Primitive Hand-dids by OLM

Primitive Hand-dids by OLM

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Couple of New OLM Originals....

Oh My this new blogger... It's taking some getting use too... So much for making it easier... It's a pain to upload pictures and it put them in a mixed up order and I am afraid to move things around....
Anyway......
I have a couple of new OLM original designs looking for good homes if anyone is interested...Please email me at folkart94@msn.com if you are willing to give any of these guys a home.
I am very humbled and honored to have 5 of my dolls published in the upcoming PRIMS Magazine.  It will be out on the newsstands May 1st... I don't have those dolls back from their trip to CA yet, but when they come home, several of them will be looking for good homes as well.

So first up is a OLM original design "The Hot dog Man"... For everyone who follows my other blog,  I have from time to time talked about our Lab Knuckles and his love for the "hot dog" man! Who is our neighbor that always has a hot dog in is pocket for Knuckles...
So Hot dog man is made from grungy osnburg, given good sanding and has a couple of worn holes in his face... He is stuffed with a little bit of fiberfill, but mostly rags, he is about 22" long... Boots are painted black... Vintage buttons for eyes....  Hot dog man is a painter by trade... so he is wearing his "painter" prim whites that are made from muslin and has some blue painted splattered on them.  Knuckles was created from osnburg, painted black, wool scraps for his ears.  Little french knot for his eyes... Dog collar from scrap homespun and a little vintage bubblegum prize for his dog tag... There are 2 hot dogs made from grungy muslin... painted light brown and of course sanded.. One is sticking out of the hot dog man's pocket and one is his arms...
Just a hit of a mouth from floss... little sheep's wool for his hair... Hot dog man is a OLM OOAK original design... Kindly asking $46.50 and travel fare.....

My poor barn cats!  They have seen better days... They have been fighting with each other... I have 2 available.  They are OLM original design created from osnburg... Mostly ragged stuff with just a bit of fiberfill..  Floss for their noses and sculpted mouths, they are about 12"long.. They are each missing a eye and a ear... It was a rough fight! 

here is a close up of their faces... These poor guys are in need of loving home! LOL!  Kindly asking $20 ea and travel fare.... ONE IS SOLD TO ROBIN... I HAVE ONE LEFT,

Oh Alma.... I love her... pictures really don't do her justice I think!  I created her from a most wonderful Pineberry Lane pattern.  I so love Wendy's patterns!!!

Alma is created from grungy osnburg, painted black and is about 22" long.. Sanded really well... for a worn prim look we all love... Some of my grungy mixture came off after I painted her black to give some prims spots on her face.  Floss was used for her eyes and mouth, and a pinched nose.  Raw Flax for hair...She really is a prim gal!  She is mostly ragged stuff.... just a wee bit of fiberfill...  Her slip is made from grungy homespun and her dress is civil war reproduction fabric, both have been sanded.  There is several worn holes in her dress...

Her sweet little pin keep and holder are hanging from her neck.  The pin keep is made from matching fabric to her dress.. the inside of the pin keep is osnburg... On the front of her pin keep I had stitched Alma 1868 and inside is a couple of pins and a little pocket with a made do fabric ruler I made.  All have been put through my grungy process too.  Kindly asking $49.50 and travel fare.

Oh My Sweet Anneliese... She has a bit of a story.  She is a OLM OOAK original design.... I had a idea for a garden angel... Now I had her pretty much done yesterday... I was trying to come up with a name.... Anyway... I go off to get my hair cut & colored by my GF...we get talking... I am telling her about my latest creation and needing a name... She says "use my mom's name".. she lost her mom about 6 months after my mom pasted... So I start telling her, well, she's missing a eye... Annette is like... oh my, my mom was blind in one eye... she is like which eye???  I said, the left... oh my, yup mom was blind in the left eye....So I go to say she will have a little bag of seeds for her garden... OH OMG, my mom could grow anything!  Even bring something back to life that was dieing.!!!  So it's meant to be!  Here is Anneliese.... I tell her I am off to put on her wings, as she will be a angel... NO way, says Annette... My mom was HUGE Angel collector!  I offered her this doll. but she is not prim, and well.. as you know if you are NOT prim... you might find my creations...well...maybe "creepy" I have heard! LOL....

 Anneliese is about 22" long, created from osnburg, painted black and ragged stuff with just a hint of fiberfill here and there.  yes she has one eye missing  and there is scrap feed sack behind her other button eye.  Scrap feed sack for her mouth with black french knots.  Grungy calico dress and a little seed bag made from the same fabric has her belt.  I added some buckwheat hulls for her "seeds" and a label attached to the front that says "faith".  Her wings are made from civil war reproduction fabric and I attached the wings with grungy string.
Here is a close up of her very prim face... She is more a extreme prim doll for me, but do so love her! Don't you?  Just a hint of Flax for hair... Kindly asking $47.50 and travel fare....

I don't know how blogger messed up my order of pictures, but here is a close up of Alma's very sweet prim face and pin keep.

Thanks so much for taking time from you busy schedule to peek at my latest creations.  Please contact me with any questions or to possibly give one of them a home!  OLM

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

 Finally a update!!!  I have been a busy gal... My creativity has been on overload, I so hope you like my latest creations!  All but one doll are OLM OOAK original designs.  I am hoping with this "new blogger" you can still click on the pictures to make them bigger to see details... as always please email me with any questions or give one of my creations a home.  folkart95@msn.com

First up, This one is for you Trace!  Inspired with one of the lil gals of mine she gave a home and talking of names... Millie came up.... That was my mother in law's name.... She has been gone for many years now....BUT she was known for her cut out cookies at the Holidays...YUMMO!!! So here is Millie, and a simple doll.  She is made from this great primitive grungy muslin I had gotten on my trip with hubby in February.  I grunged her up again, gave her a good sanding.  Stuffed with a mixture of rags and fiberfil.... Reproduction fabrics for her outfit, also grunged and sanded... Little wool for her hair... Now for something different for her arms & legs... I stitched them up with ride side fabric, no turning right side out... the sanded the edges for a tattered look....
 Sweet little tote made from matching fabric from her dress.  Tucked inside is a little child's rolling pin, vintage child's toy baking sheet and a Vintage Angel cookie cutter... She is ready to bake yummy treats for her family.  Millie is a OLM OOAK Original Design...  Millie is about 16" long.  Kindly asking $34.50 and travel fare.... MILLIE IS SOLD TO MS. CRANKY CROW!  THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!! OLM
 Ms. Fancy Blankett... She is a wonderful Pineberry Lane pattern!  I so love all of Wendy's patterns... Fancy is a Witch for all season's.  I created her from my grungy muslin, sanded several time.  Simple little eyes that I painted on, lil scrap of wool for her mouth and hat... Simple homespun and a heavy muslin like fabric for her skirt... Lil boots from muslin, painted black and sanded as well.... her wonderful lil purse is made from scrap Family Heirloom Fabric... Her initials stitched on with wool scraps...Rag and fiber fill stuffed...
2 Spring flowers that she has picked tucked in her purse with a prim lantern candle.  Flowers can be changed out for the seasons.. Just a hint of flax for hair.  I love how she turned out and thought of keeping her myself.....Fancy is about 28" long from the top of her hat to the bottom of her boots.. Kindly asking $49.50 and travel fare....Fancey is on her way home to Judy, with thanks!!!
 I have several old longaberger booking baskets... 2 that have liners and protectors asking $15 ea for those... 4 with no extras asking, $11 ea and travel fare...

Then below..UGH this new blogger.... vintage campfire marshmallow tin... asking $15 & travel fare... it's sitting on a Longaberger wrought iron candle stand.. great to use to display small crocks too.. asking $22 & travel fare.....
 Poor mis-matched Florence.... She came to me yesterday to...how to use up some of my scraps of good fabric.... So poor Florence... Her mom is a bit color blinded and clueless how to sew.... Nothing matches on her dress... Front and back are different fabrics and 2 skirt pieces... Mom believes nothing should go to waste and poor Florence has to wear it....
Florence is made from painted muslin, grudged, and sanded several times... just a touch of sheep's wool for her hair.. vintage buttons for her eyes and one is hanging just a bit loose... Florence is most ragged stuffed and she has one olde baby pink shoe... Florence is tall and skinny gal... she is a OLM OOAK original design, she is about 25" long.  Kindly asking $39.50 and travel fare
 The little gals.... on either end is tiny lil dolls... something new for me... both OLM OOAK original designs... little flax for hair, scraps for their outfits.  Simple stitched faces. Only about 5 1/2 " tall...Kindly asking $8.50 ea & travel fare... Becky on the left in the yellow dress that looks like a a stitchery.  She is made from grungy muslin... she has been sanded and even has a small hole in her face... lil duff of wool for her hair and vintage gumball prize and a charm hanging her belt.... Bertha.. in the floral dress... her arms and legs crudely hand stitched from scrap fabric.  She has a vintage gumball prize as a charm too... Kindly asking $21.50 ea and travel fare...
 Oh my... Pin KEEP Penny!  She is a big gal!!!  Now I created her from... do you remember those fabric towels that would be in restrooms.. that would go through the ringers???  I have a bunch of this... washed it up... it's a bumpy fabric...  Adds a fun texture to Penny!  So of course I painted her black, grunged her up and sanded her... Stitched eyes with scrap feed sack... Long locks of raw flax for her hair... Rag and fiber fill stuffed.  old child's apron that I grunge up as well... Lil tomato pin keep pinned to her dress... She is hold a large pin keep made from a vintage kitchen strainer... With many fun vintage sewing notions.  I used scrap fabric to tie the strainer to her arm so it can be removed if one chooses.  Green floral dress that was grunged and sanded too... Kindly asking $46.50 and travel fare.. Penny is a OLM Original design
 then lastly this great all hand-stitched quilt that I recently acquired.  It has a little bit of wear and tear and some stains for it's age...what caught my eye was all the hand-stitching.. It's a big quilt... somewhere between twin and full size.... I have few more pictures if you like... I have having difficulty uploading allt the pictures.... kindly asking $54 and travel fare....PENNY IS SOO EXCITED!  SHE IS GOING HOME TO TRACE!!!! yippee!!!
Thanks so  much for taking a moment to peek... Please email me with any questions or to purchase.  I accept PP and MO...and checks wait to clear... Have a great night!  OLM