Winter Cottage

Winter Cottage

Early style goods from my hook and needle. A variety of offerings: hooked rugs, dolls, doll quilts, and other needfuls.

Welcome from the rural hills of Berks County PA! Self taught and inspired by the handwork of women and school girls of the 1800’s, I enjoy hooking early style rugs, handstitching, and creating cloth dolls,doll quilts and other prim needfuls. It is the natural aging of cloth: the worn out fold, a frayed pin prick, and a loved off doll cheek from many kisses, that I work hard to replicate in my stitched pieces. My rugs are simple depictions of rural life in a pleasing prim palette.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the visit.



A darling Christmas kitty to bring home for the holidays! With her snowy fur and deep cranberry velvety bow and bell, this precious kitty will take you through the holidays, and on to Valentine's Day. Her little ears are folded forward and her hand stitched face includes smoky blue eyes. Her soft body is made from cotton sock fabric and is stuffed with carded wool and fabric scraps. Visible hand stitching and slight fabric aging complete the primitive look. Shake her and her little bell jingles. Even though sweet to cuddle, keep in mind that it is not a toy. Kitty's body measures 7 x 3" with her tail reaching 4" long. Shipping is included in the price. I'm happy to be offering the doll quilt that you see in the kitty photos in a separate listing. They look wonderful together. **Please click on photo to see more of the kitty.**
Deck the halls with this woolly stocking ornament made from 100% wool in classic farmhouse white and blue. Nearly the coloring of an antique farm crock as the white and blue wool has shades of gray mixed in. This ornament was designed and hand punched by me for you! Three blue stripes, toe, and heel, and a wire hanger whimsically twisted onto a beautiful vintage button all lend a farmhouse cozy sentiment for a very merry Christmas. The stocking was worked all by hand. The back is covered in linen cloth and finished neatly. The edge is covered in a piece of wool fabric that is whipstitched on with cotton thread. The ornament is stiff and will hang perfectly straight. Measures 8 x3" (4" at the toe). Shipping is included. **Please click on the photo to see more of this item**


Stitched in the fashion of 19th Century school girls, I'm happy to offer this sweet little pieced "starter" quilt. Girls were often encouraged to learn to stitch by hand at an early age. In school girl fashion this doll quilt has irregular stitches and wonky edges. All fabrics are 100 % cotton reproduction prints from the 1800's. They have been aged to lend an authentic appearance. The backing is turned to the front to create the binding just like quilters in the early 1800's would have done. All visible stitching is done by hand. Add to your prim decor by hanging on a wall, tucking behind a doll or critter, or using as a candle mat. Measures approx. as a 11" primitive square. **Please click on the photo to see more of this item **


***Wintertime*** My original design hooked for you this Christmas season! Hooked in primitive style with sumptuously rich hand dyed 100% wools. Designed & hooked by me in my little cottage which is pet and smoke free. Designed in honor of one of my favorite hens, who we affectionately called Miss Paisley. Measures 14.5" across for your favorite chair, table, or wall. Hooked onto premium primitive linen for years of durability yet to come. The edging sets off the design with a beautiful deep red wool with hints of primitive mustard that is sewn in place creating a unique scallop finish. Completely done by hand. Signed on the back. Gray days aren't easy to work with when trying to photograph inside so I'm sure you will find this rug even prettier when it arrives at your home. Shipping is included.