Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My NEW The Victorian Dress Cut and Sew Fabric Collection


I have been in love with Victorian fashions - especially the dresses since I was a little girl.  That's one of the reasons why I decided to create handmade Victorian dolls and then create Victorian e-patterns and patterns so you could create your own.

I also love creative embroidery, crazy quilting, and designing fabrics.  So, I thought why not create some Victorian cut and sew fabrics so you can embellish them and create beautiful Victorian dress ornaments of you own.

There are ten designs in my new Victorian Cut and Sew Dress Ornaments Fabric Collection.  All ten match the dresses in our handmade penny rug Victorian dress pictures collection and our Victorian Dresses picture or ornaments e-patterns collection.   Four of the dress ornaments are 3" and six dress ornaments  are 6".  All are easy ti make and can be embellished with beads, ribbons, lace, etc. to match our finished dress suggestion or anyway you'd like.

I hope you like my new Victorian Cut and Sew Dress Ornaments Fabric Collection:

Friday, May 31, 2013

It's Raining Baby Boys Custom Fabric Panel Picture


It's Raining Baby Boys Custom Fabric Panel Picture - 8" by 10" Custom Fabric Panel Picture Decoration - Babies Splashing In The Rain Series

I just love custom fabric.  Especially when it can be used to make quick and easy picture decorations.  So, when I was designing my Babies Splashing In the Rain Fabric Collection I decided to create an alpaca fabric that could be used to create a custom fabric panel picture.

It's Raining Baby Boys Custom Fabric Panel Picture is an 8" by 10" custom fabric panel picture.  It has custom baby fabric wrapped around an 8" by 10" canvas with a finished decorative paper back and saw tooth picture hanger.



It's Raining Baby Boys Custom Fabric Panel Picture makes an adorable decoration for any newborn babies room.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

For more information on and to purchase our It's Raining Baby Boys Custom Fabric Panel Picture please CLICK HERE.

It's Raining Baby Girls Custom Fabric Panel Picture




It's Raining Baby Girls Custom Fabric Panel Picture - 8" by 10" Custom Fabric Panel Picture Decoration - Babies Splashing In The Rain Series

I just love custom fabric.  Especially when it can be used to make quick and easy picture decorations.  So, when I was designing my Babies Splashing In the Rain Fabric Collection I decided to create an alpaca fabric that could be used to create a custom fabric panel picture.

It's Raining Baby Girls Custom Fabric Panel Picture is an 8" by 10" custom fabric panel picture.  It has custom baby fabric wrapped around an 8" by 10" canvas with a finished decorative paper back and saw tooth picture hanger.



It's Raining Baby Girls Custom Fabric Panel Picture makes an adorable decoration for any newborn babies room.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

For more information on and to purchase our It's Raining Baby Girls Custom Fabric Panel Picture please CLICK HERE.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Linda’s How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Alpacas Rock, Babies Splashing In The Rain, It’s Raining Baby Boys, and It’s Raining Baby Girls Custom Fabric Wall Panel Picture New Free E-Book


I just love custom fabric.  Especially when it can be used to make quick and easy picture decorations and was so pleased with the way my Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Wall Panel Picture came out that when I was designing my Babies Splashing In the Rain Fabric Collection and Alpacas Rock Fabric Collection I decided to create several baby fabrics and one alpaca fabric that could be used to create several custom fabric panel pictures.

Last week I finally had some time to create some and decided to start with my Alpacas Brown Panel Fabric which creates a 9” by 12” custom fabric wall panel decoration. It was very easy to make so I proceeded to make my Babies Splashing In The Rain  Fabric Panel Small, my It’s Raining Baby Boys Fabric Panel, and my It’s Raining Baby Girls Fabric Panel.

Since I was making them anyway I decided to create an e-book tutorial showing you how I made the Alpacas Rock Custom Fabric Panel Picture. All four of the custom fabric panel pictures are made the same way. They just use different size fabrics and different size cotton canvases so follow this tutorial for each of them.

For  more information on my Linda’s How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Alpacas Rock, Babies Splashing In The Rain, It’s Raining Baby Boys, and It’s  Raining Baby Girls Custom Fabric Wall Panel Picture New Free E-Book please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use: All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2013 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions, and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2013 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals, Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns, and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginals.com/

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Babies Splashing In The Rain Custom Fabric Panel Picture




Babies Splashing In The Rain Custom Fabric Panel Picture - 11" by 14" Custom Fabric Panel Picture Decoration - Babies Splashing In The Rain Series

I just love custom fabric.  Especially when it can be used to make quick and easy picture decorations. So, when I was designing my Babies Splashing In the Rain Fabric Collection I decided to create a baby fabric that could be used to create a custom fabric panel picture.

Babies Splashing In The Rain Custom Fabric Panel Picture is an 11" by 14" custom fabric panel picture.  It has custom baby fabric wrapped around an 11" by 14" canvas with a finished decorative paper back and saw tooth picture hanger.



Babies Splashing In The Rain Custom Fabric Panel Picture makes an adorable decoration for any newborn babies room.

Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

For more information on and to purchase our Babies Splashing In The Rain Custom Fabric Panel Picture please CLICK HERE.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Linda’s How-Do-I Series? How To Make My Flower Panel Fabric Picture - NEW Free E-Book



I have been anxious to use my flower picture large panel fabric design for a few months. With Spring finally arriving I decided it was time to create my “Flower Panel Flower Picture.”

I had decided to frame my fabric picture in a finished frame as I wanted to hang it as a picture in one of my bathrooms. So, I chose a finished gold frame that I had used for some press flower pictures I had created years ago that were faded now. I thought the gold frame was perfect for the cheery flower fabric. I also thought a dark teal blue 16” by 20” mat with 11” by 14” opening would be a perfect compliment to my flower fabric picture. I had also decided ahead of time that I wanted to add some dimension to my picture and thought a few silk ribbon flower heads would be perfect for that.

Here’s how I made my picture:

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Fat Quarter Flower Picture - Large Panel Fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1520850
16" by 20" Finished Picture Frame
16” by 20” Mat With 11” by 14” Opening - Teal Blue
Quilt Batting - 16” by 20”
3/4” Cream Colored Silk Ribbon Flowers - 5
16” by 20” Heavy Cardboard, Poster Board, or Foam Board
16” by 20” Piece Heavy Cardboard (If Necessary)
Masking Tape
16” by 20” Heavy Stock Paper For Backing
Double Sided Tape
Pencil
Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Picture Hanger With Saw Teeth
Nail (for Hanging Picture On wall)
Hammer

DIRECTIONS

1) Measure around the fat quarter flower picture - large panel fabric so it evenly measures 16” by 20” and then draw a line around it with a pencil. Make sure there is the same amount of spacing on the vertical and horizontal sides of the flower picture - large panel fabric.

2) Cut the 16” by 20” flower picture - large panel fabric out along the pencil lines you just drew.

3) Cut a piece of the quilt batting 14” by 18”.

4) Apply the double sided tape along all the edges of the 16” by 20” heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board.

5) Center and lay the 14” by 18” piece of quilt batting on top of the 16” by 20” heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board.

6) Center and tape the 16” by 20” flower panel fabric picture evenly to the 16” by 20” heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board and on top of the 14” by 18” quilt batting.

7) Apply hot glue to the backs of the 5 cream colored silk floral and glue them to the front of the flower panel fabric picture as shown in the locations below:


8) Put the 16” by 20” teal blue mat inside the picture frame.

9) Put the flower panel fabric picture glued to the heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board inside the picture frame and behind the mat making sure the picture is centered properly.

10) If the heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board is not flush with the depth of the frame add a 16” by 20” piece of cardboard(s) until it is.

11) Tape the back of the heavy cardboard, poster board, foam board or cardboard piece you may have added to the back side of the frame with masking tape.

12) Apply the double sided tape along all the back edges of the 16” by 20” frame.

13) Cut a piece of the heavy stock paper 16” by 20”" for the backing.

14) Tape the heavy stock paper to the back of the frame so that it is evenly spaced on the back .

15) Center the picture hanger with saw teeth in the center of the top of the picture frame back and then hammer it to fasten it.

16) Hammer the nail into the wall where you want to hang your flower panel fabric picture and then hang your picture on the nail.



I also created a Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Flower Panel Fabric Picture Free E-Book in .PDF format as well. To download my free e-book please CLICK HERE.

Please respect My Terms of Use: All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2013 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions, and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Linda Walsh Originals patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2013 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals, Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns, and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginals.com/

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Alpacas Rock Custom Fabric Panel Picture




 Alpacas Rock Custom Fabric Panel Picture - 9" by 12" Custom Fabric Panel Picture Decoration - Alpacas Rock Series

I just love custom fabric.  Especially when it can be used to make quick and easy picture decorations.  So, when I was designing my Alpacas Rock Fabric Collection I decided to create an alpaca fabric that could be used to create a panel picture.

Alpacas Rock Custom Fabric Panel Picture is a 9" by 12" custom fabric panel picture.  It has custom alpaca fabric wrapped around a 9" by 12" canvas with a finished decorative paper back and saw tooth picture hanger.


Designer - Linda Walsh Originals

Alpacas Rock Custom Fabric Panel Picture makes a wonderful decoration for anyone who loves alpacas.

For more information on and to purchase my Alpacas Rock Custom Fabric Panel Picture please CLICK HERE.

For more information on the fabric used for our Alpacas Rock Custom Fabric Panel Picture please CLICK HERE.

Friday, May 10, 2013

My Love Of Custom Fabric Pinterest Board




I LOVE designing custom fabric and love browsing Pinterest to see all the wonderful eye candy. So, of course, I decided to set-up a "My LOVE of Custom Fabric" Pinterest board.

I added the Pinterest widget to the sidebar of my "Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs" blog so you can view my latest pins when ever you visit my blog.

I'm sure I'll be adding more and more fabric to my board over time and hope you like it.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" Wall Panel Picture - Free E-Project and E-Book



I just love my "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" baby shower fabrics and had so much fun creating decorations you can make from them. One of the fabrics I'd been anxious to work on was the Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Large Wall Panel.  I designed this particular fabric panel to be large as I envisioned creating a wall art panel out of it for a wonderful Fall decoration.


I decided to create a large 18" by 14" wall panel decoration using a fat quarter of this Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Large Wall Panel fabric and a 14 inch by 18 inch artists canvas. It was very easy to make.  Instructions for how I did it are shown below.





SUPPLIES NEEDED

Fat Quarter Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Large Wall Panel - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1422581
14" by 18" Stretched Cotton Canvas (We used Artist's Canvas)
Staple Gun (We used an Arrow Heavy Duty Staple Gun Tacker Model T50)
1/4" Staples (We used Arrow brand staples)
1/2" Staples (We used Arrow brand staples)
13 1/2" by 17 1/2" Heavy Paper For Backing
1 3/4" Picture Hanger With Saw Teeth
Hammer

DIRECTIONS

1) Cut one large panel out of the fat quarter.

2) Turn the panel over and place the right side of the artist's canvas on the wrong side of the panel so it is centered and evenly spaced horizontally and vertically. You should have 1 1/2" of the dark brown showing on each vertical side and 1" of the dark brown showing on the top and bottom sides.

3) Wrap the fabric panel around the sides of the artist's canvas to the back. There should be 7/8" of the dark brown showing wrapped around the sides with the remainder showing in the back.

4) Pull the fabric panel so that it is evenly spaced as mentioned above and such that it is taut to all sides of the artist's canvas. DO NOT PULL IT TOO TIGHTLY as your horizontal and vertical lines won't be straight.

5) Load the staple gun with the 1/2" staples and then with the fabric taut around the artist's canvas place 4 staples in the back in the middle of the two vertical sides and in the middle of the two horizontal sides.

6) Pull the fabric taut on the vertical sides making sure the vertical lines on the front are still straight and then square the corners of the vertical sides and staple to hold. See the picture below:


7) Continue pulling the fabric taut on the vertical sides making sure the vertical lines on the front are still straight and staple the vertical sides to hold the fabric taut.

8) Pull the fabric taut on the horizontal sides making sure the horizontal lines on the front are still straight and then square the corners of the horizontal sides and staple to hold.

9) Continue pulling the fabric taut on the horizontal sides making sure the horizontal lines on the front are still straight and staple the horizontal sides to hold the fabric taut.

10) Make sure the vertical and horizontal lines on the front of the fabric are straight. If they aren't remove the staples and repeat your steps.

11) Cut a piece of the heavy stock paper 17 1/2" by 13 1/2" for the backing.

12) Load the staple gun with 1/4" staples.

13) Place the heavy stock paper so that it is evenly spaced on the back with 1/4" showing along the vertical and horizontal edges.

14) Staple all along the vertical and horizontal edges to hold the backing.

15) Center the 1 3/4" picture hanger with saw teeth in the center of the top of the panel and then hammer it to fasten it.

16) Hang your wall panel picture.

I also created a Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" Wall Panel Picture Free E-Book in .PDF format as well.  To download my free e-book please CLICK HERE or on the picture below.



Please respect My Terms of Use: All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2004-2013 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Copyright © 2012 - 2013 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals, Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns, and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer. http://lindawalshoriginals.com/

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Too Much Fun With 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.

Graphic - Courtesy of Denise Bailey KKL Primitives

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What Size Fabrics Can You Order?




If you're wondering what size fabrics you can order from in our "Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs" Spoonflower.com fabric store they are as follows:




Basic Combed Cotton, Kona Cotton, Cotton Poplin, and Silk De Chine
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (21" x 18")
1 yard (42" x 36")


Cotton Voile, Linen Cotton
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (27" x 18")
1 yard (54" x 36")


Cotton Silk
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (20" x 18")
1 yard (40" x 36")


Organic Cotton Knit and Organic Cotton Sateen
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
1 yard (56" x 36")

Heavy Cotton Twill

Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (29" x 18")
1 yard (58" x 36")



What Kinds Of Fabric Are There To Choose From?


If you're wondering what kind of fabrics you have to choose from in our "Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs" Spoonflower.com fabric store they are as follows:

Basic Combed Cotton

100% combed cotton fabric, made from ring-spun yarn
42" wide printable area (107 cm)
3.2 oz per square yard
Thread count: 78 x 76
Appropriate for quilting, appliqué, shirting, dresses, children's clothing, and home decor.
Estimated shrinkage: 3.5% in length and 2% in width
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

*NEW* Kona® Cotton: Premium Quilting Weight

100% cotton fabric with a soft hand, easy to sew
42" wide printable area (107 cm)
4.5 oz per square yard
Thread count: 60 x 60
Appropriate for quilting, appliqué, shirting, dresses, children's clothing, and home decor.
Estimated shrinkage: 2%
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.
See more on the Kona® Cotton page

Cotton Poplin

100% cotton fabric
42" wide printable area (107 cm)
3.7 oz per square yard
Thread count: 133 x 72
Appropriate for quilting, shirting, skirts, dresses, pajamas, and home decor.
Estimated shrinkage: 3%
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Cotton Voile

Semi-transparent 100% combed cotton fabric, with a delicate, gauzy texture.
Please note that this fabric replaces cotton lawn, which was discontinued on 11/30/2010.
54" wide printable area (142 cm)
1.4 oz per square yard
Thread count: 70 x 70
Appropriate for dresses, blouses, lingerie, scarves and handkerchiefs.
Estimated shrinkage: 3%
Dry clean or hand wash gently, warm or cool, using phosphate-free detergent. Air-dry.

Cotton Silk

55% cotton / 45% silk fabric with a soft sheen on the printed side
40" wide printable area (102 cm)
2.4 oz per square yard
Natural white
Luxurious hand and drape of silk, benefits of cotton
Appropriate for dresses, blouses, pajamas, lingerie, lining, quilting, and home decor accents.
Estimated shrinkage: 2%
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Linen-Cotton Canvas

Sophisticated light-weight canvas woven from 55% linen and 45% combed cotton.
54" wide printable area (137 cm)
6.2 oz per square yard
Thread count: 100 x 48
Natural white [We have observed that the material may appear slightly cream colored prior to washing.]
Appropriate for table cloths, tea towels, dresses, bags, and pillows.
Estimated shrinkage minimal.
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Organic Cotton Interlock Knit

Very soft, natural off-white knit, made from 100% organic cotton.
56" wide printable area (142 cm)
5.6 oz per square yard
Interlock knit stretches along the crosswise grain about 25%
Estimated shrinkage: 6% length, 4% width
Certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
Produced in the USA
Appropriate for many kinds of children and adult apparel items, including t-shirts, dresses, baby clothes, and more.
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Organic Cotton Sateen

100% organic cotton sateen with a glossy finish and soft hand
56" wide printable area (142 cm)
3.8 oz per square yard
Thread count: 142 x 80
Certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
Peroxided white [Note that prior to 3/25/10, we printed on natural rather than white.]
Appropriate for clothing and pillows.
Estimated shrinkage: 3%
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Heavy Cotton Twill

Sturdy 100% cotton twill with an optic white finish. [Formerly described as "upholstery-weight twill."]
58" wide printable area (145 cm)
7.2 oz per square yard
Thread count: 112 x 53
Appropriate for upholstery projects, home decorating, pants, tote bags, banners, coats and jackets, window draperies, tablecloths, and place mats.
Estimated shrinkage: 4%
For best results, dry clean only. We recommend using GreenEarth Cleaning or any other dry cleaning method that does not use the solvent perchloroethylene (perc).

Silk Crepe de Chine

Semi-sheer 100% silk with a delicate texture and beautiful drape.
42" wide printable area (107 cm)
16mm, 2.2 oz per square yard
Appropriate for dresses, blouses, pajamas, lingerie, and lining.
Estimated shrinkage: 3%
Please note that the texture of the silk means that printing will not always be 'on grain,' and dark colors may bleed very slightly along the edges of design elements.
For best results, dry clean only. We recommend using GreenEarth Cleaning or any other dry cleaning method that does not use the solvent perchloroethylene (perc).

If you'd like to see what the fabrics look like before you order Spoonflower has a fabric sample pack that they would be happy to send you. Each Sample booklet contains a 4" x 4" swatch of each of the fabrics listed above. For more information on their fabrics and sample pack please CLICK HERE.


Monday, March 18, 2013

My NEW Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs Shop At Spoonflower.com



I've been playing again! This time it's with fabric designs. Actually, I've been playing with fabric designs and new websites/blogs.

I've been thinking about designing fabric for some of my doll pattern lines using graphics of my dolls for quite sometime and last month was finally able to complete one of the lines. Of course, that required a new website and a new blog. You know me - anything new requires a new BLOG!!!!!

I've had many baby shower doll centerpiece patterns and baby shower ornament and/or favor patterns for many years now and have wanted to expand upon that to create decorations for planning an old-fashioned baby shower. I wanted to have not only centerpiece dolls that could be used as decorations, but e-printable ornaments and/or favors, easily sew-able doll ornaments/favors, and fabric that could be used to make baby banners, tablecloths, quilts, pillows, decorations, etc. As a result my "It's Raining Baby Showers" website was born.

If you're planning a baby shower and would like to host an enjoyable, old-fashioned shower where you can make all the decorations then "It's Raining Baby Showers" can provide you with print patterns, e-patterns, e-printables, fabric, handmade dolls, books about baby showers, a baby shower merchandise store, some baby shower ideas and some freebies.

My "It's Raining Baby Showers" collection has 59 different designs to choose from in 6 collections.  All of the designs compliment each other so you can mix and match with our doll pattern centerpieces, e-printables, baby shower store items, etc. My "It's Raining Baby Showers" fabric designs collection has 9 "Cut and Sew" ornament doll fabrics as well as 50 traditional fabric designs to choose from.

In order to create my fabric designs I decided to utilize the resources of Spoonflower.com which offers independent designers a way to have their custom designs printed onto fabric and then sold to the public.

Here's what Spoonflower.com had to say about their website on their "About Us" page:

Spoonflower makes it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric designs. It was founded in May 2008 by two Internet geeks who had crafty wives but who knew nothing about textiles. The company came about because Stephen’s wife, Kim, persuaded him that being able to print her own fabric for curtains was a really cool idea. She wasn’t alone. The Spoonflower community now numbers around 150,000 individuals who use their own fabric to make curtains, quilts, clothes, bags, furniture, dolls, pillows, framed artwork, costumes, banners and much, much more. The Spoonflower marketplace offers the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world. The site has appeared in the New York Times, Associated Press, Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Make, CRAFT, ApartmentTherapy, Photojojo, and many other terrific publications and blogs.

Spoonflower is a start-up and a work in progress. Its growth has been made possible by the enthusiasm of a worldwide community of people who are passionate about fabric, design and making things. Along the way it has also received help, support and advice from lots of friendly people and organizations, including [TC]2, NCIdea.org, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, and Expand Systems. Suggestions and feedback are always welcome and appreciated.

Spoonflower.com seemed like a perfect fit for my fabric designs. So, I designed my fabrics and then set up a Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs  shop at Spoonflower.com. All of the fabrics mentioned and posted about on our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs website/blog are sold and serviced through Spoonflower.com.

Please note that Linda Walsh and/or Linda Walsh Originals is not liable for any problems that may occur between you (the customer) and Spoonflower.com. We only provide the graphics for our line of fabrics at Spoonflower.com.

I've only had a chance to develop my "It's Raining Baby Showers" line of fabrics so far.  However, if you know me, you know that there will be many, many more coming down the pike.  So, stay tuned.  We're designing fabrics and LOVING IT!  I do so love to play!

Please CLICK HERE or click on the button above to visit our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs Spoonflower shop.