Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Re-Designs For Celia's Gray Is Beautiful Fabrics


Celia is one feisty lady who likes to get her way and get her way she does.  She is so determined there is no way anyone else will get their way or even persuade her that something else might be better.

So, there was no way anyone was going to interfere with her decision to re-design her custom fabric designs or even to make a comment on them.  As far as the rest of the "Grays" were concerned they were all beautiful.  Celia certainly thinks they are and hopes you do too.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Laura and Devin's Re-Designed Fabrics



The "Grays" and I just LOVE designing fabrics and love it when some of the graphics we created for other purposes end up creating wonderful fabric designs. Such was the case with some of the graphics we created for the original products in our Gray Is Beautiful Products Gallery.  Well, over the winter the "Grays" were busy re-designing their "Gray Is Beautiful Products Gallery" and ended up re-designing the bulk of our  Gray Is Beautiful Fabric Designs Collection.

Unfortunately, this decision caused Laura, The Quintessential Lady Bunny much consternation.  Here's why.

"Laura, The Quintessential Lady Bunny!" was pacing around the house and couldn't wait for her husband, "Devin, A Bunny Gentleman", to get home. He was working late tonight and wouldn't be home for a few hours. Laura wasn't sure she could wait that long.

This time she was wondering if she and her husband would be invited to re-design their custom fabrics.  They didn't get their invitation to the Victorian Animals Tea Society when their friends did and was worried this would be the like that.

She should have known she wouldn't have to worry about this.  When Devin got him he was beaming from bunny ear to bunny ear as he had a note from Linda in his pocket.  Linda was very sensitive to Laura's feelings of rejection and had written a note to them days before any of the other "Gray's" had been invited to re-design  some of their fabrics.  So, there was no need to fret!

Shown below are Laura and Devin's re-designed Victorian fabric designs. They hope you like them.



Sunday, April 28, 2019

Gotta Love We Love Books Sports, Toys and Games Collection


If you're hosting a  birthday party, book club party or party for anyone who likes books (young or old) you need all sorts of activities to keep the everyone busy, like: soccer games, basketball games, football games, baseball games, street hockey games, beanbag games and indoor mini basketball games.  Your guests might also like solving puzzles, playing Frisbee, backgammon, card games and darts.  They might also like coloring, drawing, and word games.   If you're hosting a beach party you might need towels, hats, sunglasses, flip flops and water bottles..

Shown below are the sports, toys and games custom products we have created for our "We Love Books Collection. "  Lots of products and lots of themes for the perfect book party.

So, here's an idea -  why not provide sports, games, and toys for your party entertainment and/or gifts?  Everything to match the theme of your book party.


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Re-Designs For My It's A Girl! It's A Boy! Centerpiece Doll Fabrics


I just love baby showers and wedding showers. In fact, one of the most pleasurable times I had was hosting a wedding shower for my niece with my sister and sister-in-laws. I had so much fun planning the shower, but most of all I had fun creating all the shower decorations and will be blogging about those wedding shower decorations in a post on my Linda's Blog in a little while.

So, when I was designing some of my new dolls and patterns I decided that I wanted to design some centerpieces and favors for wedding showers and baby showers.

"It's A Girl!" and "It's A Boy!" doll centerpieces, shown in the picture above,  are two of those designs.

As far as I was concerned what could be cheerier on the table of a baby shower then two baby doll centerpieces surrounded by baby shower presents? Not much that I can think of.  I was so happy with my centerpiece dolls I decided to design some custom fabrics for baby shower decor as well as nursery decor or for making presents for the mother-to-be.

In looking at my baby shower fabric designs recently I decided it was time to update some of the fabrics in my It's A Girl! It's A Boy! Centerpiece Dolls Baby Shower Fabric Collection.

I hope you like my re-designs, which are shown below:





Thursday, April 25, 2019

Grandma Aurora May and Grandpa Lewis Re-Designed Victorian Fabrics



The "Grays" and I just LOVE designing fabrics and love it when some of the graphics we created for other purposes end up creating wonderful fabric designs. Such was the case with some of the graphics we created for the original products in our Gray Is Beautiful Products Gallery.  Well, over the winter the "Grays" were busy re-designing their "Gray Is Beautiful Products Gallery" and ended up re-designing the bulk of our  Gray Is Beautiful Fabric Designs Collection.

If "Mabel I Might!" was the first doll to volunteer to re-design  her custom fabrics Grandma Aurora May was right behind her.

"Grandma Aura May - On An Expedition!" is always ready to go. She can be ready at the drop of a hat and was anxious to get started on the re-design of her Victorian fabrics with "Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!"

The problem was "Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!" isn't as anxious to design things. He loves to please his wife, but is really more of a homebody and would prefer to stay home working on his coin and stamp collections.

However, he hates to disappoint his wife so he put on his best design face.

Shown below are Grandma Aurora May's and Grandpa Lewis's new fabric designs. They hope you like them.



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Gotta Love 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.

In thinking about that I thought my terracotta baby heads favors and decorations would be perfect designs for my twin line.   An adorable baby boy and a baby girl raggedy head on a terracotta pot - what's not to love?

My terracotta baby head baby shower favors are so easy to make and are shown in the picture above.  Their free e-pattern is here for those of you who might like to make some of your own.

In thinking about re-designing some of my baby shower fabrics I thought it was time to re-design some of the fabrics in my Terracotta Baby Heads Fabric Designs Collection.  I hope you like my re-designs, which are shown below:





Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New Products and Designs For Our Baby Nicky Gallery




We have fabulous news.  Our "Baby Nicky" product gallery designs and collections have been updated with new designs and products that we think you will love.

In thinking the new graphics we wanted to create for our "Baby Nicky" product collections we decided we wanted graphics that were adorable and fun that you could coordinate with. We hope you like our new designs and products.




Baby Nicky Products Collections


We've got a great selection of baby store products in our "Baby Nicky" products gallery in the following designs:



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sweetheart Faith's New Winter Fabric Re-Designs

The "Grays" and I just LOVE designing fabrics and love it when some of the graphics we created for other purposes end up creating wonderful fabric designs. Such was the case with some of the graphics we created for the original products in our Gray Is Beautiful Products Gallery.  Well, over the winter the "Grays" were busy re-designing their "Gray Is Beautiful Products Gallery" and ended up re-designing the bulk of our  Gray Is Beautiful Fabric Designs Collection.

"Sweetheart Faith!" is just the sweetest snow-lady you'd ever want to meet. She just loves her life, loves being outside, and especially loves being in the garden.

Even though she's been growing flowers for decades she's still amazed by their beauty. There isn't a flower or plant that she can't identify or any flower or plant that she can't nurse back to health.

She has quite the "green thumb" for a snow-lady and is the envy of all the "ladies" in her Victorian gardening club. If you've got a gardening question - ask "Sweetheart Faith!"

So, she wasn't surprised when Linda asked her if she could help her with re-designing some of her fabrics.  No problem for Sweetheart Faith.  If something needs a little tweaking she can nurse it back to perfection.  Plants or fabric designs - there is no difference in her mind.

Shown below are Sweetheart Faith's re-designed Victorian winter fabric designs. She hopes you like them.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Re-Designs For My It's A Boy! It's A Girl! Baby Shower Fabrics


I can remember baby showers that I went to years ago that were held at a neighbors house or a girlfriends house. We would decorate the living room and invite between ten and 20 guests, We'd make all the decorations and all the finger food and would sit around while our "mother-to-be" opened the presents. We'd play a few games and some of the experienced mothers would tell stories of their various pregnancies. There was always a LOT of  teasing going on and you could hear us laughing for hours on end. It was always a delightful time.

I wanted to re-create that atmosphere and to design baby shower fabrics for making baby shower decorations, nursery home decor products and handmade gifts for the mother-to-be. 

In looking at my original baby shower It's A Boy! It's A Girl! Baby Shower Fabric Designs Collection I thought it was time for a little re-designing which I did.  I hope you like my re-designs and hope they inspire you to create baby shower decorations, nursery home decor or handmade gifts for the mother-to-be.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Re-Designs For Petronella, Doug and Sweetheart Faith Of Gray Is Beautiful



I like decorating my home for all the holidays and seasons, including the winter months which is funny.  Now you might be wondering why the winter months would be funny it's because I hate snow.  But, I love snowmen and snow-ladies.  Go figure!

So, in looking at y Gray Is Beautiful designs I decided that a couple of the winter designs for Petronella The Birdhouse Lady, Doug the Handy Dandy Gentleman and Sweetheart Faith needed a little tweaking.

I hope you like my re-designs, which are shown below:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Re-Designs For Primitive Annie and Primitive Andy's Fabrics


"Primitive "Annie" and "Primitive Andy" just adore each other.  He is the shyest "dollie" on the planet and she is the sweetest "dollie" on the planet.  Neither likes to bring any attention to themselves, but that doesn't prevent them from creating bold, bright colored custom fabric designs.

They had been wanting to re-design their fabrics for awhile and finally had the time to do so.  Their re-designs are bright, bold, and attention grabbing.  Just don't expect them to promote them.  They're way to shy for that.

They hope you like their new re-designs, which are as follows:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Re-Designs For My Bassinet Baby Boy & Girl Baby Heads Fabrics


I love creating decorations that can be used for decorating a baby shower or given as a gift to decorate a nursery.

I also happen to like dolls - especially raggedies.  So, I thought it might be fun to make a raggedy baby head sticking out of a bassinet and created the doll shown in the picture above.  I also created a free e-pattern so you could create one of your own if you wanted to.  That free e-pattern is here.

After creating my free e-pattern and decoration I decided a bassinet baby boy or girl would make a cute custom fabric design and created my Bassinet Baby Fabric Designs Collection.

In thinking about my whole baby shower fabric line I decided it was time for an update and re-designed several of the lines including some of the fabrics in my Bassinet Baby Fabric Designs Collection I hope you like the re-designs, which are shown below:





Re-Designs Of My Baby Heads Fabrics


Back in 2010 when I was thinking about designing some e-patterns for baby showers I decided to create baby head favors that could stand alone and decided to use wooden spools and terracotta pots as the base.

I have to admit that I just LOVED making the baby heads were looking down on them you couldn't  help but laugh. I was laughing my head off while creating them and when my husband saw the finished heads lined up on the table he started laughing as well.

I thought they would definitely make for a very enjoyable baby shower favor and could picture a room filled with tables and a baby head favor holding the place setting for each guest. I figured the guests could take them home to function not only as a pincushion but as a nostalgic reminder of a wonderful baby shower.

So, I created the four baby heads shown above.  Every time I looked down at them I couldn't help but laugh.  Then, I got final confirmation that the design was funny as both hubby and my mom laughed when they saw them.


So, I created a free e-pattern for baby shower planners could use to create their baby doll heads.  The free e-pattern is here if you're interested in creating some of your own.

In any event, in 2011 I decided to create some custom fabric designs using my baby head graphics.  Recently, in reviewing my baby shower custom fabric designs I decided to re-design some of the Baby Heads Baby Fabric Designs Collection fabrics, which are shown below.

I hope you like my re-designs.  Hopefully, when you look at them you'll smile too. With those big grins it would be impossible not to smile.

My fabric designs are perfect for making baby shower decorations, favors, ornaments, pillows, baby quilts, nursery decor, etc. Plus, they coordinate with all our baby shower fabrics.  Smile!