Sunday, December 30, 2007

I've Been Tagged!!!

Hello!! I've been tagged by Gaia and have to list five things about myself...hmmmm... let's see... hope I don't bore you!

1. Terrified of the witch in Hansel and Gretal until this day! No kidding!

2. I am a rabbit.... I love raw veggies.. I could eat them everyday for the rest of my life... love salads!!

3. My first love is books! I bet I will surprise many with this one!!

4. I am a cat person... I love dogs but really love cats... ever since I was little.. I would bring them home... I brought a nice big black cat home at the age of five and my mother said as long as she didn't belong to anyone...we would keep her. I remember waking up to my mom calling me...come look in the box on the sunporch where she stayed and wa-la....a box of kittens--oops!

I don't know how my mother put up with me...really!

5. I have this thing for musicians.. my dad played the guitar... my husband plays the guitar and I hope and pray my son learns to play! He wants too so it is hopeful! Music is good for the soul!!

Well there you go... it wasn't too painful... and now that I am done.. I need to tag five people so when you read my blog... you are tagged too!!

Louise Peers

Jen of Anime Jen Bears

Sammie of Quirky Critters

Pam of Kingfisher Farm

Catherine of Bumpkin Bears

Can't wait to learn more about you! Felted Hugs, Folksie Linda

Friday, December 28, 2007

A New Addition!!

Hello Everyone, I have a new addition to my Christmas decorations... this is the cutest little polar bear I won on Vee's Blog... am I lucky or what! He joined right in with the bears here and felt right at home! You can view Vee's Blog at Bumblebearies on my fav list! She is a spectacular person and I just love her to bits! Very talented too! Thank you so much Vee!! He's a cutie!

I have had a great Holiday this year... I am so blessed! Hope everyone else is too!

Hugs, Folksie Linda

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Holidays!!

Hello All Sorry I haven't been around much...we ended up getting away for a week and it felt so good! Wishing everyone a very Happy you can see..the bears are busy at my house ...they just love this holiday! Will be catching up on all blogs shortly! A Healthy Happy New Year to all too! Love you all.............Folksie gal Linda

Thursday, December 13, 2007

"Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in their Heads"

Hello Everyone!! See I told you I was in a Sugar Plum mood this Christmas! Here is a sweet little wreath -- I added handmade wool felt cookies and candies that have been lightly glittered and sweet little sugared bells at the bottom...another item I purchased from The Little Pink Studio. You can visit Cerri's Etsy Shoppe.. listed under My favorite blogs! Hope you like my little wreath!! Many Hugs, Folksie Linda

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's a Sugar Plum Christmas!!

Hello!! I am so far behind as usual but trying to catch up... been creating but slow at times... getting new treatments and they wear me out terrible but hanging in there. On another note, everything I have been creating is reminding me of a Sugar Plum Christmas for sure! I have created some wonderful ornaments in pastel colors with great girls on them that I bought at the Little Pink Studio which is one of my favorite shops on etsy... see the link on my blog! Also created these wonderful decopauged pins... i bought from there.. they are antique brass and have a wonderful space for decopauging! So my update on my Victorian Shoppe will certainly be the theme of a Sugar Plum Christmas this year! I also created this adorable little pin cushion out of wool felt and glitter that looks like a sugar plum pie! Be sure to visit the Little Pink's a great etsy shop.. and check out my Victorian website soon for a new update! Yeah!! Hope you like my new items! Happy Sugar Plum Christmas to everyone!! Hugs, Linda

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Mother Goose Collaboration!!!

Hello I am so excited about my collaboration with miniature Artist Christine O'Neill of Fantiny Creations! She makes the tiniest little sculptures and they are so adorable! We have teamed up with a One of a Kind Mother Goose Set!

To see them on ebay- use this link:

They are so cute... I wish I could bid!! Hope you like them! Also if you would like to see Christine's website... you can view that here:

Felted Hugs, Folksie Linda

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween from Hazel and Otto and me too of course! Hope your halloween is spooky and fun! I love to see the children have so much fun with getting dressed up and getting candy. They are so cute! Wishing you all a great week... i am hoping for a good week to try to get some of my things in my craft room organized. I really need to... I can't stand when I don't know where things are. It drives me crazy and I end up looking for it only to find I don't have any more time to work on it! Geez! So organization is the name of the game this week!! See you soon.
Oh P.S. This is Hazel..she is a little witch doll made out of wool felt, glittery buttons, and needle felted nose, hands and feet. If you look real close on her black dress... you will see otto's little eyes!
Sweet Treats, Folksie Linda

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

BunBuns on Etsy Shoppe!

Hello Everyone, I have a little tiny anime style bunny called BunBuns...she is bright pink and so cute! She is on my Etsy shoppe at a very low price... hope someone might give her a home! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Answer to the Trivia Question!!

Everyone that participated.... please e-mail me privately with your address because everyone gets a surprise! I made Clara out of a vintage party favor!! Yes she is a toothpick with added chenille and a tiny pair of red felt shoes complete with a pearl button and tiny silk bow.. her dress is also made of wool felt and here is a picture of her in the nude!! Thanks for participating everyone... that was so much fun!! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Okay I want to play trivia... I am posting a picture of Clara and Chloe and their little tiny country home! The question is: What is Clara made out of? First person to answer correctly or as close to it as possible will get a surprise!! Good Luck!! Hugs, Folksie Linda

1 hint: She is 1 1/2" tall.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Finally!! I am so so late!

Hello Everyone, So sorry I am so late for Missy... I am finally done with my owl swap... I haven't been well... that's another story... don't want to bore you with my illness.... but the good thing is I am done and very happy with what I made for her! See you can make things in your bed!! It's true! I hope Missy likes what I made her... it was a very fun swap! In the middle is a pouch for her pocketbook that holds a small tissue package and a lipstick! I made a little scrapbook for her and an owl pen made out of pompoms... it was a hoot!!! He-he! What fun!

Hugs, Folksie Linda

Monday, September 17, 2007

Getting Ready for Our Show!

Hello Everyone! Hope you all are having fun creating! I have been busy on my owl swap and also getting ready for our annual Teddy Bear and Doll Show here! Wow where does the time go! There is not enough time in a day! Here is a couple of pictures of Taffy --an adorable tiny little anime style elephant! Her ruffle and flower were crocheted by Artist Lita Ashley. Thank you Lita for the goodies you made me! Isn't Taffy darling? Hope you like her! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Pretty in Pink Kewpie!!

Hello Everyone, I have been getting loads of rest and felting away- here is my latest for a swap in one of my groups! We are having a Kewpie Challenge and Swap-- Hope you like My Pretty in Pink Kewpie! She is a tiny 3 1/4 inches . I enjoyed making her so much! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Friday, August 31, 2007

No Clouds or flowers ..will my small Mother Goose Collection do?

Hello everyone and Vee... yes you are right..i am a bit behind.. having not been feeling well lately and got behind a bit here and there... I hate it too. Every since I was a child I loved Mother Goose and all the silly rhymes that go with it. It wasn't until I was an adult that i realized how in most of the rhymes something goes wrong, someone gets hurt and wow I really find something wrong with that, especially because they are for children. Is that what happened to me?

He-He!! Well here is my small Mother Goose Collection... Aren't they sweet.. i just love a goose in a bonnet!! Sorry I have missed everyone! Hugs, Not feeling well folksie girl

Monday, August 6, 2007

Mandy got the bonnet and the bunny!!

Hello Everyone,

Well look who is the lucky girl who got the bonnet and the bunny!! Mandy! And she is so thrilled... doesn't she look so cute with her new bonnet? She named her little Japanese bunny- Candy! And I think they will be good friends for a long time! Hope you like their pictures!

Oh Happy Day! Felted Hugs, Folksie Linda

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Flea Market Finds!

Hi! Hubby took me to a huge flea market today... and I had so much fun! Of course, I didn't find anything that was on my list but I did get this adorable 20's little pink bonnet... not sure which bear is going to be lucky to wear it... and a tiny little vintage bunny from Japan and some teeny weeny little babies. It was great.. I enjoyed getting away from the house.... hubby got to push me in my chair so of course he could whizz me past anything.. but most of the time.. i made him go back! All in all.. a very good day.. Hope you like what i found! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Sunday, July 29, 2007

3rd in My Cookie Teddy Bear Series!

Hello Everyone, Hope everyone is enjoying nice weather where you are... and if it is summer.. hope you are having a nice summer! Here is Oreo-- a wee tiny little chubby bear.. 3rd in My Cookie Bear Series-- he is 2 inches tiny... fully jointed, anime style, glass eyes and a tiny teddy bear face cookie belly button! Oreo is being auctioned at Ebay... if you care to take a peek...

He is hoping to find a loving home! He's a silly little bear! As for my recipe, well we all know where to go to buy oreos.... just make sure you get double stuffed!! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Oh and don't forget the milk!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sharing Dolls!

Hello Everyone, Every now and then I thought it would be nice to show some of my collection and things that interest me and it would be nice to see others as well the same. It is interesting to see what draws a person to collect a certain something and the reasons behind it so if you are ready my e-mail, you are now tagged to saying something about what you collect or what you really like about something that you own. I will be checking to see and maybe do a follow-up ..if enough people get involved. One of my loves and interests are tiny bisque dolls with molded hair. They are indeed hard to find but there is a charm all about them that draws me to them... imagine the history if only they could talk! Here are some bargains I picked up in different places along the way. First is a beautiful molded hair doll with molded bows in her hair , the second picture has a type of bisque kewpie doll and a special tiny little doll my hubby bought me years ago when we renewed our vows. She is darling and struck me right away in the miniature show we found in Newport, Rhode Island. What a fun store! Can't wait to go back!

Hope you enjoy these pictures and looking forward to others fun things to show! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Friday, July 13, 2007

Life is Good x Two!

Hello Everyone, Haven't posted in a few days... hubby and I both caught a nasty upper respiratory virus thingy which has pretty much put us on our backs and a nasty stomach ache to go with it. I am back feeling a bit better so thought i would post a picture of Pinky and her daughter.. Layla! Layla is the bigger one.. here they are laying together. Mother and Daughter... see previous post for the story... Life is Good! Aren't they sweet? Hugs, Folksie Linda

Friday, July 6, 2007

Another Cookie Bear- Sprinkles!

Hello Everyone!! Here is 2nd in my series of cookie bears-- meet Sprinkles! aka Sprinkles on top..aka Sugar cookie.. yes she goes by other names! Sprinkles is a cute silly little bear measuring 1 1/2 inches sitting and comes in her own little cookie jar. Sprinkles will be auctioned off on ebay under my ebay user name... primlinda999. Now for the recipe:

Sugar Cookies

You will need: 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup margarine or butter, softened, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1 large egg, 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, and sprinkles.

Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except sprinkles. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet lightly with shortening.

Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes (preferably teddy bears) with 2 to 2 1/2- inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with sprinkles. Place on cookie sheet.

Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack. If desired.. don't add sprinkles until baked and cover cookies with buttercream frosting and then sprinkles-- Yummy! These are a tradition in my home every Christmas and now Easter too! The kids love them and so do I!

Hope you enjoy seeing Sprinkles and try the recipe too! Talk soon--- Hugs, Folksie Linda

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My Peng Peng Bears!

Well I thought it would be nice to talk a little about some of my collection here and there - some here are my Peng Peng bears-- who I find very whimsical and charming... some are mischievous... like after the light is's party time! Missus Mudruffin, Ms. Cherries and Ken-Ken do not like that nonsense and they try to stop them but the others are little gremlins and won't listen! In this picture- you will see from left to right- Missus Mudruffin, Ms. Cherries, Nathaniel, Agnes, Little Cloud and Ken-Ken. Aren't they delightful! If I don't feel like sleeping, i just stay up and party with them! Hope you like seeing my Peng Peng bears!

Hugs, Folksie Linda

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Another Glimpse of My Garden

Here's another glimpse of my Garden... The peonies are finally opening and they are so pretty! I tried to dry some but they wouldn't dry well for me.. i just didn't like the way they came out but i did dry some lavender that i will use for a paper angel. Hope you enjoy seeing my garden!

Hugs, Tired Folksie girl

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Visitor to my Garden

Flowers and butterflies have to be one of the most beautiful things on earth. They are so sweet, and magical. Here are some flowers from my garden to share with you and a visitor too.

*My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness....Michelangelo*

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Macaroons- Yummy- Yummy!

Do you like Macaroons? They are so delicious if you happen to like coconut... they are soft and chewy and toasty on the outside..... like a light brown color. One of my favorite cookies. Well, my latest little folksie is just that-- a macaroon-- i think my felting is getting smaller and smaller... she ended up being 1 1/2 inches, she is in anime style and is a cute little cookie! Hope you like her!

Recipe for Macaroons: You will need the following: 2 egg whites, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon grated lime peel, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional), 1 bag (7 ozs) sweetened flaked coconut ( about 2 2/3 cups), 1/3 cup whole blanched almonds, 3 squares ( 3 ozs) white chocolate, melted.. ooh yeah, and 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar.

Making the Macaroons: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, lime peel, and nutmeg; add almond extract, if desired. Using a fork, lightly beat mixture until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir in coconut until it is completely coated with the egg mixture.

Drop dough by level tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake cookies on the middle rack until golden, about 25 minutes. Cool slightly; peel cookies from parchment paper and transfer to a wire rack.

Spread almonds in a single layer in a baking pan. Toast nuts in the warmed oven, shaking the pan occasionally, until they are light brown and fragrant, 10-15 minutes.

Let nuts cool completely. Using a food processor or chopper, process until finely chopped about 10 seconds.

In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, melt white chocolate. Transfer the melted chocolate into a small bowl. Place chopped nuts in another small bowl. Dip the top of each cookie into the white chocolate , then in nuts. Return cookies to the parchment paper.

Let cookies stand until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. Serve or store in a tightly sealed container. Enjoy! Felted Hugs, Folksie girl

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Life is Good!!!

Well Life is sure good! To have a nice big basket full of wool to lay in a soft and comfy bed-- this is where Pinky has made her bed... so I had to cover my wool with a towel. I went to the humane society last year in May and found this adorable little tabby cat that was 8 months old and had already had a litter of kittens. She was so tiny... i thought oh my goodness.. she is so young.. and when i went out the door.. i had two boxes.. one with Pinky in it of course and one with one of her little female kittens who hubby named Layla in it. Then we went straight to the vet... no more kittens for either one! But Pinky is sure enjoying where she ended up! If there is such a thing as reincarnation... I want to come back as a cat in a good home! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Where's The Luau?

Can anyone tell me where's the Luau? Well this is what I have been working on... did a sketch last week of the top of my head and here she is... little Flip Flops -- she is 2 1/4 inches- I made her little flowers for her head, flip flops and her flower lei out of wool felt. Let me know what you think of her! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Friday, June 8, 2007

Flower Garden!

Well who doesn't like flowers so I thought i would share with you some flowers from my garden!

I have a great hubby with a very big green thumb and he plants all kinds of flowers for me.. mostly my favorites or I get to pick.. this year we added two more butterfly bushes, some salvia, some more lavender, snapdragons, zinnias and much more. When i was in grade school i remember walking by a ladies house everyday and her yard has the most delightful snapdragons.. i would always stop to look at them. Fond memories! Hope you enjoy seeing some flowers from my gardens and the peonies are getting ready to open so I will have to show you those as soon as they do... and then I will be snipping and drying them to make some lovely wreaths for my victorian website. Fun, fun, fun! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Two Surprises!

Hello Everyone, well the other day my mom had a surprise for me which turned out to be this cute little fairy with a votive cup holder but instead of putting a candle in it.. i put the little wool strawberry that Aleta Breese made me as a surprise... so I got two surprises and funny enough.. they both fit together. Sweet, no? Hugs, Linda

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Two Anime Dogs!

Hello All! Well here is a picture of both of my anime dogs! Lady Beatrice is very camera shy but she was caught off guard here. This is both Lady and Liza after a nice cool swim in the pool! They love it and will sit on a boogie board and surf around the pool with my hubby holding them! They are quite the characters! Hugs, Linda Folksie

Saturday, June 2, 2007

An Anime Dog!

Hello Here is a picture of my dear little Liza when she was a baby... this is a true anime dog don't you think? She has such a big body and tiny short legs... the cutest thing! She is quite the charmer too.. Her full name is Elizabeth's Queen Elizabeth II named after her mother. I also have her sister-- Lady Beatrice only she is not a poser.. she is more camera shy. Hopefully i can get a picture of her to show you one of these days! Hope you enjoy seeing my anime dog!

Hugs, Folksie Linda