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!
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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,