The Seamstress dwells in the cottage at Blackstone.
There by the firelight she imagines her primitive Folks and sews them into life.
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A Merry, Merry Yuletide, A fine Christmastide for you and yours.
Spice Cupboard Santa
This wee Santa stands approx. 8 inches He is made of organic cotton batting that has been stained and painted. His beard and hair are raw curly sheep's wool and he holds a staff made of a twig. Santa is dusted with a spice mix of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. He is tidy and neat enough to sit in your spice cupboard.
~ $25.00 ~
These jolly Santa’s look forward to spending Christmas with you.
Jingles stands approximately 18 inches tall. He is dressed in aged corduroy with black homespun belts, stitched laces, hand stitched faces and raw sheep wool for beards. His robes are trimmed with organic cotton batting and the knit caps have a rusty bell on the end. Jingles comes in a black vintage leather type patina or aged muslin, please specify at ordering.
Monroe is a coal miner, he left his family in Ohio to work and send money home. He misses his tiny children but on Christmas he plays Santa for the children of the other miners and his heart lightens at the laughter.
Monroe is approximately 29 inches tall. He comes in a black leather like finish or stained and lovingly aged muslin. His coat and trousers can be aged red corduroy or plaid flannel or a combination of both. His beard is made of raw sheep's wool; his shirt has vintage buttons and a twine belt. His boots are laced. He would be happy to be Santa in your house this Christmas.
pattern by Netty Lacroix.
The winds blow hard and strong but this Shepherd made his way to the village in time for Christmas singing.
He stands approximately 15 inches tall. His robe is made of stained osnaburg and trimmed with organic cotton batting. His beard and hair are raw sheep's wool; he holds a staff and 2 lambs. The Shepherd is stained painted and waxed to give him the look of old leather as are the lambs. He is available in black or stained muslin with osnaburg robe or red flannel. This Santa stands tall and proud and looks great on a mantel or as a table center piece surrounded by greens and pine con
Sheep lying in the manger on a clear and cold night. The sheep is approximately 12x6 inches. The body is made of muslin that has the patina of old leather by staining, painting and waxing. The wool is raw curly sheep's wool and is available in white, grey, and brown. Please indicate color.
All Hallows Eve...Out of the Broom Closet
Liddy Nin Roote
Liddy Nin Root is a fine witch made of stained and painted osnaburg. She is approx. 25 " tall. Her dress is black homespun and is stained and dusted with cinnamon, her face is stitched and painted. She is truly one to display year round. Pattern by Veena Mercantile
Mrs. Soot is a 36" witch. She is painted and stained muslin with a linen dress, a black witch’s hat, linen shoes and raw sheep’s wool hair. Her face is stitched and painted. Her dress has antique shoe buttons. She is a fine addition to any Halloween household. A Netty Lacroix pattern
Gertie picks a Winner
Gertie has come out of her broom closet early this year to pick her pumpkin. She is painted muslin, approximately 15 inches tall and has a wonderful primitive patina. Pattern by Ravens Haven
Gertie is out on the town having a little midnight fun. Soon she will meet her ghoulish friends at the grave yard.She is stained, painted and waxed muslin with wire hair. She holds a small pumpkin on a wire. Approximately 15 inches tall.Pattern by Ravens Haven.
This crow witch is a door hanger or shelf sitter. She is approx. 20" long with wire legs. She is made of painted and stained muslin with a stained linen dress. She is wearing a black witch’s hat and is holding a painted and stained muslin pumpkin. Her face is stitched and her eyes are black beads. Raven Haven pattern.
By the Light of the Moon
With the light of the full moon shining down, two wonderful bats take flight. They are made of stained, painted and waxed muslin for an antique leather look. They measure approx. 14 inches across and 10 inches high. They are suspended on a circle of black wire. An inspiring Halloween decoration or magical year round wall hanging
As twilight settled across the moors, little Bella took flight. She rose from her dark cave into the moon lit night to fly to the village where she found many delicious bugs. There she saw a wondrous sight. The village was aglow with a warm yellow light for each house had a large orange lantern on their doorstep. In these lanterns was carved a face, some gruesome and some just a bit more friendly and inside this face was a burning candle. You see this was Bella's first Halloween.Bella is made from painted and stained muslin to look like old leather. She hangs from black wire and is 15 inches high. She is waiting to spend her first Halloween with you. Pattern by Sassafras Hill
Chains rattle, ghostly howls echo through the castle keep. Down the corridor, a white apparition appears holding the key to the dungeon cell.Duncan is made of stained, painted and waxed muslin draped in cheese cloth, nicely aged and stained. He holds an antique key. He is 15 inches tall. Pattern by Raven's Haven
From Hearth and Kin...The Country Folk
Sarah has worked hard today in the garden. Something has gotten into the lettuce and oh my what a mess.
She is 36" tall with a muslin body that is stained, painted, and waxed for an aged leather appearance. She is wearing an antiqued shirt, skirt, bonnet and apron. Her face is hand painted and hand sewn. Sarah sits like a lady on an antique chair or bench. She is a friend indeed. ~$48.00 ~
Dear Oda May
Oda Mae is the doll that sits on the chair at the bottom of the stairs. All day she watches the busy household scurry by. Will you sit and have tea with me, she asks. She stands 17 inches tall and is made of stained muslin with a homespun dress and linen apron. Oda's hair is raw curly Cotswold wool. Her face is stitched with painted eyes. She loves to sit on chairs, shelves and stairs. ~ $32.00
Annabelle spends her days working on the family homestead. She plants, sews and cooks but most of all she loves the dances at the Grange on Saturday night.
Annabelle is made of stained muslin and is 24" high. She is dressed in a white cotton blouse and homespun skirt and bonnet. Her clothes are distressed to give an antique patina and the appearance of years of love. Her face is both stitched and painted; Shoes are painted on with antique cord lacings. She is charming and a fine addition to any household. ~$32.00 ~
MAGGIE OF THE HEARTH
I imagine little Maggie is the doll that has sat nestled in the stones of the big hearth. For many generations she has watched the people that lived in her house come and go. Now she seems to be a very important part of this house. Maggie hopes she will remain there.
~ $28.00 ~
Turnip is the sweetest black folk doll pattern I have found. She is made of stained, painted and waxed muslin with a distressed osnaburg dress. Her face is stitched and painted, her hair is of sheep’s wool and she holds her small black cat. There is a black heart with a wonderful antique patina on her dress just above the apron. She will make you smile each and every day you have her in your home. pattern by Netty
~ $34.00 ~
Dear Uncle Henry is sewn of Stained, painted and waxed muslin. He is 36" tall and has a distressed homespun shirt, wool scarf and old jeans. His hair is of felted sheep’s wool. Henry holds a black cat. His clothing can be made to order with your color or pattern choices. His face is both sewn and painted. He looks out on the world with kind, wise eyes and brings a glimpse of the past to the home where he lives.
~ $44.00 ~
~ Farmstead ~
All God's critters got a place in the choir, some sing low and some sing higher...
Sheep lying in the manger on a clear and cold night.
The sheep is approximately 12x6 inches. The body is made of muslin that has the patina of old leather by staining, painting and waxing. The wool is raw curly sheep's wool and is available in white, grey, and brown. Please indicate color.
Meg is Tom O'Malley, the boot makers, cat. She keeps the mice from his store of leather. One misty night while she was hunting in the heather, she came upon a Fairy mound. The Queen of the Fairies herself granted to Meg a day on the Earth as a human. During that joyous day Meg spoke, sang and laughed as a willowy woman with raven hair. But alas the day went by ever so fast and once again Meg was Tom's shop cat. But dear Meg refused to give up her locket and dress. So some say in the misty twilight a black cat can be seen on the moors in her calico dress with a locket upon her throat. Meg is made of painted and stained muslin. Her dress is tan calico with an osnaburg pinafore. She proudly wears a silver locket. She is 12 inches tall. Signed and dated.
Kip is a very primitive cat. He is made in the tradition of Old New England. He is sewn of stained, painted and waxed muslin. He measures approx. 18" long. Kips face is sewn in as well as his whiskers. He sits well upon a shelf or by the fire.
Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
~ Benjamin Franklin
A wonderfully distressed black eagle holding a stained flag and heart. He stands almost 25" high. Can be hung on a sheltered door or wall. A fine patriotic addition for year 'round use. ~ $34.00 ~
STARS & CROWS
A perfectly prim star and country crow. All hand painted on stained, painted and waxed muslin. The crow sits upon a sprig of sweet Annie. About 18" tall and hangs on sheltered door or wall. ~ $29.00 ~
Sweet Emily waits very patiently for the parade. She has her flag and is wearing her best dress. She measures approx. 18" with nicely stained dress and flag. Her face is hand sewn and her hair is of sheep's wool. ~ $34.00 ~
Kindness from Friends;
Naomi Grondahl said: I'm so glad I had the opportunity to see your work and purchase two sheep and a doll today at the Belsnickel show. Your work is wonderful! I look forward to purchasing more of your things in the future. Each is unique and so appealing!
Janet Ziegler said:
I absolutely love your work. Every piece is unique. I love my Santa that I bought at the North Penn craft show. Love the handmade work and detail that goes into each original piece.
Judy Doyle said: Teresa...you are doing a wonderful job... I love your work and hope we can meet one day. Will check back often to see you art.
I have been a folk artist for 25 years. I live in a remote but wonderful part of Bucks County,Pa., where there is a long history of artists and authors. My inspiration comes from the plain and simple folk of rural America, especially the mountains. I have a great respect for the warmth and simple lives of these people. Their hard work and dedication to family is indeed wonderful.
My studio is above our horse barn and over looks a 250 year old mill that was once part of Blackstone. Our house is about 300 years old and serves as a constant reminder of the past and the people who were here.
I have 2 grown daughters and one very dear grandaughter. I truly am blessed.