This is possibly a big cheat (because I just grabbed pictures and ran) but if you're in the USA, today is a big and busy day, and if you're not, this is a fine example of one of the most American of crafts.
Prims and the Prim doll.
|Prim Plain Jane|
A Prim doll is a sewn figure which is made in a simple way,
from homespun cloth and calico and printed flour sacks,
which is then antiqued and aged.
Sometimes the aging process includes coffee and cinnamon and nutmeg, giving the prim a delicious scent.
It's not intended to be a child's toy, rather, it's designed to look as if it's decades old, and is placed with other rustic objects to evoke an feeling of times past.
Its simplicity is its charm.
If you are a Prim dollmaker, or you know one, feel free to add links and blogs in your comments.
I'm off to have Turkey Dinner!