Winter Cottage

Winter Cottage

Primitive handmade goods and hooked rugs.

The wind whistles and the leaves have fallen. The trees on the hills all around me are gray and bare. Snuggling under well loved quilts while wearing woolen socks has begun. It looks like Thanksgiving is near and Christmas is on its way. And that's how my shop looks like tonight....Christmas! I'm doing my best to help you get a jump on your holiday decorating. All the designs that you see in my shop are from my own sketchbook.

I hope that tonight finds  you healthy and in good spirits while warm and snug in  your home. 

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Hand stitched stocking featuring 2 primitive stitched stars and aged cotton. A border of brown thread and a wintry blue-gray vintage button finish off the top edge. The stocking and loop made from twill tape has been dyed using my aging technique. Measurement from top edge to bottom of toe is 8 inches. The loop adds 2 inches to the total length. Kindly asking $10 with an added $3 for shipping from my house to yours.
Peace and Joy to thee is the message hand stitched on this cute little stocking made from hand dyed old cotton. It’s trimmed at the top with aged twill tape. Measures 10.5 inches from top edge to bottom of toe. The top of stocking is about 3 inches wide with a two inch tall loop made from aged twill tape, secured with a sweet antique button. Kindly asking $18 for the stocking with $3 added for shipping from my house to yours.
A snowman wearing a red long stocking cap is primitively stitched by hand on this sweet little stocking. The top edge is finished with brown thread stitching and a twill tape loop and little vintage button. Measures 8 inches from top edge to bottom toe. The loop is two inches tall. Kindly asking $15 with $3 added for shipping from my house to yours.
The charm of an old rag doll is brought to these sweet angels dressed in homespun plaid. Their faces are simply stitched. Hair is from curly sheep adorned with a rusty wire halo. Wings are safely secured with twill tape. A loop is on the back for hanging. Measures 10 inches long. Please scroll through the photos to see each doll option. Kindly asking $30 with an added $4 for shipping from my house to yours. There are three options. All dolls are made with the same techniques with slight differences in hair style and dress fabric. Please select A, B, or C during check out. Scroll through the photos to see each option.
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Who can resist soft flannel on a cold wintry night? Your feet won’t fit in these stockings, but with the red stitching and hand dyed flannel goodness, can you resist for your Christmas mantle decorating? The toe and heel are outlined with a primitive stitch and the top is accented with a row of cross stitches, all in red. The stitching is on the front only. Use the twill tape loop for hanging. They would look amazing stuffed with greenery or holiday ephemera, candy canes or an old Santa just for starters. Kindly asking $12 with $3 added for shipping from my house to yours. You can choose A or B at checkout. The stockings are identical in make. The only difference is the direction of the toe. If there is any problem at checkout with choosing an option, please email me at
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Adorned with vintage buttons in assorted sizes and materials, these flannel stockings are perfect for your Christmas decorating. Imagine them strung on an old cotton string across your mantle, or from a rusty old hook. They would look so awesome filled with greenery, holiday ephemera, candy canes, or an old Santa. The length is 13 inches long and about 3.5 inches wide at the top. There is a 2 inch hanging loop at the top. Brown thread prim stitching accents the top while the buttons lined up in a row steal the fashion show. Made from hand dyed cotton flannel. Kindly asking $12 with an extra $3 added for shipping from my house to yours. Choose A-H at checkout. All the stockings are constructed the same and with the same fabrics. The only differences between A-H are the button selections. All buttons came from a found button jar. Buttons range from tin to wood to old plastic, and more. **if anything goes wrong with the paypal link, please email me at
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Looking like she just got discovered in a long forgotten attic, let me tell you about this prim little angel. Her rag stuffing gives her the perfect old feel. Her face and hair are simply stitched by hand with cotton thread. Wings made from old ticking (the stiff kind) and her rusty halo keep her heavenly while wearing a plaid homespun dress accented with 2 buttons. I’ve included a hanging loop. Here and there she has a few scuffs on her fabric which add to her perfect primness. She measures about 10 inches tall without her halo. She’s made by me from my own sketches. Kindly asking $40 with an extra $4 added for shipping from my house to yours.
What’s a snowfall without a snow angel to mark the event? I’ve made my own version of a snow angel out of hand dyed cotton fabric and stitched in all the details freehand with prim stitches, even a heart for all the love included. Wings are made from dyed cotton batting that has been stiffened. The halo is made from rusty wire. Perfect for adding to a garland or to hang from a hook with greens, and of course a wonderful ornament for the Christmas tree. There is a hanging loop which is about 2.5 inches. The snow angel measures 6 inches long, not including the halo and hanging loop. Kindly asking $20 with an extra $4 added for shipping from my house to yours.