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~victorian scissor keep necklace~

~this is a much needed gift to yourself or for
anyone who sews or does needlework...
keeping those scissors close and handy means
you can stitch more...
this scissor keep was designed with small
scissors in mind...the pair in the photo are
my favorites and are for demonstration purposes only..
the scissor keep has been stained to five it a vintage look..
the cord is generous enough to go around your neck..
if it is too long, it can be knotted to shorten...
sewn on the front is a collection of old buttons...
the interior is fully lined with a coordinating
quilters cotton print to keep the point of your scissors
from coming through the stitching...
the overall length of the keep is 3 1/2"
and the top is 2 1/4" wide~



~victorian scissor keep necklace is $35 plus shipping~
~please email me to purchase~
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~sampler pinkeep~


Funny the things that come to you in the middle of the night...
this is a cross stitch developed by Woodland Primitives...

look closely to get my message...
do you see it???

~the pinkeep is 5 1/4" long and 3 3/4" wide...
the cross stitch is trimmed with homespun...
the back has the same homespun and was
fussy-cut to keep the woven pattern...
it is filled with crushed walnut shells...
my dated label is attached to the back side~

~sampler pinkeep is $28 plus shipping to you~
~please email me to purchase~
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~"Elizabeth Starbuck" reproduction sampler~


~what fun I had recreating this sampler...
it is stitched on linen with beautiful hand dyed thread...
it was cruddied to perfection then backed with a coordinating calico...
the size is small (7 1/4" x 6 1/4") so you can easily 
display it in a vignette...
this piece comes signed and dated~

~ES reproduction sampler...$48 plus shipping to you~
~please email me to purchase~

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~wool heart appliqué on antique cloth~


I had lots of fun with this piece...
the reds are beautifully coordinated if I my say so myself...
the lighter red piece (in two places) is a wonderful over dye wool...
the 5 heart flowers are are hand stitched
and as you can see there are embroidered embellishments
all over the piece...

the over dyed wool used for the container is similar to the 
color of antique salt glazed pottery...

the background is an antique hand woven cotton cloth...
I'm not sure of it's original intent but, it is very soft with great texture...
the tiny hand stitched button hole at the center top is original...
as is the top left corner turn down...

the size of this embroidered and appliquéd cloth is 19" wide by 12" tall...


here is a close up of the left side...


and the right side...

to purchase this one-of-a-kind hand stitched wool heart mat...
please email me...

heart embroidered and appliquéd cloth is $75 plus travel fare to you


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