Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dolls, Dolls, so many great prim dolls!!!!!!

I love the date on this doll. She truly looks as if she has been found in an old cabin, tucked away in a safe place. That date is during the period my great grandfather, Julius Martin Kringle, (yes the name is of Santa fame) that he homesteaded in Minnesota and Iowa. He drove a cover wagon "out west" to those states at the age of 14.

This doll is a lovely reminder of the past which is so dear to many of us.

She was created by HeartofTexasPrims on Artfire.

She is describes as: Here for you is a cute primitive seed bag prairie doll
ornie for your collection in preserving our heritage.

Super Prim! This doll is made of coffee and vanilla stained muslin and set out in the sun to dry. She is about 8 1/2" high and smells wonderful!

In making her, I stitched burlap for the nose. Old time looking fabric which was stained in coffee is fitted for her prim dress and her seed bag is stained as well. The bag has a draw string that is tied in a knot with a rusty safety pin. The year '1873' is primitively stitched to the bottom of the bag. Doll can be taken out of her seed bag. I stitched some lace that was dipped in coffee around her head.

From a pattern by SweetPeas Primitives.

You can see her at:

Please take a look and enjoy!!!!


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