After having perused the various products available, it is my feeling that Big Jack makes great brooms. The following old-fashioned round broom, similar to those crafted by Ben Franklin, according to the Hockaday Handmade Brooms website, is pretty cool--
I'm likin' the witchy look to it, with the crooked, irregular shapes and such, but I doubt it will be of much practical use over a large area (I understand these are best for getting into tight corners).
Rather, this broom will probably be a more appropriate choice for my needs and it was exactly what I envisioned--right down to the red threading--when I first began searching for homemade brooms on the web--
I'm pretty sure my mother and my grandmother both had ones just like it when I was a kiddiepoo. Isn't it wonderful? Don't cha just want one for your own hardwood floors? Well, it is merely $30, which is cheap for a handmade broom! (I found folks selling brooms similar to these for around $70 on other sites, the scoundrels.)
Finally, I have no conceivable use for this (not being a baker myself), but I wanted to share it with you guys b/c it is just so CUTE--
It is a teensy cake tester broom to hang on your kitchen wall. Only $5! I want to buy a bunch and give them to all of my domesticated friends and family. <3 <3 <3