acrobat.   Each design prints on one piece of 8 1/2" by 11" laser paper, card stock or heavier weight paper.  Best printed on color laser printer.

Includes our Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Hawk Family E-Printable Napkin Holder E-Book Tutorial.


It's Raining Baby Showers Free E-Printable Cupcake and Appetizers Toppers Complete Set


If you love all of our It's Raining Baby Showers e-printables products you'll be happy to know that we're created a new complete set of  It's Raining Baby Showers E-Printable Toppers that match all the graphics in our It's Raining Baby Showers products line.

My Baby Shower E-Printable Toppers Complete Set includes the following graphics: