Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thank you

Thank you to all who placed orders with Mary Ellen's Crafts this year.  It has been a great year and I look forward to next year.  I will be doing the drawing this evening and the ribbon pinecone will be on it's way to one lucky winner.  Good luck to all!!  Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Goal Giveaway

I have set a doable goal for myself for this year. I get my goal one lucky customer gets the prize. I am giving away one of my Ribbon Pinecones ( you can see it here: to the lucky winner. To enter: go to my shop at: Place an order. Any size. Your name will be put in for a drawing for this beautiful ornament as my extra "Thank you" gift for helping to make my goal. 1 entry per order. Enter as often as you like, but be sure to do it early to make sure your name is in for the drawing!!!

Get an extra chance: place your order, tell a friend or 2, when you friend orders, tell them to put in the notes to seller "__________ told me about your shop". For every friend who puts this in their notes to seller, you will get another chance. They can get extra chances by tell their friends!!!! The possiblities for additional chances are unlimited!!

Good luck!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Dish Cloth Colors

Four new dish cloth colors are now listed in my shop at: :

Stonewashed for the "Forever in Bluejeans" gal. Looks like the comfortable faded blue jeans we live in so much these days.
Indigo is more of the "old" jeans. The ones that look like they have never been worn, deep blue.
Country Twist has white, blue and green twisted together to add just a little touch of color.
Tangerine!! What can I say, it is not the bright orange but a deep softer orange when you want to add just a touch of brighter color than using a pastel.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Name - Additional Use

The heating pads have a new name: Cooling/heating pads. Use as a heating pad by placing them in the microwave for 3 minutes. They will stay warm for 30 minutes. Use them as a "ice" pack, by placing them in the freezer. You no longer need to use a towel, there is now condensation. YEAH!!! I purchased an ice blanket a few months ago. The ice blanket has multiple "pockets" of blue fluid. It is great as it is large enough to wrap around your foot, as in my case. Two of the
"pockets" have broken. Thankfully, I had a towel around it so the blue didn't get on any furniture. Now I no longer need to worry about it, I will just use the cooling/heating pad. It is not as stiff as the regular ice packs so they mold easier for a "tighter" fit.

Check out my shop at: for a wide variety of fabric covers to choose from. Buy two, one for the freezer and one for use as a heating pad.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Heating Pads

Check out my shop at I have added several new heating pads. A friend and I did some shopping for new fabrics. I have to admit, I don't know which is my favorite one.

I started making these several years ago at the request of a cousin. She has two sons and one daughter-in-law who are chiropractors. They are made using wheat berries instead of rice or corn. They are very soft and with four compartments they are very "moldable". Heat them in the microwave for 3 minutes, they will stay warm for 30 minutes. Great to use for your sore neck, back, arms, legs or feet. The covers are removable for easy cleaning.

Best of all they smell like fresh baked bread. Umm!!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Birthday Sale!!!!

Birthday sale going on right now. Starting May 1st thru May 9th, Mother's Day, purchase one item at regular price and get the second item of equal or lesser value for 1/2 off. My birthday, you save. What could be better?????

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring is Definitely Here!!!

Yeah!!! The sun is shining and the plants are beginning to bud. The tulips are well on their way to showing their beautiful colors!!! This is the time of year when you are itching to get outside for any reason, but there is still a little nip in the air on some days. We did have a day last week were we hit 81 degrees. Our record high was 82.

It is also the time when our creative juices get the adrenaline rush. So much to do, so little time to do it. My problem is so many ideas and I want to start each one: NOW!!! I will get organized and busy!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter everyone!!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Upcoming Craft Sale

This Saturday, March 20th, I will be participating in a craft sale at the Rosemount High School located at: 3335 142nd St W, in Rosemount, MN. I am looking forward to see you there. Come see my shop in person. The sale runs from 9 until 3. Look for my banner.

Get your Easter and Mother's Day shopping done early. There will be many different booths for your shopping pleasure!!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Giveway Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the 1/2 Dozen Crocheted Eggs. They are in the mail to you today!!!! Thank you to all who entered to win!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Drawing for 1/2 dozen Crochet Eggs

Time is running out to get your name in for the drawing for 1/2 dozen crocheted eggs. Remember deadline is February 28th. Check out my shop for details:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


From now until the end of February, I am running a giveaway to win a 1/2 dozen of my crochet eggs in an assorted colors. To be entered into this giveaway, your name will be put in for the drawing with each order you make between now and the end of February. No limit on the number of entries you may have. No limit on the size of your order. Check out my shop at: to enter and to see the 1/2 dozen crocheted eggs.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

There are Angels Among US

I am reading a very good book right now. It is called: A Rustle of Angels by Marilynn Carlson Webber & William D Webber. If is a reminder no matter what is going on there are angels with us protecting us, guiding us or giving us comfort. We may not see them, but they are always there. I have relisted my Ecru Crocheted Angel in my etsy shop: as a reminder to all of us, we always have a angel with us.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Dish Cloth

I love the rich deep tones of this dish cloth. Midnight magic is the name of the color: purple, burgundy and green. What a combination!!!! Hand knitted to a generous 9 1/2 inches. Thick and very absorbant.

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Item for my shop

Here is a new dish cloth color: lavendar ice. I love the colors in this one. My sister would say it is only because it has purple in it. It just shouts: Easter and Spring to me.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Product Listed

I have been busy working on new listing for my shop: Today I added a new heating pad. The cover fabric is full of pansies. It is very pretty. Perfect for the person who loves flowers. The cover is removeable for easy cleaning. Like the rest of my heating pads, the in side unit has 4 compartments of wheat berries to help conform to the needed area.

Instead of using an electric blanket, I use 2 of these heating pads. I follow the instructions below and place one at the foot of my bed and one up by the pillows. When I got to bed, I crawl into a warm bed and I don't have the worry of the electric blanket starting unfire. I also use them to keep my feet warm while watching TV.

Instructions for use: Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes. They will stay warm for 30 minutes.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Giveaway

Anyone placing an order starting today thru February 28th, will be entered into a drawing for 1/2 doz crocheted eggs. No mininum to order. Enter as often as you want.

Good luck!!!

Handmade MN Giveaway

Congratulations to the lucky winner of my Crocheted Angel!!! She will be on her way to your house tomorrow!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Update on Works in Progress

With Christmas and New Years behind me, I am busy working on crocheted eggs. I keep my eye out for new colors as they become available. Get your orders in early!!!! Easter is April 4th this year.

Along with the eggs, watch for new heating pads to become available. I have 7 new fabrics for covers and hope to get them listed soon. The white and ecru crocheted angels will return as well.

New ideas are abound in my mind to go with the new year, but am always open to your ideas as well. Just let me know what you are looking for or would like to see.