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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