A few of Kounty Kreations Cuties

A few of Kounty Kreations Cuties
Here are just a few of the wonderful kreations that Kountry Kreations offers !!

Saturday, December 31, 2011


New Year's Wishes

May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-enterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber and the I.R.S.

May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.

May New Year's Eve find you seated around the table, together with your beloved family and cherished friends. May you find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure more fulfilling than anything else you might ordinarily do that night.

May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them. May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your virtues.

May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner, may the commercials on TV not be louder than the program you have been watching, and may your check book and your budget balance - and include generous amounts for charity.

May you remember to say "I love you" at least once a day to your spouse, your child, your parent, your siblings; but not to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your hairdresser or your tennis instructor.

And may we live in a world at peace and with the awareness of God's love in every sunset, every flower's unfolding petals, every baby's smile, every lover's kiss, and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

2011 Christmas Show

Well we just finished our last show for 2011 !! We had alot of fun. Met alot of new friends and visited with alot of old friends. We love all our customers if not for each of you we could not and would not be successful at what we do. This has been a great year to date and I am sure it will be our best year thus far. My daughter brought the granddaughters down and they drew the people in. I am truly blessed to have some of the most amazing people supporting me and not letting me give up. Thanks to each and everyone of you !!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Governor's Ornament !!

Governor and First Lady Tomblin invite WV artists to create ornaments for the inaugural year of the "Artist Tree" to be displayed at the Governor's Mansion during the holiday season. This opportunity will showcase WV artwork to thousands of people who visit the Mansion in the months of the holiday season. Participating artists will be featured in a catalog and are invited to an opening celebration at the Mansion.

This is the ornament we sent

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Check out our newest trend of hats !! All hats pictured are for sale !!
Football Hat with Ear Flaps and Flower

Football Hat with Flower

Football Hat w/ Ear Flaps

Pumpkin Hat

Football Hat

Mary Had a Little Lamb Hat

Monkey Hat with Flower

Football Hat with Bow

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Delight guests when you are entertaining with this set of coasters. These unique tile coasters have been sealed with water resistant protective clear coating. I've put felt backing on them so your table top stays gorgeous and scratch free. Great gift to keep on hand!

4.25" x 4.25" in size. Lightly wipe clean with a damp cloth. Do not submerge in water.

Can also be given as a thank you gift when visiting friends or family for the holidays. What a wonderful and surprising way to give memories to a family member or friend. A unique gift for students to give to their teachers.

Email me a photo/set of photos that you cherish and let me create a set of coaster for you to cherish for a lifetime. Each set of coasters is uniquely handmade, so no two sets will ever be exactly alike.

Please feel free to contact me at any time and thank you so much for taking the time to look at my site.

Always from my smoke free pet free environment.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


It has been a while since my last post. The family is doing good. Daughter and her family have moved into their new home. Son is farming and doing good. And hubby and I are adjusting to not having the patter of little feet running threw the house for the first time in many years.

The Pioneer Days was a big success last weekend. The food and flowers show was down a little from last year but alot of beautiful things. The Gate City Gunslingers got rained out on their first show on Friday but performed the last two of the day in the rain. And their shows on Saturday had record turn outs. If you are ever in the area where these guys are preforming you really need to check it out they are great! The craft show was a big success!! I want to thank my friend Robin for all her help with out her I could not have done it !!! It was great to see alot of old friends and to make alot of new ones. We are now working with a couple different stores in hopes that they will have some great response with our items and will continue to carry them. And if we are really lucky alot more stores will join us.

Well its back to work and crafting!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Our New Blessing

We were blessed yesterday with our new granddaughter Ryley Thorn !!
Our precious granddaughters Cadence Anne and Ryley Thorn
Ryley Thorn

June 8, 2011
10:09 am
7 lbs 3.6 oz
19 inches long

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Handmade Baby Items

This set is perfect for any baby.  They are made with extra soft yarn to be comfortable for any precious little one.

They make a perfect shower gift.

They would make the perfect gift for that special new bundle of joy !!

They are machine washable on delicate cycle and dry able on low heat.

Please send me an e-mail if you would like to discuss a special order in different colors or in a different size.

Please feel free to contact me at any time and thank you so much for taking the time to look at my site.

Always from my smoke free pet free environment.

Booties measures approximately 4.5 inches long from heel to toe and 5 inches from top to sole in the boot style or 3.5 if folded to cuff style. They would make the perfect gift for that special new bundle of joy !!

Please send me an e-mail if you would like to discuss a special order in different colors or in a different size.

Please feel free to contact me at any time and thank you so much for taking the time to look at my site.

Always from my smoke free pet free environment.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Baby Shower

Well today I am up early to finish getting things together for the Baby Shower. Any time our new granddaughter Ryley Thorn will be making her debut. Yesterday I made a tub cake for the shower and my granddaughter Cadence loaned me one of her babys to put in the tub. Now every time someone comes to the house she has to show them her baby in the tub. I hope to post pictures later of the shower. Well I guess I need to start packing things to the car and then get dressed to go ... as Miss Cadence would say "We are so excited !!"

Have a great day every one !!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day History: Origin of the Modern Celebration

Mother's Day History: Origin of the Modern Celebration

Mother's Day . . . Few of us are more than dimly aware of the history of our modern celebration of these extraordinary women. You can perhaps recall enough of the history of Mother's Day to know that it originated in the hills of Appalachia and is now celebrated in countries throughout the world. What you may not realize is that the founder of Mother's Day eventually confessed that she regretted ever starting the tradition.
In the United States, Mother's Day originated nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a "Mother's Work Day" to raise awareness of poor economic and health conditions affecting the children in her community, a cause she believed would be best advocated by mothers.

Fifteen years later, Julia Ward Howe, a pacifist, suffragist, and author of the lyrics to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," proposed an annual event called Mother's Day, but the idea received little support. She organized a day encouraging mothers to rally for peace, since she believed they bore the loss of human life more harshly than anyone else. 

When Anna Jarvis died in 1905, her daughter (also named Anna) wished to create a memorial to her mother's work and began a campaign to institute an official  holiday to honor mothers. The first Mother's Day observance was a church service honoring Anna's mother and all mothers that Anna arranged. She supplied the decorations for the service -- white carnations, her mother's favorite flowers, chosen because they represent sweetness, purity, and endurance. Today the white flowers signify that one's mother has died and red carnations in time became the symbol of a living mother.
Anna Jarvis, daughter of Anna Reeves Jarvis, who had moved from Grafton, West Virginia, to Philadelphia, in 1890, was the power behind the official establishment of Mother's Day
  • swore at her mother's gravesite in 1905 to dedicate her life to her mother's project, and establish a Mother's Day to honor mothers, living and dead
  • a persistent rumor is that Anna's grief was intensified because she and her mother had quarreled and her mother died before they could reconcile 
  • in 1907 she passed out 500 white carnations at her mother's church, St. Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia -- one for each mother in the congregation
  • May 10, 1908: the first church -- St. Andrew's in Grafton, West Virginia -- responded to her request for a Sunday service honoring mothers
  • 1908: John Wanamaker, a Philadelphia merchant, joined the campaign for Mother's Day
  • also in 1908: the first bill was presented in the U.S. Senate proposing establishment of Mother's Day, by Nebraska Senator Elmer Burkett, at the request of the Young Men's Christian Association. The proposal was killed by sending it back to committee, 33-14.
  • 1909: Mother's Day services were held in 46 states plus Canada and Mexico
  • Anna Jarvis gave up her job -- sometimes reported as a teaching job, sometimes as a job clerking in an insurance office -- to work full-time writing letters to politicians, clergy members, business leaders, women's clubs and anyone else she thought might have some influence
  • Anna Jarvis was able to enlist the World's Sunday School Association in the lobbying campaign, a key success factor in convincing legislators in states and in the U.S. Congress to support the holiday
  • 1912: West Virginia became the first state to adopt an official Mother's Day
  • 1914: the U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution, and President Woodrow Wilson signed it, establishing Mother's Day, emphasizing women's role in the family (not as activists in the public arena, as Howe's Mother's Day had been)
  • Texas Senators Cotton Tom Heflin and Morris Shepard introduced the joint resolution adopted in 1914. Both were ardent prohibitionists.
  • Anna Jarvis became increasingly concerned over the commercialization of Mother's Day: "I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit." She opposed the selling of flowers (see below) and also the use of greeting cards: "a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write."
  • 1923: Anna Jarvis filed suit against New York Governor Al Smith, over a Mother's Day celebration; when a court threw the suit out, she began a public protest and was arrested for disturbing the peace
  • 1931: Anna Jarvis criticized Eleanor Roosevelt for her work with a Mother's Day committee that was not Jarvis' committee
  • Anna Jarvis never had children of her own. She died in 1948, blind and penniless, and was buried next to her mother in a cemetery in the Philadelphia area.
Mother's Day Landmark:
  • the International Mother's Day Shrine: this church in Grafton, West Virginia, was the site of the first unofficial Mother's Day celebration as created by Anna Jarvis, May 10, 1907

Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30

Hello all !!

Well today is the Great Greenbrier River Race .... it should be a great day for it. People are saying the water is great for the race. No one should have to drag the canoes today. I wish all the participants a wonderful race.

The doctor told my daughter last week that she will not make it to her due date of June 11. If  little Ms. Ryley hasn't made her grand entrance before June 1st they will induce and she will !! Her big sister Cadence is getting very excited but daddy is very nervous as he is working out of town and afraid he will miss out on his baby girls grand entrance. I just laugh at him and he will say but mom ... its so cute to watch them. I just pray that all goes well.

Well its back to work the race will begin here shortly ... Have a great day !!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Alot has been happening !!

Hello all it has been awhile since my last post. I have been crafting a lot !! Our daughter and granddaughter are back with us now for awhile since Justin is out of town working. The due date of our new granddaughter is quickly approaching. My thoughts are she will be here a lot sooner than mommy and daddy think. Today is my grandmothers birthday and no one knows the number of times in a day she is in my thoughts. She was a huge part of my life for many years. Althought she has been in Heaven for many years she is still always in my thoughts. Just the other day I was making a custard pie and was thinking back to all the times as a little girl I would stand on a stool in the kitchen and watch as she would make custard or pies for my grandfather to take to work. Those were the days !!! Happy Birthday Grandma Mary !!!

Here are just a few pics of my latest crafts. I am not working on ornaments for the Relay for Life Event.

All of my crafts are available for purchase @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/KountryKreations2008. Stop by and take a look around !!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Where to Go During an Earthquake

Where to Go During an Earthquake

This is the text version of my earlier email styled
Save your life with
"The Triangle of Life"(see below)
further elucidating on the life-saving concept of "The Triangle of Life"

Folks, please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE this with your loved ones:

Where to Go During an Earthquake

Remember that stuff about hiding under a table or standing in a doorway? Well, forget it! This is a real eye opener. It could save your life someday.



My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of

the American Rescue Team International (ARTI ), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in
an earthquake.

I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams

from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United
Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years, and have worked at
 every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City

during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child
was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene --

Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling

upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a
space or void next to them - NOT under them. This space is what I call the 'triangle of life'. The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the 'triangles' you
see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building.


1) Most everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' when building collapse are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a bed, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If

the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also,
the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is

killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of frequency' (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs

before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by
the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the
building is not damaged.

8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior.

The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in

an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying
next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars
had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids

are found surrounding stacks of paper.

Spread the word and save someone's life...

The entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

'We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly'

In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be
correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical,
scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins
inside. Ten mannequins did 'duck and cover,' and ten mannequins I used in my 'triangle of life' survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse
we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and
document the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions , relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck
and cover.

There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the 'triangle of life.' This film has been seen by millions of

viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen in
the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27

Well this morning was not a spring morning ... we had snow!! I guess spring will get here someday. I have my first craft show coming up next Saturday April 2 ... hope it goes well. I have been working on some checkbook covers and have a couple other ideas for using my scraps and not wasting fabric !! Let me know what you think!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

March 4

Hello friends! Well I am working a new schedule at 911 and it is taking some getting use to. Although it has given me some more time to craft !!! I am working on getting somethings done for my first craft show of 2011. It is only a month away so I need to work fast !! I took my mom back to the heart doctor today for a check up since she had her stent put in. He told her that unless she had a problem to just keep seeing her family doctor and there was no need to come back to him. Thanks God she is doing good !! Things are going good with Crystal's pregnancy she and the baby are doing great and she isn't gaining weight. Cadence loves to lay her head on her mommy's stomach and talk to her baby sister ... well when she did the other night I guess Ryley (the baby) didn't want that so she kicked her. Needless to say Cadence wasn't happy her baby sister was already pushing her around. Here are the pictures of the latest crafts! The can be purchased threw my facebook account:http://www.facebook.com/kountrykreations2008.
Towel Cake .. can be for house warming gift, wedding gift, any type of shower gift. Included: 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths, and this one has a hidden surprise in the center and the added flowers and ribbon. These are made to order and cost varies depending on what is requested to be added. This one sales for $30.00

Diaper Cake ...unique baby gift ... for the shower gift, birthday gift, first Christmas gift, etc. Included: 50 size 1 diapers, 2 receiving blankets, 2 bibs, and 2 pair of socks along with the added ribbon. These are made to order and cost varies depending on what is requested to be added. This one sales for $25.00

Diaper Cake ...unique baby gift ... for the shower gift, birthday gift, first Christmas gift, etc. Included: 50 size 1 diapers, 2 receiving blankets, 2 bibs, and 2 pair of socks along with the added ribbon. These are made to order and cost varies depending on what is requested to be added. This one sales for $25.00

Monday, February 21, 2011

Latest ....

Baby Afghan
It has been awhile since my last post and not real sure what I have told you and what I haven't. We have found out the new grand baby is going to be a girl and her name will be Ryley Thorne. We are all excited for her arrival. My mother went for what we thought was a normal stress test. Well that turned into a heart cauterization the next day with her being transferred to another hospital for a stint to be placed in the top of the right artery as it was 95% blocked. This was a long stressful week for me. But she is doing great !!! And while all this was going on I was making my granddaughter Cadence a monkey hat and ended up getting orders for 6 and selling another one on the spot. I brought mom home on a Friday night and returned to work on Saturday morning ... things went normal for a few days. Then I was advised that my schedule was being changed as of the 28th of Feb ... still not sure to what extent. I have been contacted by several people asking for wholesale pricing on my hats and baby afghans. I hope that that all works out and I get some orders !! I got a request for a Jayne Cobb hat and made and sold 2 of those the first day !! Let me know what you think of the newest creations !!! Til next time my friends ....
Shell Stitch
Jayne Cobb

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Hats !!!

Here are the news hats !!!  They come in all sizes and colors so just ask !! My model decided she wanted to be somewhat a silly girl. Please leave us a comment on what you think of our items and all can be purchased on our Etsy Site.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN: Sprinkles And Spatulas Etsy~ Apron Giveaway

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN: Sprinkles And Spatulas Etsy~ Apron Giveaway

Feb 5

Well it was back to work today ... it's my Monday !! I spent the last couple days with some great friends, did some relaxing and crocheting  !! I will post the new hat pictures in the next couple days.

The weather was nice for a couple days but now it sounds like winter is coming back. I am ready to mow the lawn and plant the garden. I hope we can have a nice garden because we have really went threw some canned food this year. I am trying to be very frugal now days and pray the economy takes a turn for the better. I am more fortunate that a lot and I pray for all those that are struggling.

Well I am going to get back to the job they pay me to do and yes crochet !! Have a great day my friends !!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN: Zenful Goods Etsy Shop~Vintage Cherry Pie Plate Giveaway

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN: Zenful Goods Etsy Shop~Vintage Cherry Pie Plate Giveaway

What I have been doing for couple of days ....

Well let me just say first and most importantly ... I am going to be the Mamaw of another granddaughter and I am so happy. My first granddaughter Cadence is thrill that she is having a baby sister and I am sure she will be a great big sister! I promise to keep all of you up today on the new baby and Cadence!!

Dark Blue/Off White

Black/ Tan

Hot Variegated Pink/Black


Set of Hand Towels

Large Pet Attire

Large Pet Attire
Now for the few new things I have made since the last post here are the pics and please follow us on here or on our etsy site  @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/KountryKreations2008 or become a fan on our facebook fan page @ http://www.facebook.com/kountrykreations .