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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

I Just LOVE The Victorian Era and Victorian Custom Fabric Designs


Victorian Dahlia Flower Fabric 13

Design Size - .8 x .8 in



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

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

Victorian Burgundy Dahlia Fabric 7

Design Size - .8 x .8 in



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

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

Victorian Pastel Water Lilies Fabric 15

Design Size - 1.5 x 1.5 in



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

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

Victorian Burgundy Rose Fabric 8

Design Size - .8 x .8 in



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

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

Victorian Water Lilies Fabric 14

Design Size - 1.0 x 1.0 in



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

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

Victorian Yellow Dahlia Fabric 12

Design Size - .73 x .73 in



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

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

Victorian Blue Rose Fabric 9

Design Size - .73 x .73 in



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

Perfect for making doll clothes, home and party decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, etc.

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

Victorian Silver Rose Fabric 11

Design Size - .73 x .73 in



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

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

Victorian Silver Motifs Fabric 10

Design Size - 1.6 x 1.6 in



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

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

Please CLICK HERE to see all the fabric designs in our Victorian Era Fabric Designs Collection.

Perfect for making doll clothes, home and party decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, 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.

For More Information About Spoonflower Please CLICK HERE For Their About Us Page.

We hope you like our new fabric designs.

We're working on all sorts of creations to show you what you can do with our new designs so be sure to check back often to see what we've created.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Gotta Love Victorian Custom Fabric Designs

New Fabric - Victorian Black And White Motifs Fabric 4

Design Size - 2.0 x 2.0 in



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

(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2014 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)
hat you can do with our new designs so be sure to check back often to see what we've created.

New Fabric - Victorian Blue Roses Collage Fabric 5 Tiny

Design Size - 1.14 x 1.14 in



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

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

New Fabric - Victorian Black And Blue Motifs Fabric 2

Design Size - 2.0 x 2.0 in



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

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

New Fabric - Victorian Blue Roses Fabric 5

Design Size - 1.0 x 1.0 in



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

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

New Fabric - Victorian Black And White Motifs Fabric 3

Design Size - 1.0 x 1.0 in

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

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

New Fabric - Victorian Black And Blue Motifs Fabric 1

Design Size - 1.0 x 1.0 in



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

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

New Fabric - Victorian Black Dahlia Fabric 6

Design Size - 2.0 x 2.0 in



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

Please CLICK HERE to see all the fabric designs in our Victorian Era Fabric Designs Collection.

Perfect for making doll clothes, home and party decorations, ornaments, pillows, quilts, etc.

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

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

For More Information About Spoonflower Please CLICK HERE For Their About Us Page.

We hope you like our new fabric designs.

We're working on all sorts of creations to show you what you can do with our new designs so be sure to check back often to see what we've created.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Gotta Love Fall Dolls


Fall is my favorite season of the year. There's just something about the Fall that makes me want to create something. Maybe it's all the vivid colors or all the holidays and the decorations you can make for all of them.

Whatever it is I LOVE the Fall.  So, of course, I love creating dolls with Fall themes, Fall colored clothing, etc.

Here's some of the Fall and Colonial dolls I created this Spring::

Penelope Pumpkin Lady
For her handmade doll please CLICK HERE.
For her e-pattern please CLICK HERE.
For her print pattern please CLICK HERE.

Peter With The Big Eyes Loves His Fall Outfit 
For his handmade doll please CLICK HERE.
For his e-pattern please CLICK HERE.
For his print pattern please CLICK HERE.

Pamela With The Big Eyes Loves Her Fall
For her handmade doll please CLICK HERE.
For her e-pattern please CLICK HERE.
For her print pattern please CLICK HERE.

Luther The Folkart Doll Loves The Fall and His Pumpkins 
For his handmade doll please CLICK HERE.
For his e-pattern please CLICK HERE.
For his print pattern please CLICK HERE.

Lili The Folkart Doll Loves The Fall and Her Pumpkins 
For her handmade doll please CLICK HERE.
For her e-pattern please CLICK HERE.
For her print pattern please CLICK HERE.

Melanie Munchkin
For her handmade doll please CLICK HERE.
For her e-pattern please CLICK HERE.
For her print pattern please CLICK HERE.

Morty The Pumpkin Munchkin 
For his handmade doll please CLICK HERE.
For his e-pattern please CLICK HERE.
For his print pattern please CLICK HERE.

Punky Elmer's Little Scarecrow 
For his handmade doll please CLICK HERE.
For his e-pattern please CLICK HERE.
For his print pattern please CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gotta Love Good Housekeeping Vintage Covers


I don't know if my Great Grandmothers and Great Great Grandmothers subscribed to Good Housekeeping back in the early years of the magazine.  I know both my Mother and my Grandmother on my mother's side did for many, many years.  As a child I can remember flipping through the pages looking at all the pictures.

So when I stumbled upon the Good Housekeeping Vintage Cover Gallery I couldn't help but show you some of the cover I love.

I just love the cover above from the February 1918 issue of Good Housekeeping and the November 1921 issue. Every time I look at them I think of my sister and I. How sweet are they?


The cover below from March 1920 is also a favorite of mine. Now I wonder why that is? Could it be a little girl sewing?


Then again the cover from August 1922 could also be a sentimental favorite.  A little girl and her beloved dog at the beach.


Then with my love of reading I could easily go with the February 1920 cover as a favorite.


Then again my sister and I could select the June 1927 cover as a sentimental favorite.  We both love beautiful flowers.
Then again who could resist the Good Housekeeping cover from March 1925 featuring a little girl and her grandmother. Reminds me of the times I sat in my grandmother's lap while she rocked and read me a book. Of course, for me it was two decades later between 1957 and 1960. Still.....


Gotta love Good Housekeeping vintage covers.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Janice Nightingale - She's Always There For You! - New Victorian Nurse Doll



"Janice Nightingale - She's Always There For You!" is one of the members of the "Nurse Series" of cloth dolls and they are all getting ready for the "Emergency Worldwide Disaster Drill."

You see, you can never be prepared enough for a natural disaster or disaster of any nature - even a global one. So, they like nurses all over the world are all getting ready to do whatever is required of their nursing position during the drill.

They all took an oath to save lives and that is what they all intend to do. But, they and we all know that their jobs aren't just about saving lives - their jobs also entail caring for the patients, encouraging the patients, and teaching the patients how to care for themselves.

Nurses are vital to the health care profession and anyone who has even been in a hospital anywhere in the world knows that hospitals cannot function with nurses. They are the heart and soul of any hospital and heart and soul of the health care profession.

So, the nurses are getting ready. I have no doubt they will be. No matter where in the world they are.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Peter With The Big Eyes Loves His Fall Outfit - New Handmade Colonial Doll and E-Pattern


"Pamela With The Big Eyes Loves Her Fall Colors" and her brother, "Peter With The Big Eyes Loves His Fall Outfit",  are unusually close.  They're fraternal twins, born two minutes apart on October 12 - Columbus Day. As a result they love the Fall and it's bright, beautiful colors, and they love being Colonial. Born and bred in Salem, MA.

So, it is no surprise that they love to wear their best Fall outfits when out for a walk on a beautiful Fall day. They love to walk down near the pier and the harbor. It's just so beautiful and peaceful down there. Plus, when they get hungry they can have afternoon tea and one of their favorite scones at a local cafe.

Pamela is a quiet, shy but  proper, colonial girl. She was taught how to be a gracious lady and believes in being proper,  friendly and courteous at all times - especially when out in public. Her only problem is that everyone keeps looking at her and her big, beautiful eyes - especially the young "gentlemen.". With all the eyes on her she gets self-conscious and starts to blush.  And, when that happens she blushes from head to toe. Then all the young gentleman can't help themselves and vie for her attention - which irks her brother, Peter, to no end.

Pamela With The Big Eyes Loves Her Fall Colors - New Handmade Colonial Doll and E-Pattern


"Pamela With The Big Eyes Loves Her Fall Colors" and her brother, "Peter With The Big Eyes Loves His Fall Outfit",  are unusually close.  They're fraternal twins, born two minutes apart on October 12 - Columbus Day. As a result they love the Fall and it's bright, beautiful colors, and they love being Colonial. Born and bred in Salem, MA.

So, it is no surprise that they love to wear their best Fall outfits when out for a walk on a beautiful Fall day. They love to walk down near the pier and the harbor. It's just so beautiful and peaceful down there. Plus, when they get hungry they can have afternoon tea and one of their favorite scones at a local cafe.