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Hi, Primmies... I stitch reproduction antique samplers and dolls. I also have lots of great artists and their sites featured as well as tutorials and some recipes for you to enjoy. Eventually we will have our own items for sale. Until then I hope you will enjoy the content, please leave a comment on any post you wish to.

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August 30, 2011

Free PDF Download For Country Hens Hooked Rug, Rug Hooking and Punch Needle Free Tutorials,Free Patterns

Hi, Primmies, here's a free download for an adorable rug hooking project (click above "free pdf" to go to project). If you haven't tried rug hooking yet, Click Here to go to the Create and Decorate magazine website "How-To Series". You can also go to the
author's (Sally Van Nuys) website at Amherst Antiques Folkart for free tutorials on rug hooking and ALSO
learn Miniature Punch Needle Embroidery. These instructions are the most detailed and illustrated, easy-to-understand "How To's" that I have ever read. She makes it sound like
it's super easy to learn either technique. There are also links to needles, patterns, Red Dot Tracer paper, backing, linens, floss and wool, plus DVD's and books.
Since there is also a giveaway going on at Hungry Hook Primitives for a rug hooking kit, this is a great time to have another rug hooking tutorial source.
There are fabulous Halloween "Freebie Doodles" at Bird In The Hand Primitives, Robin's patterns can be used for punch needle, rug hooking or stitcheries. Be sure to go to her blog to see all of her free designs.
Well, that's quite enough for now. We've got appointments with the neurosurgeon to go over the results of our MRI scans on our cervical and lumbar spine areas. Yep, BOTH of
us, I've had 4 surgeries since 1993 and Mr. Glen Oaks' has some serious problems in 3
areas of his spine. These are comparison scans to see if there have been major changes
that warrant surgery. Can you imagine both of us going through spinal surgeries? Let me
tell you, it's no picnic. I've got so many ceramic plates, bone grafts, rods and pins that I'm starting to wonder what's holding me together.
Enjoy your day, it's beautiful here, breezy, sunny, 76 degrees.
Susan


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August 29, 2011

Free Pattern Downloads For You To Sew and Stitchery Patterns

Hi, Primmies, for everyone affected by Hurricane Irene, I wish to say that our thoughts are with you and hope that you have family and friends should you be in need of help. Some areas have had devastating damages and I am so sorry. We had some minor damage to our breezeway roof and have water leaking in the light fixtures, Mr. Glen Oaks is on it as we speak. He is also cleaning up the debris in the yard, a few very large tree limbs and miscellaneous stuff that blew in the yard. I was frightened way beyond the level I should have been. I just panicked all of a sudden Sunday morning, when the trees starting coming down. It was brief (the wind gusts) not even reported on the news for our area, but never the less, it was happening. Juan calmed me down (the cats were reacting to my fright) and things settled down finally. I'm not normally like that, I like to blame menopause on anything unpleasant that I do. So we'll blame menopause.
So on a happy note, here is a link to a free download for a Flying Witch pattern. It's so cute, like the "weathervane" style of folk art. She's sewn and on a dowel stand.
It's a design by Donna Veal of Moonchild's Primitives. She includes links for the grey sheep's wool hair, the fragrant, dried Sweet Annie and rusty bells (they have other rusty tin items as well). Besides sewing, there's some painting and of course a prim stain wash.
Click HERE to
see it and download the pattern. Scroll to almost half way down her main page to the picture of the witch. She changes her free patterns so check back every once in a while for new one.
Here's another link to a prim doll that's sewed and has some painting (face, hair) and she's about 20 inches in length. The pattern includes her clothing.
Click HERE to download. To go to the artist's blog page with a finished color photo click Kaaren of The Painted Quilt. She also says she'd be happy to give you a tutorial for painting the doll's face.
Here's another place for free ornie patterns and a lot of free stitchery patterns that are black and white "doodle" drawings. I guess you could punch needle them, do appliques or maybe even use them in rug hooking. They are really nice.
Click HERE to go to Jennie Baer's freebie page at Homeberries.
As I find more free pattern sites I will post them for you.
Warm Regards,
Susan

August 28, 2011

Prims By The Water 100 Followers Giveaway

I found this giveaway while on Hungry Hook Primitives this morning. It's for this adorable "Homestead" pillow and Santa doll:
The pillow is stuffed the prim way with cloth for stuffing and the Santa is made from wool
with a faux pine sprig. He's very prim and adorable.
You can click HERE and at the right-hand sidebar to enter Janice's giveaway.
Good Luck, Primmies,
Susan

Rug Hooking Giveaway and Tutorial At Hungry Hook Primitives

Margie of Hungry Hook Primitives is having a giveaway. There is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. She also has a complete rug hooking tutorial you can follow by clicking HERE.

Sign up for her blog if you don't already follow by clicking HERE. Leave a comment on the tutorial and the giveaway and follow the rest of the rules for the giveaway. I hope I win!


Later, Primmies...

August 26, 2011

Prim Patterns Extravaganza: Over 200 Prim Patterns On One CD

I suppose a lot of prim artists design their own patterns, but for those of us that are
design and drawing-challenged, this is for us!
I saw this offer the other day while browsing my favorite web sites, and was reminded again today while reading my blog list, Tennessee Ridge Primitives. There are 219 (YES) prim patterns on one CD, Becky has compiled all of her designs and is offering this CD for only $45.00. Click the photo to get a larger image:

Click HERE to go directly to her selling website.
A link to her blog is clickable HERE. It works out to about $4.86 per pattern!
Becky is also having a primendous sale on e-patterns, like 5 for $10 and several more deals. It's worth a trip over to see all the sales.
Bye, Primmies...

Disaster Preparedness for Pets : The Humane Society of the United States

I don't know exactly how many of us with pets is going to be affected by Hurricane Irene, but I thought I'd put up this link to the Humane Society's website page regarding Tips and Disaster Preparedness for Pets. We have two cats and Ashley has 3 dogs and 3 cats, so it's a good checklist to have to be prepared in the event of any emergency:
Disaster Preparedness for Pets : The Humane Society of the United States:

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We pray for everyone's safety.
Warm Regards,
Susan

Bloggers Are The Best: Look What I Got In The Mail Today!

You may remember a couple of weeks ago the giveaway at The Country Primitive Shoppe for "The Crow's Guide To Magic" book and soft sculpture that Dina was having on her blog. There was also a "name that bowl filler" contest. You can click on
(here)The Country Primitive Shoppe to go to Dina's blog.
Well, imagine my surprise when she told me I was getting a "surprise" ornament for being so kind about spreading the word and following her blog. It came in the mail today, here he is:
(again, I apologize for the camera work, I just don't have any talent for taking pictures)

The picture doesn't do him justice. He's a very pretty painted light brown color, muslin gingerbread boy stuffed and stiffened, with little black glass seed eyes and painted cream squiggles on his hands and feet. He's about 5 1/2 inches long and 3 1/2 inches arm to arm. I love him.
And, this was another big gesture of kindness that prim and arts and crafts bloggers are famous for. I love showing artists' work, giveaways and tutorials and don't expect anything in return. But it's awfully nice indeed when an artist and fellow blogger shows their appreciation by sending an unexpected gift. The group of bloggers that I follow and their followers are the nicest people I've ever met.
Warm Regards,
Susan

August 24, 2011

Look At ALL The New Giveaways

Primmies, plan for a LONG time blogging. I just found some more awesome
giveaways and they are posted on my right hand side bar. I have a few featured in an
actual blog post, too. So, clear some time this evening or whenever it's a good time
for you, but there's lots to see and enter so sit back,relax and enjoy!
Whew, I'm exhausted from the posting and the entering. Isn't it great?!?
Warm Regards,
Susan
Here's another giveaway from Tammy at A Primitive Place. She just had her wonderful flag pillow giveaway for her birthday and a thank you to all of her followers, now we get a chance to win "Rin". He's done in burlap with string-tied arms and legs. Rin is grubbly
primmed to give him a worn, well-loved look. He's got old black-button eyes and a hump
back like the old Steiff bears. Say "Hi" to cutie-pie Rin:
Click HERE
to go to Tammy's blog and follow the simple rules to enter the giveaway that ends on
September 18th, and the winner will be announced on September 19, 2011. Good Luck!
Later, Primmies...
Here's a SCRUMPTIOUS recipe that I started making for my daughter 9 years ago.
The Family Circle magazine food editors have printed this again online this week.
The recipe I remember making was called Butterfinger Cheesecake Bites, but this is
an almost identical recipe so I know they taste so good you can't stop eating them.
Ok, get your ingredients together and go!

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 fun-size Butterfingers, coarsely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
5 fun-size Butterfingers, finely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with nonstick foil, allowing foil to hang over two sides.
2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the flour, pecans and light-brown sugar. Stir in the butter and mix until all dry ingredients are moistened and a crumbly dough forms. Press into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven.
3. In another medium-size bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Beat in egg, lemon juice and vanilla until combined. Stir in 3/4 cup coarsely chopped candy. Pour into the baked crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the finely chopped candy over the top.
4. Cool completely. Gently lift from pan and pull back foil. Cut into 36 squares. Refrigerate until serving. Makes 36 Bites.
Enjoy yourselves,
Susan

August 23, 2011

Free Candlemat Pattern For Us

Here's a very prim Candlemat pattern from my friend Christine of Preferably Prim all the way across the pond in Northern Ireland. I love how we can meet people from all over the world, most of the time the internet is a good thing. It's a thank you to her followers for the comments on her "Wooly Pineapple" and the congratulations on her 18th wedding anniversary. This is the finished candlemat:

Here's her template for the pattern:
and her instructions:

INSTRUCTIONS:
"Cut one of each size of oval background fabric.
On the top layer, trace on the words and berry strands and stitch them in in dark colored floss.
(I used 6 strands of DMC dark brown for the words and 3 strands of the same color for the berry strands.)
Stitch on the pip berries using 2 strands of floss doing a French knot.
Using the templates, cut out 4 of each part of the acorns and stitch into position.
Now you are ready to blanket stitch the top layer onto the base layer of your mat, using 3 strands of floss.
Repeat the whole way around the outer edge of your mat.
YOU DID IT!
Admire your handiwork and enjoy in your fall decorating!
Once again, thank you for your thoughtfulness and visits - life has been so blessed since I started blogging!
Best wishes
Christine"

And, here's her "Wooly Wednesday" post of her pineapple, it's so cute it's done with little "penny rug" circles in wool felt on the pineapple:
If you want to visit her blog with the Candlemat post click HERE. Isn't her blog cute, she loves Americana and our prim style.
'Til next time, Primmies...

August 21, 2011

I'm Back (sort of)

Hi, Primmies,
Here's a new giveaway for us to enter. It's from A Primitive Place and Country Journal's blog. This will be their last giveaway before Fall arrives.

The items to win are all Bee Skep-themed. There's a candle mat, a beeskep for your tabletop,
a beeskep and sunflower-themed list pad with magnetic backing, and an Autumn Harvest-scented soy jar candle from Star Mills Candles. Click HERE to go to the blog page to enter the giveaway. The contest starts now and ends at 9 P.M. on August 26, 2011. The winner will be announced on August 27th
later in the evening.
I seem to have caught a virus after being at the hospital last Thursday evening for an
MRI on the cervical and lumbar areas of my spine. Every time we go to the hospital it seems we catch something. Yuk! Mr. Glen Oaks has been feeding me soup and Pepto Bismol.
At least whatever this is waited until today, his mom left on Friday. So I'll just be taking it easy for a couple more days.
Goodnight for now...

August 15, 2011

More Of My Favorites

Hi, Primmies, family is here for the week and I am pressed for time
so this is just a quick peek at what I found while blogging today.

This cute little cross stitched "Boo" bag by Widgets and Wool on Primnest:


These "Boo" Garlands by Barbara on her blog Village Folk Art




'Night, Primmies



August 14, 2011

We Have Guests This Week

Since it's so very cool and breezy here today, and since Mr. Glen Oaks will be here from
Logan Airport any minute with his mom and son, I thought I'd just quickly post some of my favorite Fall Prim items from my Etsy Treasury List. Enjoy!

Paint Bucket-Hallowee...
Saltbox House Primiti...
Primitive Fall Scarec...Soap-Halloween Ghost-...
Thanksgiving Turkey C...Cutting/Bread Board-P...


August 13, 2011

Winners of Firecracker Kid Primitive Giveaway

Ta-Da! Here are the winners:
Of the Rolling Pin/Spoon Rack/Spice Shelf: Woolen Sails
Surprise Winner #1: Rabbit Hollow Prims
Surprise Winner #2: pink*cherub*moon

The winners of the surprise gifts will have to wait (it's a surprise after all) to see what they've won.
Until the next giveaway, Primmies...

Giveaways and More Giveaways

Here is yet another terrific giveaway in Blogland. This one is from Me 2 U Primitives Online Booth

The winner of the giveaway will receive a beautiful framed 8x10 Autumn Print, a pillow
tuck and pumpkin ornie. Trish also has a website you can visit by clicking HERE.
The winner will be drawn on August 22, 2011. Good Luck!
Later, Primmies


August 12, 2011

Vintage Tin, Candle and Potpourri Giveaway

Look at the goodies we can win:


Head on over to The Barely There Primitive Bear and join her blog (if you don't follow already) to sign up for her 2nd Anniversary Giveaway.
Her shop The Prim Bears Cupboard is open now so be sure to check the shop out also and see what Karen has
for sale. She's got some nice things and you'll have a hard time picking a favorite.
Giveaway ends August 16, 2011 and Karen will draw the winner on August 17th. Good Luck!
'Night, Primmies


Featured Doll Artist Kathy Patterson's Hand Carved Reproduction English Wooden Queen Anne Dolls and Izannah Walker Dolls

I am so pleased to have permission to do a feature on Kathy Patterson of Babes From The Woods blog who resides in Ontario, Canada. Kathy is well known for her German Santa Candy Containers that she has created for the past 19 years.
She began adding beautiful reproduction dolls to her repertoire and has been making these gorgeous Queen Anne wooden dolls since 2008 and also started creating Izannah Walker-type dolls. She had been wanting to try her hand at creating Izannah's and after having them "in the works" for some time she felt she had to just challenge herself to
do them. I for one am thrilled. I have some photos to share with you from her blog post yesterday and from the past few months . I was absolutely blown away by these pictures of these dolls, you will drool all over you keyboard if you love these dolls as I do, and when you see the remarkable detail that went into these dolls you will have to look at them again and again. This little lady's name is "Laurel" and she's completely hand carved and fully jointed and she stands 15 inches tall. Her clothing right down to  her little slippers on her dainty feet has been made from authentic 18th century silks. Her underclothes are made from vintage fabric as well. What I wouldn't give to own one of these beauties. It looks just like originals I have seen. Join me in this lovely pictorial:




Did you see the little "pocket" that 18th century ladies tied under their skirts? Hand embroidered and such authentic detail. She is faithfully reproduced in every way. The colors are just scrumptious. I just can't say enough about this beauty. Words just don't do Kathy's work full justice.

Now for her reproduction Izannah Walker dolls. They literally look like they just came from a trunk in an attic perfectly preserved through the centuries from a big old colonial house somewhere. You'll see what I mean:





Here's how her Izzies start, and as all doll makers know the little sweethearts "speak" to us after their features are set and then we know how to dress them and in what colors.
One of her Izzies "told her" she is partial to browns.However, Kathy will do their dresses in your choice of colors.

This is an earlier doll Kathy made back in May of this year. It's a reproduction
1680 William Higgs style doll. She is hand carved and and has straight wooden legs jointed at her hips. Her upper arms are made of linen. Her undergarments and dress are both simple but as with all of her dolls Kathy uses early vintage fabrics:


The only disappointment in this story is that only one of Kathy's Izannah dolls are available as of this posting. But you can call or email her anytime to place an order and to find out which dolls she has available for sale. The information is on her blog under her profile.
For those of us that haven't mastered the art of making English Woodens and Izannah Walkers we are truly fortunate to have master doll makers like Kathy Patterson to keep this very important part of history continuing on for us and furture generations to enjoy for centuries to come.
I encourage you to visit Kathy's blog Babes From The Woods
by clicking Babes From The Woods HERE to view all of her many previous works by clicking on the posts in her Archives. There are many more dolls that I could not post here.
Thank you for taking this "journey back in time" with me, Primmies.
Susan

August 11, 2011

Look At This Terrific Giveaway

Hi,Primmies, this is a little bit last minute but better late than not at all.
Look at what Melissa of Prim In The Country is giving away on her blog:
Aren't they the cutest? Just click the linkHERE to go to
Melissa's blog to sign up to follow her blog if you don't already and enter the giveaway.
She's offering up to 10 bonus chances to win!! But hurry, giveaway ends August 15, 2011.
'Night, Primmies

August 9, 2011

Old Farmhouse Gathering: Turkey Trot Treasury August 14-31,2011

The Turkey Trot Treasury is a giveaway of 16 handmade items from volunteers in the team. Items total $240.00, this is a HUGE giveaway.And all 16 items go to one lucky winner!The Treasury is being made August 14th so visit Firecracker Kid Primitives blog and watch for the link so that you can leave your comment for a chance to win. The winner will be drawn on September 1, 2011 and announced on Old Farmhouse Gathering Blog


Click this link to visit Firecracker Kid PrimitivesFirecracker Kid Primitives: Turkey Trot Treasury Coming Soon!
They have some really.really nice wood items.
Goodnight, Primmies

August 8, 2011

LOOK WHAT I GOT!!

This post is very long overdue.
During the Christmas In July and Giveaways that Sandy of The Olde Country Cupboard and Sami of Samantha's Accessories I received the MOST MARVELOUS surprise gifts from my two new friends. I was so thrilled I was weepy. No one manages to surprise me with gifts anymore
because I usually get asked what I want for birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc., so when I received this package I was blown away. I warn you I am not good at taking pictures so I
apologize for the fuzzy and not close enough photos.
I received from Sandy and Sami the most awesome scented items. Sandy sent me her scented Beeswax Gingerbread Bowl Fillers and Ornies. Sami sent me a bunch of her Soy Tarts in the most scrumptious flavor scents. The cupboard where we have them when not in use has such a strong mix of scents that when you open the door the dining room is filled with marvelous fragrances for an hour. We melted a Creme Brulee Soy Tart last night and today and people thought we were baking or making candy (my mom's nurse came this morning and wanted all the info on the Soy Tarts). Here are my photos, pitiful tho they are:


There are two of these smaller Gingers, there is a boy and a girl and they have nice little prim strings to hang on a tree or from a cupboard.
Here are some of my Soy Tarts (we have melted a few already):




The soy tart fragrances include: Creme Brulee, Maple Walnut Fudge, Peanut Butter Cookie, Sugar Corn Pudding,Granny's Cornbread and Kettle Corn. They are strongly fragranced and fill a room with the most delicious aromas.
The cute card in the photo with the soy tarts of the two little prim dolls was in my package and it says, "Hi,Susan,thanks so much for your posts and kindness. We really appreciate it. Bloggers are the best.
Take care,Sandy and Sami
Aren't they just the best? I can't thank both of my new friends enough for the gifts and the hard work and free patterns from Christmas In July. Bloggers ARE the best!
Warmest Regards,
Susan

August 6, 2011

Mason jar soap dispenser

Here is a super simple tutorial from Laura of Monogram Boutique. Click the link below to get her easy directions:

Monogram Boutique: Mason jar soap dispenser

August 4, 2011

It's Feeling A Little Izzie Around Here(As In Izannah Walker Dolls)

I'll give you fair warning: this post is very long!

Mr. Glen Oaks and I plan to visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum when his son and mother return from Florida the end of the second week in August. Mom is staying for a week, Glen Oaks Jr., will probably go home to New York a day or so after arriving. He's been in Florida since July 4th and misses his mom and baby sister, Izzie.
So, thinking of that (see how my mind works?) prompted me to find out if there were any Izannah Walker dolls perchance in the museum since it's sort of close to Izannah Walker's hometown in Rhode Island. There is!
Isn't she beautiful?

Here is a description of this lovely doll who resides in The New Bedford Whaling Museum:
Walker, Izannah
Date:1848 - 1900
Material: leather, cotton, lace, paint
Dimensions: [H]17" [W]4" [D]
17" from head to feet, 4" across shoulders
DESCRIPTION: The doll has a painted leather head, hands, feet, and body. She is wearing a cream colored, long-sleeved floral print dress (yellow, purple, and blue flowers, green leaves), with high lace collar and cream colored knickers with lace around the bottoms. The undergarents consist of two cream colored petticoats, one plain petticoat, and one petticoat of a thicker material with a stitched border.

Another "Izzie" resides in the Little Compton Historical Society in Rhode Island. This isn't far from where Izannah Walker lived and worked in Central Falls, RI.


Here is the description of this doll as given from the Little Compton Historical Society website:


Izannah WalkerDescriptionMolded cloth doll. Figure of a girl with painted brown hair and eyes. Pink skin. Cotton dress with cream-colored background and green pattern. Cream-colored underskirt with crocheted trim. Brown leather shoes with decorative accent on top of shoes, and fasten at ankle. On metal stand with base. Housed in plastic hood.Datec1860MaterialCloth, cotton, paint, leather, metalDimensionsH-20.75 W-10 D-7.5 inchesMakers markBottom of shoes ”BRU Jne/PARIS”, ”6”Category9: Recreational ArtifactsSub-categoryToyCatalog Number2000.0129ProvenanceGrandmother Snow (see notes)

”Peggy - A little account written by Grandmother Snow” Peggy is one of the rag dolls which were made by two ladies in Providence many years ago. I was born in 1860 and Peggy was given Peggy was given to me when I was a very little girl, so young that I do not remember when I first had the doll. The clothes she then wore were old-fashioned, but long since worn out and thrown out.
I have tried to make her present warded (wardrobe) be as nearly like the original as I could from memory.
The green silk chaillie gown I make from pieces of a dress once worn by Mrs. James Arnold, who lived in the house on County Street, now owned and occupied by the Wamsutta Club. The material probably was bought in France, as such was not made in this country at that time - probably 1850-1860.
The original dress worn by Mrs. Arnold was given later to my Aunt Mary Taber, then made over and worn by my cousin Mary Kempton Tabor, and still later given, or handed down to my Mother, who make a little dress for me of the best goods remaining. This was worn at a later period by Agatha Snow, Edith Snow an Deborah Snow. This doll’s dress is fit only for the purpose of an exhibition - it is so frail and old now. Peggy was given to the LCHS by Mrs. Robert Snow of West Road Little Compton, RI 6/22/70SourceMrs Robert SnowReceived asGiftDate Received1970Image004\2000.0129.JPG


So much wonderful history of this doll. I love how the doll dress was made over and over from the girls' dresses.
Here is another Izannah Walker doll in the Little Compton Historical Society:
This Izannah is from The Wisconsin Historical Society Online Collection:


This is the description of the doll in the blue dress in Little Compton:
Label reads: ”Izannah Walker Doll made of painted cloth put into a mould to create the head, shoulder, arms and legs. Restored in 1986 by Mrs. Elizabeth McIntyre”
Doll has short brown hair and a painted face. She is dressed in a blue checked linen dress with two layers of white cotton petticoats and a pair of pantalettes. She has black painted shoes. She is stored in a clear plastic

My favorite doll is the one in the last photo. She was made between 1855 and 1860. This date is based on the type of clothing the doll is wearing. This wonderful little doll was named "Tillie" by her owner, Alice Kent Trimpey.
She was born in 1864 and lived until 1949. She resided in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Mrs.Trimpey wrote a book
entitled "The Story Of My Dolls".

The clothing on this doll is extraordinary, and looks to be hand sewn and the original clothes. She wears pantalettes that are trimmed in lace and ruffles. They even have tucks such as a little girls would have. She wears two
petticoats; one is made from white wool with hand embroidered hem trim, the second made from a cotton stripe material with a trim made from tatted lace. The dress is a soft blue green with brown and white plaid cotton. The dress is two-piece, a gathered waist and a very deep tuck at the bottom hem. There is even a HOOP at the bottom of skirt. The blouse of the dress has dropped shoulders and and long full sleeves. The neckline is trimmed in black velvet. Her little apron is made from off-white linen trimmed with bands of multi-colored florals on the pockets, the bib and the skirt of the apron.  She has black painted on lace-up boots. She is made of cloth and  oil painted on her head and face with her trademark little corkscrew curls at the back of her neck and in front of her applied ears.
She's stuffed with fiber/cloth and has a wood reinforced body construction. She has joints at the knees, elbows,
her hips and shoulders. Such detail and effort certainly went into the making of this little doll and her clothing.
Just exquisite!

I read somewhere that because there were so many variations of this doll that some might have possibly been
portrait dolls, but no definite proof on this. I'll have to ask Dixie Redmond, she knows just about all there is to know regarding Izannah Walker dolls. She teaches an online workshop for Izzies and you should see the gallery of her
student's work. Go over to http://izannahwalkerworkshop.blogspot.com/ to see the dolls made from her workshop.       They are all uniquely beautiful.
Tomorrow I'd like to do a post on paper mache Greiner dolls and composition dolls from Germany.
Until then, Primmies..

August 1, 2011

New Giveaway At Firecracker Kids

Hi,Primmies,
There's a fabulous giveaway going on over at Firecracker Kids. Check out this photo of the Rolling Pin Spoon Spice Shelf that Carol and her husband are giving away this month:
Primmies, this is a REALLY NICE item for giveaway. They are indeed a very generous couple.
So if you don't already follow their blog, go on over to their blog to sign up and enter the giveaway. There are 8 chances altogether to win. Here's the link to the giveaway
post: Click Here To Go
Good Luck, everyone. Giveaway ends August 12, 2011. Winner will be announced August 14th.
Warm Regards,
Susan

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