This mini quilt pattern is made of cotton fabric, with a hidden inside pocket perfect for a bit of change! It also comes with a small key chain attached. $3.00

Four Sizes of Hand stitched Leather Balls

Colonial Period and Primitive Hand Stitched Leather Balls.

No matter if on a Primitive Camp Site or in a Colonial  Museum, these hand stitched leather balls will keep all ages of children happy.

The hand stitched leather balls are perfect for all kinds of  children games.

The leather balls are hand stitched  with assorted colors and kinds of leather.

 The hand stitched leather balls are made of mostly deer leather but I use some other leathers also.

I have made 4 different sizes of the hand stitched leather balls.
Due to the high demand of these hand stitched leather balls I now have my husbands cousins helping me hand stitch these leather balls with my patterns.

The regular size of the hand stitched leather ball is the size of a hacky-sack ball approx 2-3 inches

The hand stitched medium leather ball is approx 3 1/2 – 4 inches

The large size of the hand stitched leather ball is approximately 4 1/2 to  5 1/2 inches across.

The extra large size of the hand stitched leather ball is approx 5 1/2 – 6 inches across.

As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed.  Thank-you for your patience!

Prices : Regular size leather ball $7.00

Medium Size leather ball $ 9.50

Large size leather ball $12.49

Extra Large leather ball $17.95

Wholesale prices are available upon request and a current tax exempt status.

Let’s see if you can figure out how to make this mystery braid on the leather key chain!This mystery braid leather key chain comes with a key ring attached. $1.00

These hand-made little colonial pocket dolls are hand crafted from leftover sewing projects. The colonial pocket dolls are perfect for any little lady. The colonial pocket doll is her toy for quiet times and will fit into her pocket.  All dresses of the colonial pocket dolls are hand stitched and unremovable. The dresses and colonial pocket dolls are made from 100 % cotton fabric. There are assorted prints for the dress and assorted colors of yarn for the hair. The brown pocket dolls have black hair. The Colonial Pocket Dolls are approx. 3 1/4 inches tall.  $12.00

Our homemade lye soap is made from reclaimed lard from a french fry eatery. Our soap has a beautiful old-fashioned tan hue. Our homemade lye soap has a special unexplainable (to me) character because of the potato starch from the french fries. Our homemade lye soap comes with a long list of wonderful uses!!  As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed.  Thank-you for your patience!  –$ 2.00 a bar

Also available of our homemade lye soap is Farmers Boy Scrub – coffee grounds and cornmeal added to our home made lye soap for extra grit for the greasiest hands. Our Oatmeal Lye Soap has old-fashioned oatmeal added for a soothing feeling to the old-fashioned goodness of our lye soap. Our Hint-of-Mint Lye Soap has home dried mint tea leaves added for an interesting touch. As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed.  Thank-you for your patience!  $ 2.00 a bar for these 3 Kinds of our homemade lye  Soap.

One reason a mob cap was worn in early American life was to keep a lady’s or a girl’s hair clean and under control while working around the house.  These mob caps are made of 100% cotton. The mob cap can also be worn under the ladies strawbonnet. One Size fits all for our mob caps. Specify creme color or white, drawstring or elastic for your mob cap. We will send a creme colored drawstring mob cap if not specified. As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed.  Thank-you for your patience!  $7.50

The colonial housewives have 2 pockets. The colonial pockets are handmade of 100% cotton. The colonial pockets are a perfect way to carry  a small sewing kit, valuable jewelry, or anything else small but of great value in your purse or pocket. The colonial housewives have a wrap around tie closure.Your choice of color when available. (They are safe for airport travel also)  As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed.  Thank-you for your patience! $7.50

Colonial pockets were worn in colonial times under a lady or girls apron or skirt. Our colonial pockets are hand-made with100% cotton fabric. Our colonial pockets are also lines with a creme colored cotton fabric. I have 2 sizes of colonial pockets available. Small colonial pockets are 11″ long, 8″ wide, 6″ opening, with a 60″ long cotton tie string.  Large colonial pockets are 15″ long, 11″ wide, 7″ opening, with a 72″ long cotton tie string. These Colonial pockets are perfect for any colonial or modern outfit that doesn’t have a sewn in pocket. Ask for color availability.  As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed.  Thank-you for your patience!  Small Colonial Pocket $7.50 —  Large Colonial Pocket $ 9.50

When Sarah was asked to make the Prune People for the Mifflinburg, Pa Christkindl Market, she wasn’t too sure how it was to be done. With a bit of research and lots of crafting, she has crafted quit a collection. It stems from an old German story of an old man who was very sick. His neighbor children came to help him. As he was very poor he could not pay them . So he made little people out of dried fruits and nuts and gave them as gifts. To this day it is a real treasure to have a Prune Person in your possession – esp a Chimney Sweep as he is to bring you good luck when you touch one. Sarah enjoys letting her imagination run as she crafts the different occupations of her Prune People.  No two Prune Figures are exactly alike. Sarah has designed different Prune Figures to go with the theme of the yearly Mifflinburg Pa Christkindl Market. Sarah has designed several different sizes of the Prune Figures, a do-it-yourself-kit, and a Find The Prune Man Game. $8.00 – $20.00

Sarah Miller of Berlin, Pa. has made the prune figures for 20 years for The Mifflinburg Christkindl Market years 1997-2016, using the traditional German, as well as American folk life and folklore figures.
Becky Eshleman, Sarah’s niece has been involved with the prune figures at Mifflinburg’s Christkindl Market since Becky came with her parents to the 2005 Mifflinburg Christkindl Market at 11 years of age. A transition time of passing the torch of crafting the prune figures occurred from 2012 -2016 from Sarah to Becky.

Stephen and Sarah Miller

9018 Glades Pike, Berlin, Pa. 15530

1-814-267-5887
millersroxburystore2011@gmail.com

Kervin and Becky Eshleman

17451 Cindy Lane, Hagerstown, Md. 21740

1-717-226-1196

 

 

Sugar Free Dill Pickles

Steve likes his hamburgers with thin sliced dill pickles.  And we both like whole pickles at any picnic.  As I had grown up on a truck farm where we raised lots of fresh produce I never did see any sense in buying dill pickles. My most favorite and easiest pickle recipe I got from my home where my mother got it from her mother. It is called …

Saccharin Pickles

Now don’t get excited as it is hard to find saccharin on the store shelves any more. So I substitute the packs of sugar substitute that I can find. So here goes!

3 cups of 5 vinegar

6 cups of water

Bring the brine to a boil.

Add washed and cleaned cucumbers to the boiling brine. Watch them till they change color to a dull green.

In a clean and sterile pint jar put:

1/2 teaspoon of dill seed or a sprig of dill weed

pack  in the hot cucumbers

add 1 heaping teaspoon of salt

1 packet of sugar subtitute.

Fill Jar with the hot brine

Put a clean hot ball or mason lid on the full jar and screw on the ring.

Let it set for 24 hours so the seal can set. Check the lid if is not sealed refridgerate it and use it. If it is sealed it will keep in a cool dark place for a year…unless you eat them!!