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Saturday, February 27, 2010

1915 Photo of Great Grandma Sarah

As you can see she is my new blog header- I wanted something authentic and I think this works perfectly!
I think that this was her home in Michigan as she also had a home in Illinois and this is not it.
I love the chickens in the yard!!
She was 77 years old when this was taken.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Corncob doll

I neede a small container for q tips as my hubby goes through a ton of them! I wanted something prim so I painted a tin can and made a mini corn cob doll and attached her to the front. I wanted to make a wire hanges so she could hang from a peg but could not find my wire!! So I used jute- may have more of a prairie look any way!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pioneer Pinkeep Drum W/ Strawberry

This pinkeep drum certainly does look like it was made by a pioneer woman out on the olde prairie! Definitely not a pretty refined pinkeep!
The body of this pinkeep is made from cream wool that has been coffee dyed, the top and bottom are coffee dyed red & tan ticking, the strawberry is a ruby red calico that has also been coffee dyed- the stem is coffee dyed green felt- as with real strawberries the stem is not symmetrical.
The base is filled with sand, the remainder with sawdust- the berry is filled with sand.
14.00 plus 3.00 flat rate shipping
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Grungy, Wrinkled, Antique Baby Shoes

These have been sold! Thank You

As I promised I did make another pair of baby shoes! This pair is for sale. They are 3 1/2 " high and 4 1/2" long- They are made from muslin that has been given a coffee bath and then baked into old, grubby looking baby shoes- they are made to look like a young pioneer mother on the prairie made them and the baby she made them for gave them plenty of wear.
They are 13.50 plus 3.25 traveling fee
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Reap What You Sow- Stitchery Seed Bag

THis Item has been SOLD! Thank You!!
I love the way this seed bag turned out! It is made from muslin and has been given a coffee bath and then baked to prim perfection. It has a hand stitched verse that reads " What soever a man soweth, that he shall also reap". It is stitched with three strands of black floss.
The bag is 5 1/2" wide x 5 1/2 " high. It will look great hanging from a peg, a cabinet knob, or in a trencher or old dough bowl filled with rosehips and sticks.
6.50 plus 2.75 flat rate shipping
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Grungy Olde Prairie Bonnet on Ebay

This Item has Been sold! Thank You!!
This grubby bonnet is currently on Ebay. Auction will end February 14.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Antique Baby Shoes!!

I put off making these baby shoes for years! because I thought they looked to difficult to do. Then a very dear friend talked me in to making them. I am so glad that she did!

I first made one shoe & turned into a pinkeep.

I like mine darker like the pinkeep but the pair is for my friend and she wanted her's just coffee dyed. I am sure I will be making more of these in the future so stay tuned!!