Sunday, August 28, 2016

How I Made My Two Adorable Doll Pin Pilgrims & Free E-Book by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


Since there's two holidays in the Fall I tend to put all my Fall seasonal scarecrows, spooky Halloween dolls, and Thanksgiving pilgrims all out at the same time. They're usually up for three months - from the end of August or first of September until just after Thanksgiving. By putting them all up at the same time I same a lot of time by not having to change them out. I blend them together so they look fine for the three months.

I also like to alternate what I put up each year for a couple of reasons. First, I have so many wonderful decorations and secondly, it gives every one of the "dollies" their 15 minutes of fame. After all, we have to keep the "dollies" happy and keep the peace in "The Dollie Storage Room." Letting them all shine at some point in time is a way to do this.

Over the years I've seen various types of Pilgrim woodcrafts and dolls.  I always have some on my to do list for the Fall and Thanksgiving season.  Years ago I saw some Pilgrims made out of little woodcraft doll bodies and thought they'd be a cute decoration for the holiday season so I made some.
They really are quite adorable and make a cute decoration for the Thanksgiving table.  So, I thought I'd create a free e-book showing you how I made mine so you could make some of your own.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Halloween Haunted House Trick Or Treat Lined Tote Bag Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



I used to love Halloween as a kid and loved collecting as much candy as I could to fit into my trick or treat bag.  Of course, back then my brother and I used brown grocery bags as our trick or treat bags.

I would have loved to have the trick or treat bag shown in the picture above that I made using some of my Halloween custom fabric designs.

Halloween Haunted House Trick Or Treat Tote Bag is an e-pattern to create an adorable 12" by 18" by fully lined trick or treat tote bag made using my custom designed Halloween Haunted House fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2202848 and my custom designed Halloween Haunted House Mini fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/22028568.   A large version of my Halloween Haunted House custom fabric with ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, witches hat, spider webs, and bats is surrounded by a smaller version of the same adorable fabric.  What an adorable way to collect all your Halloween treats.

The pattern is very easy to make and includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the mug rug from start to finish,  full page color finish layout sheet, and full page single sided pattern piece sheets.

Halloween Haunted House Embroidered Trick Or Treat Lined Tote Bag Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


I used to love Halloween as a kid and loved collecting as much candy as I could to fit into my trick or treat bag.  Of course, back then my brother and I used brown grocery bags as our trick or treat bags.

If I were to trick or treat today I'd certainly make a trick or treat bag using some of my Halloween custom fabric designs.

Halloween Haunted House Trick Or Treat Tote Bag is an e-pattern to create an adorable 12" by 18" embroidered fully lined trick or treat tote bag made using my custom designed Halloween Haunted House fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2202848 and my custom designed Halloween Haunted House Mini fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/22028568.   A large version of my Halloween Haunted House custom fabric with ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, witches hat, spider webs, and bats is surrounded by a smaller version of the same adorable fabric.  What an adorable way to collect all your Halloween treats.

The pattern is very easy to make and includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the mug rug from start to finish,  full page color finish layout sheet, and full page single sided pattern piece sheets.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Halloween Haunted House Mini Quilt Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



Halloween is definitely one of my all time favorite holidays and I just love decorating my house for the Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving holiday season.  As a crafter I have all sorts of decorations I use from cloth decorations to silk floral designs to woodcrafts.  Everything is fair game during this holiday season.

One of my favorite decorations is a Halloween mini quilt I made several years ago using some of my Halloween custom fabric designs.  So, I thought you might enjoy a free e-pattern so you could make one of your own.

Halloween Haunted House Mini Quilt is an e-pattern to create an adorable 8" by 14" adorable mini quilt decoration made using my custom designed Halloween Haunted House Mini Quilt fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2202845.   My Haunted House custom fabric is surrounded by adorable black with white dots fabric and lined with solid black fabric.  Black with white dot fabric hangers are used to hang the mini quilt from it's adorable cat wire and wood dowel mini quilt hanger. Bright orange ribbon bows are added for Halloween cheer.

The pattern is very easy to make and  includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the mini quilt from start to finish,  full page color finish layout sheet, and full page single sided pattern piece sheets.

What an adorable and cheery way to decorate for the Halloween season.

Halloween Haunted House Mug Rug Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



As a crafter I just love the Halloween holiday as there are so many different things you can make.  So many monsters and creatures.  So, when I was designing some of my custom fabrics I decided to create a few Halloween designs and, of course, create some free e-patterns for you.

Halloween Haunted House is a free e-pattern to create an 8" by 8"mug rug using one of my favroite Halloween custom fabric designs - Haunted House Mini Quilt fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2202845.

The Halloween haunted house with ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, witches hat, spider webs, and bats is surrounded by bright and cheery Halloween colored binding fabric.  What could be cheerier than enjoying a cup of coffee or tea while visiting the Halloween Haunted House.


The pattern is very easy to make and includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the mug rug from start to finish and full page single sided pattern piece sheets. The pattern also includes suggestions for alternative bindings like those shown in the picture above.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Needle Felted Pumpkin Picture Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


One of the free style needle felted pictures that I wanted to create several years ago was a needle felted pumpkin picture using a 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" pumpkin cookie cutter that I had bought recently and using some of the wonderful roving that my sister had given me from some of her alpacas.  She and her husband are the owners of Rock Garden Alpacas and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber.

Before you consider needle felting there are a few things you really need to know.

Tips For Felting:

Needle felting is basically using a single or multiple needle tool to mesh the fibers of roving into itself to form an object or shape, mesh the roving into another piece of felted roving to create an object, or mesh the roving into a piece of wool felt to create an object or picture.

You can freely shape the roving yourself using needle felting tools or use needle felt molds or cookie cutters to shape the roving into the desired object.  If using cookie cutters or molds you will need to purchase a felting needle mat that looks like a brush.

What the mat does is it allows you to place a mold or felting surface on top of it and then felt the roving by using one of the different types of felting needles and just inserting the needle in and out until the roving is felted in a manner that is pleasing to you. It provides the hardness and resistance you need to mesh the roving either by itself or to felt the roving into a small felting surface without breaking your needles.

The felting mat is good for small molds and small felting surfaces. It is not good for larger felting surfaces. If you want to felt larger areas of roving or want to do some free style felting of pictures, etc. then you need to purchase a larger 8" by 9" felting foam mat.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

How To Make A Painted and Stenciled Terracotta Pot Decoration FreeTutorial & E-Book By Linda Walsh

Since I had just finished my Linda's Blog post on the painted and stenciled terracotta pots I had made I thought you might enjoy a step-by-step "How-to" on how to make one of your own. If you'd like to read my post entitled "Here's An Idea - TerraCotta Painted and Stenciled Pots" please CLICK HERE.

My instructions on how to make painted and stenciled terracotta pots of your own are shown below.

How To Make A Painted and Stenciled Terracotta Pot Decoration



Supplies Needed

4"-5" Round Terracotta Pot (with or without a tray)
Patio Paint - 1 Bottle
Varnish - 1 Small Can
Provo Craft First Impressions Rub-On Stencils - 1 Each For The Border and Picture
Popsicle Sticks
Brush - 1
Potpourri - 1 Pkg

Instructions

Punkin Pie and Autumn's In My Heart Free E-Patterns From Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs

I just LOVE artists and painters as I'm so envious of their enormous talent.  I  wish I could paint like they do, but I wasn't blessed with such talent.

However, I can try my hand at painting some of the wonderful creations by some of the very gifted artists and painters on the web.  One such artist is Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs and she has created some wonderful free painting e-patterns on her Plum Purdy Designs website.

Here's her free Fall e-patterns.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie

Fall Magnet using magnetic sheeting.

Enjoy some Punkin’ Pie this fall!! 

Copyright © 2007 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins 


Autumn's in My Heart

Wooden Heart Candle Holders

Have a FUN-TASTIC Autumn Season! 

Copyright © 2006 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins 



Please respect Renee's TERMS OF USE:  From time to time I get inquiries about my copyright information. Thank you for being so courteous and contacting me!

There are some that disregard copyrights, or copyright information, maybe because they don’t understand that the work from those who design are owned exclusively by the artist and are not intended to be used in just any way that some may want to use them without permission. I hope that I can clearly explain how, and for what reasons, that my designs can be used, and in what ways they cannot.

Last Minute Fall Leaves Centerpiece and Paper Leaves Fall Wreath Free Tutorials by Alisa Burke

As mentioned previously I LOVE decorating for Fall and Alisa Burke has two wonderful ideas for Fall decorating -  wonderful and colorful Fall centerpiece and a wonderful and colorful Fall wreath. I'm definitely going to have to try both of these.  How about you?

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I needed some last minute decorations for the weekend and while it would have been really easy to just make a trip to Target, I decided to put more of my felt scraps to use to make a colorful, free form, felt leaves centerpiece for our table.

Glittered Pumpkins Free Tutorial by Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs

I know I've told you a zillion times that I love decorating for the Fall. Well, what would Fall decorations be without a few pumpkins. If you agree then you'll be pleased to know that Pamela Kellogg has a tutorial on her Kitty & Me Designs blog showing you make glitter pumpkins. Enjoy!

Glittered Pumpkins & Pumpkin Biscornu Designs

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Pamela Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs.

Here's what Pamela had to say about her tutorial:  Well, my new Kitchenaid has kept me quite busy! I've made 3 batches of cookies this afternoon. I also made some fudge and another candy. I'll have photos soon and I'll share my fudge recipe. It's so easy!

In the meantime, mom & I did a fun little project yesterday. Glittered pumpkins:

I was driving to the Post Office yesterday, and decided to stop at the farm market on the way back for some squash. Those little tiny pumpkins always catch my eye! I already had a few but decided to get some more and suddenly, I had this idea to glitter them and add some dried flowers to the top. So I bought 8 pumpkins and drove over to mom's house! (Ya'll know I love my glitter!)


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Pamela's Bio:Designer, Textile Artist and Instructor. Although I love all forms of needlework and embroidery, my true passion is Crazy Quilting. I enjoy a quiet life in our little cottage by a lake in Northern Illinois. I frequent flea markets and antique shops looking for do-dads that I can sew on to my stitching projects. I offer some of my handmade items, along with my mom's and my sister's, in my Etsy shop. I enjoy baking and share many of my recipes here. And did I mention glitter?

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