~ Woodland Primitives ~

~ Woodland Primitives ~
~ Woodland Primitives ~

~it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...~




We've just left fall in the dust,
the turkey has not thawed yet for next weeks dinner,
and I want you to think Christmas...

Let's all get in the spirit with a few new prims...

~BALSAM PILLOW TUCKS~

These white wool pillow tucks are filled with shredded balsam
and smell of Christmas...they are 6 1/2" square...
the backing is a dark green calico...the tree has been blanket 
stitched to the white wool and decorative stitches have been added
to enhance the applique...

1 Balsam pillow tucks available...$26 each plus travel to you
please email me to purchase
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~COLONIAL WOOL PINEAPPLE~

This fall I visited one of my favorite places on earth...
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia...where time stands still...
I love colonial decorating and found the perfect wool
to create this wonderful pineapple...


The gold with green specks wool pineapple sits atop a 
painted and distressed wooden candlestick...
it is filled with fabric scraps for a heavy and dense feel...


wire has been sewn to the greens so they can be posed 
and will not droop...the overall height of this
colonial wool pineapple is 14"...

This pineapple can be left out past the holidays to welcome
guests into your home...

Colonial wool pineapple...is spoken for
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~HOLIDAY LABS~

Meet "Blackie" and "Hershey"...
two labs that would like to help you decorate for the holidays...


This is "Blackie"...he has been painted, distressed, dusted with 
cinnamon and is dressed in his prim hat and scarf...
he carries a homemade tree of a stick, some greens,
wire and a rusted star...in his left paw
he holds a sack...his overall length is 15 1/2"...


Here is a close up of his cute face...
he does have a thread hanger on the back so
he can hang on your wall or door and make you smile...

"Blackie"...is spoken for

~and~

This is "Hershey"...he is made exactly the
same except for the chocolate color instead of black...


 Both labs have been made using a pattern by Stacey Mead 
of Raven's Haven...

"Hershey"... is spoken for
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~PRIM & CRUDDY PINEAPPLES~


Why not add a few of my cruddy fabric pineapples to
your decorating...put them in a bowl, add them to a wreath,
have your favorite doll hold one...the possibilities are endless...

They are 6" in length...have decorative stitching on the homespun,
are primmed with stain and have been weighted since 
they have very little stuffing  in them...
this pattern will be released this month too...

3 Prim and cruddy pineapples are available...
$8 each plus travel fare to you
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On a personal note...
Those of you who visit Early Work Mercantile may notice that
we are missing the artist that was before me...

~Donna of Willow Creek Crossing~

Donna lost her battle with cancer this month. She was an
amazing person, folk artist, wife, mother and friend.
Those of you who have purchased from her know she put 
her heart and soul into every piece. Her strength and
courage was and always will be in our hearts.