Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Grandma, Will You Read Me A Story?



Don't you just love this quote from Dr. Seuss:

The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
~ Dr. Seuss ~

A verse so simple yet so very true.

Children learn to read from their parents or as Emilie Buchwald said in 1994, "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Victorian Valentine's Day And Romance Illustrations From The Harper's Young People Illustrations Book From 1889


Nothing speaks Valentine's Day more than Cupid.  And, what Cupid is more charming than the one in the illustration above that appeared in the March 16, 1889 weekly in the Harper's Young People Illustrated book on page 273.  The illustration above was entitled " Love's Valentine" and was drawn by Jessie Shepherd (Jessie Curtis Shepherd).

As a child I can remember getting little paper Valentines on Valentine's Day - can't you?  I can also remember my mother telling me that I could participate but I would need to give a Valentine to every student in the class.  When I asked her why I had to give one to everyone she simply smiled and said: "So no one is left out."  Given I was in the first grade back then I didn't understand the significance of that.  I certainly do now.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Babies Splashing In the Rain Penny Rug Baby Picture Decoration Free E-Pattern


Sometimes you just totally enjoy what you're designing. Such was the case with my new "It's Raining Baby Showers" penny rug wool felt baby pictures.

I had been wanting to create wool felt penny rug type pictures for my "It's Raining Baby Showers" baby shower decorations line and thought that pictures with baby heads peeking out of baby carriages surrounded by flowers and showering umbrellas would be cute.

I thought they'd make cheery and adorable pictures to decorate a baby girls or baby boys nursery or to decorate a baby girls or baby boys baby shower? It's raining babies, rattles, umbrella's, and rain drops.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

New Birds Designs For My Birds and Birdhouses Products Gallery




The the prospect of snow looming for this weekend my thoughts turned to spring, birds, and flowers.  So, I decided it was a perfect time for a new custom design for my birds and birdhouses category.

So, I added two versions of another birds and birdhouses whimsical design to my "Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery."

With this design I added a version of this design to my " Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery" for several products where position orientation may or may not be needed like: fabric, tablecloths, blankets, throws, pillowcases, duvet covers, bathroom towels, kitchen towels, platters, serving trays and so much more.

My new designs coordinate perfectly with each other so you can still have complementing product designs no matter which one of the two designs you buy.

My  Birds and Birdhouses Category is filled with all sorts of wonderful custom decorating and everyday products with whimsical birds and birdhouses designs.  We have all sorts of clothing, home decor, bathroom decor like towels, kitchen entertaining products, pillows, everything you need for spring flower gift decorating, paper products for entertaining, linens, led candles, jigsaw puzzles to entertain the kids, and so much more.

For decorating purposes we have tablecloths, magnetic photo frames, wall art, custom fabric, bathroom towels, bathroom mats, shower curtains,pillowcases,duvet covers, dishes, greeting cards, wrapping paper, ribbon, scrapbook paper, gift tags, coffee mugs, stickers and so much more.

We have all sorts of clothing, electronic accessories, home decor, bathroom decor like towels and shower curtains, bedroom decor like duvet covers and pillowcases, kitchen products, pillows, various types of purses and tote bags, everything you need for gift decorating, paper products for entertaining, linens, pad-folio's, led candles, jigsaw puzzles, and so much more in the original design.


Plus, we have crafting supplies. I think you all know how much I love to craft and love vinyl stickers so, of course, I had to create some for my spring flower designs.  The large size shown above is 14" by 14", but we also have 8" by 8", 6" by 6", 4" by 4" and 3" by 3".  For sure I will be ordering all of those as well as the scrapbook papers and stickers.

I hope you enjoy my whimsical " Linda Walsh Originals Designs" and hope they satisfy your home decorating and party decorating needs all year long.



I hope you like my "Birds Birdhouses Collection #5" and my "Birds and Birdhouses Category."

© 2004 - 2020 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Hawk Family Oldest Children Softie Wool Felt Dolls Free E-Patterns and 3 in 1 Combo Free E-Pattern


If you love making softie cloth dolls then you're going to love our  “Penelope Pinhead Hawk, Dapper Devil Shamus Hawk and Ditsy Daisy Hawk” 3 in 1 combo e-pattern.

The "Egg Muff's" are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. And,Toni E. Hawk and her brother, Tom A. Hawk, are the most fun loving of the group. You might find then peaking around a corner, peaking over the windowsill, peaking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know.

Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peak. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away. Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do. They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peak!

No, not hide and seek! Hide and peak!

The 3rd, 4th and 5th oldest children (shown in the picture above) are Ditsy Daisy, Dapper Devil Shamus, and Penelope Pinhead.   Ditsy Daisy Hawk is the 3rd oldest and most assuredly the most "ditsy" of all the Hawk's. The 4th oldest is Dapper Devil Shamus Hawk and he is, well, a bit of a devil. He has a wicked sense of humor - in true Hawk fashion. The 5th oldest is Penelope Pinhead Hawk and she is every bit as lovely as as she is a pinhead. Common sense is not in her vocabulary.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Hawk Family Middle Children Softie Wool Felt Dolls Free E-Patterns and 3 in 1 Combo Free E-Pattern


If you love making softie cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Wild Irish Rose Hawk, Tangerine Lilly Hawk and Henrietta Hawk” 3 in 1 combo e-pattern.

The "Egg Muff's" are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. And, the Toni E. Hawk and her brother, Tom A. Hawk, are the most fun loving of the group. You might find then peaking around a corner, peaking over the windowsill, peaking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know.

Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peak. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away. Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do. They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peak!

No, not hide and seek! Hide and peak!

The 3 middle children (shown in the picture above) are Wild Irish Rose Hawk, Tangerine Lilly Hawk, and Henrietta Hawk. Wild Irish Rose Hawk is a "wild child" who is as carefree as she is wild. Tangerine Lilly Hawk takes after her father Tom A. Hawk. If someone is pulling a prank on someone else Lilly is the first person suspected. Henrietta is a little on the timid side and is always being taken by surprise.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hawk Family Babies Softie Wool Felt Dolls Free E-Patterns and 3 in 1 Combo Free E-Pattern



If you love making softie cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Devilish Cousin Andy Hawk, Cousin Reginald Reggie Pinhead Hawk and Cousin Hillary's Secret Hawk" 3 in 1 combo e-pattern.

The "Egg Muff's" are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. And, the Toni E. Hawk and her brother, Tom A. Hawk, are the most fun loving of the group. You might find then peaking around a corner, peaking over the windowsill, peaking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know.

Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peak. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away. Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do. They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peak!

No, not hide and seek! Hide and peak!

The "babies" of the Hawk family (shown in the picture above) are Devilish Cousin Andy Hawk, Cousin Reginald Reggie Pinhead Hawk, and Cousin Hillary's Secret Hawk. They are a trio of mischievous cousins that try their Aunt Nancy Dew Drops patience at times. After baby sitting them for a few hours Aunt Nancy has a migraine and has to go home to rest. That's when she leaves the baby sitting to Spike A Peek and that might actually be her mistake as he tends to put ideas into the mischievous cousins little heads. He is an "Egg Muff" after all.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Sweet Terra Babies - Baby Shower Free E-Pattern


With my love of dolls and loving to create with terracotta you had to know that one of my  "It's Raining Baby Showers"  e-patterns had to be a doll.  Right?


  

"Sweet Terra Babies"  are the sweetest group of baby shower centerpiece dolls you'd ever want to meet.  They are just so precious you just want to take them home with you.

My New Spring Flower Custom Fabric Designs



I just LOVE flowers and have been having a wonderful time designing new spring flower custom fabric designs.  And, of course, most have blue backgrounds.  Wait until my sister see's these.

Spring Flowers Seasonal Designs Collections - Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery




I love decorating my home all year for everyday, various seasons, holidays as well as decorating for all sorts of parties. I also love flowers and love to create natural and silk floral arrangements for my home.  I just love seeing flowers everywhere within my home.

So, creating a floral whimsical designs for use with custom decoration products is right up my alley.  I hope you enjoy my whimsical spring flowers seasonal designs that are part of my " Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery"and hope they help you decorate for the winter season.

The new designs and collections for my " Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery" are just too pretty to resist.  I can already smell the roses.....

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

It's Raining Baby Girls Penny Rug Baby Mini Quilt Decoration Free E-Pattern


Sometimes you just totally enjoy what you're designing and making. Such was the case with my new "It's Raining Baby Showers" penny rug wool felt baby mini quilts.

I had been wanting to create wool felt penny rug type mini quilts for my "It's Raining Baby Showers" baby shower decorations line and thought that mini quilts with baby heads in buntings raining down under umbrellas would be cute.

I thought they'd make cheery and adorable mini quilts to decorate a baby girls or baby boys nursery or to decorate a baby girls or baby boys baby shower? It's raining babies, rattles, umbrella's, and rain drops.


It's Raining Baby Boys Penny Rug Baby Mini Quilt Decoration Free E-Pattern




Sometimes you just totally enjoy what you're designing and making. Such was the case with my new "It's Raining Baby Showers" penny rug wool felt baby mini quilts.

I had been wanting to create wool felt penny rug type mini quilts for my "It's Raining Baby Showers" baby shower decorations line and thought that mini quilts with baby heads in buntings raining down under umbrellas would be cute.

I thought they'd make cheery and adorable mini quilts to decorate a baby girls or baby boys nursery or to decorate a baby girls or baby boys baby shower? It's raining babies, rattles, umbrella's, and rain drops.

Monday, January 13, 2020

My Sister's Free Yarn Dyeing Tutorials


I really fell in love with needle felting after my sister and her husband created Rock Garden Alpacas.  There are so many things you can do with the alpaca fiber from needle felting to spinning to knitting to nuno felting to crocheting to dying fiber.  So many possibilities for creating.

My sister has been spinning her own yarn and then dyeing it for several years now and decided last year to create several free tutorials so you could learn how to dye your own.

"Swaddling Baby Boys & Girls!” Baby Shower Favors Free E-Patterns and Combo E-Pattern


If you love making primitive, country, and folk art home decor and dolls then you're going to love our "Swaddling Baby Boys! and Swaddling Baby Girls!" baby shower favor ornaments and 4 in 1 combo free e-pattern.

  


I Love My Egg Bunny Free E-Pattern



If you're looking for a fun and easy bunny woodcraft to make for Easter or the springtime my "I Love My Egg" bunny woodcraft might be perfect.  She makes an adorable decoration for any cottage, shabby chic, or Victorian home.

"I Love My Egg" is so proud of her beautiful large egg and small Easter egg.  Her large egg is just so beautiful, so cheery.  Every time she looks at it she can't help but smile.

Baby Bootie Time Favors and Ornaments Free E-Pattern



I have always been amazed at how small newborn's feet are and have loved looking at baby booties and tiny little baby shoes forever.  So, I must have had tiny baby booties on my mind while designing e-patterns for my "It's Raining Baby Showers" line.



"Baby Bootie Time" makes four adorable wool felt shoe favors for any baby shower and adorable decorations or ornaments for any mother-to-be or grandmother-to-be.  Actually, they're a great way to tell just about anyone that you are expecting.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sleepy Baby Booties Free E-Pattern



Any time I get to work with babies and baby shower crafts I'm in designer's heaven. I could blissfully sew and create dolls, favors, and ornaments for my "It's Raining Baby Showers"  line for hours and days on end. So, when I get to work with any of my baby shower dolls and crafts I couldn't be happier.

How could I not be?

I love dealing with the incredible cheery colors of baby girl pink and baby boy blue. It doesn't get much cheerier than that.

Here's a few of my may shower dolls & crafts that I loved creating.

"Sleepy Baby Booties" are two of the most adorable baby favors you'd ever want to meet. They're just so cheery, so positive, and so happy to be part of any baby shower.

Alpaca Wool Felt Mini Quilts Decorations Free E-Patterns and Mug Rugs



I fell in love with mini quilts years ago. Mainly because they were tiny little mini quilts you could easily make and you could hang them just about anywhere for a cute little decoration.  The mini quilts could be made out of any type of fabric, wool felt, and even needle felted out of roving.

Given I was in an "Alpacas Rock" creating mode I decided to design 6 wool felt mini quilts and 1 mug rug showing alpacas for the various decorating seasons and create e-patterns for them as well.  Last week I decided to make all 7 of these e-patterns free for you so you could create cute little alpaca mini quilts and mug rugs of your own.

If you love alpacas, love woodland decorations, love to craft, and love to embroider then you'll be happy to know that we have seven alpaca free e-patterns to show you how to made some adorable wool felt mini quilt decorations, a set of mug rugs and a penny rug alpaca picture.

The alpacas were in charge of the designs and hope you enjoy creating alpaca mini quilts, mug rugs and penny rug pictures of your own.

Alpacas Rock Penny Rug Picture Decoration Wool Felt Free E-Pattern


After making all my penny rug wool felt Victorian dress ornaments and my "Circle Me In Dresses" I turned my attention to using the wool felt to create alpaca mini quilts and standard penny rug table-mat or candle mat.

This time I wanted to place some of my wool felt standing alpaca designs and grazing alpaca designs within the penny rug and, like my "Circle Me In Dresses" picture I decided not to use this as a table-mat or candle mat but, instead, as a framed picture.

I was happy with the way the alpaca picture turned out and hope you enjoy making one of your own.


Alpacas Rock Penny Rug Picture is an e-pattern to create a 12" by 12" alpaca felt picture in a 15" by 15" purchased picture frame with 1 large and 8 small alpacas in a penny rug style design.

Alpacas Grazing In The Field Mini Quilt & Embroidery Wool Felt Free E-Pattern




As mentioned previously, I fell in love with mini quilts years ago. Mainly because they were tiny little mini quilts you could easily make and you could hang them just about anywhere for a cute little decoration.  The mini quilts could be made out of any type of fabric, wool felt, and even needle felted out of roving.

Given I was in an "Alpacas Rock" creating mode I decided to design 6 wool felt mini quilts and 1 mug rug showing alpacas for the various decorating seasons and create e-patterns for them as well.  Last week I decided to make all 7 of these e-patterns free for you so you could create cute little alpaca mini quilts and mug rugs of your own.


"Alpacas Grazing In The Field" mini quilt and embroidery is a free e-pattern to create an 8" by 12" mini quilt decoration.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Alpacas Love Their Daisies Wool Felt Picture Free E-Pattern



As mentioned previously, I fell in love with mini quilts years ago. Mainly because they were tiny little mini quilts you could easily make and you could hang them just about anywhere for a cute little decoration.  The mini quilts could be made out of any type of fabric, wool felt, and even needle felted out of roving.

Given I was in an "Alpacas Rock" creating mode I decided to design 6 wool felt mini quilts and 1 mug rug showing alpacas for the various decorating seasons and create e-patterns for them as well.  Last week I decided to make all 7 of these e-patterns free for you so you could create cute little alpaca mini quilts and mug rugs of your own.


"Alpacas Love Their Daisies" is a free e-pattern to create a 4" by 7" alpaca stitchery in a 5 1/2" by 7 1/2" purchased picture frame.

Snug As A Bug In A Rug Mug Rug Free E-Pattern



Sometimes you just totally enjoy what you're designing.  Such was the case with my "Snug As A Bug In A Rug Mug Rugs" penny rug mug rugs that I re-designed to compliment my "It's Raining Baby Showers" coffee mugs.



I had been wanting to create some wool felt items for my "It's Raining Baby Showers" baby shower decorations line and thought that mug rugs with little baby heads in blanket buntings and umbrellas with raindrops would be cute.

Friday, January 10, 2020

My “It's A Boy & Girl Spool & It's A Boy & Girl Pincushion" Baby Shower Favors Free E-Patterns


If you're looking for some of the most adorable baby shower favors or pincushions to make for your baby shower then we've got two fabulous free e-patterns for you.

I just love baby showers that are cheery and set the mood for a wonderful, happy occasion. That can't help but bring a smile to every one's face.

I also like baby shower favors that are easy to make and our  baby shower favor e-patterns are just that.


To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view my free e-pattern. Then just download my free .pdf e-pattern by clicking on the down arrow.

It's A Girl! & It's A Boy! Terra Head - Baby Shower Favor Ornament Free E-Patterns & Free 2 in 1 Combo E-Pattern


I just love baby showers that are cheery and set the mood for a wonderful, happy occasion. I also like baby shower favors that are easy to make and our baby shower favor e-patterns are just that.