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Monday, November 26, 2012

Reproduction Treadle Sewing Cabinet | A Customers Story


What Our Customers Say:

This is a moving story from one of our customers who purchased one of our reproduction sewing cabinets.



In December 2011 my mother passed away. She was right at 86 years old. She had a massive stroke in 2010. If affected her left side and had lost the ability to speak. When I ordered the treadle I had no idea that my mothers old relic would fit in the cabinet. While I love the Janome it still is not an old machine and while it’s a part of my recent history it lacks the history that the old Universal class 15 clone has. The old girls motor burned up years ago. I am 57 and this is the  machine I learned to sew on.
Frankly I was afraid to fire her up with another motor due to the ages of both the motor. One belonged to my mom and the other was my Ma Maws. My grandfather bought three of these machines in the 40’s. One for my grandma and the other for my mother and her sister.
My father tells the story of how when we moved from Memphis in 1959 he filled the car up with little dresses. It seems that my sister and I never worn the same dress twice. I have had a love of sewing since I was five a love that I got from my mother and my grandmother.
Fast forward to 1964. I made my first dress on that old machine. I actually took my 5th grade picture in it. It is blue with a square neck and even has lace. Not bad for a first attempt. This old girl made most of my clothes as a child and through high school.  
One Easter it made three identical dresses for my mom and my sister. I remember that both my sister and I had to endure three hours with my mom’s beautician getting our hair curled just for the occasion. Pretty sure that perm solution caused brain damage and its why my math skills are so bad.
My mom is gone and the anniversary of her death is coming up. Her death was what us good Southern folks call a blessing. I carry her memory with me. Just being able to touch the old machine and know that this Christmas I will make clothes for my own grandchildren.
It is a wonderful connection that I could not possibly get with the newer machine. Thank you for bringing decent craftsmen to the general public. You have no idea of what it means to me.
C. P.
Mississippi 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Stove Top Food Dehydrator | Corn Drying Pan Reproduced

These double layered pans were developed as a necessity to preserve food, as in their origination  drying food was the only method known to preserve food for long hard winters.

The pans were used on wood cooking and heating stoves.  The center layer was left open with a water fill port to maintain sandwich of hot water between the hot stove and the food that was being dried.

The pans were called corn drying pans probably because the most dried food commodity at that time would have been corn.  They were also used to dry other vegetables, fruits and to make all types of meat jerky.

The pan has been redeveloped and re-introduced by Cottage Craft Works .com.  In doing so like most of the reproduced products the pans have been remade using all stainless, and are built just as heavy duty by the Amish as the original pans.

The original pans were made of galvanized metal with lead containing solder used to seal the joints.  The galvanized metal rusted from the inside out making the pans unusable to hold water.

The welded stainless will not present these problems, as these new pans are likely to last for generations.

With the popularity and interest in dehydrating foods and drying sprouted and water soaked nuts, these old time water pans will bring a new dimension on the way food is dehydrated.

The pans work well on electric and gas stoves, and will replace the oven for dehydrating foods.

If you like to make your own pasta and dry it you will need one of these pans, which are favored by the Amish for this use.



Miss Hit Wagon Mounted Old Fashioned Ice Cream Freezers

These old fashioned ice cream freezers powered by a refurbished John Deere Hit Miss engine will bring nostalgic old time memories back to your next gathering.

Featuring a single or double Amish made Ice Cream Freezer these Ice Cream Wagons are equipped just like the original  ones that were used in the old time county fairs and 4th of July celebrations.

The old John Deere Hit and Miss engines were used to power many farm and home appliances before more modern small gas engines were developed and then followed by electric motors.

These wagons are made in an Amish shop and are equipped with the Amish made 20 qt Country Ice Cream Freezer.

Several models are available with rubber or authentic wood spoke wheels.  You can even purchase one using a modern compressor for freezing.  This provides the nostalgic crowd drawing ice cream maker without the mess of the ice and salt.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Reproduction Singer Treadle Sewing Cabinets

Cottage Craft Works .com known for their creative way of bringing old time products back into the market place has just introduced a reproduction sewing cabinet for the older Singer Class 15 Sewing machines.

The cabinet is available in a treadle version for the oldest machines or without a treadle for the electric machines Singer machines that were manufactured in the mid 1900s.

Like most of the products the reproduction Singer cabinet is Amish handcrafted, probably better than the original as it uses solid oak or cherry for the top and the drawer fronts.  Most of the old cabinets were covered in veneer, which is one reason not many have survived.

The actual Singer Sewing Machines were built like a tank and many have survived, however without a cabinet for the machine to sit in and be operated by a treadle, up until now they have been mostly decorating items or collected.

Now with this reproduction cabinet the old Singer Class 15 Machines can go back to work.  

Despite all the electronic sewing machines available many still enjoy the control and the singing of an old Singer Treadle.

These stunning cabinet also will add to the nostalgic decor of any sewing room.


Cabinets are also available for the newer and popular Janome 712T Treadle Machine.


Purchase these Amish handcrafted sewing machine cabinets at Cottage Craft Works .com

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hunting Calls | Best Hunting Calls | Game Calls

Categories >  Hunting Calls  |  Best Hunting Calls  |  Game Calls Hunting Calls
Deer/Elk
Deer/Elk
Engraving
Engraving
Gift Baskets
Gift Baskets
Small Game
Small Game
Turkey Box
Turkey Box
Turkey Friction
Turkey Friction
Upland Bird
Upland Bird
Waterfowl
Waterfowl
Featherman Non-Electric Gamebird Feather Plucker
Featherman Non-Electric Gamebird Feather Plucker
$1,095.00
The Featherman Gamebird Feather Plucker
The Featherman Gamebird Feather Plucker
$1,200.00
Sweet Thing Little Champ
Sweet Thing Little Champ
$19.31
Handcrafted Custom Amish Made Turkey Box Call
Handcrafted Custom Amish Made Turkey Box Call
$175.00
Turkey Slate Friction Call Kit
Turkey Slate Friction Call Kit
$18.95
Custom Turkey Call Makers | Turkey Box Calls
Custom Turkey Call Makers | Turkey Box Calls
Price- N/A (Product Info Page or Quote Based Service)
Mountain Man Custom Dual Sound Chamber Slate Call
Mountain Man Custom Dual Sound Chamber Slate Call
$39.95
Custom Engraving Corporate Logos and Sayings
Custom Engraving Corporate Logos and Sayings
$5.00
A One Time Logo/Sayings Setup Fee
A One Time Logo/Sayings Setup Fee
$25.00
Dan Mar Championship Quail Call
Dan Mar Championship Quail Call
$8.00
Upland Bird Flush Counter
Upland Bird Flush Counter
$8.00
Dove/Quail Snap-On by Coyote Leather Company
Dove/Quail Snap-On by Coyote Leather Company
$43.95
Heavy Duck/Goose Strap by Coyote Leather Company
Heavy Duck/Goose Strap by Coyote Leather Company
$59.95
The Ultimate Varmint™ Lanyard
The Ultimate Varmint™ Lanyard
$125.00
The Ultimate Waterfowl Lanyard
The Ultimate Waterfowl Lanyard
$99.00
Upland Ultimate Lanyard by Coyote Leather
Upland Ultimate Lanyard by Coyote Leather
$99.00
Wild Turkeys: Hunting And Watching
Wild Turkeys: Hunting And Watching
$14.95
Tan Your Hide!
Tan Your Hide!
$12.95
We Have Even More Turkey Calls
We Have Even More Turkey Calls
Price- N/A (Product Info Page or Quote Based Service)
We Have Even More Turkey Calls
We Have Even More Turkey Calls
Price- N/A (Product Info Page or Quote Based Service)
Leather Friction Pot Turkey Call Holster | Pouch
Leather Friction Pot Turkey Call Holster | Pouch
$35.00
Turkey Box Call Leather Holster
Turkey Box Call Leather Holster
$42.95
AIM for SUCCESS Deer Shot Guide
AIM for SUCCESS Deer Shot Guide
$6.95
Field Guide for Buck Deer
Field Guide for Buck Deer
$6.95
Pocket Deer Aging Tool
Pocket Deer Aging Tool
$6.95
Deer Aging Plaque
Deer Aging Plaque
$79.95
Custom Individual Name Engraving For All Hunting and Game Calls
Custom Individual Name Engraving For All Hunting and Game Calls
$12.00
Turkey Calls > Adapted Hunting Calls for Disabled Hunters
Turkey Calls > Adapted Hunting Calls for Disabled Hunters
$26.00
Cow Elk Calls Mew "Easy Mama" Large | Elk Hunting
Cow Elk Calls Mew "Easy Mama" Large | Elk Hunting
$16.95
Cow Elk Calls "Easy Girl" Small | Elk Hunting
Cow Elk Calls "Easy Girl" Small | Elk Hunting
$12.50
Turkey Calls Camo™ Ambush  | Turkey Box Calls
Turkey Calls Camo™ Ambush | Turkey Box Calls
$27.95
Duck Call | Solid Dymondwood Duck Call | Duck Calls
Duck Call | Solid Dymondwood Duck Call | Duck Calls
$27.95
Turkey Box Call  Lil' Champ 6" Dugout | Turkey Hunting
Turkey Box Call Lil' Champ 6" Dugout | Turkey Hunting
$14.31
Turkey Caller  | Little Annie | Turkey Box Calls
Turkey Caller | Little Annie | Turkey Box Calls
$16.30
Purple Heart Box Turkey Call
Purple Heart Box Turkey Call
$26.42
Goose Call | Dymondwood Goose Call
Goose Call | Dymondwood Goose Call
$27.26
Predator Call | Predator Calls
Predator Call | Predator Calls
$10.50
Cord Lanyards
Cord Lanyards
$2.00
Turkey Box Call Holster | Pouch | (Turkey Call Product)
Turkey Box Call Holster | Pouch | (Turkey Call Product)
$9.35
Turkey Call Striker Sticks
Turkey Call Striker Sticks
$6.00
Turkey Box Call Kit  Complete > Turkey Box Calls Kits
Turkey Box Call Kit Complete > Turkey Box Calls Kits
$8.95
Sweet Water Turkey Box Call 6" | Turkey Box Calls
Sweet Water Turkey Box Call 6" | Turkey Box Calls
$16.00
Push Button Turkey Call | Turkey Calls
Push Button Turkey Call | Turkey Calls
$11.00
Minature Turkey Box Call Key Chain
Minature Turkey Box Call Key Chain
$8.00
Turkey Box Call With Handle Half Moon | Turkey Hunting
Turkey Box Call With Handle Half Moon | Turkey Hunting
$37.50
Turkey Box Call- Half Moon
Turkey Box Call- Half Moon
$27.50
Half Moon Clock Box Call Display
Half Moon Clock Box Call Display
$28.00
Glass | Slate | Combo Friction Pot Turkey Call
Glass | Slate | Combo Friction Pot Turkey Call
$34.95
Friction Pot Turkey Call | Slate | Glass | Aluminum |
Friction Pot Turkey Call | Slate | Glass | Aluminum |
$29.00
Turkey Call Combo/Crow/Owl/Hawk Four Star
Turkey Call Combo/Crow/Owl/Hawk Four Star
$39.50
Turkey Calls™ With Combo Call  Crow  Owl  Hawk Call
Turkey Calls™ With Combo Call Crow Owl Hawk Call
$37.50
Aluminum | Slate | Combo  Friction Pot Turkey Call
Aluminum | Slate | Combo Friction Pot Turkey Call
$34.95
Turkey Box Call- Boat Paddle 10"inch-
Turkey Box Call- Boat Paddle 10"inch-
$36.25
Turkey Locator | Hawk Call
Turkey Locator | Hawk Call
$10.50
Turkey Locator | Crow Call
Turkey Locator | Crow Call
$10.50
Predator Calls  | Coyote Howler
Predator Calls | Coyote Howler
$13.00
Predator Calls | Coon Squaller
Predator Calls | Coon Squaller
$10.50
Turkey Locator | Barred Owl Call
Turkey Locator | Barred Owl Call
$12.00
Turkey Locator | Owl Call Hooter
Turkey Locator | Owl Call Hooter
$12.00
Wild Game Hunting Gift Basket
Wild Game Hunting Gift Basket
$69.00
Mega Hunting Gift Basket
Mega Hunting Gift Basket
$175.00
Game Bird Basket
Game Bird Basket
$95.00
Goose Call |Regular Hardwood Goose Call
Goose Call |Regular Hardwood Goose Call
$32.00
Elk Bugle | Elk Hunting > Elk Calls
Elk Bugle | Elk Hunting > Elk Calls
$22.95
Wood Duck Calls | Hardwood Duck Call
Wood Duck Calls | Hardwood Duck Call
$18.95
Deer Call | Mega Deer Grunt Call |Whitetail Deer Calls
Deer Call | Mega Deer Grunt Call |Whitetail Deer Calls
$19.50
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