Upcoming Fund Raiser for Washington County Humane Society

We have been asked to be one of the vendors at the Washington County Humane Society‘s Walk for the Animals next weekend.  The event is at Jackson Park on Saturday, September 13th at 9 am.  We’re excited to be participating and have all been busy working on items for our furry friends. Here are a few examples of what we are working on:
All of these items will also be for sale in our shop at the pet section of our shop.   We would love to see you there!



Adding Pet Items to Store

We received a request to do a craft show to benefit a humane society.  The event is going to be held at a dog park, so decided this was the perfect time to add some pet items to the store.  I’ve made sweaters for my dogs, but until now not for others.   Rhino makes dog collars and leashes out of paracord and  has decided to start making cat collars (the fact that a kitten was added to the family could have something to do with that).

dog sweater one - 1 cat and cat collardog sweater one - 5  cat collar

April Projects

April was a busy month. Here are some of the crochet projects that Barbara worked on. All of these are or will be for sale at

Still working on getting patterns written and hope to start making videos this summer to help anyone who wants to learn to crochet.

These are some of things that my husband has been working on, I love the crosses and especially love the Thin Blue Line bracelets. These are also available at

Ellie’s Heart

My cousin Ellie worked in a doctor’s office. She found a lump in her breast and went to the doctor she worked for. She was told it was nothing to worry about. The lump grew and she went back to the doctor as she was very concerned. The doctor said it was nothing to worry about. A year went by and Ellie grew more and more concerned, finally she went to a different doctor. She had beast cancer. It was very advanced due to the misdiagnosis. Ellie fought a long hard battle, but the cancer was just too advanced. My cousin Ellie was a bright energetic loving wife and mother. She died way too young and the worse part is it shouldn’t have happened. My cousin Ellie represents several women and men in my family that have died from breast cancer. Several of them found the cancer on their own and the cancer did not show up in their mammograms. Lumps any lumps in someone’s breast need to be take seriously both my men and women, but especially by physicians. Their are things other than breast cancer that can cause these lumps, but cancer needs to be ruled out by tests not a doctor’s assumption.

My husband has created a paracord bracelet and choker to honor Ellie.Heart bracelet 1

We will donate $1 from every item sold in the Ellie’s Heart Collection to the

Christina Applegate Foundation’s Right Action for Women