Showing posts with label handmade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label handmade. Show all posts

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Country Welcome - Button & Beads Mill Hill Cross-stitch Kit




When I look at different cross-stitch or needlework kits I might like to do I'm always drawn to pictures or ornaments that have the word "joy" in them or have "doggies" in them.  The ones with "joy" always remind me of my beloved mother as that was her name and the "doggies" remind me of my beloved cairn terrier.

So, when I saw the Country Welcome - Button & Beads Mill Hill Cross-stitch Kit with the little "doggie" in it I knew I wanted to make it.  The dog button doesn't look anything like a cairn terrier but it's a "doggie" nonetheless.

The Country Welcome Beaded Counted Cross Stitch Kit Mill Hill Buttons & Beads Autumn Series MH14-7206 pattern uses full counted cross-stitch and straight stitch highlighting as well as beads of various sizes for emphasis and depth. The pattern also calls for certain areas of the perforated paper to be left untouched as the background. In this case they were leaving sections of the brown perforated paper background untouched.

A lot of the cross-stitch 5" by 5" pictures I have made were finished in small 6 1/2" by 6 1/2" shadowbox frames with 5" by 5" openings that I had gotten at Michaels when they went on sale on year.  I used up all the shadowbox frames I had gotten that year and have been looking for them ever since and haven't found them again.

So, when I saw that Michaels had small 6' by 6" shadowbox frames on sale again I bought a few figuring they'd work okay.  I thought they would be like the previous frames I had bought by they actually were bigger.  They were 7 1/2" by 7 1/2" shadowbox frames with a 5 1/2" opening. I didn't realize when I had bought these that a lot more of the cross-stitch picture would be showing.

I also decided to once again utilize the rectangular wood frame jig that my darling husband built for me that I could tape the edges of my perforated paper to. The wood frame jig is a rectangular embroidery hoop of sorts, but without bending the perforated  paper. He had made it out of 1/2" x 1" pine wood strips with an adjustable center strip that I used for this 5 x 5 square design.

I had learned from previous mistakes that I needed to draw diagonal lines to locate the exact center of the perforated paper as in the last perforated paper cross-stitch picture I had done was slightly off center by a few holes which caused a problem with inserting the needles in the holes along one of the edges of my frame. So, I lightly drew a diagonal line across each corner with a pencil to get the center point of the perforated paper.

The pattern called for a white/gold wooden frame and certain areas of the perforated paper to be left untouched as the background like the picture shown below:

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

For The Love of Christmas Grapevine Ornaments - Free E-Book



Miniature grapevines wreaths adorned with festive Christmas fabrics and bows and holiday embellishments make great ornament decorations for the holidays. They're cheery, colorful, and can be hung anywhere. They can dress up a Christmas tree or add festive cheer to a gift package.

Shown below are some of the ones I've made over the years.




Some adorn my Christmas tree while others have been given as gifts.

I had so much fun making some of mine I thought you might enjoy a free e-book tutorial so you could make some of your own.


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

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products © 2004-2016 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved. Commercial selling or reselling by any means prohibited without the written consent of Linda Walsh.

However, you may link to my website(s)/blog(s) and the individual page(s)/blog post(s) (including 1 picture) but do not copy, reprint or duplicate my website(s)/blog(s) or individual page(s)/post(s) without my permission.

Items made from Linda Walsh Originals Products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) of items made from Linda Walsh Originals products are by permission only.

Please see my Terms and Conditions for additional information.

Copyright © 2016 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer.
http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Hunting Is In My Blood, Quinn Woodland Ornament Doll Free E-Pattern


"Hunting Is In My Blood, Quinn" is a hunter to the core and he's ready to get going. It's hunting season after all and he looks forward to it every year. It doesn't matter if it's freezing out there - he'll be outside.

He doesn't mind a little cold weather, freezing weather, or even rainy weather. He loves the outdoors and all that comes with it. Of course, he also loves to hunt. Not for sport, but to talk to his "friends." You see, he loves nature and he loves all his animal friends. He "hunts" just to talk to them. To him there is nothing better than a brisk walk in the woods and talking to all his "deer" friends.

Quinn's all set for hunting. Now if he could just find his "deer" friends.



To view and download my free e-book please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-book. Then just download our free .pdf e-book from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.
Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products © 2004-2016 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved. Commercial selling or reselling by any means prohibited without the written consent of Linda Walsh.

However, you may link to my website(s)/blog(s) and the individual page(s)/blog post(s) (including 1 picture) but do not copy, reprint or duplicate my website(s)/blog(s) or individual page(s)/post(s) without my permission.

Items made from Linda Walsh Originals Products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) of items made from Linda Walsh Originals products are by permission only.

Please see my Terms and Conditions for additional information.

Copyright © 2004 - 2016 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer.
http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/

Christmas Decorations, Ornaments, Santa and Carolers Free Tutorials, E-Patterns, Printables and E-Books





I love to create free e-patterns, free e-printables, and free e-books for my customers and blog readers and have created several of each.

All of my "freebies" are on my "My Free E-Patterns, E-Printables, E-Tutorials, and E-Books" Pinterest board. If you would like to see my board just click on the widget below or CLICK HERE.



All of my free e-patterns, e-printables, e-books & tutorials are also shown below and viewable and downloadable on my Google Drive.

If you'd like to read or download any of my free e-patterns, e-printables, or e-books just click on the image you want below. You'll be brought to my Linda's Blog post where you'll find a CLICK HERE download link. Click on the download link and you'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view my free e-products. Then just download my free .pdf e-product.

Once my e-product is downloaded to your computer you can save it and print it. You can also save my e-products to your Google Drive. I hope you enjoy my "freebies."




Santa Doll & Ornaments Free E-Patterns For Holiday Decorating Fun

















For The Love of Christmas Grapevine Ornaments - Free E-Book


Victorian Christmas Ornament Balls Free E-Pattern

Please respect My Terms of Use: All patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products © 2004-2016 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved. Commercial selling or reselling by any means prohibited without the written consent of Linda Walsh.

However, you may link to my website(s)/blog(s) and the individual page(s)/blog post(s) (including 1 picture) but do not copy, reprint or duplicate my website(s)/blog(s) or individual page(s)/post(s ) without my permission.

Items made from Linda Walsh Originals Products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) of items made from Linda Walsh Originals products are by permission only.

Please see my Terms and Conditions for additional information.

Copyright © 2004 - 2016 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer.



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Some Of My Linda Walsh Originals Custom Fabric Designs Are Now Available At Sproutpatterns.com




We have wonderful news.  Some of my Linda Walsh Originals Custom Fabrics Victorian designs are available on the Archer Button Up Shirt project pattern design at my LWOriginals Sprout Patterns Projects page at Sproutpatterns.com .  I'm listed under LWOriginals.

According to the Sproutpatterns.com website: Sprout Patterns is a new service that offers public indie sewing patterns that you combine with Spoonflower designs to create customized cut and sew projects. Each project is digitally printed by Spoonflower at their Durham, NC headquarters. We take out all the work of putting a sewing pattern onto fabric and leave you with the fun of creating garments and accessories.

Simply put, just choose your sewing pattern from our curated collection, then fill it with your design of choice from Spoonflower's marketplace. Select your size and type of fabric, and we do all the rest! You will receive a package that includes a digitally printed custom sewing pattern, instructions and the original PDF pattern with all sizes.



So far I have 16 different Victorian Archer Button Up Shirt designs and hope to add more in the near future.  Just click on the shirt you like below:



















Check out my new designs. You're going to love them.  I can't decide which of my Victorian designs pattern to buy. I want to buy them all.  That, for sure, is not possible. So, choose I must. How about you?