Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A 15 1/2" tall snowman is leaning against an 18" tall lamp post, this measures 11" wide.. The snowman is made of cotton flannel and stuffed with polyester fiberfill. He's lightly coffee stained and has embroidered eyes and mouth and a painted, wooden dowel, carrot nose. The snowman wears a coat of 2 shades of blue and 2 shades of gray wool fabric in a small plaid design. His scarf is 2 shades of blue flannel plaid. the same fabric I used for the band on his felt top hat. The Lamp post is a redesigned, recycled patio light and measures 6" in diameter. I altered it so it holds a battery operated candle that uses 2 AA batteries (included). The snowman is actually stitched to the lamp.
This Santa is created with a recycled mayonnaise jar as the lower half of his body making him a candy container. 12 1/2" tall and 5 1/2" wide at the shoulders, his head and hands are cotton fabric stuffied with polyester fiberfill. His nose is needle sculpted and his eyes. are embroidered. His hair and beard are clean raw wool. I've made the robe of dark cranberry red crushed velvet with cotton batting trim. He carries a drum and a tiny jointed teddy bear.
With winter comes the need for our fine feathered friends to find a warm cozy home in which to hunker down in to sit out the cold winter months. Our cardinal is busy negotiating a warm resting spot in our snowman's broom, a perfect place to build his nest. Based on the smile on our snowman's face, I would say it's a "yes".
Our snowman stands approximately 12" high, has a black top hat, scarf and warm wool vest. We used a 4" antique square head rusty nail for his nose, doll joints for his eyes, embellished him with rusty bells and pins and gave him a grapevine broom in one hand and our 3" red cardinal friend in the other.
Bird in the Hand is handmade by me, Laura Hakes, the original designer. He will come to you signed and dated, with a rusty heart on his vest, indicating he is an original Fiddlestix Design.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The evenings are always special here at Snowy Hollow Farm ... quiet & peaceful with a comforting blanket of snow : ) This antique sewing machine drawer is painted with a wintery scene ... perfect for the holidays but it can also be displayed throughout the winter season. It is OOAK.
The side of the drawer is painted with an adaptation of a Terrye French design. There's a full white winter moon rising over a lightly snow dusted landscape. Two little saltbox houses sleep among the leafless trees and a full coated sheep is in the foreground. The box is filled with snow dusted greenery, berries and pine cones. There's an altered book with a reprint of a vintage postcard decoupaged to its front and a snow trimmed lantern where a small battery operated flickering tea light casts a gentle glow. Measures approx 15 inches x 5 inches x 13 inches.
Santa & Reindeer~ 20" tall x 13"wide, he's a hefty fellow in his felted red wool suit weighted to stand alone with stained warm & natural trim & rusty jingle bells & striped mittens. Has a backpack with twigs, sweet annie & greens. Face is osnaburg that has been stained & aged with eyelids & tack eyes & pinched nose, sheeps wool beard. Made a reindeer from a Kentucky Primitives pattern out of stained osnaburg , detachable & can be used as an ornie, reindeer measures 9"long x 9" tall to top of his antlers,so cute & Prim. OOAK, My own design.
Vintage F&F Penguin Millie and Willie Salt and Pepper Shaker Set, in excellent condition. Willie and Millie are plastic and measure approximately 3 1/2" tall. They are marked F&F Mold & Die Works, Dayton, Ohio, USA on the bottom and have plastic stoppers, in tact.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
20" tall painted Santa, sheeps wool beard, wears woolen mittens & carries candy cane & greens, from a Sweetmeadows farm pattern.
Constructed of muslin, the witching moon stands 14" tall, 8 1/2" front to back and 6 1/2" wide. She has a needle sculpted nose complete with a hairy mole, stitched lips and eyebrows. She is painted green and sanded Her eyes are small black buttons. The top of her hat is the upper end of the moon, painted black with an attached hat brim and soft, rag strip hat band. There is a rusty tin star dangling from the tip of her hat. She's attached to a glass candle stick base. The base has been painted and aged until it looks like rusty iron. There's a black rag tie around her neck and a tag with her name. The tag is signed on the back and the moon is signed under the hat brim, "designed and madee with love, Lucy Rox".
This is an original one of a kind fall dollie. She is made of osnaburg that has been stained with a coffee/vanilla mixture and left to dry in the sunshine. She wears a dress made from homespuns and cottons with a tulle underskirt. Her face and legs are handpainted with acrylics and colored pencils. Her hair is rafia tied with homespuns that match her top. Her hat is burlap with a ban of homespun and a brown ribbon. She is about 26 inches long.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Pumpkins For Sale! This great prim scarecrow on a pumpkin is all handmade, sanded and aged by me. His face is hand stitched and he wears a cheese cloth outfit with a mini pumpkin on his hat. He is the perfect size to fit just about anywhere at 14” tall. I used a pattern from Megan’s Primitive Cupboard.
These pumpkins are OH SO dirty and grungy. They come in blue, black, orange, green, and mustard print fabrics. The fabric style may vary but will be in one of those colors. Pumpkins measure about 7" across and about 7" tall from tip of stem.
This vintage dovetailed Red Leaf tobacco box has been painted with a variation of a Terrye French design & is OOAK. It measures 13" x 7" x 4" & is the perfect size for an autumn display of gourds, cookbooks, or whatever you imagination suggests.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Pun'kin Patch is Sapponified oils of Shea Butter, Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Palm Oil (sustainable) along with Vitamin E and Rosemary Extract, Flaxseeds. A blend of Pumpkin Cheesecake with a twist of Cinnamon Spice with a splash of all things Fall and Harvest! Not quite as strong as our Country Harvest Soap but just as nice!! A best Fall seller!! Order early! Large 6 oz. bar will last 4-6 weeks in the shower! Does not melt, become slimy or tacky like glycerin bars.
This is another one of my new designs. They are 17" tall. They are made out of Halloween materila that has been rubbed with cinnamon. They have rusty safty pins for laces and glued on ticking for tricking around top of boots. They have glued on trim at the tops of the boots and a tullet bow tied around the center. I have made a tag that says "If the shoe fits" and safty pinned ti to the boots. Boots do stand on their own and lean forward when sitting and will be great for a table display or just for decoration.
THIS SWEET PULL TOY HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN IS APPROX 5" WIDE AND 6" LONG AND ABOUT 12" TALL - PAPERCLAY OVER AN ARMATURE AND MOUNTED ON A WOODEN WHEELED BASE, HAND SCULPTED AND PAINTED.
HE FEATURES A PAPER HAT AND METAL WIND UP KEY WITH LEATHER AND WOODEN BALL PULL STRING. HE IS A ONE OF KIND UNIQUE CREATION.
THIS SWEET PULL TOY HALLOWEEN WITCH IS APPROX 5" WIDE AND 6" LONG AND ABOUT 12" TALL - PAPERCLAY OVER AN ARMATURE AND MOUNTED ON A WOODEN WHEELED BASE, HAND SCULPTED AND PAINTED.
SHE FEATURES A PAPER HAT AND METAL WIND UP KEY WITH LEATHER AND WOODEN BALL PULL STRING. SHE IS A ONE OF KIND UNIQUE CREATION.
17" plain & simple snowman~Made of grungy, stained osnaburg. Stitched eyes & mounth with rust nail nose. Black painted hat with a rust snowflake. Cheesecloth scarf, twig arms & a gungy prim candy cane pinned to his front. Rusty jingle bells down front. Based on a Maureen Mills Sweetmeadowsfarm pattern.
Building snowmen with my sisters, during the frigid Iowa winters, was one of my favorite things to do, and one of my first opportunities as a child, to create. I never grow tired of building them, in the snow or on my sewing machine. Winter Friends includes an 18” plush felt snowman, with a rusty square head nail for his nose, beady little black eyes and an embroidered mouth and brows. He is sporting a black felt hat decorated with pine cones and winter berries, a blue plaid scarf with a rusty star embellishment and has rusty bells scattered down his front. He is carrying a 16” grapevine broom, on which he has offered a roosting spot to his winter friend, the wise little owl. The owl measures 4”, is made from cotton fabric, has a rusty square head nail for his nose, fabric eyes and grapevine wings. Winter Friends is handmade by me, Laura Hakes, the original designer. They will come to you signed and dated, with a rusty heart on the snowman’s sleeve, indicating this is an original Fiddlestix Design. Don’t let this one get away!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I collect old pincushions, so this one was rather fun to create. Penny the Peahen measures approximately 5 ½ inches in diameter and is approximately 8 1/2 inches in height. Her nest is made from a collection of my favorite calico fabrics, and she is made from a coordinating calico fabric. She has hand-charcoaled eyes with little black beads for her pupils. Her head dress is made from rushy wire. She wears a rusty wire necklace decorated with a mini spool of thread and some of my antique mother-of-pearl buttons. Scattered about her nest is an antique bobbin and a few sewing notions. A simply primitive, functional item, bound to be on every collector’s wish list.
This little peahen is an original Fiddlestix Design and comes to you signed and dated, by me, the original designer.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Isn't this set just too sweet!?? The set includes the 13" doll that is also clutching two additional tiny dollies. She is made to stand with support but on her back is stitched a hanger as well.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Very primitive stump doll holding watermelon slices,and her strange watermelon mouse. Made from osnaburg,painted,stained. Wild hair made from floss,old button eyes,knots for her mouth.Ragged stuffed.She wearing a Small red checked homespun dress.And stained cheese cloth apron. She's stand by herself. Her watermelon slices are painted stain,and her little mouse too,with his bead eyes. 9inches tall.Around her neck is her little watermelon mouse,and a tagthat reads Melon slices.... Catnap Primitives pattern.
These are two very primitive owls.Very prim,but so cute! Love how they turned out..One little owl is a cute pin cushion..Hand stitched eyes.. ragged stuff,made from osnaburg,sanded stained.. So sweet..about 5inches..The other owl is a little ornie,looks so cute with her buddy... This owl I painted black,made same way her buddy is...I also sanded stain this owl... This is a cute pattern by TFC Folkart.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This is my interpretation of an old vintage sock monkey, but this one is made of a soft Berber. Ben is 12 inches, sitting wears a sailor’s hat, made from a page of my Sunday paper and is holding a hand-painted sailboat. This little guy was so much fun to make. He looks great displayed on top a chest of drawers, old trunk or on a bed nestled amongst the pillows. Say the word, and he is on his way from my home to yours.
Essie is made of painted, sanded, stained and baked muslin. She has needle-sculpted features and stitched eyes. Her hat and dress are made of grungy osnaburg. Essie will stand about 22 inches high.
Elspeth is made of painted, sanded, stained and baked muslin. She has jack garland and rusty wired to her and is made of osnaburg with embroidered faces. Elspeth is approx.20 inches high and 8 1/2 inches across.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A vintage look elephant, Effy, with her best friend Mimz the mouse, have just returned from the circus, and they are fully stocked with peanuts. Effy is giving Mimz a ride on the peanut cart, which is hand-made with vintage pop bottle caps for wheels. The nutmeats have been removed from the peanuts and the shells glued back together, but don’t tell these guys that. Both are wearing party hats and Effy is wearing a peanut necklace Mimz made for her. Effy has a cotton fabric torso with arms, legs, head and ears made from a super soft red Berber fabric. Mimz is made from coffee stained and stiffened cotton batting. Effy measures 13 inches, sitting and Mimz measures 7 inches on her cart. They will come to you signed and dated, by me, the original designer.
Monday, June 25, 2012
This gal is approx. 26" tall. She is made out of pinkish stained muslin. She has blotches where you can see some light pink and black. She is very primitive stained with watered down black paint.
She has a hand stitched pinched nose. Her mouth is a piece of jute that has been hand stitched on and then painted black. Her prim cheeks are stained and her eyes are hand painted on.
Her prim hair is raw wool that has been hand stitched on and her prim crown is painted and stained. It has the lettters "USA" hand stitched on it in blue. The crown is hand stitched to her head.
Her prim dress top is made out of stained polka dot material. And hand gathered at the neck with blue thread. In the center is a red, white and blue button. She has cream rick rack sewn to the bottom and dress crease.
Her prim dress skirt is made out of stained americana material also with trim at the bottom.
Held to her hands with safty pins is a prim blue pillow that is stained and rubbed with cinnamon. It has the word "Freedom" hand stitch on to a piece of muslin that is hand stitched on to the pillow.
This gal will come signed and dated.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Ethel is 19 inches tall and sits 11inches high. She is made of muslin. Her head, arms, legs and the upper half of her body are stuffed with polyester fiberfill. The lower half of her body is stuffed with fabric trimmings (from my cutting table) to give the body weight and help her sit nicely. Her nose and mouth are needle sculpted. She was painted black, sanded and stained. The hair is beautiful raw wool from locally raised Wisconsin sheep.
There are muslin pantaloons. Her dress is stripe in shades of gray.
This quilt measures 21" long and 17" wide. Made with primitive looking civil war fabrics it is sure to look beautiful in your home. Nice size for a table or cabinet top. This is from a pattern by Kathleen Tracy, love her little designs! This has been machine pieced and quilted with the finishing of the binding done by hand. Don't you love the two color binding? It adds a touch of fun to the quilt.
This doll was made using my newest pattern design. This doll measures about 16" long. She's been made entirely by me and has been stained and aged. In her arms is a very prim painted flag pillow. I will make just a few of these to order. If you prefer a different dress color or fabric, be sure to let me know. She can hang or sit. She will come to you with her flag pillow. The stars are not included.
Monday, May 7, 2012
These nuggets can be purchased as a set or in singles. Set of 5 eggs, (2 with legs) is $20.00.Shipping is additional based on your address.
This box is made to hang on the wall and hold your books or magazines - they are great for bathrooms. This box is 12.5 inches wide - 6 inches deep and 14 inches tall. This one has been painted green and antiqued and distressed. The Read letters are from a vintage book - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, and are decoupaged on and sealed. There is a hole for hanging that is accented by a metal keyhole. Price includes shipping.
Made from heavy muslin this prim sheep is 10" wide, 8" tall. Painted and distressed she has a prim blanket secured with buttons at the corners, her feet are twigs and she has a prim hang tag a tattered cheesecloth around her neck with a rusty wire holding a letter U. She is signed and dated. Her hanger is brown leather cording. Her price includes shipping.
Introducing sweet Bunni-kins. She is a handsculpted folk art miniature...Bunni-kins is holding a nest and her dear birdie friend sits at her feet. She is tiny - refer to her scale next to the penny in the photo. Signed and dated by the artist. SHIPPING INCLUDED IN PRICE.
Garden angel~19" tall painted & stained angel with vintage green floral apron & osnaburg seed bag with sweet annie & tansy & piece of old flowered doily attached to the bag, also holds a tag Garden . Face is all hand stitched. Wings made from a vintage patchwork quilt. Made from a Walnut Ridge Primitives pattern.
Soft sculpted standing Amish lady with a chicken measures 18 1/2" tall. The doll is made of muslin. She has painted boots with laces, stitched fingers and of course NO FACE. She wears muslin pantaloons under a dress of dark green. She also wears a black apron and bonnet. The dress and apron are hemmed. The doll has wooden dowels inside her body that are glued into holes drilled in the 4" by 4 1/2" base (the bottom is covered with felt so it doesn't scratch surfaces). There is a 3" x 5" handmade chicken attached to the base. The chicken also has support inside it's body. The piece measures 6" from front to back and 7" from side to side.
This terrific 27" tall crow angel is so very primitive. She's made of textured fabric and has a stitched on nose. She's painted, sanded and stained and all that texture shows. She has a stitched mouth and button eyes. There are muslin pantaloons under her cotton dress of faded sage green, extremely faded pinky red (like an old sun-bleached barn), beige, and white. The clothing is stained with my coffee/vanilla mixture. Her Halo is rusty wire and stars all twisted together. she has no hair. There is a hanging loop on her back. She's got an 18 1/2" long crow "wing" and she's carrying a 10" crow in her arms. There is NO CHARGE FOR SHIPPING IN 48 US.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Talk about CUTE! An original design by Lucy, this 13" tall raggedy is made of muslin. She sits 8" high.She has hand embroidered nose, mouth and eyes. Her hair is embroidery floss strands, individually sewn into her head, and each one is knotted so they won't pull out. Her leg stripes are hand painted.
She wears little panties made from vintage muslin flour sack (one of the soft ones like my Grandma used for a dish towel). Her dress is medium blue, navy blue, black, red, and mustard homespun plaid. The little apron is a hand crocheted doily. It's stitched into the waistline of the dress and accented with 2 7/8" dark blue buttons handstitched to the front.
The doll and her clothing have been stained with my coffee/vanilla mixture. She's signed "designed and made with love, Lucy Rox" and dated.
This is Charlette. She is made from muslin that has been stained, painted, sanded and rubbed with cinnamon to give her an old worn look. She is 16 inches tall, has a handstitched face, with yarn hair. She wears a white/gold colored dress with a handstitched heart and gold bloomers. Her necklace is made of rusted bells and there is a rusted heart pinned to the front of her dress. She was made with a pattern by Threadbare Primitives.
Isn't this so sweet? Wouldn't it look great in your laundry or mud room? It reminds me of simpler times. This is a Renee Plains pattern, made with civil war reproduction fabrics from one of my favorite quilt shops, Pieceful Gathering in Fox River Grove IL. It measures about 22" wide and 17" tall...it has rings on the back for easy hanging. It has been machine pieced and quilted, the finishing of the binding has been done by hand.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
12" tall Minnie is just so prim! Make of stained & painted osnaburg in her old red cotton dress & cheesecloth apron tied with an old key. Stitched eyes, nose & mouth with fuzzy sheep wool hair. Small bell pinned to her dress & holds a tag Simple Folk.
She is 12 inches long by 10 inches high. Made of muslin that has been painted/sanded/stained. She has paper and cardboard wings with a tuft of grey hair on top.Her face has been stitched by hand and she wears stained cheese cloth with rusted pins and bell. She was made with a pattern by Veena's mercantile.
These crows are made from muslin, and have been grunged, painted, baked, and sanded to prim perfection! They measure just about 6 inches long, maybe a tad longer, and have hanging strings attached. Their eyes are little black glass seed beads stitched on securely.
Made of painted, sanded, stained and baked osnaburg. Rabbit has stitched on button eyes, the cutest lil patched on nose. His bag has rusty star buttons sewn on..I think he would look great just about anywhere! He is about 9 inches high and 4 1/2 inches across.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Perfect for spring or your Easter decorating are these primitive calico eggs...there are 7 different fabrics used for these eggs...they have been stuffed with fabric scraps and have decorative hand stitching on the seam lines...the eggs are 2 1/2" in length...spring is right around the corner…let’s start decorating.