All Creatures Great and Small - Artisan Handmade

 

 

I’ll be the first to admit that I am an avid reader - always have been and, I imagine, always will be.  It seems I have at least 3-4 books going at the same time and have a stack of books by the bed. One of my all time favorite books, one I have read time and time again, is James Herriot’s (real name, James Alfred Wight) All Creatures Great and Small.  I loved that book the most, but also loved the other three in the series: All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful and The Lord God Made Them All (and the other numerous books he wrote). The books made me laugh and also made me cry as Herriot related his life as a country vet in the fictional town of Darrowby, Yorkshire.   The people he encountered were funny and sometimes maddening, but it was the description of the animals that touched my heart. You could tell Herriot really, truly cared for the animals. By the way, I also thoroughly enjoyed the BBC series on TV . . . but the books were so much better.

 

Since I am in the mood to re-read the books for the umpteenth time, I decided to base a blog on All Creatures Great and Small.  Artist friends submitted two animal related items, all handmade, to be included. I’m thrilled that the variety of animals is huge, from small ladybugs to large animals - definitely All Creatures Great and Small!  I hope you enjoy the beauties below. If something catches your eye, please be sure to click the picture or the link to be taken to the shops for more information.

 

 

 

Hummingbird Kitchen Refrigerator Magnets Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions

 

 

 

Red Tiger Dichroic Fused Glass Dangle Gold Filled Earrings Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs

 

 

 

Crocheted Baby Lamb with Satin Ribbon Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits

 

 

 

Egyptian Cat Good Luck Boho Statement Necklace Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo

 

 

 

Turtle Bath Mitt Crochet PDF Pattern Handmade by Jacki of ChristieCottage

 

 

 

Blue Riverstone, Brown Agate and Saddle Leather Double Wrap Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat

 

 

 

White Hand Knitted West Highland Terrier Cotton Picture Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation

 

 

 

Westie West Highland Terrier Coaster / Mug Rug Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin

 

 

 

Hand Crocheted Sleepy Pig Plushie Handmade by Michele of Starrfish Studio

 

 

 

Dalmatian Dog Dangle Earrings Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader

 

 

 

"Attention all Ears" Brahman Bulls Signed Fine Art Archival Print of an  Original Watercolor Painting Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore

 

 

 

Dragonfly Pendant and Gemstone Statement Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry 

 

 

 

Diving Dolphin Filet Crochet Nature Art Doily Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber

 

 

 

Spirit Horse Totem Necklace with Magnesite and Picture Jasper Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

 

Large Polymer Clay Ladybug Thumbtacks / Pushpins Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions

 

 

 

Tiger Eyes Dichroic Fused Glass Clip Earrings Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs

 

 

 

Crocheted Snuggle Bunny Blanket for Baby Girl Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits

 

 

 

Nature Lover's Fox Pendant Statement Necklace Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo

 

 

 

Animal Washcloth and Bath Mitt Set of 8 Crochet PDF Patterns Handmade by Jacki of ChristieCottage

 

 

 

Cat Lampwork Focal, Green Jade, Aventurine. Jasper and Copper Long Boho Necklace Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat

 

 

 

Lovely Lavender Bunny Hand Knitted Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation

 

 

 

American Flag with Eagles Patriotic Scrunchie Dog Bandana Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin

 

 

 

Pink and Green Crochet Frog Lovey Security Blanket Handmade by Michele of Starrfish Studio

 

 

 

Black Cat Lampwork Pendant Necklace Handmade by Connie of Thesigningbeader 

 

 

 

Giraffe Family 5 x 7 Blank Greeting Card / Note Card from Original Watercolor Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore

 

 

 

Flower and Lady Bug Statement Necklace by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry

 

 

 

Bird Nest Filet Crochet Fiber Art Doily Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber

 

 

 

Carved Bone Wolf Head Totem Necklace with Black Onyx Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed each and every one of these unique animal related handmade creations!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a blog comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

 

 

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Thanks Catherine

I've tweeted the first half. Will tweet second items from each a little later

Thanks!

Thank you, Jacki!

Appreciate your promo, Jacki (:

Thanks

Cat, THANK you so much for the features.

I will certainly promote. Will use on my tweets - www.twitter.com/waterrox hashtag: #animals

Creatures Blog

Thanks Catherine for another wonderful, adorable Blog. Love all the "creature" items your choose from so many talented artisans!

Thanks

Thanks Cat, tweeted all - hashtag: #animals

Pinned all that their site would allow. Most all.
I know its something to do with my computer, but have not figured it out.

Have a great weekend.

All Creatures Great and Small Blog

Hello Catherine! Thank you so much for including my necklaces in your blog post. I really appreciate it. So many other great items are included also. Sharing each and everyone and your post.

I love to read also but I don't think I have read the books you mentioned so I will have to go check them out!

What a fun collection of animal themed jewelry!

Love all the creatures great and small that are represented in this wonderful collection of handmade animal jewelry! Pet lovers are sure to enjoy it, and so many great gift ideas! :) Thanks too for including my fox and cat necklaces. Will be sharing all the creations to my Pinterest Handmade Favorites board, and selections to Twitter. Also sharing the blog at the usual places.

Very best wishes and a major hug to you and Le Moosie from me and Le Gonze - treat wishes from the sweet wee one too!

Appreciate the small things

Oh Catherine, you really grabbed me with this post. I love James Herriot, aka James Wight, also. His life as a veterinarian was the inspiration behind his books. Reading his books really made me appreciate the small things in our lives. Thank you for including my elephant leather wrap bracelet and my BOHO cat necklace. Will be promoting on all social sites also the individual items.

Loved James Herriot

Oh my gosh! I have loved his books since the first time I read them - when I was in grade school. They have been a fav ever since and have owned a couple copies over the years. I still remember the scene that he describes where he walks up the lane and what must have been a border collie kept jumping up from behind a stone wall and barked in his face every few feet. I will never forget the day I added the word womit to my vocabulary. I always envied Tristen. They made me seriously consider a career in veterinary practice. I must go re-read them again. :) thank you so much for adding my hummingbirds and ladybugs to this delightful post! Everyone has been shared and I send many happy treats to your border-protecting-fierce-defender-of-the-homestead pup. Cheers!

Finished

Tweeted the second half today. Thanks again!

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Thank you, Catherine!

Animal lovers will certainly enjoy reading this and seeing all the adorable items featuring animals. My cats are thrilled as well, although they would never admit it. lol Will promote on FB, Pinterest, Twitter, G+.

So Fun!

What a great inspiration animals are! I carefully perused every creation here and I appreciate all this beautiful work so much! Thanks for sharing all of these amazing "creature" creations! Sharing.

Great collection for animal lovers!

Thanks so much for including my Westie coaster and Patriotic Dog Bandana in this wonderful collection for animal lovers!

Pinned, G+'d and scheduled tweets for each item and shared the post.

Love!

As usual, a beautiful collection!! Thank you for putting this together. I’ll be sharing on FB and Pinterest!

Lovely collection!

Lovely collection of items and enjoyed your blog!

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