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."


Monday, November 24, 2014

New Brian Snow-Guy Snowman Cut and Sew Kit



Brian Snow-Guy Snowman Cut and Sew Kit - Creates Six 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" Cotton Fabric Snowman Doll Ornaments

To buy our cut and sew Brian Snow-Guy Snowman ornaments kit please CLICK HERE.

Cut and Sew Kit Contents: Six (6) pieces, as shown above, consisting of our Brian Snow-Guy Snowman cut and sew cotton fabric piece designs and instructions for finishing the ornaments one of two different ways. Kit DOES NOT include sewing thread, poly-fil, warm and natural or batting, and DMC color coordinated embroidery floss needed to create the ornaments one of two different ways.

Instructions included for finishing the ornaments via machine stitching as shown in the picture at the top of the collage shown above. Kit does not include poly-fil, sewing thread, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments.

Or, blanket stitch embroider the edges of the ornaments as shown in the picture at the bottom of the collage shown above. Kit includes how-to tutorial for blanket stitching.  Kit does not include warm and natural or batting, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments this way.

The Brian Snow-Guy Snowman cut and sew kit contains 6 of the Brian Snow-Guy Snowman cotton fabric pieces.


Too Cute Egg Muffs Group Cut and Sew Kit and Handmade Ornaments Sets


Egg Muffs Group Cut and Sew Kit - Creates Four 2 1/2" by 3" Cotton Fabric Stump Doll Ornaments

To buy our cut and sew Egg Muffs doll ornaments group kit please CLICK HERE.
To buy our handmade machine stitched cut and sew Egg Muffs doll ornaments group please CLICK HERE.
To  buy our blanket stitch embroidered edges cut and sew Egg Muffs doll ornaments group please CLICK HERE.

Cut and Sew Kit Contents: Four (4) pieces, as shown above, consisting of one each of the Egg Muffs Group cut and sew cotto fabric piece designs and instructions for finishing the ornaments one of two different ways. Kit DOES NOT include sewing thread, poly-fil, warm and natural or batting, and DMC color coordinated embroidery floss needed to create the ornaments one of two different ways.

Instructions included for finishing the ornaments via machine stitching as shown in the picture at the top of the collage shown above. Kit does not include poly-fil, sewing thread, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments.

Or, blanket stitch embroider the edges of the ornaments as shown in the picture at the bottom of the collage shown above. Kit includes how-to tutorial for blanket stitching. Kit does not include warm and natural or batting, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments this way.

The Egg Muffs cut and sew kit contains 1 fabric piece for each of the following cut and sew custom cotton fabric doll ornaments:

 1)  Tom A. Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament 2
 2)  Toni E. Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament 2
 3)  Nancy Dew Drop Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 4)  Spike A Peak Cut and Sew Doll Ornament


Adorable New Hawk Family Group Cut and Sew Kit and Handmade Ornaments Sets


Hawk Family Group Cut and Sew Kit - Creates Eleven 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" Cotton Fabric Stump Doll Ornaments

To buy our cut and sew Hawk Family doll ornaments group kit please CLICK HERE.
To buy our handmade machine stitched cut and sew Hawk Family doll ornaments group please CLICK HERE.
To buy our blanket stitch embroidered edges cut and sew Hawk Family doll ornaments group please CLICK HERE.

Cut and Sew Kit Contents: Eleven (11) pieces, as shown above, consisting of one each of the Hawk Family Group cut and sew cotton fabric piece designs and instructions for finishing the ornaments one of two different ways. Kit DOES NOT include sewing thread, poly-fil, warm and natural or batting, and DMC color coordinated embroidery floss needed to create the ornaments one of two different ways.

Instructions included for finishing the ornaments via machine stitching as shown in the picture at the top of the collage shown above. Kit does not include poly-fil, sewing thread, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments.

Or, blanket stitch embroider the edges of the ornaments as shown in the picture at the bottom of the collage shown above. Kit includes how-to tutorial for blanket stitching. Kit does not include warm and natural or batting, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments this way.

The Hawk Family cut and sew kit contains 1 fabric piece for each of the following cut and sew custom fabric doll ornaments:

 1)  Tom A. Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 2) Toni E. Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 3)  Dapper Devil Shamus Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 4) Cousin Hillary's Secret Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 5) Penelope Pinhead Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 6) Henrietta Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 7) Cousin Reginald Reggie Pinhead Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 8) Tangerine Lilly Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
 9) Wild Irish Rose Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
10) Ditsy Daisy Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament
11) Devilish Cousin Andy Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hop On Down The Bunny Trail - Patience Is A Virtue Bunny Cut and Sew Kit and Handmade Ornaments Set


Patience Is A Virtue Bunny Cut and Sew Kit - Creates Six 2" by 2" Cotton Fabric Bunny Doll Ornaments

To buy our cut and sew Patience Is A Virtue Bunny doll ornaments kit please CLICK HERE.
To buy our handmade machine and blanket stitched edge cut and sew Patience Is A Virtue Bunny handmade doll ornaments please CLICK HERE.

Cut and Sew Kit Contents: Six (6) pieces, as shown above, consisting of our Patience Is A Virtue Bunny cut and sew cotton fabric piece designs and instructions for finishing the ornaments one of two different ways.Kit DOES NOT include sewing thread, poly-fil, warm and natural or batting, and DMC color coordinated embroidery floss needed to create the ornaments one of two different ways.

Instructions included for finishing the ornaments via machine stitching as shown in the picture at the top of the collage shown above. Kit does not include poly-fil, sewing thread, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments.

Or, blanket stitch embroider the edges of the ornaments as shown in the picture at the bottom of the collage shown above. Kit includes how-to tutorial for blanket stitching. Kit does not include warm and natural or batting, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments this way.

The Patience Is A Virtue Bunny cut and sew kit contains 6 of the Patience Is A Virtue cotton fabric pieces.

Adorably Spooky Mini Halloween Group Cut and Sew Kit and Handmade Ornaments Sets


Mini Halloween Group Cut and Sew Kit - Creates Six  2 1/2" by 3" Cotton Fabric Witch and Ghost Doll Ornaments

To buy our cut and sew Mini Halloween doll ornaments group kit please CLICK HERE.
To buy our handmade machine and blanket stitched edge cut and sew Mini Halloween doll ornaments group please CLICK HERE.

Cut and Sew Kit Contents: Six (6) pieces, as shown above, consisting of two each of the Mini Halloween Group cut and sew cotton;fabric piece designs and instructions for finishing the ornaments one of two different ways. Kit DOES NOT include sewing thread, poly-fil, warm and natural or batting, and DMC color coordinated embroidery floss needed to create the ornaments one of two different ways.

Instructions included for finishing the ornaments via machine stitching as shown in the picture at the top of the collage shown above. Kit does not include poly-fil, sewing thread, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments.

Or, blanket stitch embroider the edges of the ornaments as shown in the picture at the bottom of the collage shown above. Kit includes how-to tutorial for blanket stitching. Kit does not include warm and natural or batting, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments this way.

The Mini Halloween cut and sew kit contains 1 fabric piece for each of the following cut and sew custom cotton fabric doll ornaments:

 1)  Mabel I Won't Cast A Spell, Mabel Cut and Sew Witch Doll Ornament
 2)  Hazard A Guess What I Am? Cut and Sew Ghost Doll Ornament
 3)  Boo! Hoo! Billy Cut And Sew Ghost Doll Ornament




For The Fall - William Come Or Won't They? Scarecrow Cut and Sew Kit and Handmade Ornaments Sets



William Come Or Won't They? Scarecrow Cut and Sew Kit - Creates Six 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" Cotton Fabric Scarecrow Doll Ornaments

To buy our cut and sew William Come Or Won't They? Scarecrow ornaments kit please CLICK HERE.
To buy our handmade machine stitched and handmade blanket stitched edge cut and sew William Come Or Won't They? Scarecrow ornaments please CLICK HERE.

Cut and Sew Kit Contents: Six (6) pieces, as shown above, consisting of our William Come Or Won't They? Scarecrow cut and sew cotton fabric piece designs and instructions for finishing the ornaments one of two different ways. Kit DOES NOT include sewing thread, poly-fil, warm and natural or batting, and DMC color coordinated embroidery floss needed to create the ornaments one of two different ways.

Instructions included for finishing the ornaments via machine stitching as shown in the picture at the top of the collage shown above. Kit does not include poly-fil, sewing thread, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments.

Or, blanket stitch embroider the edges of the ornaments as shown in the picture at the bottom of the collage shown above. Kit includes how-to tutorial for blanket stitching.  Kit does not include warm and natural or batting, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments this way.

The William Come Or Won't They? Scarecrow cut and sew kit contains 6 of the William Come Or Won't They? Scarecrow cotton fabric pieces.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Cut and Sew Doll Ornament Kits and Handmde Ornaments Sets For The Dollie Storage Room


I can remember when I was a young girl running to show my mother my latest craft or sewing project. She would tell me it was wonderful or beautiful and I would leave with a big smile on my face. Sometimes she would point out a few things I could improve upon. It was never a criticism just a lesson in improving one's skill. Being the perfectionist that I am I would either take it apart and fix it or replace it with a brand new piece.

In thinking about my custom fabric cut and sew doll ornaments I decided that with time being a commodity these days one way to teach kids how to sew would be to create cut and sew doll kits grouped by theme, season, or holidays. The kits would include the fabric pieces for the group and instructions for finishing the doll via machine stitching or by blanket stitching. By including two different ways to finish the ornaments kids could learn machine stitching and blanket stitch embroidery, too.And, by grouping the ornaments by theme, season, or holiday you could organize craft activities for groups of kids or for families to do together. So, I decided to put some kits together.


The cut in sew doll ornaments in each group could be machine finished like the groups shown in the picture above. Or, the edges could be blanket stitched like the groups shown in the picture below.


The kits provide an easy and quick way for beginners or beginning sewing groups to learn how to hand sew and machine sew. And, maybe even how to blanket stitch. Plus, the kids end up with an adorable ornament to keep or give as a gift. That will definitely put a smile on their faces.


Dollie Storage Group Cut and Sew Kit - Creates Four  3" by 4" Cotton Fabric Boy and Girl Doll Ornaments

To buy our cut and sew Dollie Storage Room doll ornaments group kit please CLICK HERE.
To buy our handmade machine stitched cut and sew Dollie Storage Room doll ornaments group please CLICK HERE.
To buy our blanket stitch embroidered edges cut and sew Dollie Storage Room doll ornaments group please CLICK HERE.

Cut and Sew Kit Contents: Four (4) pieces, as shown above, consisting of one each of the Dollie Storage Room Group cut and sew cotton fabric piece designs and instructions for finishing the ornaments one of two different ways. Kit DOES NOT include sewing thread, poly-fil, warm and natural or batting, and DMC color coordinated embroidery floss needed to create the ornaments one of two different ways.

Instructions included for finishing the ornaments via machine stitching as shown in the picture at the top of the collage shown above. Kit does not include poly-fil, sewing thread, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments.

Or, blanket stitch embroider the edges of the ornaments as shown in the picture at the bottom of the collage shown above. Kit includes how-to tutorial for blanket stitching. Kit does not include warm and natural or batting, and color coordinated DMC embroidery floss that you will need to buy to finish the cut and sew ornaments this way.

The Dollie Storage Room cut and sew kit contains 1 fabric piece for each of the following cut and sew custom cotton fabric doll ornaments:

 1)  Primitive Annie Cut and Sew Ornament
 2)  Primitive Andy Cut and Sew Ornament
 3)  Elmer's Little Boy Cut and Sew Ornament
 4)  Doris Marie Cut and Sew Ornament

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Peter The Primitive Farmer and HIs Wife Margaret Just Love Their New Custom Fabric Designs



FARMER AND HIS WIFE PRIMITIVE DOLLS 

© 2011-2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION and to PURCHASE OUR Fabric

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2011-2014 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)


FARMER AND HIS WIFE PRIMITIVE DOLLS  

© 2011-2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION and to PURCHASE OUR Fabric

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2011-2014 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)

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

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

Please CLICK HERE for all the fabric designs in our Dollie Storage Room Fabric Designs Collection.

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

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Did You See Our Cousins New Alpaca Pictures?



My sister and her husband, who are the owners of Rock Garden Alpacas, had been planning on participating in their first National Alpaca Farm Days Weekend Event for a year and that weekend was finally here.

My sister had also decided that this would also be the official opening of their Rock Garden Alpacas Farm Store. This meant products had to be made and the store had to be set up. Needless to say even with a year to plan all this the closer it got to the day the more harried everyone became.

The event was meant to showcase alpaca farms, teach the public about the alpacas and to, hopefully, sell some products. So, of course, with a two-day event the weather was important. Luckily for us the weather forecast for that weekend was beautiful sunny days.

What could be better than spending a beautiful Fall day at the farm, sitting on the hill and taking in my sister's incredible view, learning about the animals and their fiber, and doing a little shopping. Sounds like a perfect day to me.

So, of course, I went to help.  Truth be told I just love the alpacas and taking pictures of them.  And, I knew the "dollies" would love seeing new pictures of their alpaca cousins.  Here's some of the pictures I took:


The girls were getting ready.


Petunia was in her hay pile.


Roxy and Zinnia were getting ready.  There would be visitors today so they needed to look their best.


This meant a little rolling in the dust to make themselves beautiful for their guests.