Primitive Folk Art Rabbit-"MRS. HIGGLEBEE buys a new hat"-OOAK Design handcrafted from Olde Quilt
"MRS. HIGGLEBEE buys a new hat" OOAK Primitive, Folk Art Handcrafted Storybook Rabbit a JMFAW© Original Design No molds or patterns used. An original design created totally on a whim, by sheer inspiration, imagination, love & appreciation for the beauty of handmade treasures. All Folk Art designs are "American Country Primitives"- created mostly out of vintage quilts, coverlets & fabric adding a quaint softness & rich historical past to each creation. All adornments are handcrafted, from clay, paper. fabric, wood, real goose feathers, primitive by nature, to compliment the design- twigs, branches, cones, etc. At times a vintage adornment may be included- it's presence will always be part of the listing description. Don't do glitter, don't do glitz- don't add "manufactured" accessories. Wool from sweet American-raised sheep is used- never fur from any animal. Every piece is quaint, primitive & heartwarming with a strong emphasis on Americana. Hours & hours of meticulous work go into each creation, right down to smallest detail- making each a true Folk Art Collectible. "MRS. HIGGLEBEE buys a new hat" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here's another handcrafted folk rabbit who looks like she just hopped out of a storybook- dressed in pieces of soft, olde, buttery quilts. Reminiscent of another time, from an old world Rabbit hollow- Mrs. Higglebee's face is hand-stitched, fly-specked & shaded in soft timeworn colours. She ventured out of the hollow to go into town for the sole purpose of buying a new hat, in fact halfway home, she decides to try it out- wearing it the rest of the way home...a PERFECT fit ! The warm sun on her face, chickadees chirping, a new hat...life is good ! That hat is sewn from olde quilt and adorn with a handmade flower & buds- Mrs. Higglebee's handbag is crafted out of olde, antique coverlet... golly-gee, she's quite the fashionista ! Individual, hand-painted strands & whiskers are added to give this bucolic bunny personality plus. Her tail is made out of sheep wool and she has been further aged for primitive charm with tea & cinnamon. The hat box is handcrafted & ready to store in the closet of her cozy rabbit hutch. Finished with primitive detail & extra-aged touches, Mrs. Higglebee stands about 8" tall from hat top to 2.5 diameter base- plus, she has 1.75" bendable wired ears. . Her folk art charm- immeasurable ! She is stuffed with cotton fabric for heavy weight & feel. For those who love antiques & have undying appreciation for beautiful, olde, handmade textiles & soft, olde, buttery quilts- Mrs. Higglebee looks like she just charmed her way out of yesteryear... absolutely adorable, truly a keepsake ! Display this Folk Art rabbit ALL year long in your loving home, on your bookshelves or near your tea-sipping, reading or sewing nook. She's perfect company.....wherever ! For Easter & Spring, feature your primitive friend on your sideboard, dining table or mantel. Tip a crock or pottery bowl upside down, place her on top & surround her with nature's gifts & greenery. No glue gun is ever used. Every stitch, every seam, every detail of this wonderful rabbit is completely & meticulously hand-sewn, hand-painted or hand applied. This artisan's work has been selected several times by "Early American Life" magazine & listed in their "Directory of Traditional American Crafts". Handcrafted in the USA in a smoke/pet-free studio, she is signed & dated. Intended for decorative display, not for children. JMFAW© © 2008 Julie Marek Folk Art Works. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any reproduction of design, words, images and detail of artist's original work without permission is strictly prohibited and LEGALLY protected by copyright. Selling the artwork does NOT transfer image or any rights of copyright to buyer. All legal rights remain solely with the creative artist.