Sunday, August 25, 2013

Updates To The Everything E-Directory


What a great saying this is - "Out with the old and in with the new!"

With that in mind I thought you''d like to know that I've been updating my Everything E-Directory starting with the E-Patterns, E-Stitcheries, E-Doodles, and Digitized Embroidery page.

I can't promise how quickly I'll get the Everything E-Directory updated but I'm working on it.


Whether you’re looking for E-Patterns, E-Books, E-Tutorials, E-Pictorials, E-Classes, E-Printables, Graphics, Video’s, Podcasts, Blogs, E-Zines, E-Tailers, E-Stores, E-Directories, E-Communities, Handmade Crafts Websites, Crafts Suppliers, Crafting Plugboards, Website Hosting, Picture Hosting, Crafting Topsites, Crafting Twitters and FACEBOOK Crafters, E-Products Classifieds, E-Products Specials, Free Craft E-Products and more we are your one source for EVERYTHING E for your crafting needs.

Our Everything E-Directory is filled to the brim with information on everything you could ever need for online crafting purposes. It's "Your One Source For Everything E For Crafts!" If you'd like to visit our Everything E-Directory categories please just click on the category link you're interested in below:

E-Patterns,E-Doodles, E-Stitcheries, Digitized Embroidery
E-Books and E-Stories
E-Tutorials & E-Pictorials
E-Classes
E-Printables and Digital Scrapbooking
Graphics, Templates and Websets
Video's and DVD's
Crafts Podcasts, MP3's, and Internet Radio
Artists and Crafters Blogs
E-Zines, Newsletters, and Online Mags
E-Tailers, E-Stores and E-Malls
Handmade Crafts Websites
Auction Websites
E-Directories and Arts/Crafts Directories
Crafts Supplies and Suppliers
Artist Online E-Galleries and E-Catalogs
E-Communities, Forums, Groups and Online Networking
E-Projects and How-To Websites
Crafts E-TV Websites
Topsites and Webrings
DIY (Do-It-Yourself), Website, and Blog Designers & Hosting Providers
Pictures and Picture Hosting
E-Product Needs, Services, and Digital Marketplaces
Free Crafts E-Products/Websites
Arts & Crafts Historical & Educational Information
Arts & Crafts Retreats, Cruises, and In-Person Workshops and Classes
Arts & Crafts Shows, Exhibits, Galleries, and Museums
Art and Craft Schools, Colleges and Universities
Please Visit Our Everything E-Directory - Your One Source For Everything E For Crafts!
Please Visit Our Everything E For Crafts E-Directory BLOG

Thursday, May 16, 2013

MY FREE E-PATTERNS, E-PRINTABLES, E-BOOKS, E-PROJECTS AND HOW-TO'S

I have created a lot of free e-patterns, e-printables, e-books, e-projects, and how-to's for my crafts over the years and thought I'd create a widget on my sidebar to make it easier for you to find them.

Here's my "freebies" so far:

I HOPE YOU ENJOY MY FREE E-PATTERNS, E-PRINTABLES, E-BOOKS, E-PROJECTS AND HOW-TO'S



I also have all of my "freebies" on my "My Crafts Freebies" Pinterest board. If you would like to see my board just click on the widget above or CLICK HERE.


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Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns - "Instant Download E-Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals Dolls - "Handmade Dolls & Crafts for Grown-up Girls!"

Monday, May 06, 2013

My New Alpacas Rock Fabric Collection




I just LOVE designing fabrics and love it when some of the graphics I create for other purposes end up creating wonderful fabric designs. Such was the case with some of the alpaca graphics I created for the Alpacas Rock Category of my It's Raining Doll Parties Product Gallery. This fabric line is called Alpacas Rock Fabric Collection.

My Alpacas Rock Fabric Collection includes 9 Cut and Sew Ornaments fabrics. There are 27 fabrics in total in my Alpacas Rock Fabric Collection based on the following graphic designs:

Friday, May 03, 2013

I Entered My First Fabric Contest On Spoonflower



Well, I finally did it.  I entered my first fabric design contest on Spoonflower.  It's for the Birthdays fabric of the week contest.  I am so excited.

Here's what the contest is about:

Birthdays

With the introduction of Spoonflower custom gift wrap, what better time to ask designers for birthday-themed designs? Previews will be shown at the swatch size (8" x 8"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Voting will begin May 2nd.
So, I thought some of the fabrics from my Hawk Family Birthday Doll Crafting Parties Collection would be a perfect fit.  Since you can only enter one I decided to enter my Hawk Family With Blue Background Fabric.

Here's what I just saw after I entered the contest:

You are now entered in the Birthdays Fabric of the week contest!

Note that your contest entry will appear in the contest EXACTLY as it does inside the green box below:

Hawk Family With Blue Background


If you love the custom fabrics at Spoonflower.com and LOVE my design please VOTE FOR ME.  Just CLICK HERE and look for my fabric (shown above).  Click to select my fabric and then go to the bottom of page 15 and click "I'm ready to review my votes" and then follow the prompts.

Wish me luck!

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Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns - "Instant Download E-Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals Dolls - "Handmade Dolls & Crafts for Grown-up Girls!"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Our New Alpacas Rock Products Gallery Line

The "dollies" and I have been hard at work developing our new "Alpacas Rock Product Gallery Line" for our "It's Raining Doll Parties Products Gallery." 


 

The "Alpacas Rock" line of "It's Raining Doll Parties" is for boys and girls birthday crafting parties. The Alpacas Rock Birthday Crafting Party Line consists of graphics of some of the "dollies" alpaca cousins including Cosmo, Masquerade, Sunflower, Zinnia, and Ivy. The Alpacas Rock as a group have their own line of graphics and a large selection of adorable products to choose from.

Whether it's a tea party, boys birthday party, girls birthday crafting party, crafting party, or friends party then you've come to the right place. "Alpacas Rock" can provide you with easy to make cut and sew cloth alpaca animals, beginner e-patterns that are very easy to make, easy to make paper alpaca animal e-printables, coloring e-books, alpaca party fabric for making all sorts of items, and handmade dolls and crafts that I've made.

Our new "Alpacas Rock Product Gallery Line" can provide you with invitations, puzzles, cake toppers, kids aprons, wall decals, playing cards, ornaments, wristlets, table decorations, water bottles, posters, caps,  buttons, stickers, mugs, puzzles and so much more. We even have dartboards,  plaques and notebooks.

It's raining alpaca parties at our "Alpacas Rock Product Gallery Line." 

Time to have fun!

Cake anyone!

If you would like to see specific products like "caps" for our collections just click on the product type you want from the list below or enter caps in the search box at the top of the left hand column and click "Go."

Our "It's Raining Doll Parties" and "Alpacas Rock"  product types are as follows:

Invitations Thank-You CardsEnvelopesStampsNotebooksTote Bags, Wristlets, and Laptop Bags
PlaquesMugsWall DecalsCapsDartboardOrnaments
Playing CardsReturn Address LabelsPuzzlesWater BottlesButtonsCake Toppers
BindersPostersSkateboardsYard SignTee ShirtsAprons
Bumper StickersStickers



Our "It's Raining Doll Parties Products Gallery" is very easy to navigate. If you would like to browse through our design collections just click on the text link below or click on the collection name you want from the left hand column.

Alpacas RockCousin Hillary's Secret HawkCousin Reginald Reggie Pinhead Hawk
Dapper Devil Shamus HawkDevilish Cousin Andy HawkDitsy Daisy Hawk
Henrietta Hawk Penelope Pinhead HawkTangerine Lilly Hawk
The Hawk Family Tom A. HawkToni E. Hawk
Wild Irish Rose Hawk

We hope you enjoy our "Alpacas Rock Product Gallery Line"  and hope you get a chance to see our new line.

Posted by Linda Walsh Originals- "Doll Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns - "Instant Download E-Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals Dolls - "Handmade Dolls & Crafts for Grown-up Girls!"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Alpacas Rock - New Line For It's Raining Doll Parties



The "dollies" and I have been having so much fun with our new "It's Raining Doll Parties" Hawk Family Line that we decided to create a new line of party decorations for their alpaca cousins.  Truth be told the "dollies" have been wanting me to do something for their alpaca "cousins"  since I visited them last fall and came back with pictures and pictures of their "cousins."  So the"Alpacas Rock Line" for boys and girls birthday crafting parties was born.

"The Hawk Family Line" of "It's Raining Doll Parties" is for girls and boys birthday crafting parties and includes eleven children from the Hawk family: Tom A. Hawk, Toni E. Hawk, Ditsy Daisy Hawk, Dapper Devil Shamus Hawk, Penelope Pinhead Hawk, Wild Irish Rose Hawk, Tangerine Lilly Hawk, Henrietta Hawk, Devilish Cousin Andy Hawk, Cousin Reginald Reggie Pinhead Hawk, and Cousin Hillary's Secret Hawk. They each have their own line of graphics and products. The Hawk Family as a group also has their own line of graphics and a large selection of adorable products to choose from.

The "Alpacas Rock Line" of "It's Raining Doll Parties" is for boys and girls birthday crafting parties, too. The Alpacas Rock Birthday Crafting Party Line consists of graphics of some of the "dollies" alpaca cousins including CosmoMasquerade ,Sunflower, Zinnia, and Ivy. Masquerade  who is a a full Peruvian alpaca is the mascot.  His fiber is a blend of brown, black, and gray and he has a black and white face.  The "dollies" and I just LOVE his face and I fell in love with him when I visited Rock Garden Alpacas last fall.   If you'd like to read more about my visit to Rock Garden Alpacas please read my "What  A View" and my "My Visit To Rock Garden Alpacas" posts.   The Alpacas Rock as a group have their own line of graphics and a large selection of adorable products to choose from as well.

Whether it's a tea party, boys birthday party, girls birthday crafting party, crafting party, or friends party then you've come to the right place. "It's Raining Doll Parties" two lines can provide you with easy to make cut and sew cloth dolls and alpaca animals, beginner e-patterns that are very easy to make, easy to make paper doll and alpaca animal e-printables, coloring e-books, doll and alpaca party fabric for making all sorts of items, handmade dolls and crafts that I've made, a doll and alpaca party products gallery with invitations, puzzles, cake toppers, kids aprons, wall decals, playing cards, ornaments, wristlets, table decorations, and so much more. We even have dartboards, skateboards, plaques and notebooks.

At the "It's Raining Doll Parties" website we can help you plan and decorate for the the perfect doll or alpaca crafting party. It's also raining doll and alpaca parties at our "It's Raining Doll Parties Products Gallery

Time to craft. Tea anyone!

Posted by Linda Walsh Originals- "Doll Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns - "Instant Download E-Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals Dolls - "Handmade Dolls & Crafts for Grown-up Girls!"

Friday, April 19, 2013

GREAT NEWS From ETSY - New Digital Goods Delivery Process






If you are an e-pattern e-book, e-printable, and e-tutorial crafts seller like I am you'll be happy to know that Etsy just announced that they have a new delivery process for digital goods. What this means is that if you sell downloadable items (like, e-patterns,e-books,e-printables, e-tutorials, etc.) then you can now upload your digital file(s) to the your listing whereby your buyer will be be able to automatically download it once payment has been made.

Plus, you can upload up to five digital goods for any one item listing which means you can sell digital goods with multiple files.

If your customers have a problem with their download they can contact Etsy's Support team at https://www.etsy.com/help/contact .

According to Etsy - After purchasing a digital file, you’ll see a link to the Downloads page. Here, you can download all the files associated with your order. Downloads are available once your payment is confirmed. If you paid with PayPal or a credit card on Etsy, confirmation may take a few minutes. You’ll see a notice at the top of the page, if your payment is still processing. Etsy will also send you a download notification email separate from any transaction notification emails you receive from Etsy and/or PayPal. You can also access your download file from your Etsy account. Just go to the Purchases page and look for your order then click Files Ready to Download.

This is GREAT news for sellers of digital goods (i.e. e-products) as you used to have to email your digital goods to your customer as an attachment in a separate email.

For more information please check out Etsy's New Delivery Process for Digital Goods on Etsy Blog Post and their "frequently asked questions" page.

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Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns - "Instant Download E-Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals Dolls - "Handmade Dolls & Crafts for Grown-up Girls!"

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I Just LOVE Designing Fabric


I really do need to get more focused and stop playing.  I just can't help myself when I'm having so much fun.  Of course, nothing else gets done when I'm having fun, but life isn't all about work - now is it?

Have I got you wondering what I've been doing that's so much fun?


Well, I've been designing new fabrics for my Linda Walsh Originals Spoonflower Custom Fabric Store.

I've been designing fabrics for three years now and so far I've designed 159 fabrics. To say I LOVE designing fabric is putting it mildly. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

Designing the fabrics is the easy part.  Making items out of the fabrics I've designed is the time consuming part.  I've been toiling away and have made many, many baby shower decorations and gifts out of some of my baby shower fabric lines.  I'm still working on that line and will have several new fabrics to share with you.

Next on the agenda for making items is the Babies In The Pumpkin Patch group of fabrics I designed.  They just happen to be Fall themed and just happen to be filed with all my favorite Fall colors.  It's FALL - my favorite time of the year so what else can you expect? My creative juices for everything FALL, babies, and pumpkins will be in overdrive.

So stay tuned.  The "dollies" and I have lots and lots to show you.

Posted by Linda Walsh Originals- "Doll Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns - "Instant Download E-Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals Dolls - "Handmade Dolls & Crafts for Grown-up Girls!"

Graphic - Courtesy of Denise Bailey KKL Primitives

The "Dollies" and My NEW It's Raining Doll Parties Website



I can remember having tea parties with my dolls and friends when I was a little girl. I bet you can, too. In fact, those times were some of the most enchanting times in my life.

As you all know I'm a doll maker and doll pattern designer who lives with 1,796 dolls of my own creation. The "dollies" think they are human so it is never boring in our house - especially when they decide it's time for "crafting."

I still love dolls, love to design dolls, and love to craft.  In fact, you could say I've never outgrown my love of dolls, crafting dolls and creating decorations for parties. The "dollies" and I have so much fun - especially when we're crafting that we decided you might like to throw a "dollie"crafting party of your own.  So, the "dollies" and I decided to create a new website and product line entitled "It's Raining Doll Parties" using the Hawk Family children.

There are eleven children in the Hawk family: Tom A. Hawk, Toni E. Hawk, Ditsy Daisy Hawk, Dapper Devil Shamus Hawk, Penelope Pinhead Hawk, Wild Irish Rose Hawk, Tangerine Lilly Hawk, Henrietta Hawk, Devilish Cousin Andy Hawk, Cousin Reginald Reggie Pinhead Hawk, and Cousin Hillary's Secret Hawk. They each have their own line of graphics and products. The Hawk Family as a group also has their own line of graphics and a large selection of adorable products to choose from. If you'd like to read the Hawk family stories please CLICK HERE.

Whether it's a tea party, birthday party, crafting party, or friends party then you've come to the right place. "It's Raining Doll Parties" can provide you with easy to make cut and sew cloth  dolls, beginner e-patterns that are very easy to make, easy to make paper doll e-printables, coloring e-books, doll party fabric for making all sorts of items, handmade dolls that I've made, a doll party products gallery with invitations, puzzles, cake toppers, kids aprons, wall decals, playing cards, ornaments, wristlets, table decorations, and so much more.  We even have dartboards, skateboards, plaques and notebooks.

We will also be posting ideas for throwing the best doll crafting party and some freebies to make your doll crafting party the best ever.

At the "It's Raining Doll Parties" website we can help you plan and decorate for the the perfect doll crafting party.

It's also raining doll parties at our "It's Raining Doll Parties Products Gallery" and a "It's Raining Doll Parties Etsy Shop."

Time to craft.

Tea anyone!

Posted by Linda Walsh Originals- "Doll Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns - "Instant Download E-Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"
Linda Walsh Originals Dolls - "Handmade Dolls & Crafts for Grown-up Girls!"