Friday, December 02, 2011

All Buttoned Up

These button up fingerless gloves are sure
to keep your fingers free, yet keep your hands
toasty warm. They are knit completely in ribbing,
so no need to unbutton them to put them on....just
slip them on and off. They measure alomost 8".
The yarn is made from Merino Wool, Alpaca, and Nylon.
The yarn is soft and slight fuzziness to it.The color of the
yarn is called Wicked Witch from Knit Picks.
The cost is $30.00 a pair with the shipping charge
included in that price. Need them in a favorite color?
I can knit a pair in just about any color you may need.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Santa Bead Bracelet

A Santa and a Christmas tree lampworked bead were incorporated into this Christmas inspired bracelet. A few clear glass beads, silver tone spacer beads and silver toggle clasp form a circle of holiday cheer!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Bashful Elves

These elves have crocheted bodies, their dangly arms and legs made from fabric...with weighted hands and shoes.Their eyes are made from polymer clay which have been handpainted.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Mismatched...but, love them!

I've been busy knitting several pairs of fingerless gloves. This pair is mismatched in appearance... but, I love them.They are fun....these I will keep for myself. The yarn that is 75% wool and 25% nylon and are cozy as soon as you put on!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Twisted Witch Bracelet

A green witch face bead is the focal point in this bracelet for Halloween...check out those lips...just so kissable!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloweenie Kids

It is that time to play in the leaves! These two little "Halloweenies Kids" are doing just that. The leaves are falling now...Halloween is just around the corner!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Jack & Jill

Two little cuties....Jack & Jill. These crocheted characters will put a smile on your face since they are happy and sweet. They are 9.95 each.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Monster Dog?

Monster or dog? It looks to be a bit of both...the big teeth seem to resemble something a monster would have. Either way, just a little dog that looks pretty tough! He measures 14" tall...and likes to beg. His fluffy ears are wool yarn and his teeth are made from polymer clay.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Roberta Rectanglepants

Need a fun and easy project to work on? Well.. I found this cute little toy on the Lion Brand yarn website. Their pattern is called Rudy the Rectangle..pattern #80735AD. If you have small pieces of yarn this little character is just waiting to come alive for a some child that would love it...or even a grownup that needs a smile!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Colors Under the Sun

The sunlight coming through the window shows the colors in detail on these potholders!

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Skellie Girls

A few splashes of color and there you have, 4 skellie girls! These skellie girls are made from back & white felt, with a button or two, two layed skirts, some flowers and a heart. Their arms and legs are attached to their bodies by large splitrings so that they dangle. Large grommets were used at the "joints" to attach the arms and legs. A flower with a small skull made from Paperclay adorn the waistbands. There is a loop on the back for hanging...and they are 18 1/2" tall.

Monday, September 19, 2011

"South of Superior"

These potholders have a festive Mexicana theme and they can be purchased south of Superior Lake....we sell them right here at the Crystal Pinecone! They are very colorful, thick and all handcrocheted. They come with a Day of the Dead tag, with a Catrina with a rose on her hat! "Ole"

Friday, September 16, 2011


Three's a charm with Halloween bracelets!!!

My sister, Nance and I were just "charmed" making some Halloween bracelets during a visit with { Nance and Chuck , my brother-in-law }. What fun! These 3, are the ones I made.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Goblins and Pumpkin Bracelet

A gathering of a goblin, a pumpkin and a tiny skeleton with all kinds of beads make up this Halloween bracelet.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sponge Coral Bead Necklace

Necklaces have been an integral part of jewelry since the time of ancient civilizations.

The birth of necklaces is believed to be as old as the Stone Age, which is around 40,000 years old. NOT just a passing fad, eh?

This necklace was made with iris green glass seed beads, 10mm red sponge coral beads, 8mm turquoise beads, 8mm red carnelian beads, brass spacers, and there are even two handcarved red carnelian rabbit beads. A large rounded square and beautifully designed, purchased polymer bead as a vocal bead and little clam shell -type clapper dangles.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


From cool colors to hot falltime colors....I have started working on a different color scheme for the time being for potholders. These colors have always been popular color potholders for our customers. Perhaps with fall just a few months away, people start to think about gold, orange and red leaves and...Thanksgiving Dinners.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Little Visitor

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle's nose went siffle, sniffle, snuffle and her eyes went twinkle, twinkle and she fetched another hot iron from the fire. ~ from a Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter

This tiny toy hedgehog ...I thought was a Steiff, but since it does not have the trademark metal button in it's ear ...perhaps it is not. It still is a cute little hedgehog!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Old Mister Prickly Pin

A portrait of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle's uncle from 1902. This watercolor and pen and ink over pencil from the unpublished Book of Rhymes by Beatrix Potter.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Scene in a Skillet

Skillets are not just for frying in....Dorothy painted a serene scene with a little log cabin on this one.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Yet Another in Blue...

Here is yet a another potholder in shades of blue. Blue seems to be the color this ummer maybe because blue is a cool color on the color wheel and in this hot weather it looks refreshing like diving into a swimming pool. Stay, COOL !!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Blue Wave Potholder

Shades of blue like an ocean wave in the tropics are the colors of this potholder.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights have been captured by Dorothy on this hand painted saw blade. The lighthouse guides the ships in the crisp night air.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Potholder Blues?

These potholders just might cure your potholder blues. They are
machine wasable. Hand crocheted....and they are and nice and thick and come in a variety of colors.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


I dould not resist taking a snapshot of this cute little mouse!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Paw Kingdom Green Cat

Handknit and created for the Paw Kingdom of Animals is this little green cat. Her name is Lady Olive!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Skellie Bracelets

This bracelet was made using a skellie. They are 12.00 each. The shipping cost is is included in the price. Check back for more colors to choose from.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Little Skellies

These little skellies heads are made of polymer clay. The roses are made of polymer clay as well.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Log Cabin Bottle

This green bottle was handpainted by Dorothy Woropay. The rustic log cabin with the orange colored leaves captures fall time in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Steampunk Bracelet

"Steampunk" is a Victorian era mad scientist
look with clockwork gears and brass findings and has the look from the Industrial Age when all kinds of inventions were coming to life. Buttons and trinkets were also added to this bracelet. The face of the little mad scientist is made from polymer clay. The bracelet has a leather backing and a button closure.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Green Glass Bracelet

Green is the main color in this bracelet, with some blue beads and colorful art glass beads, also. A small lobster claw clasp attaches the bead dangles. The frog.......he just likes to have his photo taken!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Poppy Field Jar

The blue canning jar photo of red poppies and small white flowers was handpainted by Dorothy Woropay. Dorothy will take custom orders if you would like a canning jar painted. Do you have favorite flowers, a garden scene...or perhaps a woodland scene with a little log cabin that you would like her to do? Just drop a comment and I will get back with you.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Woodland Flower Necklace

Here is a photo of a new idea I tried... incorporating some beading, flower shaped buttons and splashes of color to create this woodland flower necklace. An ornate copper colored button is a focal point. Shades of brown, amber crystal beads, copper colored filigree beads and touches of pink and yellow seed beads make up the beads that go around the neck.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Beaded Cuff Bracelet

Shades of brown, amber, and a burnt orange shade are the colors that were used in this beaded cuff bracelet.
It was then embellished with various buttons and beads that were all handstitched on this crocheted wool yarn bracelet. The focal point button is an antique gold button with amber colored rhinestones. It is about 2 & 1/4" wide and has a button and loop closure and has a leather backing.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th. of July!!!

Waiting for the what this handpainted rock cat could be doing in this photo. The parade is over and still dressed in his clown outfit as he gazes up into the night sky for the 4 th. of July fireworks display. Happy 4th. of July!!!!!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Purple Felted Purse

This purse is crocheted of 100% wool yarn. It was then felted and very sturdy and durable. It measures 12 & 1/2" by 10 & 3/4".

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Art on Nature's Canvas

Dorothy used this tree fungus as a canvas for this beautiful rustic scene that she painted. Acrylic paints were used and she has captured the essence of the unique country of Michigan's Upper Pennisula in this painting on this almost 2 foot wide fungus.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Garden Raffle Winner!!!

Kay Powers of Grand Marais is the winner of our garden raffle held last weekend! She won the cute garden piggy! Kay and Stan Powers live in Grand Marais and have a beautiful vegetable garden. So how fitting that Kay won when they have the perhaps the best vegetable garden in town!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Look for the BIG Flowers!

Look for the these BIG flowers and The Crystal Pinecone sign during the Grand Marais Garden Tour. Turn on West Ridge Road off M-77 to come to the Crystal Pinecone. We have beautiful hand painted glassware with cottage garden scenes flowers on jars, bottles, salt & pepper shakers. . and even little bud vases. All created by Dorothy Woropay. We have all kinds ofnew items and enter our raffle for an adorable garden pig. The garden tour is on June 25th, Saturday It is 10 a.m till 4 p.m. Hope to see you!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

They LOVE red!

This brillant red and coral shade of geranium attracts little hummingbirds. They will be out by the geranium early in the morning! So cute!

Monday, June 13, 2011


The Grand Marais Garden Tour is fast approaching, June 25th. which falls on a Saturday to be exact. Such beautiful gardens to see in Grand Marais! This event in town is always well attended and a great event to get out and see the talented gardeners of Grand Marais.
We do not have a garden anything quite as elaborate as many but, we do have a cactus and succulent collection and some beautiful geraniums and some bright golden strawflowers.
This year we are holding a raffle at The Crystal Pinecone gift shoppe. It measures just under 12" tall. A $10.00 purchase at the shoppe enters you into the drawing for this adorable garden piggy!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Beautiful Sunset

Under the Dragon

Under this blue crushed velvet dragon is the portable sewing machine I received for a Christmas gift this past year. This sewing machine cover is my first larger project using the new machine. What a great little sewing machine.....I just love it!