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 so no two leather balls are exactly alike. The leather also stretches differently as we hand stuff the balls to give them their shape.

 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 husband’s 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 approximately 2-3 inches

The hand stitched medium leather ball is approximately 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 approximately 5 1/2 – 6 inches across.

Prices: Regular size leather ball $8.00

Medium Size leather ball $ 11.00

Large size leather ball $14.00

Extra-Large leather ball $20.25

Sales tax is included. Shipping will be added to the price.

As our items are handmade there may be a waiting time until we get an item/items completed. 

Thank-you for your patience!

Mystery Leather Braid Key Ring

Let’s see if you can figure out how to make this mystery leather braid on the leather key ring!

This mystery leather braid key ring comes with a key ring attached.

Our Mystery Leather Braid Key Ring is $2.25 each.

Sales tax is included. Shipping will be added to the price. 

Colonial Pocket Dolls

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 the dresses of the colonial pocket dolls are hand stitched and irremovable.

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 colonial pocket dolls have black hair.

The Colonial Pocket Dolls are approx. 3 1/4 inches tall.

The colonial pocket dolls are $16.00 each  Sales tax is included. Shipping will be added to the price.

As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed. 

Thank-you for your patience!

Homemade Lye Soap – Plain

Our homemade lye soap is made from reclaimed lard from a french fry eatery.

Our homemade lye 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!

Also available of our homemade lye soaps is the Farmers Boy Scrub with 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 homemade lye soap.

Our Hint-of-Mint Lye Soap has dried mint tea leaves added to our homemade lye soap for an interesting touch.

Our homemade lye soap is 2 for $5.50.  Sales tax is included. Shipping will be added to the price.

We also have small odd sizes of the plain old fashioned lye soap of  four to five pounds is $21.50. Sales tax is included. Shipping will be added to the price 

Ask for quantity or wholesale prices of our homemade lye soap.

As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed. 

Thank-you for your patience! 

Farmer Boy Scrub Homemade Lye Soap

Homemade Oatmeal Lye Soap

Hint-Of-Mint Homemade Lye Soap

Mob caps

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 straw bonnet.

One Size fits all for our mob caps.

Specify creme color or white, drawstring or elastic for your mob cap.

We will send our color choice of a  drawstring mob cap if not specified.

  These mob caps are $10.00 plus shipping.

As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed. 

Thank-you for your patience!

Colonial Housewives

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)

The colonial housewives are $10.00. Sales tax is included. Shipping will be added to the price.

As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed. 

Thank-you for your patience!

Colonial Pocket

Colonial pockets were worn in colonial times under a lady or girls apron or skirt.

Our colonial pockets are hand-made with 100% cotton fabric.

Our colonial pockets are also lined 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.

The colonial pockets shown were the ones available at the time of photo shoot.

 Small Colonial Pocket $10.00 plus shipping.

Large Colonial Pocket $ 12.50 plus shipping.

As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed. 

Thank-you for your patience!

Small Pockets

Large Pockets

Becky Eshleman from Hagerstown, Md is continuing the tradition of the making of Prune People.

Sarah Miller, formerly from Mifflinburg Pa., now of Berlin, Pa. made the Prune People for 20 years for the Mifflinburg Christkindl Market years in the years 1997 – 2016, using the traditional German, as well as American folk life and folklore figures.

Becky who is Sarah’s niece, has been involved with the Prune People at Mifflinburg’s Christkindl Market since Becky came with her parents to the 2005 Mifflinburg Christkindl Market at 11 years of age.

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, Sarah has designed and crafted quit a collection of Prune People.

The tradition of the Prune People 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 the man 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 – especially a Chimney Sweep. The Chimney Sweep is to bring you good luck when you touch one.

Becky also enjoys letting her imagination run as she crafts the different occupations of the Prune People.

The Prune People are all handcrafted so there no two Prune People exactly alike. We also try to craft custom Prune People to meet your wishes, if at all possible.

Sarah and Becky  have designed different Prune People to go with the theme of the yearly Mifflinburg Pa Christkindl Market.

A transition time of passing the torch of crafting the Prune People is occurring from 2012 -2019 from Sarah to Becky.

You may contact either Becky or Sarah and your order will get to Becky.

Below is a few pictures of their booth at the Mifflinburg Christkindl Market and of a few pictures of a close up view of some of the Prune People. 

Becky and Sarah have designed several different sizes of the Prune People, a do-it-yourself-kit, and a Find The Prune Man Game.

As the years roll by the children are still in awe of the Prune People at the Mifflinburg Pa  Christkindl Market.

Call or e-mail for the current prices and availability .

The prices for the Prune People Items range from $8.00 – $20.00 plus sales tax and shipping.

As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed. 

Thank-you for your patience!

 

Kervin and Becky Eshleman

17451 Cindy Lane, Hagerstown, Md. 21740

1-717-226-1196

knb4ever2014@gmail.com 

 

Stephen and Sarah Miller

9018 Glades Pike, Berlin, Pa. 15530

1-814-267-5887
millersroxburystore2011

@gmail.com

Children are still in awe of the Prune People!
The Booth At the Mifflinburg Pa Christkindl Market
Christkindl Child
Nuremberg Angel or A Tinsel Angel
Saint Nicholas
Medical Personal , A DR and Nurse
A Pastor
A Post Person a Mail Man
The Littlest Angel, Firliputzli
Santa Clause (Elves have green hats)
Seamstress
Teacher
Artist
Bakers or Cooks
Laundry Lady
Band and Keyboard Player
Bankers
Cowboy
Dentist
Farmer or Gardener
Farmers Wife
Fisherman
Hunter
Hair Dressers
Becky at Work
Almost Sold Out At 2018 Mifflinburg Christkindl Market
Sarah’s Last Year at Mifflinburg Christkindle Market 2016

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!!

Home Canned Red Beet Pickles

Home Canned Red Beet Pickles

4 quarts red beets  – cleaned, cooked, and peeled and set aside

2 cups brown sugar

3 teaspoon salt

dash of pepper

1 1/2 cups vinegar

1 1/2 quarts water

Mix and boil the last 5 ingredients . When boiling carefully add the cooked and peeled red beets. Bring to a full rolling boil. Put hot red beets into clean sterile  home canning jars. Fill with the slowly simmering red beet brine and seal.

Nothing beats good home canned red beets! A church picnic, red beet eggs, a family reunion, or just a vibrant color to add to your table! ‘They” say the natural iron in red beets is good for you and gives you a quick pick-me-up!