Perfectly primitive, Bettina sits about 21" tall. I made her from a Pineberry Lane pattern. She's been painted and distressed and rubbed all over with cinnamon. She features button eyes, a hand-stitched mouth, and wears an osnaburg dress and a checked jumper with a frilled bottom trim. Her pet crow hangs from a string around her neck.
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.
This old bird measures 8" tall by 11" wide. Her body is black chenille and wool beak, comb, and wattle. She's weighted in the bottom so she'll stand on her own. She sports button eyes and a homespun scarf.
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.
Eggplant is one of the first dolls I ever made and I just love her! She's made from a Lakeview Primitives pattern and is about 25" long. She's wearing a coffee-stained muslin shirt, checked underskirt and sheep patterned overskirt. Her hair is knotted homespun and she's been painted black, distressed, and rubbed with cinnamon. She has button eyes and a string smile.
When pigs fly... this one measures about 8" tall. She's made from painted and stained muslin and sports a little homespun ribbon on her rusty curly wire tail. Comes with a loop for hanging.
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.
Ninny stands about 15" tall and I made her from a Pineberry Lane pattern. She is painted black and distressed and features handstitched eyes and mouth and wool hair. Her osnaburg dress is heavily coffee-stained and has a rusty bell in the center. Her wool overskirt is tied with string and has a wool pocket with a bit of sweet annie tucked inside. She is weighted on the bottom to help her stand alone.
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.
Based on a "My Raggedy Kids" pattern, this great doll is 24" tall. She features real wool hair tied with homespun bows and wears a prim checked dress and a cheesecloth apron tied with string. She's been painted and grunged to perfection. Love her fingers!
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.