Sunday, December 27, 2020

The Hawk Family Category of Custom Products Line For It's Raining Doll Parties Gallery

  


The Hawk Family just loves to create and after creating their We Love Books Hawk designs were itching to create some other new designs.  Given the "dollies" can create a lot of ruckus in my house I decided to appease them and create some additional new designs for my It's Raining Doll Parties Gallery and for my Linda Walsh Originals Spoonflower It's Raining Doll Parties Fabric Designs Collection.  

In thinking about some other designs for the Hawk Family I decided to focus these new designs around the members of the Hawk family, flowers, birds, and heart.  I ended up creating the six new designs shown in the collage above.  The Hawk Family loved their new designs so there was no ruckus in my house for now.

Using these six designs I created a The Hawk Family Designs Category for creating custom products in my It's Raining Doll Parties Gallery.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The "We Love Books Hawk Family" Category of Custom Products For Boys and Girls


The Hawk Family just loves to create and were itching to create some new designs.  Given the "dollies" can create a lot of ruckus in my house I decided to appease them and create some new designs for my It's Raining Doll Parties Gallery and for my Linda Walsh Originals Spoonflower It's Raining Doll Parties Fabric Designs Collection.  

In thinking about some new designs for the Hawk Family I decided to start with their love of books and created the four new designs shown in the collage above.  They were happy with this but made it clear this was only a start.  There will be more designs.

Using these four designs I created a We Love Books Hawk Family Designs Category for creating custom products in my It's Raining Doll Parties Gallery.  

Sunday, December 13, 2020

How I Made My New Christmas Poinsettia Front Door Wreath


In December 2013 I wrote a blog post about a visit to my sister's Rock Garden Alpacas Farm.  

During this visit my sister made sure to include a day for shopping. Instead of going to the wonderful fabric store we had visited in 2012 when I visited this time we were going to a local craft store. My sister had told me I was going to love this store as it was like a combination A.C. Moore, Michaels, Joanns, and Homegoods put together. 

She was right. I loved it. When we entered the store I knew right away I was in trouble. I didn't think we'd ever get out of the store - let alone out of the Christmas Department. Customers were looking at me as I was laughing and laughing and laughing. My sister had a huge smile on her face knowing "baby sister was right!"


For several years I had put a large wooden old-fashioned Santa, shown in the picture above, that hubby and I had made on the front door for Christmas. Back in 2013 I wanted to change that as I thought the Santa, while wonderful, wasn't big enough and you couldn't really see him behind the storm door from the street.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Quick and Easy Christmas and Winter Cut and Sew Ornaments For Crafting Fun


A lot of crafters Christmas and winter due to all the wonderful decorations you can make.  Santa's, Mrs. Claus, angels, carolers, gingerbread-men, Christmas trees, snowmen, snow-ladies and snow covered trees.

So, when I was designing my Christmas and winter custom fabrics I decided to add 4 new cut and sew Christmas doll ornament groups and 3 new cut and sew winter doll ornament groups.  For the winter groups there are 37 different ornaments and for the winter groups there are 23 different ornaments.

If you don't know what cut and sew dolls are they are a great sewing tool for kids and a quick and easy ornament to make for decorations.  Plus, they're great ornaments to sell at local church fairs and craft shows.

Just think of all the fun you and your family can have making your Christmas and winter ornament decorations.  


Monday, December 07, 2020

My New Winter Seasonal Custom Product Designs

 

I just love the fall season but know that when it comes around snow is just around the corner.  

I hate snow and snow shoveling which is a little strange for a New Englander....lol  What can you do?  Advancing age changes one's perspective....lol

While I dislike the outdoor parts of the season, being home all the time does afford me lots of time for crafts and crafting all sorts of things.  

This year I decided to start with designing some new winter fabrics and custom products for  for the Winter Seasonal Category of my Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery and for my Linda Walsh Originals Spoonflower Winter Seasonal Fabric Designs Collection. 

There are six sub-categories in my Winter Seasonal Categoryfour new winter design sub-categories, as shown in the pictures below, and a sub-category for Winter Fabric Designs and a sub-category for Winter Crafting Supplies .

Sunday, December 06, 2020

My New Winter Birds and Birdhouses Designs


I just love whimsical bird designs and have created many birds and birdhouses designs for the different seasons over the year.  

So, while I was designing some new custom fabrics I decided that I should create some custom fabric designs with simple birds and birdhouses designs in a whimsical winter seasonal design for the Winter Seasonal Category of my Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery and for my Linda Walsh Originals Spoonflower Winter Seasonal Fabric Designs Collection. 

So, using these three designs I created a Winter Birds and Birdhouses Designs Category utilizing these designs. 

Thursday, December 03, 2020

My New Winter Seasonal Church Designs


When I was a child the first church I can remember my family going to was a typical New England white church with a steeple.  Since then I've always loved the look of this type of church.  They represent pure New England simplicity and are just beautiful.

As you all know at Christmas time every year we always had a Christmas decoration craft.  Well, one year I wanted to do a white steeple church out of Styrofoam and my Dad agreed to help me with this.  We wanted to build a church big enough to hold a lighted angel inside.

I was thrilled he wanted to help me as he was a meticulous craftsman so I knew whatever we would be working on would come out wonderfully.

I can't remember exactly how long it to to build this but it was a few days.  As my Dad was so meticulous about his crafts he spent a long time carefully carving the curve of the church steeple so it was perfect and carving the arch for the windows.  We wanted the church to have arched windows and stained glass mosaic type windows.  We would be using colored pieces of plastic to create this effect.

When we had finished putting it together and the glue had dried we put it out with the lighted angel inside.  It glowed beautifully and the light shown through the side windows that my Dad had meticulously carved.

We surrounded the church with a chorus of Gurley church choir wax figures, angels, and trees.  It looked wonderful and was my favorite Christmas decoration for many, many years.

Unfortunately, the Styrofoam did not survive the years and crumbled over time. I don't know what happened to the Gurley wax candles.  They certainly would be a wonderful vintage Christmas decoration 50+ years later.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

My New Snowmen & Snow-ladies Winter Seasonal Designs


I hate snow but I just love snowmen.  So while I was designing some new custom fabrics I decided that I should create some custom fabric designs with adorable snowmen and snow-ladies in several whimsical winter seasonal designs for the Winter Seasonal Category of my Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery and for my Linda Walsh Originals Spoonflower Winter Seasonal Fabric Designs Collection. 

I ended up creating two designs, shown in the collage above and used those designs to create a Snowmen & Snow-ladies Designs Category.  



There are two sub-categories within my Snowmen & Snow-ladies Designs Category and they are as shown in the pictures above. 

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

My New Winter Seasonal Tree Designs

 

Several years ago while I was designing some new custom fabrics I decided that I should create some custom fabric designs with simple trees in a whimsical winter seasonal woodland design for the Winter Seasonal Category of my Linda Walsh Originals Designs Gallery and for my Linda Walsh Originals Spoonflower Winter Seasonal Fabric Designs Collection. 

I ended up creating the three designs shown in the collage above.  So, using these three designs I created a Winter Tree Designs Category for my custom products.