Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Showers

Bring May flowers and a Robin or two!  Announcing my new pattern.   A sweet and somewhat realistic Robin.

Also on Early Work Mercantile, Sweets Rabbits.
As seen in the Spring issue of Mercantile Gatherings Magazine.

                                                 Early Work Mercantile

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Early Work Mercantile

Here's what's new on EWM!  One lonley little panda is waiting for a new home.

Happy New Year!


Friday, December 10, 2010

New listings on Etsy

I have listed another set of snowman ornaments and a snowman clothespin doll, cupboard hanger on Etsy.  They are all done in brown tones so you can use them all winter long!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Early Work Mercantile

I added somethings to my Early Work Mercantile page. I forgot how busy this month can be! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Display Chain #9

What a great idea this week, your favorite or cherished bonnet or hat!  To most lovers of primitive, bonnets are like potato chips, you can't eat collect just one!  I find it hard to pick a favorite, so I will have to post a few and note their various attributes.
Homespun bonnets were worn everyday and suffered a lot of wear.  This bonnet tells a tale of much use.  The maker of this bonnet added ruffles which were probably fashionable at the time but left the selvedge edges exposed to save time in hemming.

This bonnet is plain and simple.  There are no ruffles, just a deep quilted brim.

The bonnet on the right and the apron on the left are made of the same checked homespun fabric.  I purchased them separately but I like to think they were once a set! 

This bonnet is made of blue calico.  It is in excellent shape and appears to have been worn very little.  The brim is lined with double pink calico, possibly to add a favorable pink cast to an otherwise sallow complexion. 

As much as I love bonnets, I prefer a more modern style of hat for everyday wear!
Be sure to check out Misi's blog 1890gablehousemusings to see more great posts!

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Patterns!

I know, it's hard to believe that they are done!  It's only been 20 days since I announced they would be ready soon.  LOL  You can find them on my Picturetrail site.  Thanks for being patient with me! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Display Chain #7

If it's Tuesday, it must be time for Misi's display chain!  This weeks theme is "Holiday Crafting"  The challenge is to show our holiday crafting ideas for this year or seasons past.  I've got a bunch of them but I'll just show a few so as not to bore anyone!  Ho....Ho...Ho!.....Here we go!
New for this season, I am working on the patterns as we speak!  Or at least I was earlier today!

 sleepy Santa 2003
A Netty LaCroix santa I made.

My only Santa 2009

Mini table of Christmas goodies.

Mini Shiny Brites in a hand made box.

Check out Misi's blog for more Christmas cheer!