Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hanging Hearts FREE Craft Pattern From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

I thought you'd all like to know that Brenda Greenwalt has some more wonderful free patterns on her Lillie Mae's Crafts blog and Lillie Mae's Crafts website that I think you will enjoy.


Hanging Hearts

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

CLICK HERE or on the picture above for the instructions and pattern.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns. Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please ask before you purchase. Feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@lilliemaescrafts.com


Copyright © 2008 - 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Lillie Mae's Crafts blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sally Stick'Em and Collect'Em Wooden Stick Doll Ornaments Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



"Sally, Stick'em & Collect'em" is a 7" wood stick doll ornament. She has a painted and outlined wood body, painted and blushed face, and a mass of frizzy doll hair.

Her dress is fringed and gathered at the neck edge. She has gathered lace trim around her neck and a lace waistband.

"Sally, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the shyest stick doll of the group and can often be seen blushing.

 Sally  - 7" Stick Girl Ornament E-Pattern - Stick'em and Collect'em 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-patter. Then just download our free .pdf e-pattern by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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, August 24, 2014

Harry Candleweeds Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



Harry is the most introverted of the Candleweed Family siblings.  He's very shy and doesn't like to draw any attention to himself - let alone be the brunt of one of Larry's practical jokes.

He's made from a 3" upside down wood candle cup holder with a painted head and part drawn, part painted face.  He has a ribbon scarf wrapped around his neck and a full head of straight burn orange mohair hair.


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 by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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/

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sandy The Stick'Em and Collect'Em Wooden Stick Doll Ornament Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



"Sandy, Stick'em & Collect'em" is a 7" wood stick doll ornament. She has a painted and outlined wood body, painted and blushed face, and a funky hairdo.

Her dress is fringed and gathered at the neck edge. She has lace trim around her neck and around her waist.

"Sandy, Stick'em & Collect'em" is a bit of a wise cracker and the smartest stick doll of the group. She gets into trouble a lot and ends up having to apologize to someone at least once a day. Has she apologized to you yet?



 Sandy - 7" Stick Girl Ornament E-Pattern - Stick'em and Collect'em 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 by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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, August 22, 2014

Larry Candleweeds Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



Larry is the class clown of the Candleweeds Family.  He loves to laugh and loves to play practical jokes on the rest of his siblings - something the rest of his siblings are not always happy with.

He's made from a 3" upside down wood candle cup holder with a painted head and part drawn, part painted face.  He has a fringed scarf wrapped around his neck and a full head of spiked red hair.


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 by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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/

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Will Candleweeds Free Woodcraft E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



Will is the eldest of the group of siblings and considers himself to be the nicest, kindest, and smartest of the group.  The rest of his siblings would disagree with him I'm sure.

He's made from a 3" upside down wood candle cup holder with a painted head and part drawn, part painted face.  He has a fringed scarf wrapped around his neck and a full head of brown curly hair.


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-patter. Then just download our free .pdf e-pattern by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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, August 20, 2014

Home Sweet Home Pillow FREE Pattern From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

I thought you'd all like to know that Brenda Greenwalt has some a wonderful free pattern on her Lillie Mae's Crafts blog and Lillie Mae's Crafts website for making pillows that I think you will enjoy making.


Home Sweet Home Pillow

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

CLICK HERE or on the picture above for the instructions and pattern.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns. Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns. My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please ask before you purchase. Feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@lilliemaescrafts.com


Copyright © 2008 - 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Lillie Mae's Crafts blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

Sammy The Stick'Em and Collect'Em Wooden Stick Doll Ornaments Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



"Sammy, Stick'em & Collect'em" is a 7" wood stick doll ornament. She has a painted and outlined wood body, painted and blushed face, and a mass of curly doll hair.

Her dress is fringed and gathered at the neck edge. She has gathered lace trim around her neck and a lace waistband.

"Sammy, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the most inquisitive of the stick dolls.  She's always wondering why this or why that.  So much so that it drives the other stick dolls crazy.  She's probably got a question for you.


 Sammy - 7" Stick Girl Ornament E-Pattern - Stick'em and Collect'em 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 by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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, August 19, 2014

Primitive Candy Corn and Instructions by Denise Bailey

With Summer coming to a close it's time to start working on some Fall craft items. I chose for my first new season project, prim fabric candy corn. I didn't have a pattern for this, but made one myself simply by drawing it out on a peice of 9 x 11 paper.

Instructions:

1. Draw a triangle, but instead of pointed corners, make them rounded. Make as large or as small as you'd like, keeping in mind, that the finished item will be smaller than the pattern you created by approximately 1/2 inch. My drawing is 6 1/2" long by 4" wide at the bottom. My finished candy corn is 6" by 3 1/2".

2. Trace your pattern on to piece of muslin fabric larger than the drawing of your pattern. I like to use an electric 'box' that has a lightbulb under it. I purchased mine at Joanne Fabrics. Plug it in, place your pattern on top, then your fabric. The light shines through the pattern allowing for much easier tracing. Trace the pattern onto the fabric using a Mark B Gone marking pen. You can purchase these also at Joanne Fabrics & Walmart.

3. The tracing line is your sewing line, sew all around, but leave an opening at the bottom of your fabric for stuffing. About one inch is good.

4. With your scissors, cut within a 1/4 inch of the sewing line, being careful not to cut into the sewing line itself. When you come to the opening that was left for stuffing - don't cut straight across - cut down about 1/4", then over the length of the opening, then back up to within a 1/4" making a 'tab'. I like to do this with all my 'openings' I think it makes for a cleaner finish.

5. Turn fabric right side out, tuck in the tab and stuff firmly with fiberfill. Slip stitch opening closed.

6. Now you're ready to paint with some acrylic paints! Paint the lower 1/3 of the candy corn with antique white. Paint the middle section with either gold ochre or raw sienna. Paint the top 1/3 section with terra cotta. Use a dry brush and blend the lines from the top color into the bottom color to blend so you won't have a harsh line.

7. Let air dry overnight or oven dry on the lowest temperature, watching carefully so it doesn't burn, turning over every few minutes.

8. When dry, lightly sand with fine sandpaper. With 2 strands of embroidery floss, sew X's across each 'line' as shown in photo.

9. Final step is to stain with a mixture of instant coffee & vanilla. I mix approximately 1 cup of hot water with 3-4 T. of instant coffee and add 2-3 T. of vanilla. Mix well. I brush the liquid on both sides & then air dry. Again, you can oven dry, but be careful your candy corn doesn't burn!!

If you'd like your candy corn to look really prim - while still damp with the coffee mixture, generously rub in ground cinnamon and let dry.


Copyright © 2006 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Denise Bailey (aka NeeNee) who is a 54 year old mom & grandma who has been crafting for over 34 years for myself and family but only in the last 2 years have been actively crafting for profit via craft shows, eBay and an EZshoppe. My 'specialties' are primitives, country and folkart creations.I also love to create graphics. I was interested in drawing since I was very young, taking art classes all through high school. I always thought I'd go to an art school after graduation, but instead I got married and started a family. Six years ago, I purchased my first computer, and found PSP. I've been hooked since and have taught myself to make my own graphics using PSP's vector & nodes tool. My website is: KKL Primitives .  My Blogs are: The Krazy Kraft Lady and Menopausal Monster .

Phil Candleweeds Free Woodcraft E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



Phil is the baby of the Candleweed Family.  He was born premature and, as a result, his older brothers are very protective of him.  If he needs to go somewhere there is always a sibling willing to take him.   However, sometimes Phil would just rather be alone.

He's made from a 3" upside down wood candle cup holder with a painted head and part drawn, part painted face.  He has a fringed scarf wrapped around his neck and a straight blond hair.


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 by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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, August 18, 2014

Bill Candleweeds Free E-Pattern From Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



Bill is the most artistic sibling in the Candleweed Family.  He loves art and has had a natural talent for drawing anything he sees since he was a baby.  He loves to ask the rest of his siblings to pose for him.

He's made from a 3" upside down wood candle cup holder with a painted head and part drawn, part painted face.  He has a felt collar wrapped around his neck and a full head of thick loopy curly orange hair.


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 by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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, August 17, 2014

Potted Country Flowers FREE Craft Tutorial From Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts

I thought you'd all like to know that Brenda Greenwalt has some a wonderful free craft tutorial on her Lillie Mae's Crafts blog and Lillie Mae's Crafts website for creating potted country flowers that I think you will enjoy making.


Potted Country Flowers

Copyright © 2008-2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

CLICK HERE or on the picture above for the instructions and pattern.


Please respect Brenda's TERMS OF USE: All of my craft patterns and tutorials are copyrighted. You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns and tutorials for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions as long as you give Lillie Mae's Crafts credit for the design. You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns or tutorials. Copying for any reason at all is strictly prohibited. You DO NOT have permission to alter them in any way. No wholesaling of items made from my patterns or tutorials. My patterns and tutorials are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. If you have any questions, please ask before you purchase. Feel free to e-mail me at lilliemaescrafts@lilliemaescrafts.com


Copyright © 2008 - 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Brenda Greenwalt of Lillie Mae's Crafts.

Please visit Brenda's Lillie Mae's Crafts blog at http://lilliemaes.blogspot.com/ and her Lillie Mae's Crafts website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com .

Susie Stick'Em and Collect'Em Wooden Stick Doll Ornaments Free E-Pattern From Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



"Susie, Stick'em & Collect'em" is a 7" wood stick doll ornament. She has a painted and outlined wood body, painted and blushed face, and a mass of frizzy doll hair.

Her dress is fringed and gathered at the neck edge. She has gathered lace trim around her neck and a lace waistband.

"Susie, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the prankster of the group.  She just loves a good joke and loves punking her friends.  Watch out she may pull a prank on you..


 Susie - 7" Stick Girl Ornament E-Pattern - Stick'em and Collect'em 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 by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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, August 13, 2014

How To Make Our "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" Wall Panel Picture Free E-Project and E-Book by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


I am just loving my "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" baby shower fabrics and having so much fun creating decorations you can make from them. One of the fabrics I've been anxious to work on is the Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Large Wall Panel.  I designed the fabric panel to be this large as I envisioned creating a wall art panel out of it for a wonderful Fall decoration.

Last week I finally had some time to create a large 18" by 14" wall panel decoration of my own using a fat quarter of my fabric and a 14 inch by 18 inch artists canvas. It was very easy to make.  Instructions for how I did it are shown below.  I also created a Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" Wall Panel Picture Free E-Book in .PDF format as well.  To 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 by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Fat Quarter Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Large Wall Panel - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1422581
14" by 18" Stretched Cotton Canvas (We used Artist's Canvas)
Staple Gun (We used an Arrow Heavy Duty Staple Gun Tacker Model T50)
1/4" Staples (We used Arrow brand staples)
1/2" Staples (We used Arrow brand staples)
13 1/2" by 17 1/2" Heavy Paper For Backing
1 3/4" Picture Hanger With Saw Teeth
Hammer

DIRECTIONS

1) Cut one large panel out of the fat quarter.

2) Turn the panel over and place the right side of the artist's canvas on the wrong side of the panel so it is centered and evenly spaced horizontally and vertically. You should have 1 1/2" of the dark brown showing on each vertical side and 1" of the dark brown showing on the top and bottom sides.

3) Wrap the fabric panel around the sides of the artist's canvas to the back. There should be 7/8" of the dark brown showing wrapped around the sides with the remainder showing in the back.

4) Pull the fabric panel so that it is evenly spaced as mentioned above and such that it is taut to all sides of the artist's canvas. DO NOT PULL IT TOO TIGHTLY as your horizontal and vertical lines won't be straight.

5) Load the staple gun with the 1/2" staples and then with the fabric taut around the artist's canvas place 4 staples in the back in the middle of the two vertical sides and in the middle of the two horizontal sides.

6) Pull the fabric taut on the vertical sides making sure the vertical lines on the front are still straight and then square the corners of the vertical sides and staple to hold. See the picture below:


7) Continue pulling the fabric taut on the vertical sides making sure the vertical lines on the front are still straight and staple the vertical sides to hold the fabric taut.

8) Pull the fabric taut on the horizontal sides making sure the horizontal lines on the front are still straight and then square the corners of the horizontal sides and staple to hold.

9) Continue pulling the fabric taut on the horizontal sides making sure the horizontal lines on the front are still straight and staple the horizontal sides to hold the fabric taut.

10) Make sure the vertical and horizontal lines on the front of the fabric are straight. If they aren't remove the staples and repeat your steps.

11) Cut a piece of the heavy stock paper 17 1/2" by 13 1/2" for the backing.

12) Load the staple gun with 1/4" staples.

13) Place the heavy stock paper so that it is evenly spaced on the back with 1/4" showing along the vertical and horizontal edges.

14) Staple all along the vertical and horizontal edges to hold the backing.

15) Center the 1 3/4" picture hanger with saw teeth in the center of the top of the panel and then hammer it to fasten it.

16) Hang your wall panel picture.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Pumpkin Pincushion Free Tutorial From Lynda of A Prim On A Whim Blog

I just love pincushions.  The more the merrier.  Well, you'll be happy to know that  Lynda of A Prim On A Whim blog and Marcella-Mia blog posted the following tutorial for pumpkin pincushions that I just LOVE and I think you will, too.


Pumpkin Pincushion.


Want to know how I made my mini pumpkin pincushions using a bottle top:- well read on.

What you need.

A bottle top
Wool fabric or other suitable
Hot glue gun
Glue stick
Stuffing (polyfil)
Strong thread & Needle
Small button.

Cut a circle three times larger in diameter than bottle top. You will also need another small bit for circle at bottom of pincushion.

My top is 3cm and circle 9cm.

Grab a piece of stuffing large enough to make a ball so that it overflows when placed inside the top. Roll stuffing up into a ball, holding loose ends together.

Glue inside of top and push stuffing in with loose ends first. Pack stuffing in as much as you can.

Get your fabric circle, place top upside down in centre of circle.

To fold fabric over top imagine you would divide fabric circle into four equal parts.

Holding top down firmly, glue a little bit on top of bottle top. Pull first ¼ of fabric up and glue down. Now work on the opposite side and glue down 2nd quarter. Then repeat for 3rd and fourth. You should now have fabric attached to top with four corners left. Now work on your corners. Take each corner one at a time, flatten and glue, making sure fabric is pulled as much as possible.

Next step is to neaten by covering all joins with a small circle of fabric.

Thread you needle, make a good knot and starting in centre of pumpkin make eight segments. To make a segment, go in through centre and out with your needle as far down side of pincushion as possible. Then take a teeny tiny stitch and come right out near bottom of pincushion. Now bring thread up and back to centre and start again dividing pumpkin into eight segments. End thread in centre with double stitch.

Glue small button to centre and add a few pins and your pumpkin pincushion is completed.
Variation./ideas.

Add green leaves, vine.

Make a garland of pumpkins.

Make a whole bunch and fill a bowl to display.

Make a pumpkin for each of your friends who visit though the autumn season.


Copyright © 2008 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Lynda of A Prim On A Whim blog at http://whimsicalprims.blogspot.com and Marcella-Mia blog at http://marcella-mia.blogspot.com . Lynda is the owner of Marcella-Mia a store front gift shop specializing in fine traditions.

Pumpkin Soap Project by Tina Columbus


We have a fun Fall project that can be done with the kids - little pumpkin soaps.

These cute little soaps are made using the hand-milled method. This method requires bars of pure, white, unscented soap. You can buy them at your local drug store. Make sure they are unscented. Usually hand-milled soap recipes require the additives such as herbs, cocoa butter, shea butter, etc., But since this is a project for kids, we'll keep it simple and fun. For this project you will need:

2 bars of unscented, white soap

1/2 cup water

A kitchen grater

A bowl

Pumpkin scented soap fragrance

A wooden spoon

A double boiler

Non-toxic acrylic soap paints in orange, green, and black

Artist paint brushes

In a bowl, shred the bars of white soap with your grater until you get 2 cups of shredded soap.

Add the water to the shredded soap. Place the soap/water into a double boiler and place on the stovetop range with medium heat. The soap will slowly begin to absorb the water. You may stir gently with a wooden spoon but remember not to mix too quickly because bubbles may form. The mixture will begin to thicken. As the water becomes absorbed, the mixture will start to become stringy. This is normal.

When it reaches this stringy stage, remove it from the heat and add 15 to 20 drops of pumpkin fragrance oil and stir until it is equally distributed and absorbed. Make sure that the fragrance oil you are using is safe for the skin. The soap mixture will be thick and clumpy and when the mixture cools enough to touch, take parts and form them with your hands into little balls. While the mixture is still soft and pliable, take little pieces and roll and shape them with your thumb and index finger into little tubular shapes and attach them on top of the balls to form stems. After you have used up the whole mixture and shaped all of the pumpkins, place them on a rack and let them dry for a few days. When they are dry, take your acrylic soap paints (you can use regular non-toxic acrylic paint but the problem is that it won't adhere as well to the surface of the soap, so you're better off using soap paint.) and paint the pumpkins orange and the stems green and if you want to you can even paint little faces on them. When they are dry, you will have adorable and fragrant little pumpkin soaps.


Copyright © 2006 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Tina Columbus of TC Fragrance Crafts. Tina is a professional crafter who owns and operates her own shop selling handcrafted fragrant products such as candles, soap, potpourri, and more.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Butterfly Candle Holders by Rachel Paxton

by Rachel Paxton - rachel@creativehomemaking.com


Butterfly candle holders are easy to make and a great gift idea. The materials are very inexpensive, and you can use your imagination for a variety of designs. To get started, you will need:

Materials:

Small glass candle holders
Butterfly wrapping paper
Yellow tissue paper
Decoupage
Cuticle scissors
Small paintbrush
Damp paper towel

You can buy whatever glass candle holders you like (or use some you already have laying around). I bought mine at Walmart for about $0.59. You could also find them at thrift stores or yard sales.

I chose butterflies for my design, but you could choose whatever design you'd like--maybe keeping in mind the tastes of the person you're making them for. You can cut out pictures from anywhere, including calendars, greeting cards, magazines. Thin paper decoupages best.

After you have some pictures in mind, use cuticle scissors (the kind you cut your fingernails with) to cut out the pictures. These scissors work best on small pictures and cut rounder corners than regular scissors. If you're not going to use the pictures right away, store them in ziploc bags.

You can buy decoupage at any craft store. It is normally found with the glue. It allows you to permanently affix a picture to another object, giving the object an overall glossy effect. Make sure the glass you're working with is clean. Tear a piece of tissue paper into small (approx. 1 inch) pieces. Using the paint brush, brush some decoupage on to the back of one of the pieces of tissue paper. Position the tissue paper on the glass and then brush some more decoupage on top of it. Continue gluing on pieces of tissue paper, overlapping at the edges, until the entire candle holder is covered (including the bottom--set the candle holder on its top to dry). Brush one last coat of decoupage over the entire candle holder. Use damp paper towel to wipe off any excess decoupage.

After the decoupage has dried for about an hour (or more), position the butterflies (or other pictures) on top of the tissue paper. First brush some decoupage on the backs of the pictures and place them on the glass. Brush another coat of decoupage over the entire glass and set the candle holder on its top to dry again. After the decoupage has dried, add 2 or 3 more coats of decoupage after each coat has dried.

That's it! These candle holders are only limited by your imagination. Use different colors of tissue paper and a variety of pictures for different themes. You could make these with holiday themes, like for Christmas or Easter. They also make great birthday presents, hostess gifts, or party favors. They are very easy to make and you can make several of them at one time.


Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom of four. For scrapbooking, card making, gift-giving ideas, and more family memory-making activities, visit http://www.creativehomemaking.com/.

Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece by Rachel Paxton

Need an easy, inexpensive centerpiece for your autumn table? All you need is a pumpkin and a handful of fall flowers. You can complete this project in less than an hour!

Supplies:

Pumpkin
Fall flowers
Sharp knife
Large spoon

Prepare your work area by spreading out some old newspapers. Using a sharp knife, carefully remove the top of the pumpkin. Use the large spoon to scoop all of the pulp and seeds out of the pumpkin.

If you need this done in a hurry for a dinner party, go ahead and arrange your flowers inside the pumpkin. If you have the extra time, let the pumpkin dry out for at least a couple of hours before you arrange your flowers.
I used artificial flowers in my pumpkin centerpiece, but you could also use fresh flowers. If your pumpkin is wide and deep enough, you could place an entire flower pot in it.

Use your pumpkin to decorate your fall or Thanksgiving table, or place it anywhere in your home to give your home the feel of autumn.

Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of What's for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick easy dinner ideas. For more recipes, organizing tips, home decorating, crafts, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative Homemaking at http://www.creativehomemaking.com/

Friday, August 01, 2014

How To Make A Mini Fabric Wreath Tutorial by Lynda of A Prim On A Whim Blog

Lynda of A Prim On A Whim blog and Marcella-Mia has an adorable tutorial for braiding a mini fabric wreath that I think you'll love.


How To Make A Mini Fabric Wreath
 

You know when you are sewing, there is always a bin of scraps you throw away. Well don't thow those away anymore. Now you can make the cutest mini fabric wreath with next to nothing scraps of fabric and my Scrap Happy ideas.

Make a mini autumn wreath out of fabric scraps.

Another Scrap Happy project from Whimsical Prims.

Gather your fabric scraps and sort into colours you want for your wreath.

Now trim your scraps into strips, doesn’t matter what length or widths if they vary a little.

If your strips are short, join together with a little hot glue.

You need three strips per wreath.

To start your wreath, hot glue the ends of three strips.

Start plaiting until your plait is as long as you want.

Form a circle and hot glue the ends to seal plait and trim off excess fabric.

The larger your circle, the wider you should make your strips.

Sew or hot glue embellishments onto wreath. Attach a string to hang.

Its sooo easy with a Scrap Happy projects


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How To Make Potpourri Free Tutorial Part 1 -3 by Lynda of A Prim On A Whim Blog

Lynda of A Prim On A Whim blog and Marcella-Mia has an adorable tutorial for making a mini fabric wreath that I think you'll love.

How To Make Potpourri- Part 1

There are probably many ways to make Potpourri, but thought I would share with you how I make mine.

The first thing you need are dried flowers, petals and even the leaves,stems (lavender) are suitable.I like to do my dries during our winter as we hardly get a drop of rain and air is very drying.

If you are going to dry your flowers yourself, the best time to pick them is in the morning when the flowers are dry. If you don't have flowers in your garden but would like to dry your own, buy a bunch or two from the flower market. As soon as you get them home, tie into a bunch with some raffia or string and hang upside down in a cool, dry, airy spot. If you have flowers without stems, break the petals up,or leave buds whole (I like to add rose buds), place on a sieve of some sort, preferably a large flat one, spread your petals out and leave to dry in a suitable spot. Toss them around occasionally to make sure the petals dry out all over.

The most suitable flowers for potpourri are roses and lavender, but you can experiment with all types of flowers. Just a tip here is keep the different flowers apart while drying. Once you can see which ones will dry suitable for potpourri, then you can mix them up. I like to keep my different flowers apart until I make my potpourri, that way I can mix the colours together for whatever potpourri I am making.

Here is a picture of of my autumn potpourri I made last year, where I used petals and berries of autumn shades.


Your flowers will be ready to make into potpourri when the petals are crisp to the touch.

Part 2- mixing the potpourri oils to follow soon.

How To Make Potpourri -Part 2

Mixing your oils for Potpourri.

Your flowers/leaves are now ready. You can break the flowers/leaves up if you have not already done so, leave some buds whole as they add to the look. Lavender stems should be broken up small, again leave some small lavender sprays to add to the look.

Place your flowers/leaves into a large bowl, I love to use my large old enamel bowls for this. You will also need a wooden spoon to mix, but hands do best.

Choose your oils depending on the scents you want. Remember if you have essential oils, it is concentrated so you will need about 2 drops per cup of dried flowers.

If you use fragrance oils, it is not as concentrated so you will need more drops of oils per cup, about double. When choosing your oil, try and match the flowers natural scents as far as possible. The oils will enhance the flowers natural scents.

You need a fixative, that is something you can use to add the oils to so that it disperses better amongst the flowers. Orris root is probably the best fixative, but if I make a spicy potpourri, I have used ground citrus peels.

Mix your chosen oil into the orris root.

Gradually add the oil mix to your flowers/leaves, mixing well in between each addition. You can add drops of oil straight onto flowers/leaves but this needs to be mixed very well between each drop.

Once your flowers/leaves/oils have been well blended, place all inside an airtight container and leave to "mature" for a about six weeks. I like to open my container every few days and toss mixture around so its all well blended.

Mature potpourri displayed in an open bowl or bowl with some opening, gives a room a wonderful natural scent.

How/where to use your Potpourri.- part 3 to follow soon.

Some of last years dries.



A useful way to use your flowers for potpourri. Today I picked some spring/summer flowers from the garden. I placed these in a vase without water and there they will remain until the flowers and leaves are dry to make a new batch of potpourri. Some flowers will dry beautifully this way, without tying in a bunch and hanging upside down. I now have an arrangement of fresh flowers for quite a while and at the same time adding to my dries for potpourri.

In this batch I picked bougainvillea, green foliage which has a tiny flower and sprigs of rosemary to add a lovely scent.

Copyright © 2008 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Lynda of A Prim On A Whim blog at http://whimsicalprims.blogspot.com and Marcella-Mia blog at http://marcella-mia.blogspot.com . Lynda is the owner of Marcella-Mia a store front gift shop specializing in fine traditions.