My Handid Christmas

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sarah Dow 1848 Sampler

I had a lot of fun designing and stitching this tribute sampler to my great great gandmother Sarah Ellen Jones Dow. She was born in 1838 in Kentucky.
The sampler is not a complete alphabet to represent more accurately how a 10 year old would have made a sampler. There are a few motifs- including the ever popular bird motif!
It is stitched with dark gray, rusty brown and, dark teal blue threads. The bottom photo shows it in a frame- an old frame I just put it into just so I could get an idea of what it would look like. The frame is too large but I actually like the old look it gives the sampler!
The sampler may be purchased as is ready for you to finish into a pillow or put in a frame of your choice ) there is plenty of fabric left around the stitched area) or for a dollar more it can come to you in the old metal frame- with or without glass- the piece is not actually mounted inside the frame- just placed inside and the back put on the frame.
21.00 with out frame plus 3.50 shipping
22.00 with frame plus 4.00 shipping
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Look at this Great Prim Angel!!

New 1712 Valentine Redwork Cupboard Tuck/Pinkeep

Stitched in a true red and then coffee dyed this tuck features a Fraktur style heart.
4 1/2 " wide and 4" high- it is backed with coffee dyed Osnaburg and rag stuffed for that prim lumpy feel. ( click the pic for a larger view)
This will be a pattern on in the near future.
21.50 includes traveling fee.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas- may your day be filled with peace, joy and, happiness.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

1872 Valentine Pinkeep

Am I jumping the gun here with Valentine's Day?
For some people yes but, not for others so here goes:
This sweet pinkeep is stitched on 14 ct. evenweave fabric- the whole piece was given a tea bath and then baked. It measures 3" wide and 5 " high and is backed with old drab brown wool.
21.50 includes traveling fee.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

P&P Stitches Now Has E-patterns

I recently opened a new blog with my original cross stitch patterns. Come on over for a peek!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Cross Stitch Patterns Are Finally Here!

After many requests for my designs in pattern form we have opened a new selling blog for them

Come on Over and take a peek!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Oh The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Snowing, blowing, cold and miserable! I am so glad I did my errands yesterday!

Today I am staying inside and working on graphing my cross stitch designs for the new selling blog that will be opening soon!

So far the designs in these photos have been turned into graphs- only a few more to go for now- so stay tuned!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Santa at the Cabin Pinkeep/ Cupboard Tuck

This Pinkeep is sold! Thank You!! This is the last one for the season as I am going to start charting my designs for sale.
Stitched on 14 ct evenweave fabric this original design features Santa at a cabin with a quilt motif and pinetree and a crescent moon.
I forgot to coffee dye the piece before the photo was taken but will come to you coffee dyed at your request- also if you desire a jute hanger can be added.
Measures 3" w x 3" h.
NOW-8.25 plus 3.00 shipping
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Colonial Williamsburg Decoration

Isn't this beautiful?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lookie What I Won!

I was lucky enough to win this at TDIPT Mercantile's Giveaway.
he was made by Sue Corlett of 1897 House Primitives- isn't he wonderful?

Friday, November 26, 2010

New! 1890 Prim Christmas Sampler Tree

This is another of my original designed samplers made into a prim Christmas tree.
It was stitched on a Spruce Green evenweave fabric and then coffee dyed- it is backed with osnaburg- the tips on the backing have a green color from the coffee dying which make it look even older!
It measures 4" high x 4" at it widest point and has been mounted on a dowel rod with a painted wooden wheel base.
NOW- 11.25 plus 3.00 shipping
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Plimoth Cuboard Sampler

SOLD THANK YOU! I had hoped to get a better picture but this is a s good as my son's phone would do so I will try to get a better one.

I designed this sampler not necessarily for Thanksgiving but as a tribute to my 10th great grandparents ( Hannah and Edward Bompasse) that lived at Plimoth Plantation from 1621 until 1630.
The first pilgrims arrived in 1620- thus the verse Nov. 1620 Arrived on these shores at Plimoth.
The sampler is stitched on 14 count evenweave and has been coffee dyed and rag stuffed. It measures 4 1/2" wide and 3 1/2" tall.

Friday, November 12, 2010

1716 Old Cabin Christmas Cupboard Tuck

SOLD- Thank You! As you all know I love old things! This original design was stitched on evenweave in soft Christmas red, drab greens and tans, dark brown and dark gray- primitive colors.
The cupboard tuck is 3" wide x 4 3/4" high- it is rag stuffed and coffee dyed. I have pulled a thread in the top lettering to give it the look of a thin spot in the fabric for a more authentic look look . The perfect Christmas accent for your cupboard!

21.50 includes shipping
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Prim Snowman Head Shelf Sitter- Cute!!

SOLD_ THANK YOU!! I love this guy! He is plump and prim!
Made from muslin he has been coffee dyed- his hat has been painted, sanded and coffee dyed with a burgundy and black homespun hat band that also has a pinecone, cinnamon stick, greenery and berries.
He is approx. 12" tall- and would look great on a mantle or on top of a cupboard.
14.50 plus 5.50 traveling fee
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesdays Display Chain " My Holiday Crafting"

Tuesdays Dis[play Chain is hosted by Misi at

Typically this time of year is a lot of cross stitching for me.

I am still having camera problems but here are some things I have done in the past.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Prairie Schooler Ark Santa

This wonderful primitive style pillow is hand cross stitched from a Prairie Schooler design. Stitched on 8 count Hickory Heatherfield on fabric that resembles burlap it has a very primitve look!
The bottom of his robe features a deer and primitve brown tree- the ark has two prim rabbits and a giraffe hanging for it & the top if the design features doves and holly.
This will be a great addition to your primitive holiday decorating!
38.00 plus shipping
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Prairie Schooler Santa Pillow

This is a great vintage Prairie Schooler santa design.
Stitched on 7ct Khaki Klostern to resemble old burlap.
The pillow measure approx. 6" wide x 8" high.
This pillow makes a great old thyme Christmas decorating item
25.00 plus 6.50 shipping
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Noel Sampler Pinkeep/ Cupboard Tuck

This original design sampler makes a great cupboard tuck- stitched on Floba fabric and heavily coffee dyed. It was really fun to do this!
measures 3 1/2"high and 4 " wide.
18.50 includes traveling fee
Order by email SOLD- THANK YOU!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Items Coming!

My camera is not working so a friend is going to take pics for me- I am trying to get some things completed so she does not have to take a pic every now and then.
Hopefully things will be up later this week.

Friday, October 22, 2010

OOAk FolkArt Christmas Bird Makedo- Repro Calico

Made from reproduction calico in tan and burgundy red this folkart bird is perched on and old candle stick. The base is wrapped with pine garland & pip berries and has been lightly glittered with crystal colored glitter. He will look great as part of your Holiday decorating!
8.50 plus traveling fee
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday's Display Chain- Make Do's

Tuesday display chain with 1890- the theme is make do's and here is mine!
My 1842 Santa make do- yep he is for sale! SOLD THANK YOU!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Olde Plimoth Herb Sack

SOLD! Thank YOU!

This is such a wonderful prim accent! The bag is made from coffee dyed and baked osnaburg along with coffee dyed string-the letters are hand stitched in an olde primitive style. 1627 is the year my 10th great grandfather was granted land at Plimoth Colony. The early look bag is filled with dried Sweet Annie and measures 4" high x 5" wide
4.75 plus traveling fee
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Fabrics may vary - either osnaburg or linen.

Stitchery Snowman Ornie

This ornie is stitched on Muslin that is lined with batting- coffee dyed and baked- glittered ( More than shown). Size is 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
4.95 plus shipping
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Black Cat "Boo" Bowl Fillers!

These prim little black cat bowl fillers are perfect for your Fall decorating!
They are 7" tall and 2 " wide- painted, sanded, stained amd grubbied with cinnamon! The center kitty has "boo" painted in dark orange on the front.
12.00 plus 4.50 shipping
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Early Look Settler's Bowl Fillers~

Real acorns! Great for Early Look/ Prim decorating!!

These can be displayed around your house in prim bowls or trenchers or can be strung for a garland!

Natural drieds are great for prim bowl filling!

100 ct. cello bag 5.95 plus shipping

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pioneer Harvest Corn (scented wax corn)

What a great Early look way to bring Fall into your home!
Three ears of dried corn dipped in cinnamon colored scented wax!
Looks great in a trencher or old dough bowl or hanging from a peg!
Choose from:
Cinnamon Stick
Chestnuts and Brown Sugar
Pumpkin Cornbread
7.00 plus traveling fee- Order by email

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quart Mason Jar Taper Holder- Last One for Awhile

Sold Thank You!

These are the greatest Early Look and Prim Lanterns!The vintage blue/green mason jar really old & prim and the black holder really sets it off!

The Mason jar is quart size and is 7 1/4 " tall. Does not include taper candle. This is one of the best prices on the web and many websites are completely sold out of them - so you will want to get this while you can!!
*This is the last one for sale for awhile.

13.50 plus 6.50 shipping
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hannah & Edward- Prim Pilgrim Doll Bowl Fillers!!

Meet Hannah & Edward Mr. & Mrs. Pilgrim!
They are so prim and make great bowl fillers/ cupboard tucks- they are darker than shown.
They have been painted, sanded, coffee dyed and baked- their clothing is dyed also.
The pair is 7" tall- the perfect size for your olde dough bowl or trencher= or that small empty spot in your olde cupboard!!
15.00/ set plus traveling fee
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Grungy Prim Pumpkins with Real Stems!

These prim pumpkins have real stems! They are painted with a mottled two color thechnique, then sanded, coffee dyed and baked and sprinkled with real cinnamon. They are each 5" across and 2 " high.
Wonderful in an old trencher or on a mantle!
12.75 plus traveling fee
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Sweet Annie is Now Ready!!


My Sweet Annie is ready to be harvested. There is enough for several bundles.
It will be 5.50 per bundle plus 3.00 shipping.( shipping will be combined for multiple bundles)
It will be sold on a first come first serve basis.
You can order by email-

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Primitive Pumpkins Bowl Fillers

These litle prim pumpkins make great bowl fillers or use them to fill in a spot the needs a little something.
They are a set of 6 flat pumpkins- the black ones are made from a white on white cotton calico print that has been painted black- baked- sanded- coffee dyed and sprinkled with cinnamon. The white ones have been coffee dyed- sprinkles with cinnamon and baked- the orange ones have been painted- sanded- baked and sprinkled with cinnamon.
They measure 2" in diameter, have moss and a real stick stem on the top.

$12.50 /set of 6

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Please Take Our Poll

I am thinking about adding prim wood items to the site- please take our poll on the right sidebar. Thanks!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Olde Settler's Blue Prairie Bonett

Currently on Ebay- use the link on the right sidebar
Prairie Bonnets were an essential part of the prairie wardrobe even for little girls.

The brims kept the sun off of their faces and the long skirt of the bonnet kept their necks from getting sun and windburned. This child's bonnet is made from a quilt shop reproduction calico fabric in olde settler's blue color. It has been coffee dyed and baked to give it that old and worn look. It is 18 " long.
19.50 plus shipping
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Grungy Primitive Ole Punkinhead!

SOLD! Thank You!
Oh so sweet, plain and primitive!
Ole Punkinhead is made from muslin that has been painted, baked, sanded and rubbed with cinnamon.
His witch hat is made from white on white fabric that has been painted black, sanded and grungied up with cinnamon.
His eyes and nose are stitched on pieces of stained osnaburg and his mouth is hand stitched.
He is 15" tall and 6 " wide.
He will make the perfect addition to your Fall/Halloween decor.
15.00 plus traveling fee
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New! Prim Small Flattie Pumpkins Bowl Fillers!!

SOLD! Thank You! This set of flatties are great as bowl fillers- or use them to fill in a spot the needs a little something.
They are a set of 6 flat pumpkins- the black ones are made from a white on white cotton calico print that has been painted black- baked- sanded- coffee dyed and sprinkled with cinnamon. The white ones have been coffee dyed- sprinkles with cinnamon and baked- the orange ones have been painted- sanded- baked and sprinkled with cinnamon.
They measure 2" in diameter, have moss and a real stick stem on the top.

They are currently for sale on Ebay- use the link button for my auctions on the right.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grungy Grubby Wrinkled Old Witch Hats!!


These Witch Hat's turned out so prim!
They are grubbied and grungied with coffee, cinnamon, and all spice and the brim is wrinkled to make it look old & prim! They have grubbied cheesecloth hat bands & a sprig of Sweet Annie too! Thes are fairly big approximately 4" x 4".They will look great in your old dough bowl or trencher or group them on top of an old cupboard or shelf- or use them seperately where ever you need to fill in a spot!
They are currently on Ebay- use my link to Ebay on the right sidebar to view.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Prim Flattie Pumpkins!!

SOLD ! Thank You!

The orange flattie has been painted, sanded coffee dyed and rubbed with cinnamon. the two white flatties have been coffee dyed and rubbed with cinnamon.
They are not quite as bright as shown. The big pumpkin is 7" wide and 1 1/2" high, the two smaller ones are 5" wide and 1 1/2" high/ These are great to dislay on a shelf, in a trencher or old dough bowl. or in your old cupboard.
18.00 plus shipping
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Early Look Wax Dipped Harvest Corn

SOLD OUT! Thank You!!
I will add more if it is available soon.

I love the way these turned out!
This Harvest Corn has been dipped in highly scented wax.
It makes a great Early Look bowl filler but looks great hanging from a peg too!
Scented in Cinnamon Stick.
7.00 plus traveling fee
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Grungy Pear & Crab Apples Bowl Fillers

I just love the look of grungy prim friut to display!
The pear is made from muslin and has been coffe dyed and bakes- measures 3 1/3 " long. The two crab apples were made from muslin painted with cinnamon and spice, coffee mix then baked. They were then painted and rubbed with cinnamon and baked again-( they arae not quite as bright as they are in the photo). They measure 2 " high.
10.50 plus 3.50 traveling fee
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Early Look Prim Fall Dried Corn Cobs - Bowl Fillers

SOLD! Thank You!
Will post more if I can get them!

Great for primitive early look bowl fillers!
They are currently on Ebay

Use the My Ebay button on the right sidebar to view.

Fall Harvest Dried Strawberry Pocorn

SOLD Out! Thank You!!
I will be adding more if it is available.
I have 2 bundles of strawberry popcorn for sale- this corn is not dipped like it was last year- just dried- it will come in 2 bundles of three ears. It looks great in a trencher or a bowl like is pictured here or hanging from a peg.
4.50 plus 2.50 shipping

Sunday, August 8, 2010

U Finish Pumpkin Man Stitchery

SOLD- Thank You!
This is a stitchery that you can finish into a pillow with or without fabric borders or it can be framed- the stitched area is 5x7 and the entire piece is 8x10.
The border, lettering , cat and, his pants are stitched in black, the stars are dk. gold, as is his shirt, the sides are dk orange at the top & bottom and the center is dk. gold. The entire piece has been coffee dyed and baked.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Spooky Halloween Brain Tarts!!

For all of you spooky Halloween lovers we now have brain tarts!~(

In tan or white.

They are each one half oz and come 8 to a package.

Nothing like a bowl of brains to get your Halloween mood going!

They are available in:

Autumn Sage

Balckberry Sage

Cinnamon Stick

Gourmet Sugar Cookie

Harvest Spice

Pumpkin Cornbread

Pumpkin Spice

3.50 per set plus 2.50 shipping

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