Friday, December 02, 2011
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.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
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
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
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
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
Friday, September 23, 2011
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
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
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
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
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
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
"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
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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
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
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
Waiting for the fireworks...is 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
Saturday, July 02, 2011
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
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 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
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!