seed pod #2
(the first real issue)
© Copyright 1997 Maria Pahls
the fence post
thanks everyone for the positive compliments on the first issue. i have really enjoyed all of the jokes, suggestions and reading the profiles - what an interesting group! some sections you see are empty, but in future issues will become regular features.
miscellaneous letters sent in by readers
questions asked by readers, then replied upon in later issues.
* our first question is from rosemary s. she wants to know if... "primitives are limited to the pancake tea-dyed characters?"
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** i am asking question #2... "what is the most interesting thing that you have seen on a primitive doll as either an accessory or part of the body or clothing?"
i will start the discussion by saying that the most creative thing i have seen is a halloween doll who had a pumpkin head made from the cinnamon cut out mix. it looked just like a pumpkin with groves and the face was "cut out" by making little triangles for the nose & eyes with little squares for a mouth. the mouth, nose & eyes were then painted black. her legs and arms were pieces of curly dried vine.
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tips & techniques
will be used to highlight any tips sent in by readers
sources in future issues will include:
115 colonial ln.
dayton, ohio, usa 45429
(books are around $18, other patterns vary.)
they sell project books with dolls, wall hangings, ornaments, clothingand a variety of other primitive projects. they also sell stencils from blue ribbon stencil company, which are the most primitive i've seen.
brochure is $3.
books of interest
Meet Teresa Reynolds at Nostalgia Needlework
Teresa's sayings and prose appears in many of our newsletters.
kindred spirits catalog page on Homespun Peddler.
O P O P O P
poetry and verses to use for samplers etc.
let us learn a 'less'-on (lesson) from primitives:
"it's simple things in life that can be the most beautiful".
Choose not friends of outward show,
For feathers float and pearls lie low.
submitted by teresa reynolds
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