Saturday, June 9, 2012


My newest Americana Creation.

As most of you probably know, I had decided to take some time off this summer - put the sewing on hold for a while and devote my time to family and home.  well, that was pretty short lived, heehee!  What can I say...when you get an idea for something new you just got to roll with it.  ha!

I am pleased to introduce Cornelius III, American high flyer, and Uncle Sammy Mouser...Americana at its finest, created right here on the farm.

Cornelius Crow is made from a vintage Bemis feedsack and has been painted, sanded and aged to perfection.  He stands 11 1/2 inches tall from his wire fee to the top of his hat.  His facial features have been needle sculpted and his eye is a black bead.  His wings have been hand quilted for dimension and his feet are made of heavy rusty wire.  Around his neck he wears a striped scarf accented with a rusty bell and holds a hand painted americana star in his beak.  His hat is navy wool felt and is accented with aged white wool stars. Cornelius is a pattern designed by Stacey of Raven's Haven.  Click on the photos for a larger view.

Sammy Mouser rides on the back of Cornelius and is securely attached.He is made of aged osnaburg and has needle sculpted features and wool felt ears.  His beard is made of raw sheeps wool and is needle felted to his face.  His coat is made of navy wool felt and is accented with aged white trim and tiny red buttons.  His bow and pants are made of red/white cotton striped fabric.  His flag is hand sewn of cotton fabric and his tail is rusty wire.  His arms and legs are wire armatures and are gently posable.

My picture taking skills are definitely lacking.  Even after numerous attempts, these pictures do not do this Americana crow and mouse justice.  They are much cuter in person.

Due to the amount of time and detail that has gone into this creation, I am only offering it as a special order.  If you would like one of your own, please feel free to contact me at  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!




~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful've thought of every detail! WOW! This would really be a nice centerpiece for the summer months!

Sheila said...

This cute little duo sure made me chuckle when I first saw the picture! You amaze me Carol at the details you put into your work. Truly a collectors piece.

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Wow Carol! They turned out fabulous! I just love all the details. Americana is my favorite. :)

Prim blessings, Jessica

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Carol, oh how sweet they both are, love the Americana crow. You really out did yourself my friend, wonderful crafting. Blessings Francine.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Carol,

Oh my goodness, I know I say this with each of your new creations, but this one has to be my all time favorite (along with all the others, giggle). You are truly a very gifted artist.

Hugs ♥

Kim said...

Oh my word...these are just darling!

Old Road Primitives said...

Too cute! Glad to see that you are back at it! Missed ya around here!

Kays Kids said...

Lovely Americana look. Your crow in great.

Raggedy Creations said...

Love it Carol, it's beautiful.


TheCrankyCrow said...

Now what have you gone and done???!!! Too, just TOO stinkin' cute!!! :o Robin

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Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful duo!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

What a perfect duo ... They are just so cute and your fastidious detailing always amazes me ... Just in time for America's Birthday Celebration too.
Peace & Joy, Barb

Lee Hill Primitives said...

This is the most beautiful creation I've seen. Beautiful work.

Farmhouse prims said...

Love your mouser, I know I sure love mine, your work is amazing!!! hugs, Lecia

annie said...

I love your details, they look ready for the July 4th parade.

frontporchprims said...

Holy Cow Carol!!! This is an amazing creation. You are so talented.

wesliane said...

Congratulations, I love this mouse on the raven color of your country. soon July 4th, what wonderful symbol for your day of independence. my friendships

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

I simply love this wonderful work of art!! Once again you have out done yourself.


Carmen and the Primcats said...

SoSo Adorable!

WOW! Impressed!

Carmen and the Primcats

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! Great work Carol.

tlmann217 said...

You've done it again! Simply awesome!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh.....gotta have it! That little break really made your creative juices flow into another wonderful work of art!!! I love everything about your new creation........excellent job!!!
Gosh and to think I almost missed it with being away.....hopefully I am back now and can keep caught up with everything......missed u my friend!
Big Hugs,