Elizabeth Griscom "Betsy" Ross Firewood Folk

"I do not know, but I will try."~ Betsy Ross
According to the oral history, that was Betsy's response when George Washington pulled a folded piece of paper from his inside coat pocket with a sketch of a flag. It had thirteen red and white stripes and thirteen six pointed stars. She did suggest changing the stars from six to five points.

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~Betsy's round noggin is made from stained, painted and sanded cotton.
~Her wooden jointed body and limbs are made from dried hardwood cut with the ax I swung myself.
~Paint and artist pencils were used for her pretty blue eyes.
~She has a needle sculpted nose, eyebrows and mouth.
~Soft spun wool hair is needle felted and coiffed into a little bun.
~Her cotton mob cap is stitched in place.

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~She wears a lovely blue broadcloth dress with ruffled sleeves.
~Beautiful vintage tatted lace was used for her shawl.
~Her apron and bloomers are cotton.

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~Her cotton petticoat is adorned with gorgeous vintage tatted lace.
~She wears little black cotton shoes.

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~She holds her famous Betsy Ross flag. Stitched by me.
~It's approx. 4.5" long by 3.5" high.

$150.00 for Betsy Ross and her flag. This includes insured, Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation inside the continental U.S. of A. only.


Thank you!

As always, thank you kindly for stopping by.
~Karin Pender
Countryfolk Keepsakes

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Teach early American history.