Rusty Knob Prims and Dolls

Rusty Knob Prims

Rusty Knob Prims and Dolls From a Primitive Heart

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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.