Friday, December 5, 2008

Scrappy Jessi's 2nd Annual Cookie Swap

Hello Cookie Lovers! Here is my receipt for the swap:

Butter Pecan Shortbread

3/4 cup butter

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

1/4 cup chopped pecans, untoasted

Garnish: confectioners' sugar

1. In a large mixing bowl and using an electric mixer at medium speed, cream butter, sugar, vanilla extract, butter flavoring, and salt.

2. Using a mixer at medium speed, gradually sift in flour to form a stiff dough. Add all pecans, and blend.

3. Turn dough out onto a sheet of waxed paper, roll into an even rectangular-shaped log. Freeze until needed.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

5. Slice dough into 1/4-inch squares. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Garnish with confectioners' sugar by dipping half the cookie in the sugar when cooled, if desired.

Note: The dough can be frozen up to a month. If you cannot find the butter flavoring.. you can omit it.

I hope everyone enjoys this receipt..for many other receipts..see Scrappy Jessi's blog. Thank you Jessi for this super great cookie swap! Hugs, Linda

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lollishops and Gingerbread Challenge!

A very SWEET idea from Sadie ( our Lollishop Chief ) to announce a challenge among all Lollishop vendors..we are to make a Gingerbread House out of any kind of material.. then give some sneak peeks and December 1st..everyone who participated will list their Handmade Gingerbread house on these can be made out of any kind of un-edible material...did I mention that.. yes un-edible so they will be for sale on our shops and also winners will be picked from the Gingerbread Houses that have been made! How much fun is this!!
Here are some sneak peeks from My Handmade Gingerbread House. Hugs, Linda

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Lollishops Beta Tester Contest

Hello Everyone, This is very exciting.. It is a contest for all vendors of Lollishops to be the first five beta testers before the shop opens on the 15th of November. Lollishops will open to all on the 28th of November! I am very excited to be a vendor here and need your help. If you click on the link to the blog.. it will count for me and I need as many votes as possible to win!

This is where to click:

Also two spots are open for the one that gets the most vendor accounts so if you are interested in joining Lollishops..the frou frou Marketplace ... you need to click here:

It is a juried site and your work needs to be cutesy,cottage style, glittery style work..and kitschy cute works too! Please mention I sent you ! I hope you will help me win! Thank you all my friends in Blogland!

Hugs, Folksie Linda

Friday, September 12, 2008

I feel so blue!!

Hello Everyone, no don't worry..not me..I'm okay and I thank you so much for caring about my dh..he wants me to thank those of you who thought of him! I have been in the miniature dolly mood and out came My Baby Blue..she is 4 inches tall and her face is a wooden bead with handpainted cotton gauze on it.. she is a tiny little chenille pose doll! Let me know what you think? Hugs, Linda

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Lollishops Coming!

Hello I know i haven't been a good girl and haven't blogged much this month but wasn't online much and enjoyed a little summer with my family... well my dh hurt himself this month at work and ended up tearing his rotator cuff and surgery is scheduled for next week... in the meantime.. i will be getting back to regular blogging.. i promise! On another note... great news.. I have been accepted to be a vendor for a new shop coming and I am sure it is going to be the sweetest shop yet... I am very excited about it and it should be opening up sometime at the end of this year probably right before Christmas so there will be loads of sugar plums coming in all shapes and sizes!! So back to creating and back to blogging for me.. I have missed all my friends here in blogland!! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ooh La La!!

Hello Everyone, I have been playing with chenille lately as I can lay down as I fool with it and been having quite a bit of fun with it! I thought I would make some ornaments for the CSST Christmas In July Celebration at Etsy on July 25th! That day all of the shops that belong to The Cottage Style Street Team put on a show and purchase of Handmade Christmas is sure to please everyone and have a lot of fun!! Here is a picture of a little French Poodle I made last night.. She is a repro of the Vintage Gigi Poodles- googly eyes and all! Hope everyone likes her! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Monday, July 14, 2008

Drumroll Please!!!

Hello Everyone, Today the winner is announced for my giveaway... all names were put into a paper bag and shook up really good and my grandson pulled the winner...and the winner is............ Brenda! Please e-mail me with your address so I can send you your goodies. Thank you everyone for participating..there will be more giveaways in the future! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Saturday, July 12, 2008


"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine... you make me happy when skys are gray...

you'll never know dear much I love you... please don't take my sunshine away.....

Sunshine Puffy made by me..with pompoms,wool felt, yoyo's, a button and some ribbon.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Time for a Giveaway!!!

Hello Everyone, Just popped in..... Time for a Giveaway!! This is for a tiny miniature set from Japan... It's time for Chocolate Bear Cake..sprinkles too and comes with a tiny tray and a little cup of hot chocolate with a tiny marshmallow in it. I may add some other goodies as if you sign my blog you will be entered to win.... and the giveaway will be announced July 14th! Good Luck!!! Felted Hugs, Folksie Linda

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

In Memorial.....

Hi Everyone, ...sorry I have not been blogging much of late as I have had a very hard time with the new treatments i started at the Neurologist's office and for now.. i have stopped them as they have taken quite a bit of quality life away from me.

I was very saddened last week to find out that my most favorite and wonderful human being as well as an artist has passed away..she is an inspiration to me as an artist and she will be sadly missed... Tasha Tudor.. an inspiration to all... she was an amazing woman as well as a fantastic children's book illustrator and all of her artwork was beautiful! She will be greatly missed!! I know you are with the angels Tasha... there will never be another one like you!! I loved her so much!! The picture is a card that Tasha illustrated with her creation : Dr. Cupid Corgi!
I promise I will be catching up with my blogging because i miss chatting with all of my blogger friends as well as seeing all of their information and things that have been going on their lifes. I am back!! See you all soon! Hugs, Linda

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Enchanted Swap!

Hello Everyone, Sorry I have been in hiding.. i had the stomach bug all last week and it was horrible! I didn't eat all week and probably lost more weight and i feel like a skeleton now!

Anyway, I did participate in a wonderful swap.. the Enchanted Swap...if you didn't see the movie you must.. it was wonderful and it felt so good to be a princess! My swap partner Jessi really did spoil me... she made me a wonderful magical wand which i did indeed turn all the men in this house to frogs... now i am trying to figure out what to do with a bathtub of frogs-LOL!! It felt good to have some girl time even if it was a swap! You can see by the pictures..she sure did spoil me rotten! It was so much fun!! Thank you Jessi and Sarah for creating the swap in the first place! I so enjoyed it! oops there goes my frog son.... or is that my frog hubby..... Hugs, Linda

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Wool is Dyed!!

Hello All, Well things are not moving as fast as I would like them to around here, there is always so much to do that takes away from creating time....bummer... but i finally got my wool roving dyed and I am so pleased with the way it came out! Perfect! Here is a little instruction on how to dye wool roving with koolaid...yes koolaid!!

I bought the little bags of koolaid the ones without the sugar added.... place the koolaid in a ziploc bag with 1/4 cup of water and make sure it is mixed up inside the bag... then add your white wool roving to it and squeeze it around a bit to make sure the wool is completely covered... it all depends on how dark you want your color to be... you can leave it in for a darker color or if you would like it light.. i wouldn't leave it in too long. Then take out the wool and wash it out very well with water. I hung it up on a plastic hanger... i squeezed most of the water out and then placed it on a hanger and left it to dry. It was so easy! And who would of thought...koolaid!!!

The blue in the picture is perfect as I plan on making the little vintage lamb in the picture and I think the wool dyed perfectly for his color but i didn't leave it in the bag long...only dipped and washed and I got the perfect light blue! Onward to the felting now! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Easter!

Hi All

I hope everyone had a nice holiday! I am a bit late in posting ...sorry about that. Pictured in my post are two adorable handmade chenille bunnies by Mary of Snowflakes on Eyelashes... you can view her work at

Mary also has a darling etsy shop too! I love these vintage style chenille bunnies she made for me! Aren't they sweet? I will enjoy them every Easter and every Spring! Take a peek at her shop! Hugs, Linda

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Finnegan, Hooligan, Jonathan and Lucky and Oh me too..silly me... Hope you had a good one!! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Monday, March 10, 2008

Back to Spring Felting!!

Hello Everyone! I am back to needle felting some cute little spring animals and bears and hoping to get a few done in if you don't hear from me lately... you know where I am ...felting away! I figure a few is better than none at all... and I so love to make vintage style millinery bonnets so this is the perfect time for them..tiny little bonnets for my folksies! Hope to catch up with blogging as soon as I am done and will be back blogging away with all my fav's! Happy Creating!! Felted Hugs, Folksie Gal

Monday, March 3, 2008

Bear Doughnuts Anyone??

what can I say... i just love toys...especially little ones that are bear related.. i think they are just so cute..and they make me very happy! Today there is everything out there for bears, bear chairs, a bear table, even a bear dish with bear doughnuts! I want some bear doughnuts, don't you? I have decided I never want to grow up..... and will always collect bears and toys.. it's just what makes me happy!! Hugs, Folksie Linda Toy and Bear Lover

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Such an Honor and a Surprise!!

Hello Everyone, I have been away from the computer a bit...and finally back and to my surprise... i have been tagged three times with a "You make my day"award!! I am so so honored and so thrilled! Lisa Thoms of Q.D.Patooties...who makes the cutest little softies and bears, Pam of Kingfisher Farm and her wonderful creations and Peng Peng of Peng Peng Bears and Ellies ..and Sock Monkeys..we can't forget those- they are way too cute for words ... three wonderful artists that have bestowed this honor on me!! I am not worthy...I am not worthy....LOL!! Only kidding gals, I am so touched by this! Thank you so much! And so... i have to pick five people that make my day so..... I am going to pick....

Anime Jen... who makes the cutest little anime bears and animals that always make me smile,

Sammie of Quirky Critters for her little cute quirky bears,

Kaz and her darling needle felted anime style bears and animals,

Wee Wonderfuls for her darling embroidery patterns..which i am going to try when i find the time, and Zada Creations... a wonderful needle felting artist who i just met and she is fabulous!!

There you go girls.... you make my day!!!

You know what you have to do now! Hugs to all, Folksie Linda

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Vintage Inspiration!!

Hello When thinking about what inspires me to create my little felted folksies.. i would have to say the toys from the 1960's era is a big part of it... and i love to see little tiny miniatures of them! Here are some pictures of what inspires me to create my felted folksies!

Hugs, Folksie Linda

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Wonderful Homemade Soap!

Hello Everyone!!

I have made some homemade soap... we use it because there are no preservatives-- I made some darling little bundt cake soaps-this one is scented with green tea, brown sugar, and frosted fig! The scent is wonderful! I also used pearlized powder to lightly frost the top so it has icing! Way too cute! And for those that like pink, you can order one in pink with pink sugar fragrance! On sale at my Etsy Shop! Hugs, Linda

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Felted Folksies at Bearpaths!

Hi Everyone!

So excited.... I have two new felted folksies at the winter show at

Just click on "theme show" and you will see them! I have also included pictures of them here. Here is Miss Lovey Dovey and Pinkie Kitty! I hope you like them! Valentine's Day is right around the corner!! Felted Hugs, Folksie me

Friday, January 18, 2008

Take a Bath Vacation!

Hello Everyone I have handmade some wonderful scented bath salts - parfait style! Located at my etsy shop:

They are layered with vanilla lace and pink sugar. The scents are wonderful.. you can read all about them there. They come in a bottle with hand dyed ribbon and a sweet paper rose from "Pink Rose Pastries"and a victorian scene on the front so when you are done with the salts .. you will also have a sweet decorative bottle to display! They are made with NO PRESERVATIVES! A Nice Valetine's Treat for you or a gift for someone ....take a bath vacation today!! Hugs, Linda

Monday, January 7, 2008

Been Busy Felting!

Hello Everyone! I have been busy felting away... want to do the winter show at and also an update to my website... so I have been felting many little time! At least I am having fun doing it...that's the most important thing! Hope everyone is having fun creating! Felted Hugs, Folksie Linda

Friday, January 4, 2008

I've made a Snow Village!

Hello Everyone, First things first... i recently got tagged and tagged others.. you know who you are ... and you better get listing.. he-he!! Okay back to crafting... I recently made a little snow village out of paper, little miniatures and snowtex. I think it came out cute and hope you think so too. It was alot of fun to make.. oh yes can't forget the glitter and I put tiny lights in each one so they light up. Now that we have snow.. i am ready for spring and flowers and warmth! It has been brutally cold here the last few days and the wood stove is cooking away! Awhhhh!! Hope everyone is good in blogland! Felted Hugs, Folksie Linda