Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rug Making Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board


When I was a teenager I used to accompany my mother up to the wool mills in Lowell where she could get wool for the braided rugs she liked to make. This was when original wool and thick, waxed thread was used to create handmade rugs.

I can remember her cutting the wool into strips and them feeding them through a red and green colored clamp that she attached to a table. With the help of 3 braid aids she was able to create a tight braid for the rug she was making.

I was surprised that her first braided rug was such a large rug. It was a 11' by 12' oval rug for our family room. Once she had her braided pieces she would spend hours on the floor stitching her rug together with the thick, wax thread. It was difficult to do and she inevitably wound up with backaches and cuts in her hands and fingers from the wax thread.

However, the end results were just beautiful and her rugs lasted the family for several decades.

I loved watching her do this and have thought from time to time that I might like to make a handmade wool rug on my own. Unfortunately it would take a lot of time which is a commodity for me these days. Perhaps when I finally do get a chance to make a rug the tutorials, video's and how-to's on my "Rug Making Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's" Pinterest board will come in handy.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas Craft Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board



I just love the Christmas season as there are so many different crafts you can make to give as gifts or decorate your house. I hope you enjoy some of the Christmas crafts tutorials, video's and how-to's I have found.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

A Group Of Adorable Christmas Decorations Free E-Patterns, Tutorials and E-Patterns by Linda Walsh



Who can resist adorable Christmas carolers and decorations.Certainly not I.

If you can't either then you'll be happy to know that we have several free e-patterns and e-books for creating some adorable Christmas carolers and decorations. Just click the links below. Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas Floral Decorating Fun Free Tutorials, E-Patterns, and E-Books by Linda Walsh


Christmas is my most favorite time of the year to decorate with all my Christmas floral designs. I have so many at this point in time that I have to rotate them year to year. Since most are made with silk floral or pine-cones and nuts they never wear out and look just as good now as they did when they were made. Some have lasted twenty years or more.

If you love decorating for the Christmas season with floral as much as I do then you'll be happy to know that we have several free tutorials, how-to's, and e-books for creating floral Christmas decorations. Just click the links below. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Santa Doll & Ornaments Free E-Patterns For Holiday Decorating Fun by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


Everyone needs a little Ho! Ho! Ho! in their lives to brighten up the holiday season. Wouldn't you agree?

If you do you'll be happy to know that we have several free e-patterns for creating some adorable Santa's. Just click the links below. Enjoy!













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Free Angel Tutorials, E-Patterns, and E-Books by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


Everyone needs beautiful angels to watch over them don't they?  I know I do.

I also know that I just love designing and creating various kinds of angels.  If you do, too, you'll be happy to know that we have several free tutorials, e-patterns, and e-books for creating heavenly angels.  Just click the links below.  Enjoy!



Thursday, November 03, 2016

Thanksgiving Craft Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board



I just love Thanksgiving as there are so many different crafts you can make to decorate your house. I hope you enjoy some of the Thanksgiving crafts tutorials, video's and how-to's I have found.


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How To Make A Beautiful Fall Sunflower and Black-Eyed Susan's Silk Floral Centerpiece Free E-Book by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



One of my all time favorite silk floral arrangements is a simple Fall seasonal Sunflower, Black-Eyed Susan, pink Carnations, grass, and yellow and white floral reeds floral arrangement that I made several years ago.  I'm a huge fan of bright and cheery silk floral arrangements and love decorating my house with them all year and just love the colors and the simplicity of the arrangement.

So, I thought you might enjoy a few free e-book on how I created my "How To Make A Beautiful Fall Sunflower and Black-Eyed Susans Silk Floral Centerpiece" so you could make one of your own.


How To Make A Beautiful Fall Silk Floral Cornucopia Tutorial and Free E-Book by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals




How To Make  A Beautiful Fall Silk Floral Cornucopia

    
    
Supplies Needed:

20” Dark Purple Cornucopia
Green Floral Foam Bricks - 2
13” Multi-Colored Fall Silk Floral Stem Bunch - 2 Bunches Each With 10 Small 3-Cluster Flower Stems
8” Fall Silk Floral Leaves - 6 Each With 3 Leaves Per Stem
Knife (For Cutting Floral Foam Brick)
Wire Cutters
Green Excelsior Basil - 1 Bag
18” Brown Eucalyptus Silk Floral Stem Bunch - 1 Bunch
18” Brown Bead Fall Silk Floral Stem - 1 Bunch
16” Burgundy Mum Floral Stem Bunch With 14 Medium Size Mums - 1 Bunch

Instructions: 

    

1) Line the insides of the purple cornucopia with green excelsior basil.

How To Make A Fall Silk Floral and Straw Front Door Wreath Tutorial and Free E-Book by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



One of the floral crafts I love creating is wreaths.  As far as home decorations are concerned you can never have enough wreaths. They're just so much fun to work with and so versatile.


This year I decided I wanted to create a fall wreath for my front door. The challenge with creating a wreath for my front door is I only have a 3" clearance between the front door and the storm door as you can see in the picture above.  So, it couldn't just be any type of wreath.

I had bought a straw wreath many years ago that was actually 3" deep and 14" around that I thought would be perfect. I thought it might work so I started making my wreath.  As I was going along I thought, perhaps I should have tried the wreath on the front door before I started making it.Nah! It would fit. So, I contined with my fingers crossed.

As I was going along I decided to cover the straw wreath with ribbon and velvet leaves, which wouldn't increase the depth of the wreath and to place the silk florals inside the inner circle of the wreath, which also wouldn't interfere with the depth.

When thre wreath was done I brought it upstairs and, with my fingers crossed,  tried it.  Luckily for me it just fit.

I was so pleased with the way my wreath came out so I thought you might enjoy a step-by-step tutorial of how I made my wreath.   Here's how I made it:

How To Make A Fall Silk Floral and  Straw Front Door Wreath


Supplies Needed:

Thanksgiving Burlap Napkin Rings Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

I always love new ideas for decorating and setting my dinner table - especially when it comes to the holidays.   Well, you'll be happy to know that  Karen Watson has a wonderful craft project tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to make napkin rings out of burlap.  Have fun decorating!




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Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  This weeks project is Burlap napkin rings or ties, with a Thanksgiving theme!

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Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy/ and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Monday, October 31, 2016

I've Been Playing Again! This Time With Labeley.com by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


If you're a reader of my Linda's Blog and have been following me and all my blogs (yes, I do have a few! LOL LOL) you are well aware that I love to play and experiment. Especially when it comes to interactive websites.

Well, a couple of weeks ago I received an email from Ana Brady at Labeley.com (http://www.labeley.com) asking me if I'd like to try their "free online custom label creator developed by the team behind the well-known free online tool for designing and customizing labels, Labeley."

Hmmm... Free online tool for designing..... What's not to love about that?

So, given my love of playing I thought I'd try it out. Plus, she volunteered to write a "How to Create Holiday Decorations For Free With Labeley" article for me. Another plus....

While I had planned to do other things today I decided to read her how-to article and try out Labeley.

Here's what her article said:

How to Create Holiday Decorations For Free With Labeley

You must’ve noticed over the past few weeks how the nature around us has been changing its colors. Leaves on trees turned pale yellow, coral, and even bright red. The whole nature is gradually taking on warm golden, amber and scarlet hues. These changes of colors indicate that the green summer is long gone and fall rolls around. The temperature is dropping, but the holiday excitement is rising. Halloween is just around the corner, while Thanksgiving and Christmas are on their way. It’s that time of the year when you seem to be spending most of your your spare time on decorating your home for the next holiday.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Fall Decorating Fun Free Tutorials, E-Patterns, and E-Books by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year and it pleases me immensely to ponder which Fall decorations to display this year. Truth be told I've made a lot of them.  I simply can't help it - I love to decorate.

If you do, too, you'll be happy to know that we have several free tutorials, e-patterns, and e-books to help with your Fall decorating.  Just click the links below. Enjoy!




Sunday, October 02, 2016

Adorable Halloween Softie's by Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties


Onr of my all time favorite softies designers is Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties.  Here's a few of her Halloween softies that are just too adorale to resist:








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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.

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Halloween Craft- Lantern Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

If you're looking for a colorful and unique Halloween decoration you'll enjoy the tutorial that Alisa Burke has on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog for creating a Halloween Lantern.


Halloween Craft- Lantern Tutorial


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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: With fall in full swing I am continuing to post tutorials that are inspired by the season and today is another alternative Halloween project. I think it is pretty evident that I believe that ANYTHING can be transformed with a little paint!

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Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

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Cheap Trash Bag Halloween Decorating Free Tutorial by Jessica Jones

Are you looking for a cheap and easy way to decorate for your Halloween party this year? If so you'll want to check out Jessica Jones cheap trash bag Halloween decorating idea.

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Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial:  In a burst of festivity, I decided we should have some Halloween decorations in the house. Something 1) dramatic, 2) super cheap, and 3) didn't require me to go to the store. Behold: trash bag spiderwebs.

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Needlepoint Witch Hat Pattern and Tutorial By June Crawford of A Creative Dream

I just LOVE needlepoint and LOVE Halloween so I was thrilled to see that June Crawford had a wonderful tutorial on her A Creative Dream  blog showing you how to make a needlepoint witches hat. I just LOVE it and definitely have it on my "to do" list.  Is it on yours, too?


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Here's what June had to say about her tutorial:  Long, long ago in a far away land.... I designed needlepoint. Was actually pretty good at it too...but it's difficult to keep a business up and running when you are the one who does it all, so I stopped designing needlepoint, and went to work in an office...

While rummaging through several CDs, looking for something completely different, I ran across one of the online projects I had offered. It is darned cute I have to admit....and since it's Halloween, I thought..."hey, why not put it up on the blog?", so, here it is!

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June's Bio:  Me... a dreamer, a ponderer of big and small thoughts. A wanna-be artist, a soon to be empty-nester... wondering what the heck I am gonna do with the rest of my life...

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Saturday, October 01, 2016

Ode To Halloween Wall Quilt Free E-Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

If you are looking to make an adorable Halloween wall hanging then you'll be happy to know that Kaaren Johnston had a wonderful e-pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make an adorable "Ode To Halloween" wall quilt.  This is definitely going on my extensive "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #14 - Ode To Halloween

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Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  If you guessed that this month’s First Friday Freebie would have a Halloween theme, you would be right! What better month than October to have a Halloween project to work on? October’s FFF is called “Ode to Halloween”.

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Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.


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