Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dollie Storage Room Participants


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!" So, shown below are pictures of the dollies who have been involved in some of the stories so far. If you want to read the stories each of the "dollies" is involved in just click on their name under our "The Dollie Storage Room" blog categories box.

Baptist Loves His Smile and Jael Loves Her Smile



Everyone loves Baptist.  If you'd like to read all the stories "Baptist Loves His Smile" is involved in just CLICK HERE.




They don't get any sweeter than Jael.  If you'd like to read all the stories "Jael Loves Her Smile" is involved in just CLICK HERE.

Patience Is A Virtue



Patience is such a sweet bunny.  If you'd like to read the stories "Patience Is A Virtue" is involved in just CLICK HERE.

The "Dollie" Fashion Shows

As a reader of my Linda's Blog and The Dollie Storage Room Blog you are probably well aware that my dollies have minds of their own. Maybe that's even an understatement. They have strong wills and strong points of view.

Plus, they have a distinct advantage over me in sheer numbers. There are literally thousands of them in the "Dollie Storage Room."

Yes, I know - my creative juices have gotten the better of me in the last few years. I, simply, have made way too many dolls. That's neither here nor there now. The fact is there are a lot of them. And, when they want something - well, THEY WANT IT! They're just so demanding.

The other day I heard rumbling and knew right away that it was coming from "The Dollie Storage Room."The "dollies" were up to something and making a lot of noise. I could only wonder what that was all about. So, what do they want now?

For sure, I knew it would just be a matter of time before they told me - or demanded something.

Well, it seems the "dollies" had gotten together and decided that 4 years was long enough to wait. They wanted to put on another "Dollie Fashion Show."  The last one was in 2006 and this was 2010!

This time they decided they wouldn't even ask me if that was "okay." My opinion, I guess, no longer matters. They wanted to do this, and so they will. Since ours is a democratic household, they out number me 1,000 to 1, there wasn't much I was going to be able to do. Even if my vote were to count double or triple or more, they'd still far out number me.

A little while later I got a message that "Doris Marie" wanted to see me. Whenever the dollies want to smooth things over with me they always sent "Doris Marie."

After all, she is named after my Grandmother and, well, you pay attention to your Grandmother - don't you?. So, Doris Marie came to see me. And, it seems she'd brought a picture, flowers, and a list with her. Hmmmm...... This was interesting..... Hmmmm????

Well, the dollies decided that they really didn't want me to be mad at them or feel excluded. So, since they were going to put on a fashion show (for a good cause - their own!) they decided to smooth things over with me.

They wanted some advice - at least that's what Doris Marie told me. Of course, what they really wanted was me to write about a few of them in a "The Dollie Fashion Show" series on my Linda's Blog and The Dollie Storage Room Blog .

It seems Doris Marie had brought a framed picture of me in my one and only fashion show, flowers, and a list of the dolls participating in the fashion show. They figured I'd love the flowers - which I did. And, they figured I'd love the picture of myself - which I did. That, of course was over 35 years ago - in my youth when I looked really good. Okay, I still look good - just older and a lot heavier!! Ah, the aging process is wonderful - isn't it?

In any event, the list was so I knew who to write about. After all, each of the "dollies" wanted their own post. With 1, 796 dolls (most of whom were participating) this was going to take a very long time. I only hoped that several would be walking down the runway together so I could write about some of them as a group. One can hope!

Well, Doris Marie is just so darn cute it's hard to refuse her. She knows that I can't win when it comes down to a battle of the brains debate. She always wins. She's just too darn smart. Either that, or I'm too darn old and tired.

In any event, since the "dollies" had already decided they were going to do this whether I liked it or not all I could do was refuse to write about them. But, what good would that do. They'd pout and shout and stamp their feet 24 hours a day 7 days a week and hubby and I would get no sleep - let alone peace in the house. So, I agreed to write about them in another "Dollie Fashion Show" series.

They decided that they wanted the theme of the fashion show to be "Everything and Anything!" With that kind of theme you never know what you're going to see. So, I walked over to "The Dollie Storage Room" and stood on the podium.

"Okay, ladies...Um...I mean "dollies" settle down. Please settle down."

"Ladies, Um..Gentlemen, Um..Girls, Um....Boys, Um..Snowmen, Um...Raggedies. Um... I'd like your attention. I'd like to say a few words to you."

"You're trying my patience!" I said. "If this room does not quiet down in the next minute you are all going to the bottom of the "dollie" scrap material pile - never to be seen or heard from again. Maybe even taken apart to be remade into something else! Like a pillow or a crazy quilt!"

"YIKES!" And, with that statement you could hear a pin drop in "The Dollie Storage Room."


After all, the "dollies" all prided themselves on their own beauty, their own uniqueness, their own wonderfulness, their own individuality. They could never allow themselves to be taken apart for scraps of material to make a pillow or a crazy quilt. No way! Why that was just inhuman!

But, alas, they were only "dollies" and I could do what I wanted with them. Talk about the ultimate power.  I could make them into crazy quilts if I wanted to. But, I wouldn't ever do such a thing - would I?

None of the "dollies" wanted to take that chance and find out. No sireee!!!! None of them. So, they all settled down.

"Okay, ladies and gentlemen -- I mean "dollies, animals, snowmen, raggedies, primitives, witches, pumpkins, dolls...." When I say "dollies" I mean all of you, okay? Not male, not female. Not boy, not girl. Not animal, not snowmen. I'm using the term "dollies" to encompass all of you. Okay?"

"If you're in agreement, please raise your hands," I said.

And, with that all of the "dollies" raised their hands (that is, if they had hands). Some of the animals raised their paws and some of the other crafts tipped their heads, bowed, honked or did something to indicate they were in agreement.

I said, "I just wanted to let you all know that I think another "Dollie Fashion Show Series" is a fabulous idea. And, if you had come to me to ask if you could do this - I would have said okay and we wouldn't have had all this noise - all this fuss - all this too do."

"I would have said yes right away. See, you don't know me as well as you think you do! "

With that all the "dollies" felt bad and started to rush the podium. I was overrun with "dollies" trying to make amends. Trying to hug and kiss me.

I raised my hand and said, "Stop! I know you all feel bad about this. I really do and I thank you for wanting to hug and kiss me but, you can't all do it at once. So, just blow me a kiss and that will be enough."

Well, with the number of "dollies" all blowing a kiss at the same time I knew there would be a wind gust. So, I held on to the podium and smiled and thanked them and then went to comb my hair.

I guess it's time for more fashion shows. I'd better get to writing.........

Dollie Jigsaw Puzzles


The"dollies" just LOVE to play especially if they're doing jigsaw puzzles. They love creating their own jigsaw puzzles on their "It's Raining Doll Parties Products Gallery" and their alpaca jigsaw puzzles on their "Alpaca Rock Products Gallery."  They are always bugging Linda to create a new one so they can buy it.

Here's what Linda and the "dollies" have created so far:


























They also love creating online jigsaw puzzles at JigZone.com so they can compete with each other online and so you can enjoy solving them online as well.

What's so much fun with the JigZone.com puzzles is you can change the puzzle cut for the level of challenge from easy 6 piece classic puzzles to 247 piece triangle puzzles.  I personally love the 247 piece triangle puzzles as they are very challenging.

If you'd like to visit the "dollies" and Linda's online jigsaw album please click the link below:

Dollies Puzzles Jigsaw Puzzle Gallery - JigZone.com

The Dollie's Free Coloring Pages and Printables

The "Dollies" Free Coloring Pages

The "dollies" just love to draw and color, especially when they are drawing and coloring pictures of themselves. 

And, they love to share so they wanted to share their FREE E-Coloring pages with you so you could color them too.

They hope you enjoy their free coloring pages
Trio Of Angels Free Coloring Pages

Hawk Family Free Coloring Pages



The Stick'Em and Collect'Em Free Coloring Pages



Alpacas Rock Free Coloring Pages





The "Dollies" Free Printable Trading Cards

The "dollies" just love having fun. 

And, they love to share so they wanted to share their FREE printable trading cards with you so you and your friends could have fun collecting them.

They hope you enjoy the free trading cards.
Trio Of Angels Free Trading Cards





Hawk Family Free Printable Trading Cards
The Stick'Em and Collect'Em Free Trading Cards



Alpacas Rock Free Printable Trading Cards






The Dollie Videos

You're All Invited To The Dollie's Spooky Halloween Party 


There's been a lot of chatter coming from The Dollie Storage Room lately. Dolls have been coming and going at all times of the day and night. There's been a lot of banging and moving of furniture. And, of course there's been a lot of laughter and gaiety for days on end now.

We weren't concerned until we heard the screaming. That we weren't too sure of, but the dollies assured us that everything was fine. We're pretty sure what's going on. It's October and that means the "dollies" favorite holiday will be here soon - HALLOWEEN.

And, for the dollies that means "PARTY TIME!"

They do love to party. And, at Halloween party they do. That is - until the house starts shaking.

Then, hubby, puts his foot down. Or lets say he tries to put his foot down. When the "dollies" get going they don't listen to anyone. Well, maybe someone - ME!!!!

When they get out of hand and get a little too exuberant I have to gently remind them that I may be old, but since I put them together I can still take them apart. For them that's tantamount to a death sentence. So, they pay attention and calm down just a bit. At least the house stops shaking.

So, get ready.  It's IT'S SPOOKY TIME

You're All invited! So, come on - let's party!

CLICK HERE or click the arrow above to start the show.





You're All Invited To The "Dollie" Winter Adventure

It's hard to believe it's Winter already. I may not be ready for snow but the "dollies" are. They just love the snow and snowball fights, snowmen, snowflakes, and making snow angels.

They also like winter vacations. Last year they all went skiing. This year they decided to go on a winter adventure and thought it would be fun to invite you all to come along. Have fun with the "dollies."

CLICK HERE or click on the picture above to start the show.



You're All Invited To The Dollie House Of Horrors

The Dollie House of Horrors

Pretty soon the month of October will be here and that means the "dollies" favorite holiday will be here - HALLOWEEN.  Now you might be wondering why the "dollies" love Halloween so much.

Well, they get to have a little fun.  You see, it's the one and only time of the year that I let them party.  And, party they do.

That is - until the house starts shaking.

Then, hubby, puts his foot down.  Or lets say he tries to put his foot down.  When the "dollies" get going they don't listen to anyone.  Well, maybe someone - ME!!!!

When they get out of hand and get a little too exuberant I have to gently remind them that since I put them together I can take them apart.  For them that's tantamount to a death sentence. So, they pay attention and calm down just a bit.  At least the house stops shaking.

So, get ready.  It's THE DOLLIE HOUSE OF HORRORS.

You're All invited! So, come on - let's party!

CLICK HERE or click the picture above to start the show.




You're All Invited To The Dollie Pumpkin Patch!

The Dollie Pumpkin Patch

Pretty soon the leaves will be falling, the wind will be blowing, and there will be a crispness to the air. Time for pumpkin scented candles and fireplaces burning. Time for jumping into piles of leaves.

But, most of all - time for THE DOLLIE PUMPKIN PATCH.

You're All invited! So, come on - let's go!

CLICK HERE or click the picture above to start the show.




Welcome To The Dollies Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the "dollies" are already preparing for their feast. They just LOVE the Thanksgiving holiday when everyone gets together for a wonderful feast. There are football games to watch and play, laughter abounds, and, of course - there's shopping. And, we all know how much the "dollies" love to shop. Shop til you drop is their motto!

However, given that Thanksgiving is also a time to reflect and give thanks for all we have they truly believe that we should never loose sight of what Thanksgiving started out as - which is a time to "Give Thanks" for ones blessings.

Enough said - "Let's eat!" You're all invited. Enjoy the show.

CLICK HERE or click on the picture above to start the show.



Dollie "Stories" - Life In The Dollie Storage Room


“Life In The Walsh Household” can be very interesting and challenging at times!

Now, you might be wondering why that is?

Well, if you think living with a bunch of women is difficult try living with over 1,796 dolls. Suffice it to say, it can be downright hazardous at times. Especially given that they all live in “The Dollie Storage Room” which is above our garage.

Plus, add to the mix that we have all kinds of dolls: little boys, little girls, men, women, snow-ladies, snowmen, Victorians, primitives, colonial dolls, country dolls, scarecrows, witches, bunnies, babies, angels, Santa’s, Mrs. Claus, bears, dogs, cats, bee’s, ewe’s, woodland dolls, moose, reindeer, pumpkins, ornies, ornaments, horses, clowns, raggedy Anne’s, raggedy Andy’s, Dracula’s, leprechaun’s gingerbread men, gingerbread women, turkey’s, carolers, Jack Frost, brides, graduation dolls, Uncle Sam’s, flower dolls, Frankenstein’s, ghosts, and pilgrims.

We even have a a chef and a bunch of “Olde Gray-Haired Biddies.” Life in the Walsh Household and “The Dollie Storage Room” can get very interesting and challenging, indeed!

Now I know what you're thinking right now.  How can living with a bunch of inanimate objects be interesting and challenging?

Well, because every one of the dolls has an ego bigger than a house and every one of the dolls thinks they are “human” and that they should be afforded the same rights as any other member of the Walsh household. At least that’s what they told me in their “The Dollie Demand’s” letter. I have yet to respond.

In fact, the "dollies" don't even consider inanimate to be a word - certainly not in their vocabulary.

So, life in our household can be very interesting indeed and certainly has been over the past few years. Interesting, tiring, boring, loving, inspirational, fun, hectic, crazy, and downright hazardous - at least to hubby's and my health.

If you'd like to see what I mean I have written many, many stories about life in "The Dollie Storage Room" over the past few years on my Linda's Blog and Dollie Storage Room Blog that should give you an idea of what it's like to live with the "dollies."

Here's all the "dollie stories" (or should I say dollie demands) so far:



































She's A TRAITOR! Off With Her Head! - 12/29/11

The Dollies Want You To Know - You're All Invited To The Dollie Pumpkin Patch! - August 16, 2012

You're All Invited To The "Dollie House Of Horrors" - September 13, 2012

You're All Invited To The "Dollie" Thanksgiving - November 1, 2012

You're All Invited To the "Dollie" Winter Adventure - December 3, 2012

I Should Have Known Better! - December 13, 2012

It Was The Holiday Season After All - When Anything Magical Could Happen - December 14, 2012

Our Alpacas Cousins Deserve Some Recognition - April 18, 2013

Linda and The Dollies Jigsaw Puzzle Fun - April 24, 2013

The "Birdies" and "Dollies" Conspired To Have Their Way - June 25, 2013

Gotta Love Little Red Wagons - December 8, 2013

Baptist and Jael - Just Who Do They Think They Are? - December 9, 2013

It's Time For Primitive Andy's Story - March 18,2014

It's Time For Primitive Annie's Story - March 19, 2014

They're Skinny Mini's - May 26, 2014

Another Baby Alpaca Cousin For The Dollies - July 4, 2014

You're All Invited To The Dollie's Spooky Halloween Party - October 9, 2014

Did You See Our Cousins New Alpaca Pictures? - October 11, 2014

No Sooner Was The Rocking Doggie In The Door.... - January 17, 2015

Another Cousin For The Dollies - May 25, 2015

Another New Alpaca Addition - Peony - A Twin To Marigold - June 16, 2015

It's The Summer Of White Faced Girls - More Alpaca Cousins For The "Dollies" - July 8, 2015

But, We Want A Dog! - July 24, 2015

The saga of "Life in The Dollie Storage Room" continues.......

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Uncle Warren, A True Patriot! Primitive Uncle Sam Doll E-Pattern and Handmade Primitive Doll



"Uncle Warren" truly is a true red, white, and blue patriot. He loves his country and, even now, at the age of 82 is still willing to serve his country. If they need him to serve, he'll be ready. Of course, at his age he can't fight, but he can still serve. Paperwork, no problem. Cooking for the GI's, no problem. Cleaning the mess hall, no problem. Encouragement and moral, no problem. Uncle Warren is ready and able to serve.

Uncle Warren, A True Patriot! loves his country. He is a self-sitting Primitive Uncle Sam doll with a cloth body and drawn face. He sports a long beard, moustache, and white hair. He is wearing a shirt with long cuffed sleeves, lined vest, and long cuffed pants. His patriotic stove pipe hat is lined and rests on his head. His right arm is saluting and he is holding a flag in his left hand. His boots are adorned with bows.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

“Uncle Warren - A True Patriot”, 22” Uncle Sam – Primitive Doll - Primitive Series

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Story Behind My "Anna" and "James" 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 head piece.

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?

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?"

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.

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 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.

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