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."


Friday, July 24, 2015

But, We Want A Dog!


"Come on Linda!"

"PLEASE! PRETTY, PLEASE!"

"Absolutely, Not!"

"But, we want a dog. We promise to take good care of it!"

"Yeah, right! Like I haven't heard that before."

I knew better and knew that there was no way I was going to get the "dollies" a dog. A living, breathing mammal that had real needs being taken care of by a group of inanimate "dollies." I don't think so. No matter how much they beg me I will not give in to this demand.

"PLEASE!"

"NO! Now leave me alone. I'm busy!"

"Aw.........!"

"That means you, too, Doris Marie."

"Okay, Linda. I'll be on my way," Doris responded. "I just thought I'd mention something I saw the other day while surfing the Internet. It might be the solution to giving the "dollies" a pet without really having to worry about it being taken care of."

"Hmmm...," Linda responded. "What exactly is your idea?"

I was intrigued and knew that if Doris Marie was suggesting it that it probably was a well thought out idea. She was smart as a whip, practical, and very logical in everything she did. So, it had to be good. Right?

So, I responded, "Okay, Doris Marie. Let's hear it."

"Well, given how the "dollies" can never decide on anything amongst themselves I thought that selecting either an interactive dog or interactive cat would be a problem. The girls would all want the kitten and the boys would all want the dog. They'd never agree," Doris said.

She continued, "Then I found something they could keep on their blog and watch every day. No disputing. No complaining about not having a pet. No "which pet" choices to make. Is that wonderful or what?"

"That's a brilliant idea, Doris Marie," Linda responded. "I Love it. Yes, yes - a virtual pet. I'm going to get it right now."

So, I did and here it is. I hope you and all the "dollies" love it.


How cute is that!


Little Girl Graphic Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

Friday, July 17, 2015

Alpacas Rock Free E-Printable Coloring Pages and Printable Trading Cards




Looking for fun crafting activities then you'll love our adorable free e-printable coloring pages that contains graphics of some of the alpacas from our Alpacas Rock Line that you can color with crayons or markers.

Our free e-book contains contains 2 printable tarding cards pages and 6 coloring pages.

Copyright © 2013 - 2015 Linda Walsh Originals - All Rights Reserved. For personal use only.

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.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products © 2004-2015 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 - 2015 - 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/

Hawk Family Doll or Birthday Party Free Coloring Pages and Printable Trading Cards





Looking for fun crafting activities then you'll love our adorable "It's Raining Doll Parties" Hawk Family e-printable trading cards and e-printable coloring pages.

Our free e-book contains contains 3 printable trading cards pages and 4 coloring pages.
Copyright © 2013 - 2015 Linda Walsh Originals - All Rights Reserved. For personal use only.

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.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products © 2004-2015 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 - 2015 - 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/

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

It's The Summer Of White Faced Girls - More Alpaca Cousins For The "Dollies"



It's the summer of beautiful white faced girls.  My sister has yet another beautiful alpaca baby girl with a white face named Gladiola.   Now she has a trio of white faced alpaca girls: Gladiola, Peony, and Marigold.


Gladiola is Zinnia's 2nd offspring and it looks like she has her mother's beautiful colored fiber.


Now my sister won't have any excuse for not giving me some more of the fiber I love using for doll hair. Hint! Hint!  Hope you're reading this baby sister.


Isn't Gladiola beautiful?


It's going to be hard tellling her apart from Peony, and Marigold - both shown below.

Peony 

Marigold

Here's what my sister had to say about Gladiola, "Some excitement on the farm today - our girl Zinnia finally went into labor (6 days late) only head and 1 leg presented; I had to go in; left leg was bent and down under pelvic bone - vet was on his way but I could not wait. I was able to straighten the leg and deliver a beautiful girl. I am SOOO proud of myself - the first time I was able to handle this! Mom and baby are doing fine.

Introducing our herd sire Cosmo's second cria - a girl, my husband Karl named Gladiola because we were so "glad" everything worked out fine and so "glad" the waiting is over!"

So now my sister has three adorable alpacas with beautiful white faces.

If you get a chance please visit my sister's two websites - Rock Garden Alpacas and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Another New Alpaca Addition - Peony - A Twin To Marigold


My sister has another new addition to her family.  Meet - Peony.


Isn't she beautiful?


Except for not having the white on her chest you really can't tell her apart from Marigold, shown in the picture below, who was born the end of May.


Here's what my sister had to say about Peony, "She is here! Rock Garden Alpacas Peony, born yesterday. This is our herd sire Cosmo's first cria - he is Full Accoyo white and her dam is our Gianna's Peruvian Ivy, Full Peruvian dark fawn. Isn't she beautiful.... Cosmo's second cria will be due in 3 weeks, can't wait to see that one!"

So now my sister has two adorable alpacas with what looks to be beautiful fiber colors.  I am definitely going to need lots of their fiber.  Hint... Hint...

If you get a chance please visit my sister's two websites - Rock Garden Alpacas and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Another Cousin For The Dollies


My sister has a new addition to her family.


Meet Marigold.


What a little sweetie....


Cute as a button.


Wouldn't you agree?

I can't wait to see how beautiful her natural fiber will be.  I'm going to need lots of it.  Hint... Hint...

If you get a chance please visit my sister's two websites - Rock Garden Alpacas and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

No Sooner Was The Rocking Doggie In The Door .........



I couldn't wait to bring Penelope home. She was a beautiful wooden rocking dog that my brother had made for me. He had made one for our new grand nephew and I had loved it so much I, of course, wanted one.

When I told my brother this hubby gave me a look of "you've got to be kidding. Where are we going to put that?" I, of course, gave him a look of " I have someplace in mind. You'll see."

So, baby brother made me one and we were bringing Penelope home today.

We had just gotten home and hubby had just brought Penelope into the house and placed her in the dining room when I heard the cabinet doors opening and closing - followed by someone running.


I knew it wasn't hubby as he was outside and I was the only one in the house. Who was opening and closing the cabinets doors then? Worse, who was running? A burgular? YIKES! I hoped not.


So I went and looked. One of the cabinet doors was slightly ajar so I knew the "dollies" were up to something - but what? It wasn't a burglar. It was one of the "dollies."

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

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.