Thursday, June 6, 2019

Gypsy Annie's Story and Free Primitive Cloth Doll E-Pattern


While "Primitive Andy" is the shyest "dollie" on the planet, and "Primitive Annie" is the sweetest "dollie" on the planet, "Gypsy Annie" takes the prize at being the most adventuresome "dollie" on the planet. She may be a "dollie", but she is a "gypsy" after all. She travels from town to town and lives an unconventional life.

Given how much she travels it's amazing that she was even aware of all the brouhaha she had created concerning the lack of stories for "Primitive Andy", "Primitive Annie" and herself over on "The Dollie Storage Room" blog and Linda's Blog  eight years ago.

You see, she was the impetus behind the letter writing and privately urged their stories being told then. She wrote the notes. If she thought seven years was enough time back then, most assuredly she thinks fifteen years is more than enough to wait for her story. I would have to agree which is why I decided to post her story now.

So, here's her story:

Like many of her relatives "Gypsy Annie" is a fortune teller. It's not an occupation she would have picked for herself. She'd rather be a travel agent, but she had a natural ability for it and so that is what she does for a living.

"Gypsy Annie" really prefers to travel and would love to travel around the world some day. The problem is that she doesn't make a lot of money as a fortune teller. But she's saving her pennies and hoping to do a bit of traveling this summer.

Gypsy Annie has a coffee stained cloth body, embroidered face with black bead eyes, and oodles of freckles.  She has red lace-tied boots and long raggedy red looped hair along the sides and top of her head.

She is wearing a coffee stained,  tattered, and fringed shirt that is gathered at the neck and has fringed sleeves that are gathered at the wrists. Her skirt is gathered at the waist and fringed along the edges. She has a tattered sash and fringe tied around her waist and she is wearing a pair of fringed bloomers that are gathered at the waist. She has a fringed gypsy kerchief tied around her head.

"Gypsy Annie" is a wanderer by nature. She dreams of one day circling the globe. She knows there is something like that in her future. She just doesn't know when it will happen. She's got her fingers crossed for "soon!"


Copyright © 2004 - 2019 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Check Out Our New Raggedy Annie and Andy Little Dolls Free 4 in 1 Combo E-Pattern


If you love making folk-art, primitive and raggedy cloth doll ornaments or little dolls then you're going to love our “Big Brother Andy and Kid Brother Randy and Big Sister Annie and Kid Sister Fannie”  2 in 1 combo free e-pattern.

"Big Brother Andy" and his "Kid Brother Randy" come from a large, loving family and as siblings often do get on each others nerves. Now don't get us wrong. "Big Brother Andy" and "Kid Brother Randy" love each other as brothers. It's just that sometimes they act like a bunch of boys do and get on each others nerves. This inevitably leads to wrestling, which leads to fighting and then punching. Playfully, of course!

When the gloves start coming out is when their "Big Sister Annie" and "Kid Sister Frannie" intervene. They calm them down and straighten out whatever the problem is so the boys can - well, "be boys."


"Kid Brother Randy" wants to be just like his "Big Brother Andy." He dresses just like him. Wears the same clothes. And, even gets the same haircut. Sometimes this bothers "Kid Brother Andy" but, most of the time, he just gives his younger brother a playful shove. He can shove and push his little brother around, but if someone else does that - well, they have "Big Brother Andy" to contend with then.

Boys will be boys and brothers will be brothers. They might fight a lot between themselves, but are thick as mud. They're steadfast and loyal to the core when it comes to their family even though that might be hard to tell at times from all the fighting. "Boys if you're going to wrestle - take it outside!"


"Big Sister Annie" and her "Kid Sister Fannie" often do get on each others nerves, too. Now don't get us wrong. "Big Sister Annie" and "Kid Sister Fannie" adore each other and truly love each other as sisters. It's just that sometimes "Big Sister Annie" wishes she were an only child.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

My Free "Rag-doll Anthony and Rag-doll Annabell Lee" Primitive Dolls 2 in 1 Combo E-Pattern



"Rag-doll Anthony" and "Rag-doll Annabell Lee" are as close as brother and sister can get. "Rag-doll Anthony" is very protective of his baby sister "Rag-doll Annabell Lee." He's much wiser, or so he thinks, and knows the ropes, or so he thinks.

"Rag-doll Annabell Lee" lets her brother think that he's in charge but she really knows who rules the roost. Not her Mother, not her Father, and certainly not her older brother, "Rag-doll Anthony." For Rag-doll Annabell Lee it's amazing what a little intuition can do.

"Rag-doll Anthony" and "Rag-doll Annabell Lee" aren't your average rag-dolls. They're very special rag-dolls. You see, they were born with all their seams on the outside.

Their parents were very concerned about this when they were born as they didn't want their children to have a difficult childhood. They were envisioning that they would both be teased unmercifully. You know how children can be! However, they were pleasantly surprised. All the the rag-doll children love both "Rag-doll Anthony" and "Rag-doll Annabell Lee."

The Rag-doll children feel that, "they may be different but, once you get to know them, you realize they are just like you and me." So, their seams being on the outside doesn't bother anyone in the rag-doll children's school yard. They are treated like anyone else and that suits "Rag-doll Anthony" and "Rag-doll Annabell Lee" just fine.

 


"Rag-doll Anthony" is a 16" primitive cloth doll with an embroidered face, and running stitch embroidery on his body, head, legs, and arms. He's wearing a tattered and fringed shirt with collar and four decorative buttons tied with DMC embroidery floss.  His pants are tattered and fringed and gathered at the waist.  He has a fringed burgundy scarf tied around his neck and knotted in front.   He has burgundy ties around his legs and feet and has a mass of dark burgundy curly hair on the top of his head.


Annabell Lee is a primitive girl rag-doll with a cloth body, an embroidered face, and running stitch embroidery on her body, head, legs, and arms. She has dark raggedy red curly hair on the top of her head decorated with fringed bows. She is wearing a fringed dress with fringed bodice insert decorated with buttons tied with DMC embroidery bows, fringed bottom ruffle, and fringed balloon sleeves gathered at the elbows. She also has fringed bloomers gathered at the waist.  Strips of burgundy material are tied to her legs.

"Rag-doll Annabell Lee" thinks she looks quite pretty with her burgundy ties around her legs and feet and hairbows on the top of her head. Her mass of dark burgundy curly hair makes her brother "Rag-doll Anthony" look like he's bald.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

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Copyright © 2004 - 2019 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer.

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Dolls Products Lines Series - Big Brother Andy & Kid Brother Randy and Big Sister Annie & Kid Sister Fannie



"Big Brother Andy" and his "Kid Brother Randy" come from a large, loving family and as siblings often do get on each others nerves. Now don't get us wrong. "Big Brother Andy" and "Kid Brother Randy" love each other as brothers. It's just that sometimes they act like a bunch of boys do and get on each others nerves. This inevitably leads to wrestling, which leads to fighting and then punching. Playfully, of course!

When the gloves start coming out is when their "Big Sister Annie" and "Kid Sister Frannie" intervene. They calm them down and straighten out whatever the problem is so the boys can - well, "be boys."

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Re-Designs For Primitive Annie and Primitive Andy's Fabrics


"Primitive "Annie" and "Primitive Andy" just adore each other.  He is the shyest "dollie" on the planet and she is the sweetest "dollie" on the planet.  Neither likes to bring any attention to themselves, but that doesn't prevent them from creating bold, bright colored custom fabric designs.

They had been wanting to re-design their fabrics for awhile and finally had the time to do so.  Their re-designs are bright, bold, and attention grabbing.  Just don't expect them to promote them.  They're way to shy for that.

They hope you like their new re-designs, which are as follows:

Monday, April 1, 2019

Re-Designs For Wanna Quilt Annie and Good News Andy's Fabrics


Well, they don't get any cheerier than "Wanna Quilt? Annie and Read All About It, Andy! "  They both love to create and are happiest when they're busy.  And, busy they have been for several weeks now re-designing their custom fabric designs.

They've been wanting to do this for quite some time and finally decided it was now or never.  They hope you like all their new re-designs which are all coordinated to compliment each other and are hoping they inspire you to start creating.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Re-Designs For Peter and Margaret's Fabrics


"Peter - The Dutiful Farmer" and "Margaret - The Dutiful Farmer's Wife" are  both hard-working salt-of-the-earth people. Their life isn't easy but they are grateful for all they have - especially for each other.

So, when they told me they wanted to re-design their custom fabrics I knew they'd work hard and put everything into their new designs to make them as wonderful as they could - and, they did.  I hope you enjoy their re-designed custom fabrics, which are as follows:


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Re-Designs For Patience Is A Virtue's Fabric


If you are anything like, Patience Is A Virtue! you are happy-go-lucky.   Well, Patience who never has a care in the world wanted her re-designed fabric to represent her so she created the happiest, cheeriest, not a care in the world design she could find.

It's bright! It's cheery! and it's really "pink!"


Patience Is A Virtue Bunny Fabric

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Re-Designs For Baptist and Jael's Fabrics


"Baptist and His Smile" and "Jael Loves Her Smile" are typical brother's and sister's.  They love to fight but they also love doing everything together and decided it was time for their custom fabric designs to be updated - so update they did.

They love their new re-designs and are beaming from ear to ear.  Then again, they are like that all the time.  They're always smiling.  They hope you like their re-designs and hope they not only make you smile but inspire you to make something.