Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Check out our online store thru Squareup

To the left of your screen at the top is where it says Order on Line, you can check out our new on line store through SquareUp.
We use square all the time and so we have decided to us there online
store and sell our product. We do not have everything on line yet just a few 
items and they are all free shipping in the United States except for Alaska and we are sorry but we are not shipping out side the United States at this time.

Do to the limitation I have with my hands a lot of the items I used to do I will not be doing for a while. We are adding jewelry hand made by me and I do hope
you enjoy the pieces that we are doing.  Wrap bracelets are very popular right now so I do have some that are done with Super duo beads and they are
just so much fun to make and I think you will like them too.
Along with the beaded wrap bracelets I also enjoy doing the Super duo bangles
that I have learned to do from Jill Wiseman who is a very talented

So this is just a little peak as the what will be coming in the very near future
and be sure to check out the items for sale when you visit. I will also try and 
let you all know when I have added some new great items.

I'm back posting and making all kinds of new products, plus I will be adding new
items that you can make or purchase all ready made.

Remember to always Be Safe, Creative and Warm.
A Crowe's Gathering

Designer Crayons for gifts

This is a creative and nice gift that is easy to make and every kid will love it.
I like to make mine to reflect the Holiday or event that I'm giving it for like
Christmas they will have a Christmas theme,
Valentines will be all about Valentines,
Easter will be in the Easter Theme and so on.

Materials you'll need:

all of your broken crayons you just don't use anymore

a micro wave able design pan

wax paper

Gift Box or container that you choose to give your gift in.

Step One:  break your crayons up into small pieces and then add the colors that you 
                 want into the design trays.( For Christmas I like to use a Gingerbread soft
                 tray, so your crayons will look like Gingerbreads.)

Step Two:  Take your tray and place it in the Micro wave and set it for 1 minute then 
                  check and you can stir it with a skewer or a tooth pick to distribute the heat
                  evenly and put back in the micro wave at 15 seconds and repeat until the 
                  crayon is completely melted, then remove from the micro wave and let the
                  crayons cool and then turn over pan and pop out.

Step Three:  Now you get to put them into a container of your choice and give as a 
                     unique gift mad by you from you to that very special person.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

All Natural handmade Lotion for Arms, Legs and Feet

This is another recipe that I have found on line and wanted to share with you and 
I have made this one for my personal use and I really liked it. It is also a great
Holiday gift and a stocking stuffer too. This picture was where I got the recipe,
this is not my picture.

  • !#1 Recipe
  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (unrefined)
  • 1/4 cup apricot kernel oil or almond oil
  • 2 tsp grated beeswax
  • 10,000 iu of Vitamin e oil from capsule * I used approx. 3/4 tbsp. Vitamin e oil from a bottle that had a dropper.
  • #2 Recipe
  • 1 cup shea butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • 1/2 tbsp vitamin e oil
  1. Recipe 1 & 2 ( see note at bottom about #2 )
  2. prepare all your jars wash & dry
  3. gather all your utensils
  4. put your ingredients into double boiler if you have one or other pot
  5. stir over a low heat until entirely melted
  6. pour into jars
  7. let cool
  8. #recipe 2 steps are all the same until melted then add into a large mixing bowl, let cool when getting darker in color losing clarity whip with mixer & spoon into jars.
Notes & Disclaimer: use 04oz. wide mouth jelly jars or beauty jars you find online. make sure your hands are clean prior to using to keep product clean non refrigerated 3mo. refrigerated 6mo. Research & study your recipes, use at your own risk, not for face.

Gluten Free Almond Berry Coffee Cake

Wake up to a sweet breakfast treat the entire family will enjoy.


Coffee Cake

cup granulated sugar
cup butter, softened
cup milk
teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1 1/2
cups Betty Crocker™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend
teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
teaspoon xanthan gum
teaspoon salt
tablespoons granulated sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2
cups fresh mixed berries, such as raspberries and blueberries
cup sliced almonds


cup powdered sugar
teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
to 3 teaspoons milk

  • Directions1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour bottom and side of 9-inch round cake pan with shortening and flour blend.
  • 22. In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the softened butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla just until blended. Stir in flour blend, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt. Spread batter in pan.
  • 33. In medium bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle half of the sugar mixture over batter. Add berries to remaining sugar mixture; toss until well coated. Spoon berry mixture over batter. Sprinkle with almonds; pat almonds and berries lightly into batter.
  • 44. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  • 55. In small bowl, mix Glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Serve warm.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Handmade Natural Lotion

Here is a very simple recipe for making your own Natural Lotion.
My youngest daughter is very sensitive to a lot of man made
ingredients, if you have anyone in your family who is sensitive this might 
be the way to go.

Handmade Natural Lotion

1 cup rose water at room temperature (or green tea)
¾ cup pure sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons plain beeswax, shaved
35 drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender, clary sage, rosemary, orange or ylang ylang
1. Add the sweet almond oil and shaved beeswax to a Pyrex measuring cup.
2. Set the cup in a saucepan of water that reaches halfway up the side and heat on low just until the beeswax melts. Remove the mixture from the heat, and let it cool for one or two minutes only.
3. Pour the rose water into your blender and turn it on high. Using the hole in the lid, slowly add your beeswax mixture to the water. It will begin to thicken and become creamy and rich as you add the last drops.
4. Once well blended, add your drops of essential oil and mix everything together very well.
5. Pour your new natural lotion into a small jar, using a plastic spatula to get the blender as clean as possible, cleaning off the rest with your hands (you don't want to put beeswax down your kitchen sink).
Your new lotion will last up to six months stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You can experiment using different combinations of essential oils, and these natural lotions are ideal for gift giving during the holidays.

This is one that I had found on the internet that is simple and works great. Hope you all like it.

15 Minute Cucumber Appetizer

Here is a great refreshing and quick Appetizer for the family and kids to snack on.
Hope you Enjoy!


large English or burpless cucumber, chilled
cup sun-dried tomato spread
tablespoons crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese
Fresh basil leaves, if desired

  • 11. Make lines or indentations lengthwise down cucumber at 1/4-inch intervals, using vegetable peeler or tines of fork. Cut cucumber into 32 slices, 1/2 inch each. Place on paper towels to drain.
  • 22. Spread each slice with about 1 teaspoon tomato spread. Sprinkle each with about 1/2 teaspoon cheese.
  • 33. Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 1 hour. Top each slice with basil leaf just before serving.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Needle Felted Push Me Pull Ewe (Dr. Doolittle)

This is a hand Needle Felted Push Me Pull Ewe Llama from the original Dr. Doolittle with Rex Harrison. This PMPE is done free hand and that means there will be no two the same.
This PMPE is felted with Llama fiber and stands approx. 10" high. His legs are movable and would be great for that Llama lover of all kinds.
These guys sale for $35.00 plus FREE SHIPPING,
1 available
You can also special order this item if we sell out, and it will take approx. 2 weeks a little longer
the closer we get to the Holidays.
This Push Me Pull Ewe can be purchase here by emailing me at
and in subject: Blog Purchase and then list what you would like to purchase
then I will send you a Paypal Invoice and once it is paid I will then
mail your items to you with a tracking number.
Happy Holidays to all and 
Be Safe, Cool and Creative!

Hand Needle Felted Suffolk Sheep

This cute little guy is a Hand needle Felted Suffolk Sheep.
He is hand Sculpted and there will not be any two the same.
He can be a member of  your family for $25.00 plus FREE SHIPPING! Only 1 available!
You can special order him if I am out of him and it will take approx. two weeks a little longer the
closer we get to the holiday season. so order early if wanted by Christmas.

You can purchase this little guy by emailing me at and put Blog Purchase in the Subject, then list what you want to purchase and I will then send you
a paypal invoice and once the invoice is paid I will then send you your merchandise with a tracking number. 
Happy Holiday to you all and
Be Safe, Cool and Creative!

I Love Snow Runner

This is Snow Season Runner that can be used on the table, dresser, back of a chair
and even on the mantel. It has a I love Snow flannel print as the border
and a variegated thread that is hand embroidered. This is a great gift for
the Snowman and Snow, Winter and/or Holiday Lover. This items sells for
$21.95 plus FREE SHIPPING! 

This Snow lover Runner can be purchase here by emailing me at
and in subject: Blog Purchase and then list what you would like to purchase
then I will send you a Paypal Invoice and once it is paid I will then
mail your items to you with a tracking number.

Handmade Candy Cane Icycles

These are handmade Candy Cane Icycles that have muslin and assorted
Holiday fabric wrapped around them, sealed and highlighted with micro or glitter.
They come in a package of 3 for $5.95 plus FREE SHIPPING! 

To order just email me at  in subject put Blog order and then list what 
you would like to purchase (the quantity). I will then send you a paypal invoice and once paid
I will then send your package to the address that you provide us with. You can also go to Crafterstown and purchase this item there too.

Pastel Snowball Ornies Sold in Sets of 6

These are some of my handmade Christmas Ornaments that come in a set of 6 for $6.95 a set 
with FREE SHIPPING! You can purchase them here by emailing me at and let me know how many and the color, I will then send you a paypal
invoice and once you have paid it I will ship your package to you.
COLORS AVAILABLE: Lt. Blue (pictured),Lavendar, Pink and Yellow.
Happy Holidays to you all.
Be Safe, Cool and Creative!

A Great Camping Cake for both Kids and Adults

Camp Loving Decorated Cake
This will be the best cake ever!


box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® dark chocolate cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
containers (12 oz each) Betty Crocker® Whipped vanilla frosting
cup marshmallow creme
rectangular chocolate graham crackers
1 1/2
teaspoons unsweetened baking cocoa
Green food color
bottle (2.25 oz) Betty Crocker® green apple decorating sugar
sugar-style ice cream cones with pointed ends
red gum drop
long toothpick
red jelly bean
yellow jelly bean
orange jelly bean
pretzel stick
bar (snack-size; 0.45 oz) milk chocolate bar
miniature marshmallow

  • 11.Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  • 22.Make cake batter using cake mix, water, oil and eggs as directed on box. Divide batter evenly between pans. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove cakes from pans to cooling racks; cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 33.Measure 1 cup frosting from 1 container into medium bowl. Stir in marshmallow creme. Place 1 cake layer on cake stand, cake plate or serving platter. Coat top of cake with half of the frosting mixture. Break 3 graham crackers into pieces; place on top of frosting. Cover graham crackers with remaining frosting mixture. Top with second cake layer. To remaining frosting in first container, stir in baking cocoa until well blended. Spread cocoa frosting over top of cake.
  • 44.Into large bowl, spoon frosting from second container. Add green food color a little at a time, stirring well until desired green color is achieved. Frost sides of cake with half of the green frosting. Break 6 of the remaining graham crackers in half to make 12 pieces. Line sides of cake with upright graham cracker halves; press into frosting to adhere. Use one-third of the bottle of green sugar to sprinkle around top edge of cake. Refrigerate cake 1 hour to firm up frosting.
  • 55.Pour remaining green sugar into shallow dish. To make trees, frost each ice cream cone with some of the remaining green frosting; roll in green sugar. Place cones towards back of cake; press cones into frosting with fingertip on pointed ends.
  • 66.To make tent, break remaining graham cracker in half at perforation; place 2 to 3 inches apart on top of cake, allowing cracker halves to prop against each other.
  • 77.To make flag, cut red gum drop in half; trim away sides of 1 half to make a triangle. Skewer triangle flag onto toothpick; press into cake at front of tent.
  • 88.To make campfire, cut each jelly bean lengthwise into quarters. Press pieces upright into cake to create flames. Crumble a bit of graham cracker; sprinkle over flames to resemble ashes. Break pretzel stick evenly in half; place halves crossed in front of flames.
  • 99.For cot, place chocolate bar on cake in front of tent. To make pillow, flatten marshmallow between thumb and forefinger; place at end of chocolate bar closest to tent.
  • 1010.Serve cake at room temperature

Sunday, August 18, 2013

President #16 Abraham Lincoln

Right click on picture and save as to your computer
then you will be able to print it and color it.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

President # 15 James Buchanan

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then you will be able to print it and color it.

Friday, August 16, 2013

President #14 Franklin Pierce

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then you will be able to print it and color it.