Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My 2 in 1 “Spike A Peek! and Nancy Dew Drop” Country Boy and Girl Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


If you love making the whimsical cloth dolls of the Hawk Family then you're going to love our “Spike A Peek! and Nancy Dew Drop” 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.

"Spike A Peek and Nancy Dew Drop" are of the members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls. They are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. You might find then peaking around a corner, peaking over the windowsill, peaking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know. Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peak. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away. Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do. They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peak! No, not hide and seek! Hide and peak!

Spike A Peek is actually the most rambunctious of the Egg Muffs and, generally, the least level headed. He always lets the fun get the better of him and finds that, more often then not, he's in the "Muff House" (the Egg Muff Series version of a doghouse) being "muffed!" This is also known as a "time-out!" Spike A Peek doesn't use his "time-out" and being "muffed" wisely. He uses it as an opportunity to think up his next prank. The one he's going to play on Tom A. Hawk.

Nancy Dew Drop is actually the most well behaved of the Egg Muffs and, generally, the most level headed. Sometimes, even Nancy lets the fun get the better of her and you might just hear her giggling in the background. Just listen for a sweet "tee-hee-hee" and that will be Nancy Dew Drop.



“Spike A Peek!”, 10” Country Boy Doll E-Pattern - The Egg Muff Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner 

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"Spike A Peek" is a 10" squared bottomed self-standing country and cottage cloth doll. He has a 1/2 muslin body and 1/2 corduroy body. His face is embroidered with black and white satin stitched eyes, pink cheeks, and a raised nose. His eyebrows are embroidered as are his eyelashes. Spike has a mass of thick dark gray yarn hair on the very top of his head with the back and sides of his head left bald. He is wearing his favorite blue shirt with collar, his favorite fringed scarf, and his favorite knit vest with hand embroidered pockets.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals


“Nancy Dew Drop”, 10” Country Girl Doll E-Pattern - The Egg Muff Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

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"Nancy Dew Drop" is a 10" squared bottomed self-standing country and cottage cloth doll. She has a muslin body and embroidered face with black and white satin stitched eyes, blue eye shadow, and a raised nose. Her eyebrows are embroidered as are her eyelashes. Nancy has a mass of gold and white combination yarn hair on the very top of her head with the back and sides of her head left bald. Her dress is lace trimmed along the bottom hem edge and along the neck edge and is adorned with a fabric bow in the back. Her apron is fringed and tied around what could be considered her waistline.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

My 2 in 1 “Tom A. Hawk and Toni E. Hawk” Country Boy and Girl Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern



If you love making the various dolls in the Hawk Family and want to make all of them then you're going to love our “Tom A. Hawk and Toni E. Hawk”  2 in 1 combo e-pattern.

The "Egg Muff's" are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. And, the Toni E. Hawk and her brother, Tom A. Hawk are the most fun loving of the group. You might find then peaking around a corner, peaking over the windowsill, peaking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know. Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peak. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away. Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do. They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peak! No, not hide and seek! Hide and peak!

"Tom A. Hawk" is one of the members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls. He also happens to be "Toni E. Hawk's" twin brother.

Tom A. Hawk is anything but shy and well-mannered. He, too, is highly intelligent and loves a good joke and isn't afraid of taking on his twin sister, Toni E. Hawk, or his best friend, Spike A Peek. Unlike his sister, however, his intelligence isn't intimidating at all. In fact, Tom A Hawk does an exceptional job of hiding his intelligence while showcasing his wit, his charm, and his good looks. The girls just can't resist a charming, good looking, bit of a devil in him type of guy with a tomahawk hairdo.

"Toni E. Hawk" is also one of the members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls. She also happens to be "Tom A. Hawk's" twin sister.

Toni E. Hawk might seem shy and well-mannered, but she is anything but. She is highly intelligent and loves a good joke. She isn't afraid of taking on her twin brother, Tom A. Hawk, or his best friend, Spike A Peek. In fact, Toni E. Hawk actually comes up with the best thought out practical jokes around which makes her just a little bit intimidating to the other member's of the Egg Muff Series. However, when everyone gets to laughing at Toni E. Hawk's latest gag everyone soon forgets how intimidated they are by her intelligence.




“Tom A. Hawk”, 10” Country Boy Doll E-Pattern - The Egg Muff Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

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"Tom A. Hawk" is a 10" squared bottomed self-standing country and cottage cloth doll. He has a 1/2 muslin and 1/2 corduroy body. His face is outlined and embroidered and his eyes are a black and white satin stitch. His nose is pointy and embroidered as is his mouth, eyelashes and eyebrows. He has orange blushed cheeks. Tom A. Hawk has a mass of burgundy hair on the very top of his head that runs straight down his back that is fashioned in a tomahawk style. It is his trademark and what he and his twin sister, Toni E. Hawk, are best known for. He is wearing his favorite blue check shirt with collar and a scarf tied in a bow. He is also wearing his favorite knit vest which he considers a perfect match for his favorite shirt.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals


“Toni E. Hawk”, 10” Country Girl Doll E-Pattern - The Egg Muff Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

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"Toni E. Hawk" is a 10" squared bottomed self-standing country and cottage cloth doll. She has a muslin body and outlined and watercolor penciled face with black and white eyes. Her nose is pointy and outlined with colored pencils and her mouth bears a 1/2 grin. She has rosy pink cheeks, painted eyelashes, and painted eyebrows. Toni E. Hawk has a mass of burgundy hair on the very top of her head that runs straight down her back that is fashioned in a tomahawk style. It is her trademark and what she and her twin brother, Tom A. Hawk, are best known for. Her dress is hemmed along the bottom and gathered along the neck edge. Her apron is fringed and tied around what could be considered her waistline with crinkled ribbon bow decorations. She has her favorite blue boa wrapped around her neck.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

Monday, August 7, 2017

2 in 1 “Baptist and His Smile and Jael Loves Her Smile” Primitive Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


If you love making whimsical folk-art cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Baptist and His Smile and Jael Loves Her Smile” primitive boy and girl dolls  2 in 1 combo e-pattern.




“Baptist and His Smile”, 18” Primitive Doll E-Pattern - Primitive Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

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“Baptist” is the wildest primitive you’d ever want to meet. He’s a dare devil and just a little bit of a wild child.

He has flaming red hair that sticks straight out of the sides and top of his head. “Baptist” has a cloth body, embroidered face with long smile, shirt, flannel jacket with buttons, and cuffed pantaloons with pockets. He has a fringed scarf tied around his neck. His cloth body and clothes are coffee-stained throughout.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals


“Jael Loves Her Smile”, 18” Primitive Girl Doll E-Pattern - Primitive Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

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“Jael” just loves her older brother “Baptist” but is a wee bit more conservative than he is. She’s a little on the shy side until you get her to smile. Then, look out!

“Jael” has flaming red hair that sticks straight out of the sides and top of her head. She has a cloth body, embroidered face with long smile, fringed bloomers, lace trimmed dress, and fringed apron. She has two fringed bows in her hair. Her cloth body and clothes are coffee-stained throughout.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

3 in 1 “Elmer’s Little Boy, Doris Marie - Elmer’s Little Sister, and Punky - Elmer’s Little Scarecrow” Victorian Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern


If you love making adorable Victorian munchkin cloth dolls then you're going to love our “Elmer’s Little Boy, Doris Marie - Elmer’s Little Sister, and Punky - Elmer’s Little Scarecrow” 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.




“Elmer’s Little Boy”, 10” Victorian Boy Doll E-Pattern - Victorian Doll - Victorian Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner

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"Elmer's Little Boy" is so cute you just want to squeeze him. With a big pot belly and big ears he has loads of charm. Worse - he knows it and uses it to his every advantage. He can charm them young, he can charm them old, male or female. It doesn't matter. They all succumb to his charm and that impish gleam in his eyes.

"Elmer's Little Boy" has a cloth head and body. His face is embroidered and he has a mass of freckles along his cheeks and his nose. Elmer has a lined double breasted vest decorated with a double row of buttons, bow tie, rolled cuff shirt, velour pantaloons, black & white shoes, lined cap and uncontrollable wild brown hair.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals


“Doris Marie - Elmer’s Little Sister”, 10” Victorian Girl Doll E-Pattern -  Victorian Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner 

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"Doris Marie - Elmer's Little Sister" is every bit as cute as her brother, Elmer, and she knows it. She knows she can sweet talk her way in and out of anything. But, she also knows that while Elmer is adorable she is not only "cute" she's "brainy." In fact, she's probably the smartest "Dollie" in "The Dollie Storage Room." She’s also a bit of a crossword puzzle whiz. Don't think you can fool Doris Marie. You won't be able to. She may be "cute as a button", but she'd run circles around you in the "spelling bee."

Doris Marie has a cloth head and body. Her face is embroidered and she has a mass of freckles on her nose and along her cheeks. Doris Marie has a lined vest, lace trimmed dress, bloomers, lined and gathered bonnet, matching kerchief, black & white shoes, and wild uncontrollable red hair.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals


“Punky - Elmer’s Little Scarecrow”, 10” Victorian Scarecrow Doll E-Pattern - Victorian Doll - Fall Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner 

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Punky - Elmer's Little Scarecrow loves his nickname of “Punky.” He’s Elmer’s secret pal. Only Elmer can see him and talk to him. Punky likes Elmer but feels that Elmer keeps him from doing his job. After all, he is a scarecrow.

Punky’s face is embroidered and he has a cloth head and body. He has a lined vest, bowtie, fringed shirt which he wears out to cover his pot belly. He’s wearing pantaloons, black/white shoes, lined sculley cap and has raffia for hair. He has his wooden rake all ready for the leaves. Or, maybe he’s using it to swat those nasty crows.

“Punky - Elmer’s Little Scarecrow” loves his nickname of “Punky.” But, he can't tell anyone his name or anything about himself. Why? Because he’s Elmer’s secret pal. You see - only Elmer can see him and talk to him. Punky likes Elmer quite a lot, but feels that Elmer keeps him from doing his job. After all, he is a scarecrow. And his job is to scare away the birds and the crows not to spend all day playing with Elmer. But, he likes playing with Elmer so he's learned how to charm his way around the birds and scarecrows. And, it actually is working. Elmer is his friend. In fact, he's his best friend. Not only that, but he's his only friend. So, he'll play along with Elmer as much as he wants. For he knows that if Elmer doesn't think about him he doesn't exist. He has his wooden rake all ready for the leaves. Or, maybe he’s using it to swat those nasty crows. Nope! Not Punky. His rake is all show. He is "The Charming Scarecrow" after all.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Primitive Annie and Primitive Andy




"Primitive "Annie" is on the shy side, just like "Primitive Andy" who is her prince charming. While he is the shyest "dollie" on the planet she is the sweetest "dollie" on the planet. And, both got embroiled in the "dollie stories" fiasco on "The Dollie Storage Room" blog and Linda's Blog. She, to, doesn't like any attention being brought to herself and knows she didn't write the notes back then. So, she was happy when Primitive Andy told her that I wasn't going to release the identify of the note writer back then.

It had been 10 years since her creation and, to date, she still has no story. Some of the "dollies" feel this isn't right. It doesn't bother "Primitive Annie." She's far too sweet to let anything like that bother her. She knows that I would tell her story in due course.

When Primitive Annie read Primitive Andy's post yesterday she knew hers was about to be released, too. It was time and Primitive Annie was happy with that.


Here's "Primitive Annie's" story:

"Primitive Annie" was the 2nd primitive doll that Linda designed, but her first "raggedy Annie."

Sometimes you find someone who is just plain sweet. Someone who always thinks of others before herself, always tries to do the right thing, always tries to be polite and respectful of her elders, and who always tries to be the best she can be.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Wanna Quilt? Annie and Read All About It, Andy



Well, they don't get any cheerier or happy go lucky than "Wanna Quilt? Annie"

"Wanna Quilt? Annie" could be called the happiest crafter around. She loves to craft and he specialty is quilting. In fact, she really LOVES to crazy quilt.

Crazy quilting requires a lot of time to do especially if you love to embroider parts of your quilt. Sometimes "Wanna Quilt? Annie" just doesn't have time to invest in a crazy quilt so she'll just make a patchwork quilt instead.

She always carries her bag of fat quarters around with her a she never knows when she may just squeeze in a few minutes here or there to do some crazy quilting. It could be waiting for the school bus, during her lunch hour, or in study hall.

And, since she's the President of the "quilting bee" group that always meets for an hour after school she always need to be ready to work on her quilt.

"Wanna Quilt? Annie" is a 14" country Annie doll. She is a self-sitting cloth doll with a cloth body and embroidered face. Her head is fastened in an upwards position to her neck.

"Wanna Quilt? Annie, is wearing fringed and gathered bloomers and her red striped boots are cross tied with DMC Embroidery floss. She is wearing her favorite denim dress that is gathered at the waist with two pockets in the front that are decorated with jute bows. Her denim dress is gathered at the sleeves and neck.

Annie's beautiful head sits atop her shoulders in an upright position. She couldn't be any happier in the world. A small scarf is wrapped around her neck and tied in a knot in the front and two large scarves are wrapped around her shoulders and tied in loose knots in the front.

Annie has a mass of thick, curly raggedy read hair all over her head. Her fat quarters bag is made of denim and has a square bottom and straps. It holds quite a few fat quarters. Annie is also holding one of the patchwork quilts that she just made.

"Wanna Quilt? Annie" is working on a new quilt and can hardly wait to show it to her "quilting bee" group. She couldn't be happier.

The Dolls Product Lines Series - James and Anna Graduation Dolls



This is the story behind my "James" and "Anna" graduation doll patterns and involves my Dad, my niece, and my twin granddaughters.

When both my twin granddaughters and my niece were graduating from high school and college, respectively, I wanted to give them something special. For me, that usually involves something crafty that I'd made or, and this may come as a surprise to all of you, a doll. So, I decided on a doll. But, I didn't want just any graduation doll. I thought how about taking their graduation picture and transposing that onto a doll's head using iron on transfer paper. It was a nice idea, but a bad application from the start.

So, I set about to design a stand alone graduation doll that would have each of their respective graduation gown colors. I knew I wanted the doll to be stand alone and wanted the body bottoms to be made out of denim. I decided that I would use popcorn kernels to weight the bodies down. So, I began by scanning in their respective graduation pictures and then setting about to crop the images and adjust the image size until their faces would fit on my graduation doll patterns head. I should have known right from the start that this was going to be a disaster. I just couldn't seem to get the right size face with the right size head. In any event, I finally had something I could work with and transferred the face to my cloth headpiece.

Then I put the three dolls together using my rough draft pattern pieces. The doll's bodies and graduation gowns came out wonderful. Their faces were an entirely different story almost bordering on scary. See for yourself. What do you think? Scary, frightening, yuck?

The Dolls Product Lines Series - Peter - The Primitive Farmer and Margaret - The Dutiful Farmer's Wife



"Peter - The Dutiful Farmer" and "Margaret - The Dutiful Farmer's Wife" are both 7" Primitive dolls and doll patterns from my Linda Walsh Originals "Stout Doll Pattern" series.

Margaret has been wringing her hands with worry regarding her story on my The Dollie Storage Room" blog. She's a nervous Nelly and just doesn't know how she can fit this in during her busy schedule. She has so much to do to get the house ready for Peter.

Peter, on the other hand, isn't at all concerned. He's a salt-of-the-earth farmer. A little extra time out of his busy farming day doesn't worry him a bit. What doesn't get done today will get done tomorrow is his philosophy.

"Margaret - The Dutiful Farmer's Wife" believes she should do everything she can to help her hard-working husband, Peter. So, she always has the house cleaned and a home cooked meal ready for him at the end of a hard day of farm labor. She's always busy tidying this or cleaning that. She just wants everything perfect for Peter.

If you can't tell already Margaret is a little obsessive about her cleaning. She's starting to wear the skin down on her hands from wringing them so much.

"Peter - The Primitive Farmer" believes that every day should be spent working hard and providing for your family. Peter is fond of saying, "There is nothing like a good day of hard labor to enrich the soul."

He believes that the house being neat and tidy is nice but isn't worried about a little dirt here or there. A little dirt never hurt anyone not even Margaret.

Peter likes to get Margaret's goat every once in awhile by putting his boots up on the coffee table. As Margaret dashes to remove them Peter will start to laugh in a fit of laughter. Then Margaret catches herself and starts to laugh at herself too.
So what's a little dirt.

You'd never think by looking at them that Peter and Margaret have a wonderful sense of humor. Margaret can get to laughing so hard she has to leave the room or she'll embarrass herself.

Peter can get laughing so hard that he'll cause himself to have a case of the hiccups. When that happens, he needs a glass of water and a spoon. It's the only remedy for the hiccups - holding the spoon between your teeth and drinking a glass of water. Works like a charm every time.

Margaret, being the dutiful wife that she is always has a the glass of water and spoon ready. It may be a tried and true " old wives tale" but, it works.

Once the laughter dies down Margaret and Peter settle in for the night. Tomorrow will soon be upon them and they will need their energy for another day of hard work and, most likely, more dirt.