This ornie measures about 9 1/2" tall. I made the bird and pincushion out of cotton fabric. The little bird is a navy print and has two little black beads for eyes. The pincushion is tan and light brown print and has a rusty safety pin holding an old button. I've fastened it with string to a glass candle-holder which I've painted black and sprinkled with a cinnamon mixture.
These old-fashioned clothespin bags measure about 9 1/2" x 16". I make them from tea-stained osnaburg and a contrasting homespun trim. They feature a vintage soap graphic on the front and come with an old wooden clothespin. I've inserted a hanger at the top for easy hanging. Please specify which colour trim (navy, red, green, black) you wish.
These little sachets measure just 2 1/2" square and are filled with dried lavender buds. They are made from gently stained feedsack fabric and have a black ribbon loop for hanging, if desired. If you have a preference, please specify which image you'd like to have on the front.
This primitive pincushion is made from osnaburg which I've glued into an old zinc jar lid. I've stitched "pins" and a small flower in blue and brown floss on the top and finished it off with a rusty safety pin and old button.
This pocket is made from stained osnaburg and lined with black print cotton fabric. It features a black cross-stitched design on the front. I've filled it with dried sweet annie and waxed rosebuds. The pocket measures about 5" x 5 1/4" and comes with a black print cotton hanger attached at the side with two old black buttons.
I've always loved these old pincushions and was so happy when I finally found a pattern for them! They measure about 4" tall by 7" in diameter and are made from cotton fabric and finished off with an old button and a rusty safety pin. Please specify: gold/navy (front) or blue/tan (back).
This puzzle-ball is made up of 12 sections held together by 6 old buttons. It measures about 5 1/2" in diameter. I made it from dark brown and tan cotton fabric and stuffed it with polyfil. It's NOT A TOY but a prim, old-fashioned decoration for your home.
In earlier times, anyone who might have to reattach a button carried one of these sewing rollups, portable mending kits, also called huswifs. They often held tiny scissors, a thimble, embroidery threads, buttons, and pins. I made this one in red and brown cotton fabrics based on a pattern in Early American Life magazine, measuring 4 1/4" x 9 1/2". It has 3 little pockets to hold sewing needfuls and is embellished with a stuffed little heart and a small piece of wool on the bottom pocket for a rusty safety pin and a couple of buttons. (Scissors and pins not included.) It rolls up in thirds to 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" and has a little button on the back to keep it closed.
This tablemat measures about 12" x 14". The vintage image is transferred onto muslin and framed by homespun cotton fabrics. Layered with cotton quilt back and backing fabric and handquilted around the image to finish.