Rusty Knob Prims and Dolls

Rusty Knob Prims

Rusty Knob Prims and Dolls From a Primitive Heart

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I have been blessed with an amazing husband, a son and his wife.  And now two grandsons.  My grandsons have given me so much joy. 
Introducing (drum roll) Joshua who is joining his big brother Jason.
proud Granma Char and Papa

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Clara Mae Wedding Doll

She is published in Art Doll summer issue.  I made two of these wedding dolls one for the Art Walk art show in the fall and one for the magazine challenge.  The doll for the show sold before the show opened to my sweet surprise.  She is made of  coffee stained muslin hand painted face with hand stitched features sculpted nose, vintage linens were made into the wedding gown and roses on the veil are made from the scraps from the dress.  The bottom of the dress is hand crouched from time past in white, velveteen slippers cover her dainty feet.  Clara Mae is a 22 inch doll  with a primitive stand she holds a prim flicker candle, each doll is different and may be ordered $115 plus travel fare contact me for orders and payment


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Elisa Prim Ladybug Doll

A little about what inspires me to create dolls... hope you enjoy.
I like the feel of the simple, antique, olde, worn, and torn of yesteryear, primitives are comforting they seem to come natural to me.  This all started when my sister-in-law and I were looking through a magazine and she said to me I want one of those... it was a primitive doll.  So I looked and searched for my style in dolls then ordered my very first doll pattern.  My passion grew as I pour my heart into each doll I really enjoyed my time as the machine hummed along then with hand stitching and painting each one became its own and got a heart.  Sometimes the body’s sit on the shelf for a long time before they speak to me and Im ready to give her/him a part of me.... the rest is history!  One of my favorite doll artists is Sharon Stevens of Mustard Seed Originals her work is amazing and inspires me.  My husband and son have been a wonderful source of encouragement, help, and support.  However, most of all my relationship with God, my creator has inspired me to be passionate, consistent, persistent and content in who I am and what I do as a person and an artist.
Eliza Ladybug on her prim stand with suit case in hand
Happy Spring everyone!
Order your prim doll at
get your signed Prims Magazine and Doll at 112 W 4th Street La Junta, Colorado


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Primitives, Primitives
Check this give away out for those of you who love new patterns... like me.

New items coming soon at the 1st Street Emporium's Rusty Knob Prims booth angels and bunnys. 
Prim blessings,


Monday, December 24, 2012

Certain Hope

To each of you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. 
As 2012 winds down the promise of a "prosperous New Year" looks uncertain at best, given the Spiritual and financial condition of our Nation.  If our hope depends on present day circumstances, we are most certainly doomed.  Thankfully, our only real hope and security, truly lies in Jesus Christ!  Isaiah, in his prophecy of the birth of Christ (Isa 9:6) anticipated that hope, as he wrote "his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Might God, the Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace."  If these names and characteristics of Jesus don't sum up everything we will ever need in our lives, physically, emotionally and Spiritually , nothing else will!  Jesus is our certain hope and promise for the future and for eternity!
I look forward to the new year with antisapation and excitement with a new Angel Mary Elizabeth published in Prims. She will be avaliable the first of the year on my website and at the 1st Street Emporium 112 W 1st Street in La Junta, Colorado also at the Golden Eagle Gallery in Trinidad, Colorado.
Thank you for your patronage God bless you, your families, and for blessing me with your friendship,

Merry Christmas!
Char Hosea

Friday, November 9, 2012

Never Be Too Proud

Never be too proud.

To admit you made a mistake. To say you’re are sorry. To have big dreams. To admit you owe your success to others. To poke fun at yourself. To ask for help.

 To fail.

 And to try again and again.
Let all that I am Praise the Lord... Psalm
Last week I missed a article deadline due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control.  I sent the article any way with the full understanding that it may not be accepted.  I simply explained the facts with no excuses and said I am willing accept the decision she made due to my failing to get it in on time.  Chief editor Jennifer at Prims was so gracious and allowed it to be accepted!  I'm so blessed and encouraged I'm jumping up and down inside.  So as a result a new Rusty Knob angel Mary Elizabeth will be in the Gallery of Prims January issue.  Whoot hoo for The Rusty Knob. 
prim blessings to all,

 Be sure to stop in and shope with us at the 1st Emporium 112 1st street next to Nappa in La Junta for our Grand Opening Thursday November 15, 10-5 lunch served from 11-2 drawing held at 4:30
Holiday Craft show at the middle school on Smithland Saturday 17 Th 8-4 see new dolls and new items for the Holidays.  40 crafters and booths to meet all you needs as you shop local this Holiday Season

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Whoot hoo see Rusty Knob Elves and Punkins in Prims Fall Issue
I will have signed copies at the Fowler show on Saturday the 27th see you there