Thursday, September 7, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
“Helena”, 12” Colonial Doll E-Pattern -“Gray Is Beautiful” Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner - 12 Pages
“Helena” is a PROUD member of the “Gray Is Beautiful!” Club.
Helena is a 12" Colonial doll that is proud of her beautiful grayish white hair. She's a tough old bird and can definitely handle anything that is thrown at her. The reason for that is that there is nothing in life that Helena hasn't seen or done. Everything she's learned to do she has taught herself. She's street smart, wise, prudent, loyal, feisty, and delicate, too. After all she is a female. She may be tough but she still likes frilly, feminine things like lace trimmed dresses and lace shawls. Helena kind of reminds me of the two old biddies from the movie "Gone With The Wind." You might see her walking down the street conversing with everyone and definitely letting them know her opinion on different subjects. Of course, she's also the one you turn to when you need advice for you can always count on her. If Helena says she'll do something then she will. She has beautiful whitish gray hair underneath her straw bonnet. She is a free-standing cloth doll with an embroidered face, lace trimmed dress with lace insert and floral ribbon decoration, lace trimmed slip, and lace shawl. Her bonnet had velvet ribbon ties, velvet ribbon band, and a floral ribbon decoration.
Designer - Linda Walsh Originals
"Baby Nicky" was named after my grandson, Nicky, who I affectionately call "Noodles." Like his brother he too is adorable, cuddly, lovable, and has the most enviable head of brown curly hair that you'd ever want to see. I would give my eye teeth, so to speak, for his curly hair. He, on the other hand, would probably prefer my straight hair. Well, boys will be boys, and girls will be girls. We always want just the opposite, don't we?
My grandson "Nicky" was born premature at 31 weeks weighting 3 pounds 1 ounce and spent the first 9 weeks of his life in an intensive care unit. The nurses there were exceptional and treated Nicky as if he were one of their own. In fact, I began to wonder, at times, if they were dragging out his release just because they loved him so.
Fifteen minutes after Nicky was born his Dad took us in to the intensive care unit to see him. I couldn't get over how humanly perfect he was at just 3 pounds 1 ounce. He just looked like a very, very tiny little man. I don't know what I was expecting to see but, he just took my breathe away. Even then he had a full head of brown hair. It wasn't curly just yet but would be within a matter of time.
His Mom, who was my biggest fan besides my husband and my Mother, used to give me all Nicky's baby clothes and shoes for my dolls. I know she was hoping that they would all come back to her in one way or another in the form of a doll for her house. A lot did.
In any event, I just loved all Nicky's little baby clothes. There's just something special about tiny little Reeboks and little denims. I can remember shopping with her one day at a "Baby Gap" store. We went in and just laughed and laughed at how tiny everything was. I just loved all the clothes and so did she. We went shopping several times after that for clothes for Nicky and always came away laughing. Sometimes we bought some. Sometimes we just went to look and laugh.
So, I knew I wanted to create a doll that would remind me of Nicky and his full head of curly brown hair and his most adorable baby clothes. That's how "Baby Nicky" was born. Isn't he adorable? Don't you just want to grab all those curls? I do. In fact, I used to hate it when his father would cut all his curls off. I tried to teach "Nicky" to tell his Dad "Don't cut my Hair!" It didn't work. Maybe someday Nicky will realize how beautiful his head of curly brown hair is and leave it alone. Yeah, sure, Nana! Dream on!
Baby Nicky is a 20" baby boy doll pattern. Nicky is a free-standing boy doll in his pajamas and ready for bedtime. He has an undershirt, flannel jacket with long rolled sleeves and pipe trim, and flannel pajama bottoms. He has round black button eyes, a fabric covered wood head, wood body and wood feet covered with slipper socks. He has long curly brown hair and has a night cap knotted at the end on his head. He is carrying a teddy bear in his left hand and a cherished flannel blankie in his right hand.
Every time I look at the "baby Nicky" doll I can't help but remember how small and tiny "Nicky" was at 3 pounds 1 ounce and think "how precious life is!"
My 3 in 1 "Patience Is A Virtue, Peter Prim Tail and Prim Me A Bunny, Mitzy” Primitive Bunny Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern
Patience Is A Virtue”, 7” Primitive Bunny Shelf Sitter Doll E-Pattern - Stout Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner
I'd like you to meet "Patience - Is a Virtue." Patience is a primitive bunny and is so happy-go-lucky that she has a hard time controlling herself. She just hops from here to there without a care in the world. Hop, hop, hop! Down the lane she goes. Hop, hop, hop! La dee da! La dee da!
She is a free-standing primitive bunny with a warm & natural body with an embroidered face, white buttons for eyes, lace trimmed dress, and lace trimmed apron adorned with 4 large pink buttons. She is coffee stained throughout.
If you ask her, "Patience, where are you going?" she replies, "Just anywhere!" Hop, hop, hop! If you ask, "Why are you going?" she just replies, "To make everyone happy!" Hop, hop, hop! If you respond, "That's impossible!" she just smiles and replies, "I have all the time in the world." Hop, hop, hop! Down the lane she goes. Hop, hop, hop! La dee da! La dee da!
Designer - Linda Walsh Originals
My 2 in 1 "Peter - The Primitive Farmer and Margaret - The Dutiful Farmer's Wife" Primitive Shelf Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern
If you love making whimsical cloth shelf sitter dolls then you're going to love our "Peter - The Primitive Farmer and Margaret - The Dutiful Farmer's Wife" 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.
Peter The Primitive Farmer believes that every day should be spent working hard and providing for your family. There is nothing like a good hard day of labor. He gets up in the wee hours of the morning to start working on his farm. Margaret, being the dutiful farmer's wife that she is, gets up even earlier than her husband.
Because she has to prepare his breakfast so he has plenty of energy for working all day.
Margaret The Dutiful Farmer's Wife believes that she should do everything that she can to help her husband, Peter. So, she always has a home cooked meal ready for him at the end of a hard day of labor and at the beginning of the day so he has enough energy for all the demands of the farm.
Margaret gets up so early in the morning to prepare breakfast for Peter that at the end of the day she is a little tired. Peter understands this and when Margaret falls asleep on the sofa he just lets her sleep. She works so hard. She deserves her rest, too.
2 in 1"Peter - The Primitive Farmer and Margaret - The Dutiful Farmer's Wife" Primitive Shelf Dolls Combo E-Pattern - 21 Pages
If you love making folk-art cloth dolls then you're going to love our "Primitive Anne and Primitive Andy" primitive raggedy Annie and Andy dolls 2 in 1 combo e-pattern.
My 2 in 1 “Wanna Quilt? Annie and Read All About It, Andy!” Country Raggedy Annie and Raggedy Andy Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern
2 in 1 “Wanna Quilt? Annie and Read All About It, Andy!” Country Raggedy Annie and Raggedy Andy Dolls Combo E-Pattern - 38 Pages
Sunday, September 3, 2017
MY 3 in 1 "Melanie Munchkin, Morty Munchkin and Punky - Elmer’s Little Scarecrow” Victorian Munchkin Scarecrow Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern
If you love making Victorian munchkin scarecrow cloth dolls then you're going to love making our "Melanie Munchkin, Punky's Little Sister Scarecrow Girl Doll and Her Pumpkins, Morty Munchkin, Punky's Little Brother Scarecrow Boy Doll and His Pumpkins, and Punky - Elmer’s Little Scarecrow” 3 in 1 combo e-pattern.
You already know that "Punky - Elmer's Little Scarecrow" and "Elmer's Little Boy" are best friends. Punky is a" Victorian Munchkin scarecrow who looks just like his best friend Elmer except he's a scarecrow.
What you don't know is that Punky has an adorable younger brother and younger sister who just happen to be fraternal twins. His younger brother is "Morty The Pumpkin Munchkin, Punky's Little Brother Scarecrow Boy Doll and His Pumpkins." His younger sister is "Melanie Munchkin, Punky's Little Sister Scarecrow Girl Doll and Her Pumpkins." Morty was born December 31 at 11:59 P.M. Melanie was born January 1 at 12:01 A.M. So, while Morty might appear to be a year older due to the year differences in fact he is only 2 minutes older.
Punky got his nickname when Elmer was a little boy. You see, Elmer couldn't pronounce "Pumpkin" which was Punky's Dad's name for him. So, "Punky" just stuck and it's been his nickname ever since. "Punky - Elmer's Little Scarecrow" would prefer to be called Pumpkin, at least it relates to the Fall and scarecrows. Elmer pays him no heed. He likes "Punky" just fine.
So, when he learned that his younger brother and sister LOVED pumpkins and LOVED being surrounded by them he was thrilled. They could sit in the pumpkin field surrounded by pumpkins for hours on end and be in pumpkin heaven. For scarecrows it doesn't get any better than that.
"Melanie Munchkin, Punky's Little Sister Scarecrow Girl Doll and Her Pumpkins" just LOVES her older brother, Punky. So, when she found out that Punky had his own line of custom fabrics she wanted a dress made out of his fabric. Since she asked me and since I love sewing with Punky's custom fabric line I happily agreed. And, since she had some of Punky's customs fabrics in her clothing her twin brother, Morty The Pumpkin Munchkin, Punky's Little Brother Scarecrow Boy Doll and His Pumpkins, had to have something made out of Punky's custom fabrics as well. He has a shirt made out of his fabric as well.
Melanie and her twin brother, Morty, just LOVE their quilted pumpkins and especially love their older brother, Punky. As far as they are concerned life doesn't get any better than sitting in the pumpkin field surrounded by pumpkins and Punky.
My 3 in 1 “William Come or Won’t They?, Hazard A Guess What I Am? and Mabel I Won’t Cast A Spell?” Primitive Scarecrow, Ghost and Witch Shelf Sitter Dolls NEW Combo E-Pattern
There's just something very charming about a trio of shelf sitter cloth dolls - don't you think. I love using shelf sitters to decorate for every season and holiday. If you do, too then you're going to love our “William Come or Won’t They?, Hazard A Guess What I Am? and Mabel I Won’t Cast A Spell?” primitive scarecrow, ghost, and witch 3 in 1 combo e-pattern.
3 in 1“William Come or Won’t They?, Hazard A Guess What I Am? and Mabel I Won’t Cast A Spell? ” Primitive Scarecrow, Ghost and Witch Shelf Sitter Dolls Combo E-Pattern - 30 Pages