It’s Shameless Commerce Tuesday, and today I’m featuring my prairie pioneer sunbonnets for girls, available in four colors.
My sunbonnets are made from high quality 100% cotton reproduction fabrics - -new fabrics made to look authentically old. I choose prints from the 1850-1890 era, because those would correspond to pioneering days on the American prairie.
Sunbonnets are not my best sellers, but I love making them. Most of the recipients are little girls who love the Laura Ingalls Wilder “Little House” books as much as I, and my daughter, and my granddaughters did.
Now that the reruns of the TV show, Little House on thePrairie are on the INSP cable channel, a whole new generation of girls can be captivated by the stories of Laura and Mary Ingalls.
INSP: Little House on the Prairie
Here is a nice review I received from one happy sunbonnet customer:
This sun bonnet is made extremely well and it is beautiful! My daughter wanted a sun bonnet like Laura in the Little House series and she was soooo happy to have received one. Seller is responsive and very nice, item shipped ASAP!
And here is another -- one of my favorites:
My daughter has barely gone a day without it dangling from her neck. Thanks so much.
I was delighted to learn that Andover Fabrics will be releasing a Little House on the Prairie line of fabrics this November (barely in time for the holidays).
The little town on the prairie, De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, is not far from the farm where I grew up in neighboring Lake County. They hold an outdoor pageant each weekend in July on the old Ingalls homestead.
Here is a photo of granddaughter Madeline taken a few years ago at the Ingalls homestead.
Perhaps my current fascination with tiny houses stems from my childhood wish to live in a claim shanty like Laura:
Dugout claim shanty on the Ingalls homestead - DeSmet, SD
Someday, many years from now, I hope to retire to a tiny house by a babbling brook. For now, I just collect pictures and post them to my Tiny Houses board on Pinterest.