I Just Love The Victorian Era!

I have loved dolls, history, and the Victorian Era since I was little and can credit my grandmother for that. As a young girl she gave me a Godey’s Fashion print for August 1870 from my great, great Aunt Flossie. I was captivated by the dresses and became hooked. I just love to research everything and anything about the Victorian Era. Their history, their etiquette, their fashion, their hopes, their desires.... I also love to design my own Victorian dolls wearing those beautiful dresses. I hope you enjoy my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions,The Victorian Era, and Me blog.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Reminded How Much I Love My Victorian Village Cross-Stitch




In putting my Christmas decorations out this year I had decided to put my Victorian Village cross-stitch shadow boxes on the mantle in my dining room next to the two nutcrackers and one snowman nutcracker.

In setting them up I was reminded about how beautiful the cross-stitch design was and how beautiful they looked in the shadow boxes my younger brother have made for me and which I had sponge painted.

My Victorian house village was created based upon a Dimensions cross-stitch Gold Collection kit called "Christmas Village Ornaments." It was supposed to be a series of Victorian house ornaments with a cross-stitch front and felt cloth back outlined with a braided gold band.

However, I didn't make my Victorian village as cloth ornaments. Instead, I enlisted the help of my younger brother to create wood shadowboxes that I painted with a blue/white/green sponge affect.



I had purchased this kit with the thought of giving the finished projects as Christmas gifts several years ago.

However, like everything else I create cross-stitch I tend to fall in love with the finished products. Some more so than others. Some so much so that, sometimes, I selfishly decide to keep them for myself and my home decor. Okay, to be honest, make that many times.

However, it's not always my fault. Sometimes it's hubbies fault. He, too, tends to fall in love with some of my creations and doesn't want to give them away. So, I guess I'll have to thank hubby for convincing me to keep the Victorian Village.

Now if you really believe I kept the Victorian Village just because hubby loved them and not because they had something to do with the Victorian era I have a bridge I could sell you.....


A fabulous blue house....


A traditional Victorian pink lady......


A bakery.....


A church.....


Rudolph's tree farm....


and, Kringle's toy store.

You would keep them too - wouldn't you?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Custom Fabric - Gray Is Beautiful Roses Fabric

Gray Is Beautiful Roses Fabric

© 2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.

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Perfect for making decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

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NEW Custom Fabric For Just Two Victorian Bunnies


JUST TWO OLD BUNNIES IN LOVE - SMALL 

© 2011-2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.

Perfect for making Valentine's Day decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

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Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NEW Custom Fabrics For Our Victorian Grandma Aurora May



GRANDMA AURORA MAY - LARGE 

© 2011-2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.  

Perfect for making decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2011-2014 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)


GRANDMA AURORA MAY, CELIA AND HELENA FABRIC 

© 2011-2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.  

Perfect for making decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2011-2014 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION and to PURCHASE OUR FABRIC

Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

Please CLICK HERE for all the fabric designs in our Gray Is Beautiful Fabric Designs Collection.

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NEW Christmas Custom Fabrics for Our Victorian Snow-ladies and Snowmen


SNOWMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL GRAYS

© 2013 - 2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.  

Perfect for making doll clothes, decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2013 - 2014 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)



WINTER FUN SNOWMEN AND SNOWLADIES

© 2013 - 2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.  

Perfect for making doll clothes, decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2013 - 2014 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)


Please CLICK HERE for all the fabric designs in our Gray Is Beautiful Fabric Designs Collection.

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Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

NEW Custom Fabrics For Our Brr It's Cold Outside Victorian Snowpeople


BRR IT'S COLD OUTSIDE SNOW-LADY LAURA AND SNOWMAN BRUCE

© 2011-2012 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.
Perfect for making decorations for your Christmas Holiday and Winter home decor.

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BRR It's Cold Laura and Bruce Victorian Snowman  

© 2013 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.

Perfect for making holiday and seasonal decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

NEW Custom Fabrics For Our Gray Is Beautiful Victorian Rebecca



REBECCA- VICTORIAN COLONIAL

© 2011-2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.


Perfect for making doll clothes, decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2011-2014 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)



REBECCA - COLONIAL

© 2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.  

Perfect for making decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, wall art, totes, table linens, etc.

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2014 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)



Please CLICK HERE for all the fabric designs in our Gray Is Beautiful Fabric Designs Collection.

Please CLICK HERE for all the fabric designs in our Gray Is Beautiful Fabric Designs Collection 2.

Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at Spoonflower.com.  All transactions for purchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Trio Of Elegant Victorian Snow-Ladies - Meet Molly, Meg, and MiMi



A year ago I bought some snow paint that I wanted to use to make some snow-ladies.  Like most things with me I never got the time to use the snow so when I was contemplating the types of mixed media collage art dolls I wanted to make I decided to make three snow-ladies using the snow paint.  I made three mixed media Victorian collage snow-ladies and named them Molly, Meg, and MiMi.


Molly- 3 1/2" 3 1/2"x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-Clay Face

Molly, Meg, and MiMi are the most fashionable trio of snow-ladies around.They are always perfectly dressed for every occasion and especially love dressing for the annual snow gala. That's when they get to wear their finest Victorian attire.