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Monday, September 19, 2011

Primitive Witch Dolls x Two

I'm trying to finish up the last of my Fall and Halloween Prims for this year.

My last two Witch Dolls are done.

This lil' witch gal is 21" tall.  She is dressed in her grungy best.  She has a sculpted nose and wool hair.
Hang her up or sit her in a chair, she really, really doesn't care...

Witch Doll (one) is SOLD TY T plus Travel Fare, she'll be signed and dated when she arrives.

Witch Doll (two)

This witch is dressed in brown ticking fabric and cheesecloth.  She holds a prim Fall garland.
She is 21" tall and can hang or sit.

Witch Doll (two) is $old plus Travel Fare, signed and dated she will be too.

Primitive Stitchery Farmhouse Towels

Available on my website

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tilly Hobb ~ Primitive Settler Prairie Doll

Tilly Hobb

Let me introduce to you......
Tilly, Tilly Hobb that is!

I've never been able to find out her real name, well, maybe Tilly is her real name.
But, who would go an name there child, Tilly now?

Anyway, I met Tilly a few years back, her pa and mine were a workin together for a spell.  Tilly and I soon became real friends.  Tilly, now she's dilly of a friend, best kind you could ever have.  She's full of spunk, quite a corker she is.  She's the kind that'll keep you in stitches if ya know what I mean.

One day we were a fixin' to go over the hill to fetch our pa's some lunch, see we had got to go with'em to the woods that mornin.  Well, it was gettin' nigh on to noon time, you could tell cause our bellies were just a growlin' somethin awful now.  Yep, sounded like one of them grizzlies we usta see was gonna come right outta there and gobble us both up.  So, anyway, Miss Tilly and I headed out, left our pas to work while we went to bring'em sum dinner.  Well it wasn't long before we stumbled upon us a herd of skunks!  Oh my!, now if you've had ever had yourself an encounter with one skunk befor you can just imagine yourself a herd of'em.  Now, let me tell ya, Tilly, she has herself some hairbrained idears sometimes.  Tilly turned to me with that look, a look only us real friends know, I'm a thinkin...awww Tilly whatcha gonna do? 
Well now, I'll tell ya what that Tilly was gonna do, she was gonna tryin snatch up one of them there skunks, yep, she thought she'd like it for a pet or sumthin'.  Well now, I was thinkin' it'd be best just leave them skunks to themselfs and go and fetch our pa's their dinner.  But, oh no, Tilly she's a stubborn as a mule and she had that thought of hers in her head....so what do real friends do, well course they help each other, they do.  So, Tilly and me got to chasin them skunks, tryin to seperate the little ones from the biggens, thought a little one would be a easier n' safer catch, ya know.  Through the briars, round this tree and that one, yep, took me a branch right cross the forehead, boy did that smart some.  Tilly, she a runnin too, got right behind a lil' one and wham, she made her move.  Oh boy, all heck broke loose when she tryin grab that skunk, course she'd been runnin' behind it. Well, she gottem but, he'd got her somethin bad too!  Tilly, she quick wrapped that skunk right up in her apron and finally we headed home to get our pas sum lunch.  Me, course, I was a walked a few steps ahead of Tilly on the way.      ;)Jed, Tilly's real friend

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Tilly is one of my handmade Primitive Prairie Dolls.  She's all cleaned up, the stinks all gone, LOL..
Tilly is dressed in colors of Burgundy and Browns, her dress, apron and bonnet are all homespun fabrics.  A touch of cotton calico for her apron sash.  She has a few patches and mends, has been aged for an olde timey prim look.  Tilly is 21 1/2" tall.

Tilly Hobb can be adopted for $42.00 plus Travel Fare, she will arrived signed and dated by me, her maker.

The moral of the story, don't ever chase a skunk

Primitive Settler Prairie Doll ~ Clara

What can I say about Clara
C  onsiderate
 L ovable
         A dorable
            R espectful
             A ged

This early style Prairie Doll is handmade. Clara is dressed in Dark Reds and Golds.  She's been mended, patched and aged for an old timey look, her clothing alike.
Clara is 17 1/2" tall

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Clara's adoption fee is Sold Thank You K~ plus Travel Fare.  She'll arrive signed and dated by me, her maker.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Autumn's Dance

She'd say

It was so near to the end of September,
not a cooler fall day us olde folks can remember.
Some fields still stood full with wheat's golden tops,
The meadow lay bitten by the first seasons frost.

Now, I can't tell you how many times I have sat
 listening, trying to focus my view
I would shudder once as my gram went on to tell
and she'd say

The fires were lit, to take off the chill
Outside trees were blazen, orange and red topped the hills
It was on this day, this crisp fall morn,
a new baby girl, my child was born.

I can remember
There she'd be sitting, her in her rocker,  me at her feet
She'd pause just long enough to take a sip from her tea
Start rocking again and go on to tell
she'd say

The years went on by and the seasons did change
With each new September, the young girl she did age.
From a young girl to a woman in no time at all,
There seemed a connection between this woman and Fall.

Now the picture grew vivid in my mind as hers
another sip from her cup, I'd rustle up to my knees
and she'd say

Another fall day much like the first,
I witnessed a miracle, the miracle of your birth
The fires relit, to take off the chill
Your mamma, my daughter, you child, her first


Another pause for a sip and to reminisce
she'd rock a bit more and go on to tell
she'd say

Even though your sweet mamma was called home that day
She left me with something, her sweet child to raise
She went on her way to dance in Fall's Leaves
Your mamma, my Autumn, my heart she'll never

She dances her dance, when the leaves float on down
from the mountaintops to meadows
her colors abound.

Autumn's Dance

written by Traci Stoddard

Please meet Autumn
a plain and simple prairie doll
handmade by me, she's 18" tall

Dress in the colors of Fall
Patched and Mended
Pin-Tucked Apron and All

Autumn can be purchased for $30.00 plus Travel Fare.  She will arrive signed and dated by me, her maker.

Autumn's Blessings to All,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Let's Have a Ball ~ Oct. 31st

Get out your dancin' boots
there's gonna be a

Hallowe'en Witch's Ball
October 31st
Salem Hall

Free Tickets Available

Prizes awarded for:
Best Cackle
Longest Nose
Greenest Complextion
Wiriest Hair
and of course
!!...!!...The Best Boots...!!..!!

Here's some jazzed up Witch Boots

Green Laces and Lace

just perfect for the occasion

I'll bring the cauldron.......you bring the bubbly
Included is your Ticket to the Ball

Boots are 7" tall x 8" long
(just your size ;)

Pair of Primitive Witch Boots are $16.50 plus Travel Fare, they'll arrive signed and dated by me, the maker.

~Fall Leaves Pumpkin & Batty 4 Halloween Punkin..x..Primitive Greeters~

New Offerings - September 7th


Fall Leaves Pumpkin

Quilted Prim Pumpkin - this one decorated with
handpainted Fall Leaves in all the colors we love
of Autumn.

Hangs with a rusty wire and measures 11" tall (that's not including the hanger)

Think of all the places one of these Quilted Pumpkins would add just the right touch of Fall too!

Fall Leaves Quilted Pumpkin is Sold plus Travel Fare.  It will arrive signed and dated by me, the maker.


Batty 4 Halloween Pumpkin

This Quilted Pumpkin has a friendly creature who
is just Batty 4 Halloween.  Batty has sculpted wings and black
bead eyes.

Pumpkin has a rusty wire for display and is 12" tall (not including the wire)

Batty 4 Halloween Pumpkin is SOLD plus Travel Fare, it will arrive signed and dated by me, the maker.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my newest creations!