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Friday, October 24, 2014

Oh, My! It's So Late, Santa!" - Free E-Pattern From Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



"Oh, My! It's So Late, Santa!" is a frazzled Munchkin Santa" who just can't believe what day it is and what time it is. How is he ever got to finish everything in time to get the presents to the good girl and boy munchkins? There's just no way. Grr.......

And, he's getting so frantic about it his hair is standing on end? Grr....... And, he can't sleep - which explains his sunken munchkin eyes. Grr..... And, he's so mad that he's so late! Grr.....

He's getting so frantic about it he can barely look at the calendar. Grr...... What to do! What to do! What should he do? Grr.....

There's just no time. Grr..............!

"Oh, My! It's So Late, Santa!" is a 9" country Santa ornament. He has a puffy, round muslin head. His face is drawn and he has sunken black bead eyes , a gathered and filled nose, blushed cheeks and oodles of freckles. His eyebrows, mustaches, and scraggly beard are made of raw mohair.

He has thick, straight, white yarn hair that is as frazzled as he is.

He is wearing his favorite fringed holiday shirt which is gathered in the center back. His pants are gathered at the waist and at the top of his black boots.

"Oh, My! It's So Late, Santa!" is so frazzled he just wants to cover his face with his hands. It's So Late! Grr..... What should he do? Grr...... What should he do? Grr......

He doesn't want to disappoint all the good "munchkin" boys and girls. What should he do? Grr.........

“Oh, My! It's So Late, Santa!” - 9” Country & Folkart Santa Ornament E-Pattern - Christmas Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Beginner
Copyright © 2004 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh

To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-pattern. Then just download our free .pdf e-pattern from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2014 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2004 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/

Monday, October 20, 2014

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Create Fast and Easy Cloth Ornaments Free E-Book by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



If you are looking for a fun decorating craft to do with the kids this holiday season you're going to love our fast and easy cloth ornaments.  Enjoy.

To view and download my free e-book please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-book. Then just download our free .pdf e-book from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2014 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2004 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Create Fast and Easy E-Printable Ornaments Free E-Book by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

If you are looking for a fun decorating raft to do with the kids this holiday season you're going to love our fast and easy e-printable ornaments.  Enjoy.

To view and download my free e-book please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-book. Then just download our free .pdf e-book from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2014 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2004 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Create Fast and Easy Paper Ornaments Free E-Book by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


I am very partial to handmade gifts, especially those that have been made by my family and friends. Given that I’m in the Grandmother phase of my life right now I’m especially partial to handmade gifts from my grandchildren. Whether it is a card or an ornament I love them and cherish them all. In fact, nothing pleases me more than receiving a handmade card or gift from my family and friends at the holidays.

When my twin granddaughters were young they made their Grandfather and I handmade paper ornaments with their mother. They cut the ornaments out of construction paper and glued glitter all over the front of them. Then they added our names and their names to the back of the ornaments. A hole was created in the top of each and a piece of yarn was used as a hanger. They are some of my favorite ornaments and we still put them on our Christmas tree every year.

So, the "dollies" and I thought you might enjoy making some construction paper ornaments or crayon or fine tipped marker colored ornaments of your own so we created a free e-book for you. You can make the designs using construction paper, print them on heavier paper and color them, or use the design pages as coloring pages.  Our e-book contains all 15 of the ornament designs shown below:

    
  

The 15 designs shown above are grouped together on four 8 1/2" by 11"pages in our e-book so, if you prefer, you can just download the sheets and use them as coloring pages.


To view and download my free e-book please CLICK HERE or click on the picture above.You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-book. Then just download our free .pdf e-book from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

Please Note: Adult supervision is required if you are making any of these ornaments with young children as some of the ornaments require the use of scissors, Elmer’s glue, hot glue, small decorations, and needle & thread.

Instructions and Supplies Needed:

Construction Paper Ornaments:
Construction Paper - Assorted Colors
Elmer’s Glue
Glitter (Multiple Colors)
DMC Embroidery Floss - White

Cut all the ornaments out of construction paper. Glue glitter to the ornaments as desired with the Elmer’s Glue. For the candy cane ornament glue red glitter in a striped pattern. Write To: and From: on the back and add your name and the recipient’s name. Thread a sewing needle with the white DMC Embroidery floss and insert the needle 1/4” from the top center of each ornament until the DMC Embroidery floss is at least 12” long. Cut the ends of the DMC Embroidery floss and tie the ends in a tight knot.

Crayon or Fine Tipped Marker Colored Ornaments:
Heavier Stock Paper
Crayons or Fine Tip Markers
DMC Embroidery Floss  - White

Cut all the ornaments out of the heavier stock paper and (using the printable colored ornaments as a guide) color the decorations for all the ornaments with the fine tip markers.  Write To: and From: on the back and add your name and the recipient’s name.   Thread a sewing needle with the white DMC Embroidery floss and insert the needle 1/4” from the top center of each ornament until the DMC Embroidery floss is at least 12” long.  Cut the ends of the DMC Embroidery floss and tie the ends in a tight knot.

Coloring Pages
Just print the four design page sheets on regular paper and color with crayons.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2014 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2004 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/

Friday, October 10, 2014

Marsh Me Snow! - Free E-Pattern From Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals




"Marsh Me Snow" just loves snowballs and loves a good snowball fight.

In fact, he brags about being quite good at a snowball fight.

So, what do you think? Do you want to have an old fashioned snowball fight with "Marsh Me Snow!"


"Marsh Me Snow!" is a 9" primitive flannel cloth snowman. His face is embroidered with black X's and his cheeks are blushed. He is coffee stained throughout.

"Marsh Me Snow" has a fringed flannel scarf wrapped around his neck. That is - if you can find his neck! He is a snowball after all!

Marsh Me Snow - 9" Primitive Snowman Ornament - Winter Series - Pattern Category - Beginner

To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-pattern. Then just download our free .pdf e-pattern from the File menu in the upper left hand corner.

For more information on all my free e-patterns, e-printables and e-books please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2014 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2004 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginalsshop.com/

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Kitteh Carryitall, Party Animal Free Pattern by Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

I just LOVE softies - especially the softies designed by Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties.  Lisa's designs are always sweet, uplifting and cheery and I always walk away from her blog feeling GOOD.  Perhaps I'm her #1 fan.  Probably not.  I suspect that Lisa has many, many fans.

If you love softies like I do or love Lisa's designs you'll be happy to know that Lisa Bunting Thoms has a new free pattern. Have fun making" Kitteh Carryitall, Party Animal!"  I know I will.

Kitteh Carryitall, Party Animal FREE Pattern 
Copyright © 2012 - Written By Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

Here's the instructions and what Lisa said about her pattern: Guess what time it is? Time for a FREE pattern from the q.D.paToOtieS creative vault. Creative vault? Really? Geez, I only wish I had one of those around here. No, unfortunately I have to depend on the ol' gray matter to come up with this stuff.

So without further ado, please meet Kitty Carryitall, Party Animal! She is all decked out for a Mew Year's Eve Party. Okay, she's a little late for that but she's not too late to celebrate the Chinese New Year which starts this Monday, January 23rd (the year of the Dragon) or any other event you may need her to attend.

All you need to do is to click on the pattern. After you click, the pattern will enlarge. Then, just right click and "Save Image As" to save it to your computer.  Then print it out.  All of the instructions are printed directly on the pattern.

But to synopsize, you've got 1/8" seam allowance built in the pattern. You're going to print it out, trace it onto your fabric, cut out all of the pattern pieces, work on the front of the pattern first by sewing on all of Kitteh's facial features, sew the back and front together, whip out a tail, embellish anyway you'd like and most of all ENJOY! Whew!

Some ideas on how to party with your newfound purrfect pal. Make one up for your friends birthday, she'll be happy to attend - you might even be able to make a handmade Birthday card to fit in her front pocket. Make a black one for Halloween, put a little candy corn in her pocket and let her scare up a couple of party guests. Make one in red for Christmas and add a beard - some of the cute gift cards I've seen in the store around the holidays should just fit in her front pocket! At any event, she'll be the life of the party. Enjoy and happy crafting! 

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Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:    My FREE tutorials, patterns, and how-to's are for personal use only and are not not intended for commercial use. They may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or reproduced and distributed in any manner without my permission. 

Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

Copyright © 2007-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties.

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