Selling blog for pet items

I've recently created a selling blog for all of my pet items. My hubby calls our pups Mowzers instead of Bowzers so I thought that would be a great name for a Pet clothing biz. Check it out!

At Mowzers you will find a wonderful assortment of pet items including clothing, collars, leashes, bandanas, pet toys and more. Please be patient though and check back often. I'm currently working on building up my stock and will be adding it as I get it completed.

Any questions you may have you can contact me at

Friday, April 10, 2009

I have recently met a wonderful person on Etsy that creates some of the best clay art I've seen in a while! Her name is Gwen and you can find her at Creative Clay Cottage. Her prices range from the high end to the low end. So there's something for everyone! I'm just amazed at the quality of her work. Below is just a tickle of what she has to offer. I'm sure if she doesn't have what you are looking for she can make it for you.

Beautifully crafted clay orchids on clear vases

Adorable Giraffe pin

Take a few minutes to check her out and the other wonderful artists on Etsy.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rag Quilt Pincushions

Anyone that does sewing can appreciate the size of these rag quilt pincushions. Plenty of space for lots of pins and adorable to boot! How can it get any better?

These were very easy and quick to put together. Stuffed tightly with poly-fil and topped off with cute buttons! If you like the looks of these you can find them at my auction sites called Black Kat Kreations and Modern Cherokee Designs or my website at Caterpillar Cottage.

I'm working on a tutorial so anyone can make these. Perfect items for beginners. So make sure to check back often!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Handmade Gift Tags

Another one of my friends, Nancy, makes some of the nicest handmade gift tags I've ever seen. They are very vintage looking. Perfect items for gifts, quilts, hanging, or whatever else you can imagine. Check out her blog at Huggins Haven for some great ideas.

She's in the middle of moving to a more southern location - closer to me! I'm looking forward to getting to see her more often. :) Nancy does alot of primitave/vintage type of items. Handbags, aprons, market bags, painting with gourds, etc. She's always on the go. Such an amazing woman!

Friday, March 20, 2009

One of my friends, Dani, has a wonderful Etsy shop with some of the cutest tea towels I've ever seen as well as the transfers! And she hand stitches them! As if that's not impressive enough you should see the quality of her work. Truly amazing!

You can learn more about the things she works with as well as some great tutorials from Dani on her blog at China Lake News. Take the time to check her out - you will NOT be disappointed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Headbands and Hairbows

Lately I've gotten into wanting to do some smaller items that I can use to fill up my craft show displays and that are quick to put together. Thus, I've been looking for some great hairbow and headband tutorials. Here's just a few I've recently come across that I'd like to give a try.

Mini Bow Clips from WikiHow

Reversible Headbans from The Long Thread

Free Headband download from Heather Bailey

A quick and easy hairtie from No Time For Flash Cards

Unfortunately I don't have a pic to show you but this is a wonderful site full of different hairbows that you can make. I just love this one! Called Girly Things.

Have fun looking around!


Decorating Home Office

Today I'm going to show some pics of my husbands home office. This room used to be my daughters bedroom but since she's recently moved out - we decided to take advantage of the situation. LOL The walls were stained and had a trim dividing the two colors. As you can see, it was quite dark.

I made a suggestion of colors and hubby went and picked out what he liked. I really like his choices. The hunter green and tan go very well together. He finished it off with chair rail in a cream color. He's been working like a mad dog getting it completed. Now all he has to do is get his stuff moved in here.

Next room for us will be what was his office. It will becoming my new sewing room! Yeah! Finally I'll get to move out of the dining room. :)

Keep watching for updates!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Finished Master Bedroom Decorating

Finally I can show the finished Master Bedroom re-decorating pics. Yeah! This has been a slow process. Only because I have to make sure to take time for my orders or else I can't afford to do any re-decorating! LOL Thank you all for watching each step of the way. Now we've got two more rooms to do. Hubby's new office and my new sewing room! Keep watching for new posts.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Boots the Cat

Boots is our family cat. He is the most finicky, spoiled baby in the house. He states quite clearly "I'm NOT a alleycat! I'm an aristocat!"

Here he is pictured with his brother when he was just a baby.

Hard to believe he went from this adorable size to the big lug he has turned into.

He truly hates that he has to share his home with Koko (a German Shepard/Rotweiller mix) and Baby (a Boston Terrier/Husky/Wolf mix).

Come see Boots at one of his favorite past times. - click here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Boutique handbags and Native American Jewelry

If you are looking for one of a kind boutique style handbags you only have to visit here for some great inexpensive finds. I'm sure if I don't have your fabric choices that I can custom make one that will fit your style.

I also enjoy making Native American jewelry and you can find those being sold here. Check back often for new designs. I'm constantly creating something. I just can't still my creative monkeys. :)

XO Queet

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A great find!

Today I have been searching thru blogs looking for some great craft show displays to help give me ideas on how to improve my own. I came across this wonderful site filled to the brim of great pics and ideas at I was overjoyed! I just have to share! Here are some of the cutest pincushions I have ever seen. I'm just going to have to try my hand at them. I'm even more anxious to get out some of the patterns I've collected over the years.

If you are looking for ideas on how to improve your craft show displays - the above blog is surely one to check out. Great Job Emily!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Re-decorating our bedroom project

After much deliberating, my husband and I decided it was time to change our dreary beadroom to something that more suited us. The original rich plum color we put on the walls made the room feel small and too dark.

We viewed hundreds of paint chips and magazines to get an idea of what we liked, because to be honest, we aren't doing this again EVER. LOL We agreed on this soothing sage green and cream combination with a white chair rail. Don't you just love it?

We also took the bi-fold doors off of a bathroom closet that we never close and used them like shutters on the sides of the windows. Now it's time for me to put the icing on the cake so to speak. Curtains, pictures and eventually I'll get around to making a quilt to go with the decor.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Native American Seed Bead Jewelry

Being of Cherokee descent I'm proud to say that I've recently started making Native American seed bead jewelry. I either hand loom or hand weave my items. Here's a few photos of some of my recent items.

This is a 12 strand rug necklace done on a loom. It is finished with cones and a magnetic closure.

These earrings were done by a weaving technique called the brick stitch.

This pair is obviously of a musical note for those music lovers we all know.

All of my jewelry can be found at Come check me out!

Preparing for craft shows

This year is my first time ever doing craft shows. I've learned some things along the way and still have ALOT to learn. First and best advice I can give is - spend the extra money for a good canopy cover! This photo is of the first canopy I started with. Horrible! While doing the first set up in our yard it was already falling to pieces. I got it at Wal-Mart for $54.00 thinking, "This will work fine and doesn't cost me a lot of money." Not a good one at all! I ended up returning it.

This one I got at Lowe's for $200.00 and much more pleased with how easy it goes up, the sturdiness of it and all around construction is so much better.

I've also learned to be prepared for anything and everything. Make sure you have your stakes and hammer at every event. You never know when a rough wind is going to come up.

Taking pics of your layout helps you see what others are seeing when they drive or walk by. As in my second one you can't see that I have alot of purses to show. Not good. I need to find ways to bring my items up to more of an eye level and can be visible for all angles.

As I said, I'm still learning as I go. Any advice that others can give me would be greatly appreciated as well.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Taylor Bag and Wallets

Since I just recently decided to quit my part-time job and stay home to save my hands from carpal tunnel and tendonitis I feel my creative energies overflowing!

This is my newest handbag design that I just love! I named it the Taylor Bag and have been making matching wallets as well. I just love the new fabrics out there today. But I'm thinking this bag would look great all in solids with your name or initials monogrammed on the flap. Hmmmmm see my brain is working again! LOL