Rusty Knob Prims and Dolls

Rusty Knob Prims

Rusty Knob Prims and Dolls From a Primitive Heart

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Arts and Craft show tomorrow in Sugar City

Join us in Sugar City  tomorrow Saturday November 15th  for our annual arts and Craft show 9-4 come early for the best selection and stay for Chili lunch or come late for the best show deals offered by select booths.   See my new creations and sign up for Dickens Fest Ornament class Dec 6th in La Junta. Cant make it sign up on line too at

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

3rd Annual Dickens Fest

Join in as we celebrate our 3rd Annual Dickens Fest

We will be creating these adorable mice carolers for the 3rd annual ornament class.
Classes will be held at the 1st Street Emporium 112 W 4th Street (hwy 50) in La Junta 9-11 am or 12:30- 2:30 class size is limited hurry in or click on the link to get your tickets only $ 11 per person.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pallet Project and Art Show

Pallet Project and Fall Art Show

Each October our community holds an Art Walk and Artistic Expressions art group holds our annual art show at a local art studio. This year South East Colorado Creative Partnership (SECCP) gave the creative community a monthly recycle challenge.  This month the project was to recycle a pallet. The projects were displayed for the Art Walk.
With the help of my dear husband and my sister-in-law we were able to create these adorable primitive style wheelbarrows.  Thanks to Cliff for the muscle and  Denise Hosea for the wheels and to Innovative Water Technologies who donated the pallets for my project. Thanks for teaming up with me to create a  primitive fall experience. I just love the Mums!

 Happy Fall ya all!

see you next week at the Fowler Craft show 8:30-3

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ask Me Why I Am Celebrating

Ask Me Why I Am Celebrating?

Give thanks unto the Lord for He is good



Ask me why I'm celebrating has been my question for the last six months.  God has healed me I've been given my own miracle and a second chance for which I'm grateful.
 My Dr. changed my diagnosis and my treatment plan in 2011 and since then my body is procuring a new healing process and gaining strength.  The brain is healing I am able to speak after nine and a half years (9 1/2) of silence and imprisonment with in my own body.
I"m blessed to have the loving support of my best friend and husband also the love and support of our son and his family. 
I am encouraged to have amazing friends and close friendships. I am thankful to those who have believed in me and supported me with help, kindness, rides, hugs and encouragement. 
Most importantly with out a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior I could not have risen above the current that threated to take me down so many times over the last ten years of hardship and struggle.  Through the struggle I have grown in character and understanding of who God made me.   I am celebrating change and the renewed person God has created in me. 

How are you celebrating?

A year ago we were celebrating live and today  our family celebrated the first birthday of our # 2 grandson. 
Buy hand made dolls  and soap here

Monday, September 8, 2014

Primitie Paper Pattern Sammie Snowman, Rudy Reindeer or Pumpkin In Boots

Paper Pattern with Sammie Snowman, Rudy Reindeer and Pumpkin in Boots get yours to just in time for the holidays click here go to pattern link.  Rusty Knob Prim Dolls published in
 Somerset Holidays and Celebrations


Rudy Reindeer orSammie Snowman

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Do you need a booth space to show and sell your wares and art? 

 Now opening up for applications

 Manzanola Trading Co

212 Park

Manzanola, Colorado

Booths take work, however the rewards can be positive.   Here are some tips when renting a space .  .
For the best booth for you pick a spot that makes you feel comfortable... if possible. 
 Use lots of different levels within the space to capture all ages of your audience.
   Keep it tidy and clean put your best foot forward.
    Keep a monthly inventory.
Work at the shop volunteer your time to get the know your community.  
Hope you can join us right here in SE Colorado.

See my new patterns get yours today at

Thursday, August 28, 2014


How to make primitive stain? 
1/2 cup instant coffee, cup of hot water you may want to add vanilla, cinnamon or other scents.
Using a large paint brush, sponge brush  or spray bottle stain your washed fabric, doll or other primitives. 

New release patterns 2014 Rudy Reindeer, Sammie Snowman, and Pumpkin in Boots designed by Char Hosea as seen in Somerset Holidays and Celebrations fall issue 2014 order at on the WHATS new page or on  Etsy

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Have you been to a State Fair Doll Judging?

I went to the State Fair Judging for the first time since I have been entering my dolls in 2010.  It was informative and the Judge was very helpful. 
  • I learned that for primitive dolls a finished edge can be a running stitch. 
  • Elegant dolls must have finished edges no running stitch.
  • A doll should have something in her hand animals are the best if appropriate.
  • Pick a color that will make your doll "pop" when choosing your three colors.
It was beneficial for me to find out all that I was doing right.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Prim Tuesday

It's Tuesday and back to work on Fair Dolls hope its a great day for you too! Place  your order today leave me an email
Prim blessings,

Thursday, July 31, 2014

State Fair Primitive Dolls

Working on State Fair cloth primitive doll  entry's... what dolls to create,  did I say they need to be done this week.  Lord, grant me the energy and the focus to make the best of the best.  I have one finished for the bee contest she is so adorable I just love her Prim painted face, and new prim dress.

2011 First Place winner in the cloth dolls Pairs Division

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thank Heaven For Little Boys Chair Affair Project

Finished the Chair Affair Project with Grandson for him to give away. 
 Thank heaven for little boys!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In the Face of Adversity

In the Face of Adversity


 In 2007, it had been three years since my illness began leaving me unable to speak, many health issues, and days left without creating something to keep my hands busy.  As I began to prepare for a two-week stent of treatments away from home, I pondered what would be suitable to fill the hours keeping my hands busy and my body at rest.  I had had a quilt pattern book for many years that I just had not had time to create the quilts due to my busy work schedule and now this illness of mega portions with no end in sight… it was time and I began to pray for the strength to accomplish this project.  I mustered up the energy to pull the book out and began gathering cotton fabrics that I had on hand to fit the color scheme.  Trying hard to focus on one-step at a time and the finish line of having the piecing done before I was to leave in a few days I pressed on.  I found the directions simple enough for my mentally exhausted mind and body to comprehend.  I am not quilter by any means but one has to start somewhere.  I had it all pieced however, no backing or batting on hand.  When my husband asked what he could do to help me get ready I asked him to get my backing and batting.  I am grateful for his help and patience with me.  I was able to finish pinning the three together before we left for the treatments that day. 

Each day after a treatment, I hand stitch until sleep overtook me and then back at it when I was rested and ready to begin again.  This quilt encouraged me keep my focus on something other than myself and my health issues giving me a goal to accomplish, a sweet reward, and a reminder of  where we were at that time  and now how far we have come.  It is a beautiful reminder of learning endurance and accomplishment in the tough times of life.  It is an amazing reminder of all the prayers offered to my heavenly father during those years were not in vein, looking back to see how resilient we are when faced with adversity and feeling blessed to face yet another day, week and years since those early days. 
Still dealing with life as its been handed to me with a hopeful heart and courage to face everyday as a gift.  Thankful for stages of recovery looking forward to more.

Be still and know that I am God ---Psalm 46:10

A Debbie Mumm pattern

By Char Hosea

Primitive Doll Artist

La Junta
To see my quilt in Person visit
 Quilt Histories ... Voices Past and Present Presentation
August 16- September 27, 2014
John W Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum
560 Bent Ave, Las Animas , Colorado
 Special Events August 16, 23 and September 6

To Purchase Dolls or orders contact me on my web page

Monday, July 21, 2014

Verdie Primitive Steam Punk Cloth Doll

Today # 1 Grandson and I are working on our chairs for the 3rd annual Chair Affair Event.  You take a chair and fix it up so it can be sold at auction,  all the proceeds go to our local community Pregnancy Center.  They help families stay together with biblical training, counseling, helping moms and dads with unplanned pregnancy, such an amazing group of dedicated volunteers for our community.  I have a wicker bench to fix up and #1 Grandson will paint his own chair.

Need a gift for someone who has every thing?  I make beautiful hand made cloth dolls with painted faces, hand stitched features, with a charming primitive touch and feel available for purchase.  Stop into the shop 112 W 1st Street right on Hwy 50 next to Napa here in La Junta, Colorado for the best selection of prim dolls and primitive décor.  Also at the Golden Eagle Gallery in historic downtown Trinidad, Colorado. for more dolls
 Primitive Steam Punk Cloth Doll

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My friend Holly Lewis check out her dolls
 nominate her for American Made

Friday, July 11, 2014

Getting a Primitive cloth Steam punk Doll ready for a sweet lady waiting on my parts to finish her up She was published in Prims Magazine along with my steam punk bunny and steam punk Annie. Place your orders today Contact Me or order Momma and her Children and she will be shipped today for Christmas in July.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bucket of  beauties getting ready to stain , paint and dress

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Its that time of year when the state fair and local fairs begin.  I have entered dolls for the last six years and its time to step up once again.   What to make ... goals in mind best of show, Grand Champion, well 1st place, 2nd, and 3rd if I must.  Maybe this one Primitive cloth doll Glenda Fairy Princess in blue and in Pink Fairy Princess Elizabeth ?  For sure a primitive Bee of my own design.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

May issue of Prims magazine you will see Strawberry Short Cake and Friends.  It's a beautiful story of and autistic girl, friendship and the love of dolls.  These girls are in the works.  Custom order your dolls before the Holiday rush.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Primitive Art Doll Bunny

Today I'm creating a cloth doll Prim Bunny for an order for a long time client who blesses me with orders for the "Art Dolls"... I just love the homespun fabrics they are warm and charming. 

 This art doll bunny was purchased for a beautiful home in the Broadmoor area here in Colorado Springs.   contact me for your custom art doll order today before the Holiday rush.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Busy at the 1st Street Emporium today where I have a booth displayed with Rusty Knob Prims. We have a collection of cloth doll primitives, art dolls, patterns and prim décor for sale.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Siting with a friend today who had back surgery. Lots of haND work to do.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Day of Rest

Sunday day of rest.  I sure need it with more doll orders in the works and new dolls in the Fall issue of Somerset Holidays and Celebrations.
Happy day of rest,
Prim Blessings,

Friday, June 27, 2014

Shelly Prim Partiotic Cloth Doll

Its been a tough year with many ups and downs , however I have been creating prim cloth dolls, Ive  been published in the winter and spring issues of Prims Magazine .  You can also see my new prim Pumpkin in Boots, Prim Rudy Rain Deer and Sammie Snow Man in  Somerset Holidays and Celebrations in the fall. 
                           The 4th of July is almost upon us with summer dayz in the sun.
                                                For sale Prim Patriotic Shelly Doll

Shelly has a hand painted prim face, shoes and stripped legs. She wears a flag skirt with a country red homespun bodice and vintage cloth looms with lace bottoms. Her blond hair is hand spun wool with a bow on top of her knob. In her hands she holds red and blue stars.  20 inch doll sitting at 16 inches 
She is sealed, signed and ready to be shipped.
 Available for only $ 85.00 plus shipping.