Aging is beautiful and gray hair is not only beautiful, but something to be proud of. After all you've earned all those gray or white hairs. Stand up and say, "I'm gray and proud of it!" Better yet, "I'm a senior citizen and PROUD of it!" This blog is in honor of all the aging, graying, baby boomer, senior citizens, Grandmothers, Nana's, Grandma's and Grannies out there. If you're young and gray-haired or white-haired this blog is for you, too.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

New Shop For Gray Is Beautiful

Our Linda Walsh Originals Etsy Shop has it's own "Gray Is Beautiful" category for our baby gifts and baby shower e-patterns, handmade baby and baby shower decorations, pour custom fabric designs handmade goods, cut and sew baby ornaments and kits and so much more.

My new Linda Walsh Originals Shop also has different sections for my handmade dolls and crafts, my e-patterns and print patterns, handmade items from my custom fabric designs,  my It's Raining Doll Parties collection, my Alpacas Rock collection, my It's Raining Baby Showers collection, and my Gray Is Beautiful collection.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Story Behind Our Celia - Art Doll

Early last year my sister-in-law's beloved mother, Celia passed away. Celia was a wonderful, extremely optimistic, loving, and beautiful soul who had a wicked sense of humor and love of life. I would describe her as pure joy and just loved her. When Celia was around the room was filled with gaiety and laughter.

Over the past ten years I have written about Celia and two dolls I made for her. The first doll I wrote about on August 24, 2005 in a Linda's Blog post entitled Celia's Doll. The 2nd doll I wrote about on May 18, 2006 in a Linda's Blog post entitled The Story Behind My "Celia's Wedding Dress" DollYou may also recall that I have written about Celia's husband, Elmer as a doll he had given me inspired my Elmer's Little Boy doll.  His post is here.

Celia was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved dressing up for their different events so when my sister-in-law asked me to make a doll for her using some of the Red Hat Society hats, gloves, jewelry, pocketbooks, etc. that she and her mother had made or used for her various outfits I was happy to oblige.

I decided that my "Celia's Art Doll" would be a fully wired cloth art doll with an embroidered face and would be seated on a chair.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Meet Our Newest Gray Is Beautiful Member - Celia - Art Doll

Meet the newest member of the Gray Is Beautiful Society.  Her name is Celia and she loves being a member of the Red Hat Society.

Celia has been a member of The Red Hat Society for a long time and thoroughly enjoys the times they get together. She and the other ladies of the club love dressing up in their purple dresses and red hats, and letting their hair down. Sometimes things get a little wild, but that doesn't deter any of the ladies. They love their lives, they love each other, and best of all they love happy fun - especially when it's the dress-up kind.

"Celia - Art Doll" is a 19" art doll with a cloth body, embroidered face with wire glasses, fully wired and bendable cloth body, and thick white curly hair. She is wearing red print bloomers gathered at the waist and ankles. Her black felt boots are criss-crossed with DMC embroidery floss for laces.