If you think living with a few women is difficult try living with 1,796 dolls. It's downright hazardous. The dolls think they're human and make dollie demands. One demand was their own blog for stories about life in "The Dollie Storage Room" where they live. So, to keep the peace in my house I created this blog for my dolls and for all the "grown-up girls" out there. It will be filled with everything and anything concerning the dollies. The dollies are in charge so it should be interesting!

The Dollie Storage Room Participants So Far



The "dollies" have so many stories to tell and so many fun things for you to do. They thought it might be easier for you to follow along with their adventures if you knew who they were and what they looked like. According to the dollies; "It's always better to put a face with a name!"

If you'd like to see pictures of the dollies who have been involved in some of the stories so far and read the stories each of the "dollies" is involved in just CLICK HERE for our "Dollie Storage Room Participants Page."


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It Was The Holiday Season After All -When Anything Magical Could Happen



The "Dollies" love stories and asked me to post "Theo's" Christmas story from December 2012 again.  So, here it is for the "Dollies."

As I was walking the aisles of BJ's I could hear someone's name being called and, funny thing, it sounded like mine. Someone was calling "Linda." For sure they couldn't have meant me. After all I didn't know anyone at BJ's other than hubby and he was in another aisle. So, I looked around, but there was no one here but me. Odd. So, I kept walking.

The closer I got to the end of the aisle the louder the name calling got. Someone was definitely calling for "Linda." I heard, "Over here, Linda. Look over here." I didn't see anything. Just a BIG white box.

Someone said, "I'm in here, Linda. Look in here." So, foolishly I did. Sitting inside the BIG white box was a HUGE (and I do mean HUGE) white teddy bear.

"Well, hello there," I said.

"Hello, Linda. I'm T.T.D. which stands for Theodore Teddy Bear. Theo for short."

I said, "Nice to meet you Theo. What are you doing in there and why are you calling my name?"

'Well," he said, "I've been waiting a long time for you. Waiting for you to take me home."

"Home to my house," I replied.

"Well, yes," he replied, "that is home after all isn't it?"

"Oh, Theo. I would LOVE to take you home with me. You're so adorable, so BIG, and so CUDDLY. Who could resist you? Certainly not me. Plus, you'd be perfect for my dining room North Pole Christmas scene. But...."

"Well," Theo said, "What's the problem?"

I replied, "Well, the last time I brought two wonderful nutcrackers home without consulting the "dollies" I nearly had World War III in my house. I wrote about it in my Linda's Blog in a  post entitled, "I Should Have Known Better!" The "dollies" were infuriated that I would bring non handmade dolls into the house without consulting them first. So, to keep the peace I apologized and said it wouldn't happen again."

"Oh," Theo replied, "I see. I wouldn't want to cause you any problems at home. I was just so hoping to finally find a home of my own and yours would be just perfect for me. There's so much love and laughter at your home. And, I'd heard that the "dollies" really do love it there. So much so it's really hard for them to leave when they're sold."

"I understand, Linda. It's okay. Maybe someone else will come along to love me."


Well, how could I just leave this beautiful, HUGE, cuddly, adorable bear brokenhearted. That would be horrible for me to do. After all he was just looking for a good home. And, it was Christmas after all. And, he'd be perfect in the dining room scene. Perhaps the "dollies" would understand. Or would they?.

I wasn't sure what to do. Theo was just so BIG, so HUGE, and so cuddly. And, thanks to me, heartbroken. I felt horrible.

Just then I caught sight of hubby out of the corner of my eye. He looked at me and saw my sad face and said, "What's the matter, darling? Are you okay? Are you sick?"

"No, no," I replied, "I'm not sick. I'm okay. I'm just talking to Theo."

But, that wasn't the truth. I really wasn't okay. So before he could ask me who Theo was I said, "I was talking to T.T.D. - Theodore Teddy Bear or Theo for short. He's this HUGE, beautiful, cuddly, white bear who's just looking for a home and I've crushed his heart by telling him we couldn't take him home with us."

To my delight and surprise hubby said, "Well, why not? He'd be perfect for the dining room North Pole Christmas scene - wouldn't he?"

I replied, "I could kiss you right here in the middle of BJ's for saying that, darling. It's just that...well, you remembered what happened with the nutcrackers - don't you?"

"Ah, I remember now. The "dollies" got in a snit that they weren't consulted first. Right?"

"That's right, darling."

So, he pulled out his cell phone and said, "Well, let's call them."

As hubby was talking to the "dollies" Theo and I were holding hands and pacing back and forth in the middle of the aisle at BJ's. His hand was five times the size of mine. But, boy was it soft.

As I looked into his big brown eyes I could see that he was holding back the tears. It nearly broke my heart. I knew I had to take him home with me whether the "dollies" agreed or not. Handmade or not didn't matter. Theo needed a loving home and we had one. He belonged with us.

Just as I was about to tell hubby we were taking Theo home with us whether the "dollies" liked it or not he got off the phone and said, "The dollies said to tell Theo - welcome home. We'd LOVE to have you join our family. You're HUGE and cuddly and adorable. Plus, you'd be perfect for the dining room North Pole Christmas scene."

I couldn't believe it. I should have - it was the holiday season after all - when anything magical could happen. If the "dollies" were here at BJ's I'd kiss all of them too. They're kindness towards Theo was just such a loving gesture.

Theo couldn't believe his ears. He was coming home with us. He was so excited he nearly knocked hubby and I over trying to hug us. What a scene this had to be for anyone looking down our aisle at BJ's. Two people jumping around, hugging and kissing a BIG white teddy bear. Unusual for sure. Then again it was the holiday season after all - when anything magical could happen.

Everyone who saw us carrying Theo out of BJ's couldn't help but smile. Theo had the biggest, happiest grin on his face. And, well, hubby and I couldn't stop smiling.

We decided to buy a big red bow for Theo at Michaels on our way home. It would be a perfect addition for Theo and be perfect for the dining room scene.

Theo was exuberant as he climbed into the back of the car and fastened his seat belt. We were, too. He was going home. As we were driving home I noticed that all the people in the cars that passed us had a BIG smile on their face when they saw Theo. He just made everyone so happy. How could you not instantly LOVE him? I knew the "dollies" had welcomed him on their phone call. But, they were unpredictable (they are human after all - or think they are so they act accordingly) so I wasn't quite sure what would happen when we got home.

As we pulled into the driveway I couldn't believe my eyes. All the "dollies" were there to greet him.  Theo could hardly get out of the car there were so many "dollies" surrounding him, hugging and kissing him.  I was so touched by this unbelievable outpouring of love from all the "dollies" to Theo.


The "dollies" had decided that Theo should sit in Nana's wooden chair for the dining room scene and had it all set up.

As Theo climbed into his chair all the "dollies" said in unison, "Welcome to our family, Theo."

Tears of joy were running down Theo's face. I was crying, hubby was crying, Theo was crying, and all the "dollies" were crying. And, he was perfect for the dining room North Pole Christmas scene. I knew it, hubby knew it, Theo knew it, and all the "dollies" did, too! It was the holiday season after all - when anything magical could happen.



Sunday, December 6, 2015

Another Free Coloring Book From The Dollies - Happy Holidays Free Coloring Pages and Printables Pages E-Book For An Adorable Trio Of Angels


Who doesn't love an adorable trio of angels?  Especially at Christmas time.

"Sophisticated Gwen", "Happy Molly Angel", and "Who Me? Angel Angela" are a very unusual group of angels. Very unusual indeed.

You see, they aren't at all alike. In fact, they are as different as, well - angels can be.

"Sophisticated Gwen" is the epitome of sophistication and style. She is very much in "vogue" and aware of the latest trends in fashion. Her special charge is to protect all the "high fashion models" out there. It's a big task as, let's just say, the "high fashion models" don't always behave themselves.

"Happy Molly Angel" could care less about fashion. In fact, style and fashion mean nothing to her. She'd much rather spend her day crafting up a storm and doesn't care if she breaks a nail or gets her hands messy. In fact, it doesn't even matter to her if her clothes get messy. Sometimes the messier the better. Her special charge is all the crafters out there. It's a tall order as there are millions and millions of them.

"Who Me? Angel Angela" isn't quite sure why she's here or what her special mission is. When asked to do something she inevitably answers "Who Me?" She's a shy as a mouse and doesn't have a lot of confidence. She's not sure that she's really good at anything in particular and isn't too sure that she'll be able to fulfill her mission. Her charge is all the shy people out there.

How can you not love a trio of angels like that?

If you would like to view and download my Sophisticated Gwen angel free e-pattern please CLICK HERE. If you would like to view and download my Happy Molly angel free e-pattern please CLICK HERE. If you would like to view and download my Who Me? Angel Angela free e-pattern please CLICK HERE.

And, now, you can get their free coloring pages and printables pages e-book.  Now you can create them, color them, and print them.

The Trio Of Angels Happy Holidays free e-book contains 1 printable page and 4 coloring pages.



Saturday, November 21, 2015

New Dollie Storage Room Custom Fabric Designs - Baptist and Jael Primitive Fabris Collection

Baptist and Jael Primitive Fabric 3

© 2015 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.

Perfect for making doll clothes,birthday doll crafting party decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.  

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2015 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)



Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

For More Information About Spoonflower Please CLICK HERE For Their About Us Page.

New Dollie Storage Room Custom Fabric Designs - Baptist and His Smile Cut and Sew Primitive Doll Ornament

Baptist and His Smile Cut and Sew Primiti e Doll Ornament

© 2015 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh. 

Perfect for making quick and easy cut and sew dolls, favors, decorations, ornaments, softies, etc. 

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2015 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)



Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

For More Information About Spoonflower Please CLICK HERE For Their About Us Page.

New Dollie Storage Room Custom Fabric Designs - Jael Loves Her Smile Cut and Sew Primitive Doll Ornament

Jael Loves Her Smile Cut and Sew Primitive Doll Ornament

© 2015 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh. 

Perfect for making quick and easy cut and sew dolls, favors, decorations, ornaments, softies, etc.

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2015 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)



Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

For More Information About Spoonflower Please CLICK HERE For Their About Us Page.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Wanna Quilt, Annie and Read All About It, Andy - New Custom Fabric Designs


Wanna Quilt, Annie and Read All About It, Andy
Raggedies Fabric 1

© 2015 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh. 

Perfect for making decorations, ornaments, linens, pillows, totes, upholstery, etc.

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2015 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)


Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.


For More Information About Spoonflower Please CLICK HERE For Their About Us Page.


A Free Coloring Pages and Printables Pages E-Book For The Candleweeds


If ever there was unusual cluster of wood-crafts it would have to be the Candleweeds Family. There's Will, Larry, Bill, Harry, Barry, and Phil.

They were born several years ago and were made from upside down unpainted candle cup holders I saw at a local craft store.  I was looking for a quick and easy craft project that I could make with my mother.  Something that could be created in a couple of hours. Something we could do on one of the crafting days we liked to have.

Unfortunately, I never got a chance to make these with my Mom so I decided to make them myself and then create free e-patterns to share.

After creating the free e-patterns I decided to create free coloring and printable pages so you could color your favorite Candleweed or cut out their printable.  They're a fun group of individuals who just want you to have fun with them.


Bill is the most artistic sibling in the Candleweed Family.  He loves art and has had a natural talent for drawing anything he sees since he was a baby.  He loves to ask the rest of his siblings to pose for him.  His free e-pattern is here.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

It Was A Graveyard Smash! They Were Doing The Monster Mash!


The other day I just had a feeling that the day was not going to be a normally peaceful day.

I don't know why - just a feeling I got. 

But, as the morning progressed and nothing strange had happened I started to think the day was going to be okay.

That was foolish on my part. 

You see, the day turned out to be anything but normal. It was actually a cool, crisp day to the start of Fall which was a pleasant relief from all the hot, humid days we've been experiencing.

So, hubby and I decided to go for a walk. Since it was so beautiful out we decided to go for a long, leisurely stroll - and that was our mistake!

As we were pulling into the driveway hubby and I got a sense that something wasn't right. The ground was shaking and the house was being rocked off it's foundation.

And, we do mean off its' foundation - hard as that may seem for you to believe.

We looked at each other and said,  "what on heaven's earth is going on?" The house was literally rocking to and fro.

As we gingerly stepped out of the car we realized it couldn't be an earthquake as the ground under our feet wasn't moving - thank goodness for that! But, the house was still rockin to and fro!

YIKES!

And, out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw movement in the windows. Not just movement in one window - but, all of the windows. As if someone were peeking out the windows and realized too late they had been seen. Now we knew something was going on inside the house.

And, then we heard it - LOUD music.


Not just any music, but the song "The Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett was playing louder than was acceptable in our neighborhood.

We were surprised that we hadn't heard the LOUD music as we were driving up the street.

A Free Coloring Pages and Printables Pages E-Book For The Stick'em & Collect' em Dolls



My Mother and I did a lot of shopping together and thought that, instead of shopping, it would be nice every once in awhile to get together for a few hours a day to complete a quick and easy craft project.   So, I put together a few ideas that I thought might be fun to do together.

One of the quick and easy craft projects I thought we could do was to make a collection of little doll ornaments made out of popsicle sticks.  Unfortunately my Mom and I never got to put them together for one of our crafting days so I decided put them together and create free e-patterns to share.

So, please meet the Stick'Em and Collect'Em Series of doll ornaments.

If ever there was a "wild and crazy" bunch of dolls it would have to be the "Stick'em and Collect'em Series" of wood stick doll ornaments.

They love to be collected and can will fit in with any primitive, country, Victorian, shabby/chic, or vintage home decor.

They just love to hang out with each other.

Stick'em and collect'em. They'll fit right in.


"Susie, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the prankster of the group.  She just loves a good joke and loves punking her friends.  Watch out she may pull a prank on you.  Her free e-pattern is here.