Winter Cottage

Winter Cottage

Primitive handmade goods and hooked rugs.

Welcome to December’s offering. Hope you enjoy!

I'm happy to be offering this sweet heart of a doll quilt. Four appliqued hearts,**samplers** of red, stitched in the center surrounded by red and brown fabrics set in rows and squares make this a perfect Valentine's Day display. All the visible stitching is done by hand with cotton thread. And there is lots of stitching on this one! The fabrics have been aged with an over-dye and several frayed pin pricks and worn spots are scattered across the quilt adding to its charm. The backing fabric is brought to the front to form the binding which is a common finish from the 1800's. Please click through the photos to view close ups. Measures 15 x 12". Price includes travel fare. Your purchase will be tenderly packaged and ready for delivery as soon as payment is received. Thank you so much for stopping by!
$110.00
Do you remember the old fashioned pink and brown striped neapolitan coconut candies? That's what I think of when I see pink and brown together. Perfectly sweet in time for Valentine's Day is this little quilt. Hand stitched in a continuous diamond design creates a fun quilt back as well. The 100% cotton quilting fabrics are civil war reproductions set in an old fashioned "rail fence" pattern. The back of the quilt is a reproduction pink and brown stripe "ticking" which wraps around to form the binding on the front of the piece. All visible stitching is done by hand. Please take a look at the photos to see the front and back of the quilt. Measures about 10 x 14”. I'm kindly asking $65 for the quilt and this includes shipping. The quilt will be packaged carefully and ready to ship after payment is received.
$65.00
A true blue heart pincushion just in time for Valentine's Day and a sentiment that will last all through the year so consider sharing this little cutie with a friend. It has all the old and primitive you could ask for. The blue homespun heart is primly stitched onto an old piece of feed sack and secured with a very old bone button. Measures about 4" square and is filled with polyfil. I'm kindly asking $15 which includes shipping. After payment is received this pincushion will be packaged carefully and put in the post for you.
$15.00
Cross My Heart...here's a sweet pincushion or bowl filler made from a red striped toweling with an applique red wool heart embellished with cross stitching. Measures 5" x 6" so it is a large pincushion or would work well as a bowl filler. Add a small rag doll and doll quilt to it for a charming display. I am offering dolls and quilts tonight so please take a look around. Thank you. The piece is stuffed with polyfil. After payment is received, your purchase will be carefully packaged and put in the post for you. Kindly asking $22 which includes shipping.
$22.00
I love this piece. It combines so many things that I love that I'm hoping you'll love too. Let's start with the red striped old linen towel used so many times it was wrought with holes so I carefully cut a large mitten shape and then I primly embroidered a heart on it. "Hands to work, Hearts to God" but in the winter, well, it needs to be a mitten. The mitten was primly stitched to one of my favorite civil war repro cotton prints. It's stuffed with cotton batting and scraps of cotton so it has a wonderful primitive look and feel. Measures about 9" x 6". Kindly asking $40 and this includes shipping. The pillow will be carefully packaged and put in the post after payment is received.
$40.00
This special rag doll is a keeper. She's stuffed with cotton scraps so she just feels ever so prim and snuggly. And then, oh my, she's lost one of her socks! Her face is hand drawn. Her dress is a combination of hand and machine stitching. All visible stitching is done by hand: her skirt gatherings, sleeves, and hem. Her fashionable dress is made of a repro blue stripe. All the fabrics have been aged and in places there are worn spots purposefully placed to add a sense of age and charm. Her one sock is made from old cotton sock fabric. Her body is made from old feed sack fabric. The doll measures 10" long and is signed by me, the maker.
$65.00
I love finding old button strings when I'm sifting through button collections, so I thought I'd create a doll treasuring one between her hands. The cotton string is displaying 6 precious vintage buttons for safe keeping. The doll is made from old cotton fabric from my stash and is stuffed with scraps of cotton so feels just right. Her face is stitched on complete with rosy cheeks. Her hair is a piece of wool roving stitched onto her head. Her dress is made from a civil war repro cotton. If you look close you will see that "when she was new" she had two buttons on her dress but one has since fallen off. Maybe that's why she's holding so tightly to her button string. Her body and dress have been aged and so you will see little worn spots adding character to her little primitive spirit. She is signed by me, the maker. Measures 9.5" long. Kindly asking $45 and this includes shipping. After payment is received, the doll will be carefully packaged and put in the post.
$45.00