Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Thanks for stopping by. I am pleased to introduce you to Farmer McMouse, his trusty sheep, Beulah and his BFF Lil' Louie. Now Lil' Louie thinks his most important job in life is to keep ole McMouse abreast of all the goings-on in the Land of Nod. Truth told, McMouse does enjoy the company during the long trek from the pumpkin patch. And most times, Lil' Louie does spin quite a yarn to keep the ole farmer amused.

This is a one of a kind fall gathering by Buttermilk Creek Farm. It measures approximately 17 inches long from the back of the wagon to the front of the sheep and is approx. 6 1/2 inches tall. This gathering is made so it can be viewed from either side.

The wagon is made from a vintage, weathered piece of barn wood. The pumpkins (5) are made of painted and aged muslin with grapevine wire stems and wool felt leaves. They are securely attached to the wagon. Lil' Louie is made of painted and aged muslin and is 2 1/2 inches long.

Farmer McMouse is made of aged osnaburg. His face is needle sculpted. His eyes are black seed beads and his nose is painted. His shirt and neckerchief are made of homespun and his overalls are made from old denim. His arms and legs are wired for posing and his dilapidated ole hat is made of osnaburg. He sits atop an old bale of hay.

Beulah is made of muslin and is covered with vintage, hard to find, seed batting. Her blanket is made of drab green wool felt. All of the edges have been blanket stitched. The pockets on her blanket are filled with dried, sweet annie. Her harness is made of grapevine wire and can be detached from the wagon for ease of storage.

If you feel "needful" of this Fall Harvest Gathering, please contact me at grams1garden@yahoo.com or use the contact me button on my sidebar. I gladly accept paypal, checks or moneyorders as method of payment.

$65.00 + air fare





Mary said...

Oh my goodness Carol, this is the sweetest creation of your yet!!! I just love this Fall Harvest Gathering! Off to email you, hopefully I am the first! Hugs Mary

Old Road Primitives said...

OMGosh, Carol...you did it again! I ~Love~ this new Fall Gathering! You are soooooo talented! Kim

Sheila said...

My goodness Carol, the detailing in your work is something else. I can't imagine what they are like in person! Though I'm not fond of "mice" at all these little creations of yours captured my heart.

~Sara said...

I simply love this one as well. I think I a may need a larger piece of furniture and I need start collecting all of your wonderful creations. lol. They all are so adorable and the stories that go with them..... love it all. ~Sara

jennifer768 said...

Oh my gosh ! This is simply delightful Carol! I don't know how you do it but they just keep getting better and better!Hugs,Jen


Love it, you are very talented!!!

Primitive Echoes said...

This is amazing. You do such incredible work.

~Madalynne~ said...

Oh Carol! This is just simply adorable!!! Such amazing details ~ love it!

TheCrankyCrow said...

So....we have to work out a smoke signal system or something dear friend...seems that every time you list one of your new gems, it is a day that I am gone and don't see my computer until late, late in the day!! Ahhh....and how you tempt the fall and Buttermilk Creek addicted!! This set is ADORABLE!!! Beulah has to be one of the most perfect of her species I have yet to see....And then it gets even better from there. Quit stealing my heart Missy Carol....I truly, do-ly mean it!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

AWESOME creation Carol!!!
Thanks for sharing.
Prim Blessings

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol, love your site also. I love your little friends. Your craftsmenship is amazing. I hope to own one someday!