Tuesday, September 5, 2017

My 2 in 1 “Grandma Aurora May - On An Expedition! and Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!” Victorian Lady and Gentleman Art Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


If you love making Victorian cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Grandma Aurora May - On An Expedition! and Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!” 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.

"Grandma Aurora May - On An Expedition!" is ready to go. She's been ready for over a year and is anxious to get started on her expedition with "Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!" "Grandpa Lewis - On An Expedition!" isn't as anxious to go. 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. Grandma Aurora May loves a good adventure and loves finding new places and new venues to explore. She'd rather spend all day looking for a great site for a picnic and always looks forward to their annual expedition to the beach.

Her main reason is that she loves to spend time with her grandchildren and loves cooking for them. It's not that Grandpa Lewis doesn't love his grandchildren - he adores them. It's just he doesn't have a lot of patience for his grand children's boundless energy and "ants in their pants" inability to sit still. After one day at the beach with the grandchildren he's ready to go home. Grandma Aurora May tells him to lighten up a bit. That's the way children are. Full of energy. Exploring everything. What's wrong with that?

Well, Grandpa Lewis doesn't mind enthusiasm and willingness to learn. He just can't stand little idle hands playing with the cherished coins in his coin collection and touching all the stamps in his stamp collection. And he can't leave his collections at home while he's on a three month expedition to the beach. He'd go stir crazy without something to keep him occupied all that time. Grandma Aurora May really does understand her husband and knows that she has to keep him happy or their won't be anymore expeditions to the beach. And, that she wouldn't be happy about. So, each and every year she tells the grandchildren that Grandpa Lewis's stamp and coin collections are off limits. Most of the time the grandchildren listen. Sometimes, however, there are those idle hands.......

He fancies himself quite the gentleman and expert on rare coins and stamps. Now if he could just keep his grandchildren away from his coin and stamp collection. He loves his grandchildren but thinks they need to learn the value of a rare coin and stamp collection and how destructive idle hands can be.

My 2 in 1 “Laura, The Quintessential Lady Bunny! and Devin, A Bunny Gentleman!" Victorian Lady and Gentleman Bunny Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


If you love making our "Victorian Animals Society" cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Laura, The Quintessential Lady Bunny! and Devin, A Bunny Gentleman!"  Victorian bunny dolls 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.

"Laura, The Quintessential Lady Bunny!" was pacing around the house and couldn't wait for her husband, "Devin, A Bunny Gentleman", to get home. You see, she was quite beside herself. She just couldn't understand what they hadn't received their invitation to join the "Victorian Animals Tea Society" that was started by "Bearly Victorian, Ryan" and his wife, "Bearly Victorian, Deb!" for all their wonderful Victorian animal friends.  Laura and Devin were not only "animals, but "old money" animals which meant they were the creme de la creme of the Victorian animal establishment. They were definitely eligible to join the "Victorian Animals Tea Society." So, why hadn't they received an invitation yet?

"Laura, The Quintessential Lady Bunny!" is quite the epitome of a fashionable lady of society and has been for a very long time. Despite her 70+ years she is still the creme de la creme of society. So, where is her invitation? When will her husband get home?

"Devin, A Bunny Gentleman!" knows that when he gets home he will have wonderful news for his wife. You see, he has the invitation to the "Victorian Animals Tea Society" in his pocket. It was hand delivered by "Bearly Victorian, Ryan" himself. Devin wasn't surprised by the invitation. Despite his 70+ years he is still the creme de la creme of society and fully expected to receive a personal invitation. Just wait until Laura hears. She'll be thrilled.



My 2 in 1 “Celia - Art Doll and Celia Victorian Girl Doll” NEW Combo E-Pattern


If you love making beautiful cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Celia - Art Doll and Celia Victorian Girl Doll” 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My 3 in 1 “Petronella, The Birdhouse Lady, Doug, The Handy Dandy Gentleman and Sweetheart Faith” Victorian Snow-lady and Gentleman Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern



I just love making snowmen and snow-ladies.  If you love making Victoiran cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Petronella, The Birdhouse Lady!, Doug, The Handy Dandy Gentleman! and Sweetheart Faith!” Victorian gentleman and snow-ladies 3 in 1 combo e-pattern.





"Petronella, The Birdhouse Lady!" is very concerned about her bird friends and their survival over the long, cold winter months. In fact she is so concerned she asked her husband, "Doug, The Handy Dandy Gentleman!" to make her several birdhouses that she could put in the yarn to help her feathered friends. The problem is that Petronella doesn't want just any birdhouses. She wants fancy Victorian birdhouses, with style and class. Lots of details and intricate molding. Doug, on the other hand, doesn't want to invest so much time in making birdhouses that are just going to be destroyed by Petronella's fine feathered friends. He doesn't want to make them, but he loves to please Petronella.

"Petronella, The Birdhouse Lady!" is a 13" squared bottomed self-standing Victorian snow-lady warm & natural cloth doll. She has an embroidered face with black bead eyes, resin carrot nose, outline embroidered mouth, and blushed cheeks. She has a full head of curly white mohair hair that is barely controlled under her lace trimmed and gathered bonnet. She is wearing her favorite felt jacket with top stitching along all the edges, lined and bow decorated front pockets, and lace trimmed front panel edges. Her jacket is secured in the front with four buttons and two large fringed scarves are tied around her neck and then in a knot in the front. She is also wearing a coordinated two tier lined cape with lined and raised collar.

"Petronella, The Birdhouse Lady!" knows how to take care of her feathered friends. her problem is that she loves everything and anything Victorian and wants everything Doug makes to be of the finest material and finest workmanship. Even if it's only going to be used for her fine, feathered friends. They deserve quality, too!

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals


"Petronella, The Birdhouse Lady!" is very concerned about her bird friends and their survival over the long, cold winter months. In fact she is so concerned she asked her husband, "Doug, The Handy Dandy Gentleman!" to make her several birdhouses that she could put in the yarn to help her feathered friends. The problem is that Petronella doesn't want just any birdhouses. She wants fancy Victorian birdhouses, with style and class. Lots of details and intricate molding.  Doug, on the other hand, doesn't want to invest so much time in making birdhouses that are just going to be destroyed by Petronella's fine feathered friends. He doesn't want to make them, but he loves to please Petronella.

"Doug, The Handy Dandy Gentleman!" is a 13" squared bottomed self-standing Victorian snowman warm & natural cloth doll. He has an embroidered face with black bead eyes, resin carrot nose, outline embroidered mouth, and blushed cheeks. He also sports a cute wool fleece mustache. Doug a full head of straight white mohair hair that is barely controlled under his lined felt top hat. He is wearing his favorite felt jacket with white piping along all the edges, a left side breast pocket, and two front pockets. His jacket is secured in the front with three buttons and two large fringed scarves are tied around his neck and then in a knot in the front. He also has two felt earmuffs over his ears to keep him warm and being the gentleman that he is he's carrying a handkerchief in his breast pocket. He just never knows when his wife, Petronella, will need it.

"Doug, The Handy Dandy Gentleman!" knows how much Petronella's fine feathered friends mean to her and has no problem making them birdhouses. It's just that to have to make finely crafted and delicately featured Victorian birdhouses for "the birds" is really going overboard.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals


"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!" Got a sick plant - give it to "Sweetheart Faith!" Need help designing your Victorian garden - ask "Sweetheart Faith!" Need a floral arrangement for a special occasion - ask "Sweetheart Faith!" to help you. Anything and everything floral - ask "Sweetheart Faith!"

"Sweetheart Faith!" is a 14" squared bottomed self-standing Victorian snow-lady warm & natural cloth doll. She has an embroidered face with black bead eyes, resin carrot nose, outline embroidered mouth, and blushed cheeks. She has a full head of straight gray mohair hair that is barely controlled under her lace trimmed and gathered bonnet. She is wearing a scalloped eyelet lace slip that is gathered at the waist. Her sleeveless dress is lace trimmed on the bottom and gathered at the neck. She has a felt jacket with top stitching along all the edges and lace trimmed front pockets. Her jacket is secured in the front with a button and two large fringed scarves are tied around her neck and then in a knot in the front.

"Sweetheart Faith!" has such a "green thumb" that she's won the award for the best grown orchids five years in a row. Plus, she's won the award for the best variegated violets three years in a row. "Sweetheart Faith!" certainly knows her flowers and plants.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

2 in 1 “Rebecca and Blue Bell Sara, The Long Sleek Sitting Boudoir Doll!” Faceless Colonial and Victorian Girl Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


I love "faceless" dolls as I believe that without their faces the doll's personality can speak for itself. You tend to look at the whole doll for her beauty versus just looking at her face.  If you love making faceless colonial and Victorian cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Rebecca and Blue Bell Sara, The Long Sleek Sitting Boudoir Doll!” 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Gray Is Beautiful


As a reader of my Linda's Blog and The Dollie Storage Room Blog you are probably well aware that my dollies have always had minds of their own. That might even be an understatement. They have strong wills and strong points of view. When they want something they WANT it.

Now you might say, "So what! They're just dolls!" While that is true they do have a distinct advantage over me in sheer numbers. There are literally thousands of them in the "Dollie Storage Room."

It's my own fault.  I, simply, have made way too many dolls over the years. That's neither here nor there now. The fact is there are a lot of them. And, when they want something - well, THEY WANT IT! They're just so demanding.


Years ago when they demanded that they be allowed to have a 'Dollie Fashion Show Series" which I had to give in to. They loved their fashion shows and this has kept them quiet for quite some time.

While it's been quiet I knew it would just be a matter of time before they told me - or demanded something else.

Well, it seems the "dollies" had gotten together recently and decided they wanted a "The Dolls Product Lines Series."  Over the years many of the dolls have not only had e-patterns and handmade dolls made, but have graphics that have been used to create custom fabric lines, handmade goods lines, and products on demand lines.

In thinking about this new demand I had to agree with them.  That would be a good idea.

I know, I know... shock of shocks.  I agree with the dollies.  Just don't tell them....

If you'd like to see each of the "Dolls Product Lines" that have been created so far please click here.




Monday, November 21, 2016

Valentine's Day Custom Fabric Designs Collection From Celia


For Celia there's nothing more romantic than Valentine's Day when love is in the air.   So she decided to design some custom fabric designs celebrating love with romantic hearts and flowers Valentine's Day custom fabric designs.

Perfect for making decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

© 2011-2016 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Fabric Designs By Linda Walsh.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Rebecca's Collections - Gray Is Beautiful Product Gallery New Designs & Products


They used to say that "Blondes Have More Fun!" Nowadays "Gray Is The New BLONDE!" and no one is having more fun these days than "The Grays."


The "Grays" have always been proud of being senior citizens. After all, with age comes wisdom, pride, experience, appreciation & beauty of all this world has to offer, and the knowledge of knowing what really matters in life. So, they have no problem letting everyone know they're senior citizens and PROUD of it.


If you ever thought that gray wasn't a movement that was here forever you would be wrong. "Gray Is Here To Stay" and seniors are very proud of their gray and white hair. If you're aged to perfection you last forever.

"Rebecca's Collections" includes all three of the adorable designs shown above and are for senior citizens, grandma's and grandpa's and are intended for use as gifts and accessories for seniors birthdays, retirement parties, and other special occasions. They have products for home decor, special occasions, home office supplies, clothing, accessories, fun and entertainment, and so much more.





Rebecca hopes you like her "Rebecca's Collections" designs and products.