by Michelle Butler

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Hello and thank you for visiting my webpage!

I have been crafting for 50+ years. I started with ceramics, even owning my own kiln for a while, making and selling pieces for about 25 years. After that, I changed to making a variety of Christmas Ornaments. Originally I used salt dough. I did that for a couple years then added wood, acrylic, paper, embroidery and alcohol ink ornaments. I recently discovered that recycled corks are a great medium. The challenge is to figure out how to make the corks resemble, say a snowman, and then stack the corks to actually look like one. This years newest items are chicken and gnome ornaments! The prototype is usually close, but some tweaking is always necessary to have a completed project that meets my expectations.

Even though my craft medium has changed over the years, the joy I get out of creating and working on the projects has never changed.  I absolutely LOVE to craft!  I've even been trying to pass that love of crafting/creating to others.  Each year I invite the neighborhood kids over for Craft Day.  It's always a hit with the kids and I have a lot of fun too!

I'm constantly trying to think of new ideas and ways to use the corks that are so unique, it will grab your attention and make you say "I've got to have one of those"!  I never know what's going to come up next. So, please stop by this page frequently for pictures of the latest designs and for all the upcoming show information.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and remember, if you have any corks you need to get rid of, message me or call me any time!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you at one of the shows listed below!  
  • Arnold, Maryland, United States

Past Events

Arundel High School09 Dec 20231001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, MD, USA
Italian Christmas Market03 Dec 2023620 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis MD
Glen Burnie High School02 Dec 20237550 Annapolis Blvd, Glen Blvd, Glen Burnie MD
Kent Island American Legion18 Nov 2023800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville, MD, USA
Severna Park Community Center01 Oct 2023623 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park, MD, USA