food was scarce, morale was low and fear gripped the entire Nation.
from fighting the ghosts of our own people...
to keep ourselves entertained and happy...
we used up every last scrap of fabric for clothing repairs
and fixed anything that needed fixing...
use it up, wear it out,
make it do
or do without...
at Christmas time,
we would make gifts for each other
from what ever we had on hand...
old feedsacks & wool clothing
became hooked rugs to warm our floors.
old flour cloth would be turned into dolls and samplers
and even the threads from our spent & worn clothing
would be re-used to stitch patches on britches, aprons and work-skirts...
in keeping with this tradition of making-do,
a simple and primitive pattern
I designed this combined pattern for those,
like me, who appreciate the old & early look~
...the little santa doll is completely hand sewn from scraps ~
...right down to his hand-rolled arms and legs...
stuffed with clean rags and has a raw sheep's wool beard.
finished, he measures approx 7" tall.
...the little sampler was stitched onto 28ct. hand dyed linen
using cotton threads in old faded colors (Gentle Art Sampler Threads),
stuffed with clean rags and has a hanger....
finished, it measures approx 5" x 4"~
This dual-pattern is available in limited quantities
and will come to you in a brown-paper sack
instead of a poly-bag...
and you will also receive a hank of our own raw sheep's wool
for the doll's beard~
pattern price - $28.00
with free pony express ~
If you'd like to place an order,
...please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessings from the Farm,