Sunday, November 27, 2016

The "Dollies" Are Stirring and My Doll Furniture & Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's For Making Doll Furniture Pinterest Board


My "dollies" have always thought they were human and entitled to human niceties. As a result we have had many confrontations over the years as to something they wanted and which I was not prepared to give them.

One of the things I did give some of them was chairs.  I love taking pictures of my dolls in various types of chairs as they always look so beautiful sitting in them. And, I love displaying some of them as decorations in my home sitting in their chairs.

Several days ago I heard  rumbling coming from "The Dollie Storage Room." I thought all the muttering and sputtering that I was hearing was due to my using the little red wagon for my Fall decorations seasonal scene which I had posted about HERE.

However, that was days ago and I thought the boy "dollies" had already gotten over that. So, if it wasn't that what was all the clamor about? I didn't have to wait long to find out.

The "dollies" were annoyed that not only had I given chairs from the group of chairs my sister had gotten for me to Baptist and Jael but they now were prominently displayed on top of the book shelves in the upstairs hall.

"Just Look At Them," one of the "dollies" said. "Just Who Do They Think They Are?"

Oh, boy! The "dollies" weren't happy about this.

Of course, the "dollies" aren't happy unless they're all included. Well, with 2,000+ dolls of my own creation there was no way I was going to give each of them their own chair.

So, I explained to the "dollies" who had gathered in the upstairs hall that the chairs didn't belong to Baptist and Jael. I was going to use the two wonderful chairs Baptist and Jael were sitting in to display some of the other dolls from time to time.

The "dollies" that had gathered in the upstairs hall seemed pleased with this idea.

That is, until they returned to "The Dollie Storage Room" and told the others. I should have know what was going to happen. It had happened before with the boy dolls." The "dollies" wanted to know how I was going to decide who should be featured and when.

They were all yelling and stammering and jumping about so as to get noticed. When this happens the only thing to do is to shut the door and walk away. The "dollies" would have to figure this out on their own.

So, I shut the door and started to walk downstairs. As I passed Baptist and Jael in the upstairs hall I couldn't help but think how adorable they looked in the chairs. Perhaps I'd teach the "dollies" a lesson and give the chairs to Baptist and Jael after all. If all the clamoring in "The Dollie Storage Room" didn't stop soon that was exactly what I would do.

When I got to the bottom of the stairs I looked up and could see Baptist and Jael smiling from ear to ear. They were thrilled with their chairs and the possibility of their chairs becoming their permanent seats.

Given the "dollies" generally get their way I knew I was going to need other doll chairs and other type of furnishing for "The Dollies Storage Room."  Luckily my brother is a woodworker and capable of making just about anything I would need if I decided to make more furniture for the "dollies."

The problem would be deciding what to make.  So, of course, I set up a "Doll Furniture & Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's For Making Doll Furniture" Pinterest board for when and if I need to make some more furniture.


Dolls need doll furniture, too... don't they? I hope you like some of my doll furniture favorites and tutorials, video's, patterns and how-to's for making doll furniture.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Dolls Product Lines Series


As a reader of my Linda's Blog and The Dollie Storage Room Blog you are probably well aware that my dollies have always had minds of their own. That might even be an understatement. They have strong wills and strong points of view. When they want something they WANT it.

Now you might say, "So what! They're just dolls!" While that is true they do have a distinct advantage over me in sheer numbers. There are literally thousands of them in the "Dollie Storage Room."

It's my own fault.  I, simply, have made way too many dolls over the years. 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.


Years ago when they demanded that they be allowed to have a 'Dollie Fashion Show Series" which I had to give in to. They loved their fashion shows and this has kept them quiet for quite some time.

While it's been quiet I knew it would just be a matter of time before they told me - or demanded something else.

Well, it seems the "dollies" had gotten together recently and decided they wanted a "The Dolls Product Lines Series."  Over the years many of the dolls have not only had e-patterns and handmade dolls made, but have graphics that have been used to create custom fabric lines, handmade goods lines, and products on demand lines.

In thinking about this new demand I had to agree with them.  That would be a good idea.

I know, I know... shock of shocks.  I agree with the dollies.  Just don't tell them....

If you'd like to see each of the "Dolls Product Lines" that have been created so far please click here.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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:





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

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?