Rusty Knob Prims and Dolls

Rusty Knob Prims

Rusty Knob Prims and Dolls From a Primitive Heart

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Come Create with Me Fall Class

Rusty Knob Prims presents Fall Class September 21 and 23 9 -11:30 am or 1-3:30 pm sign up now to get a seat, class size limited. $15 per person sign up and pay in-advance deadline September 20, 2017. Email me at to pay online or at 1st Street Emporium. Bring your own soup can and Come Create with Me Award winning Prim Doll Artist Char Hosea. You will create a Canned Cat or Pumpkin Doll Center Piece. 

Come join the Fun! and Pumpkin Treats
*Children welcome under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
sign up early deadline September 20th to get into the class. 
My heart is over joyed and humbled. Over the weekend I was awarded Judges Choice for my painting at the local Fine Arts League. Artist Tim Deibler and judge is an oil teacher, writer, photographer and has won many awards, he is best known for his stunning portrayal of nature in oil, he loves painting the rugged mountain peaks and desert canyons and the pounding surf. 
 Lost Roses is a comfort to me I put my heart and soul into it as it comforts me in my losses.   
I have three sisters and two brothers we are grieving the losses of great magnitude in our lives the years the loss of each other, the loss of connection.  However, love and memories remain attached in my heart, so much beauty overlooked and trampled underfoot.  

I have been counseling a post-abortive precious one this year. She has come so far, amazing the work God does in one’s heart when we lead and in the heart of the one who is lead.  My God is so big.  This is for all the grieving girls who choose abortion over life because we simply did not know the TRUTH. And to my sisters and brothers as we grieve loss of each other and one who raised us. 

 Lost Roses

Are you one of the lost roses?
Seems so long ago, it was
They tended you with care…
The suddenly, love just wasn’t there.

Are you one of the lost roses?
Left alone, it grows up
Trampled underfoot…
So much beauty overlooked.

And yet, you survived,
You’re a stronger kind…
A prize-winning rose
Underneath a wild vine.

To your surprise,
Your petals are touched;
Just didn’t know
One could love you so much.

Are you one of the lost roses?
There is One who knows it,
Knows your heart of hurt…
He wants to be your Gardener.

He’s seeking you out
To make you His own rose.
Its time to be found,
Untangle from old woes…

Are you one of the lost roses
That he holds in his hand?
--Jan Willson ©

He heals the brokenhearted,
    and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3

Monday, January 16, 2017

CDA Tiny House Challenge

Cloth Doll Artistry tiny house challenge is a great way to start the year in prim style.  The challenge called for us to create a tiny house stitch it, sew it , glue it, quilt it, draw it or what ever your medium is.  I decided to use a cutter quilt for my tiny houses. For Rusty Knob Prim doll patterns visit my Etsy site

Hope you enjoy then and we would love to have you join us at CDA. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

One of my greatest treasures is my long-lasting friendships.  I call them oak tree friends.  Oak wood is strong and holds up to the test of time, beautifully displayed in an old piece of furniture with time worn lines.  Laughter and hardship give us our beauty lines and strength to endure.  If you are an oak tree friend, each of you can pick up where you left off even when years have passed the loyalty lasts. 
Several of my dearest friends sent unexpected packages and I am sure you could hear me squeal when opening each bundle.  Enclosed in a small box wrapped in colored tissue paper I found vintage lace, ribbons, and vintage handmade cloths.  She followed her heart sending a little note of encouragement.  A package of fabrics arrived one afternoon in the winter bringing sunshine into the dark of the day.  She followed her heart sending delightful buttons.  Another sent a box of vintage fabrics, buttons, and lace.  She followed her heart and asked if she could send more to inspire.  The marvelous part is they all coordinated with each other.  When we follow our heart, amazing things transpire and not forgotten but treasured and shared.

The heart felt counsel of a friend
is a sweet as perfume and incense
Proverbs 27:9

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Prim Doll Elizabeth


Elizabeth Prim Doll is the 1st place winner in the

portrait doll division at the Colorado State Fair 2015.

A one of a kind art piece.

She will make a great art piece in your home bringing you
comfort and a smile.  She will come to you signed by the
Prim Doll Artist Char Hosea. 
She sits at 11" and over all length is 20" she sports a wool
felted creamy white hat, pink and black polka dot dress with a
stripped under slip.  Striped Annie legs and a portrait painted
face.  Elizabeth's hair is black and spun wool and she holds a
grey felted wood dove in her sculpted hand. 
Only $ 169.00 Free shipping in USA only
Contact me for questions before purchasing as all sales are final.

Monday, September 21, 2015

 Come Create With Me
Join me for
our 4th annual Dickens Fest Ornament Class

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Penelope Pig and Her Young-ins Published in Prims Magazine spring issue 2015
 available at or order online at Etsy want a young-in too convo me on Etsy or email me at