Monday, August 7, 2017

Autumn Salt Shaker Button Flower Bouquets

All of the buttons are wired and free standing. The glass salt shakers are filled with various ingredients such as salt, salt & glitter combo and popcorn. Each shaker is accessorized with a matching ribbon and an ornament that is glued to the front of the bottle.

Photo #1: Autumn:
Orange/Black/White buttons. The shaker is filled with a salt/glitter combo and accented with an orange ribbon, a silver Autumn leaf and a clay pumpkin (also designed and crafted by me). There is a copper wire flower designed by my husband and accented with black & orange buttons). 

Photo #2: Red Apples: 
The shaker is filled with Red and White buttons, also accented with a red ribbon, a copper wire flower (designed by my husband) and accented with red & white buttons. An apple button has been glued to the front of the shaker. 

Photo #3: Rustic Summer Flavors:
 The shaker is filled with wired buttons of Green tones and accented with a bright yellow polka dot ribbon, a rusty star and an olive-toned flat button has been glued to the front of the shaker.

Photo #4: Snowflakes:
The shaker is filled with wired buttons consisting of white/creme/carmel tones, a wooden flower and a wooden smiley face. There is also a rustic metal tree (I almost said "evergreen") and a copper wire flower designed by my husband that is accented with a one-of-a-kind snowflake. Another snowflake has been glued to the front of the glass shaker. The filler for this shaker is popcorn.

Photo #5: Gingerbread
The shaker is filled with wired buttons consisting of brown tones
and a wood slice.  I tied a knot with jute and glued a gingerbread girl onto the shaker.
The filler for this shaker is salt. 

Photo #6: Pastels
This shaker is filled with wired buttons of blue, pink, green, peach and yellow pastels.
A blue satin ribbon has been tied around the neck of the shaker and 
three pastel flowers have been glued to the front.
A silver metal star has been inserted into the center of the shaker
and the filler is salt. 

Photo #7: Rusty Tree
Twenty-two buttons have been used to make up the picks with colors of soft brown tones and creme.
A rusty tree has also been added as well as a creme colored satin bowl
The shaker has been filled with salt and
a two buttons have been glued to the front. 

#8: Blue Skys
This shaker was made for a customer so it as been SOLD. However,
I can make another one in blue and brown tones but it will vary 
somewhat from this shaker.

Each shaker is $7.00 plus postage
Paypal is available

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Country Mice or City Mice?

Country Mice or City Mice?

The City Mouse and the Country Mouse Country Mouse
an Aesop Fable

       A country mouse invited his cousin who lived in the city to come visit him. The city mouse was so disappointed with the sparse meal which was nothing more than a few kernels of corn and a couple of dried berries.

     "My poor cousin," said the city mouse, "you hardly have anything to eat! I do believe that an ant could eat better! Please do come to the city and visit me, and I will show you such rich feasts, readily available for the taking."

     So the country mouse left with his city cousin who brought him to a splendid feast in the city's alley. The country mouse could not believe his eyes. He had never seen so much food in one place. There was bread, cheese, fruit, cereals, and grains of all sorts scattered about in a warm cozy portion of the alley.

     The two mice settled down to eat their wonderful dinner, but before they barely took their first bites, a cat approached their dining area. The two mice scampered away and hid in a small uncomfortable hole until the cat left. Finally, it was quiet, and the unwelcome visitor went to prowl somewhere else. The two mice ventured out of the hole and resumed their abundant feast. Before they could get a proper taste in their mouth, another visitor intruded on their dinner, and the two little mice had to scuttle away quickly.

     "Goodbye," said the country mouse, "You do, indeed, live in a plentiful city, but I am going home where I can enjoy my dinner in peace."


A modest life with peace and quiet is better than a richly one with danger and strife.

Crocheted, approximately 4" long, not including tail. Made with safety eyes. Accented with homespun red/creme checked bow and a green button. 
Other color bows and buttons are available. 
You name them.

$4 each plus postage.
Paypal available.

I participated in Made By You Monday
from Skip to My Lou for the week of 7/17/2017
Thank you, Cindy

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kitchen Tools with a Primitive Look

 All the Kitchen Tools have been painted
so they are for decoration ONLY.
They are approximtely 12"-14" inches long
and each tool is $4.00 plus postage

 This set of 3 tools has been painted with a country creme colored paint.
Each tool has tiny plastic clothespin attached plus it is accented
with burgundy checked homespun fabric. The jar and glass apple
are not included. Each tool is $4 plus postage.

 This set of 3 tools has been painted black and then a forest green paint has been placed on top.
All tools ae given a primitive look. These two have stained stars attached and
are accented with a burgundy/green/creme colored fabric.

This set of black tools is accented with dark red buttons
and red/white homespun fabric. Jar and glass apple not included.

This set of 3 tools has been painted black and finished to look primitive.
Stained wooden stars and light green/creme colored fabric ribbons have been added.

These tools have been painted creme colors
A brown flannel fabric has been added
plus stained wooden stars.

This set of 4 tools has been stained, accented with stained wooden stars
and green plaid fabric ribbons.

 These country yellow tools have been accented with
faux wooden buttons and jute hangers. They can be
hung up on displayed in a container.

This set of 5 tools has been painted with a country blue
and accented with stained wooden stars
and blue/white plaid fabric ribbons

Black tools accented with snowmen faces
and ribbon

Friday, March 31, 2017

Bee Happy Bumble Bee Crocheted Wreath

Wow, this took hours to make!!
But now that it's finished, 
it makes me know that SPRING 
is sure to get here soon.

$50.00 plus postage

The pattern for the Bee Happy Wreath
was purchased from
Lisa Kingsley Designs
February 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Angelic Dolls


Each stands approximately 9" tall
Some have hair and some are wearing hats
Copper wire wings are attached to the back
You can choose any of the angels already made
you can ask me for a specific:
Hair color
Color of skin (White, Black, Latino/Asian)
Hat color
I'll work with you for your choices!
$12 each, plus postage

Valentine Lollipop
White Angel
Red Crocheted Hat/Flower 

Spring or Fall  Mum Flower
White Angel
Blonde Hair

Back of the Blonde Haired Angel
White Angel
Blonde Hair

Yellow Pinwheel
White Angel
Blonde Hair

Yellow Butterfly
White Angel
Blonde Hair

Chocolate Lollipop (good anytime of the year!!!!)
Latino/Asian Angel
Brown Hat

Wooden cross (hand created)
Latino/Asian Angel
Brown Hat

Adorable Teddy Bear
Latino/Asian Angel
Brown Hat

Giant Starfish
Black Angel
Black Hair

Red Pinwheel
White Angel
Red Hat

Christmas Stocking
Galvanized metal
White Angel
Red Hat

Hot Pink Pinwheel
White Angel
Pink Hat trimmed with Pink Flower

Pink Butterfly
White Angel
Pink Hat trimmed with Pink Flower

Turquoise/Blue Pinwheel
White Angel
Turquoise Hat trimmed with Pom Pom

Turquoise Butterfly
White Angel
Turquoise Hat trimmed with Pom Pom

Pink Flowers
Black Angel
Black Hair

Green Pinwheel
Black Angel
Black Hair

Pink Flowers
White Angel
Pink Hat trimmed with Pink Flower

A customer order 4 angels for Easter gifts.
She wanted all black skinned dolls
1 with the gothic cross (no longer available)
1 with our other style of cross
1 with the star fish
1 with a bouquet of pink flowers

The crochet pattern was kindly given to me by
Fern Caffrey, at Fern Caffrey's Ravelry Store. 
The pattern is listed as
Crochet Memory Angel

All have been SOLD
but I take orders