RoseWaterCottage

Storybook Cottage Crafts

Franklin, Tennessee · 454 Sales

RoseWaterCottage

Storybook Cottage Crafts

Franklin, Tennessee 454 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(137)
Christie Ray

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5 out of 5 stars
(137)
Patricia Heaton

Patricia Heaton on Jun 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable book with beautiful illustrations- my daughter reads it over and over again. Thank you.

Patricia Heaton

Patricia Heaton on Jun 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Baby Mouse has been a wonderful addition to our family- we love her! Thank you.

Patricia Heaton

Patricia Heaton on Jun 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable tutu and tiara for our Eliza mouse- we love them!

Patricia Heaton

Patricia Heaton on Jun 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

We absolutely love our new little shawl for Eliza! Thank you.

Lisa Ahringer

Lisa Ahringer on Apr 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I just love all of your work!!

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About

Rose Water Cottage's Storybook Cottage Crafts

Christie Jones Ray is a former teacher who created a blog in 2011 to share stories of life as a Grammy to 4 year old Xavier. It expanded to include stories of her little handmade mouse Eliza (named after her 4 ft. tall great-grandmother) as this toy mouse had become very real to this sweet boy.

Christie's husband Tim, read the stories she wrote and encouraged her to write a children's book based on the adventures of this stuffed toy mouse with her tiny knitted shawl and tiny kerchief…whose abode was gradually consuming an entire counter in their cottage kitchen. It took quite a bit of convincing, but by the end of Summer '11, she had written the text that would eventually become the basis for the Eliza series.

She self-published 10 books through mid 2012, into 2013, and her 11th book "Eliza Visits Martha's Vineyard" was published by Vineyard Stories, Edgartown, Massachussetts, in the Spring of 2014.

As an avid crafter/creator of all things old-fashioned and reminiscent of her favored old storybooks, she was urged to sell her hand-made items. She has ventured into this world of Etsy, with a shoppe that contains her storybook cottage creations, including, but not limited to, Hand-Knitted Shawls (mouse-sized) with Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbons, an Eliza - themed Coloring Book, Eliza-themed Recipe cards & Dividers, Custom-made Eliza the Mouse, Cottage Correspondence (Greeting Cards and Miniature notecards), and German Glass Glitter teapot ornaments (with hand-dyed seam binding ribbons.).

It is Christie's hope that all items purchased will be used…played with…consumed …painted..etc. as this is how she finds her joy. Coloring book pages may be copied for personal use, as a way to experiment with different mediums (crayons, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils..)

Thank you for visiting her shoppe.

Shop members

  • Christie Ray

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    As author/illustrator of the Eliza the Mouse series of children's books, she has also created a line of greeting cards, Eliza-themed recipe card set, a coloring book, mini all-occasion notecards, and mini Hyacinth the Hedgehog-themed notecards.

  • Christie Ray

    Photographer, Shipper, Marketer

    Christie enjoys snapping all the photos and playing with filters. She is thankful to Jenny Blankenship, her daughter-in-love, for taking the initial photos for the shop. Inspired and grateful for her role in the early days.

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