Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I will be posting updates soon!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One of my best sellers

This is one of my best seller for my shop on Etsy, craft shows and friends

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I am back creating again!

2010 was not one of my best years. But I am back and here are a few things I have completed.

Friday, February 18, 2011

New French Rolling Pin

This was so enjoyable to make on my wood lathe.
Laminated wood, brown and a very light lavender.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Morris Our Fat Cat

After all the gifts were open our cat decided to rest in this basket. He is to large for the basket and his fat hangs over the edge, he is 18lbs! What was really funny was him trying to get out!

Happy New Year!

Think its time for Morris to go on a diet

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

French Rolling Pin

The French rolling pin is a very useful tool for bakers for rolling out pastries, pie crust and more. What makes it different from other rolling pins is that it has no handles and that it is tapered to a small circumference at each end. Size can vary between 12 to 22 inches and 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Most are made out of wood and are easy to care for by merely washing briefly with a little soap and water. Please note that they should NOT BE PUT IN A DISHWASHER. Many people prefer the French rolling pin because you can “feel” the dough better, but also the relative ease with which these rolling pins can manipulated.

Here are some that I have made and sold on Etsy.

Snowfall for Christmas

Its beginning to look like Christmas here in Michigan. Puts me in the mood to do some Christmas shopping, however I can't get out of my drive way. It is suppose to snow till Friday, I'll post a picture then, to see how many feet we get.

Today! and more snow to come!
Must be winter in Traverse City!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My New Tea Candle Holders

I have been so busy creating for the up coming craft shows that I have neglected my blog. So far the shows have been great, despite the economic shape we are in. This is one of my newest, hand turned candle holder. I have lots of new item on Etsy and some I need to put on Etsy. I should get pic of my next show!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Star-Burst Wooden Buttons

This wood is so unique! The star bust pattern is natural in this wood. The wood came from a old barn in Virginia. The wood was left over from a project and I just need to make something with it.

Tracy Designs has used my buttons on her beautiful patchwork quilted bags, they are a must see! Please check out her shop!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spring is here finally in Michigan. Love it here but the winter was way to long this year. But there is no way I would trade Traverse City for another city.

Anyway it gives me plenty of time to create. Here is one of my winter projects. I sell these at my craft shows and on Etsy, they are popular with crocheters.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Crochet Hooks with Hand Turned Handles

I sold some of these at my craft shows, just now getting around to making more. These are great for those of us that have Arthritis.

I used Birds Eye Maple, Pink Pearl Acrylic, Tulip wood and Dymondwood.

If you crochet a lot, you know that tiny hooks can slip out of your hand. The larger handle allows you to loosen your grip and prevent hand strain when crocheting for any length of time.
The crochet hook is permanently attached and are not interchangeable.

Friday, March 20, 2009

I have been featured on this blog!

Audrey's Country Crafts.

Here is her wonderful shop on Etsy! She does all the tole painting and work herself, She has jean blankets, ornament, wall hangings, tote bags and much, much more!

Please stop by and check out her shop!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Michigan Natural Edge Cherry Burl!

This Cherry Burl is from here in Michigan. I love to turn burls, the grain is always spectacular!

A burl is the knot in the tree.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Just made this 2 in 1 corkscrew & bottle stopper. Zebrawood come from West Africa.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


As we were sitting having breakfast this squirrel came in for some sunflower seeds. Then our dog (Ursa) and cat (Morris) went nuts because they wanted him for breakfast.
Hurray! our snow is melting and the sun is out, at least for right now.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thank You!

It is rainy and cloudy here today. I hate the time between winter and spring it all looks so ugly. We still have about 3 feet of yucky snow in our yard, hope its gone by June?? Come on spring!!

I didn't feel like turning wood today so I thought I would create some "thank you" cards. I like to give 4 to 6 cards as a thank you gift, and use them to write a thank you note for my customers.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fuzzy Top!

I sold one like this so I thought I would make another. I enjoy making things that no one has (to my knowledge anyway). My husband teases me sometimes about some of my creations, and I think it surprises him that I sell them. But being a woman I know what I like so I go with it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tulip Wood

This Tulip wood corkscrew & bottle stopper was my project today.