Eliza The Mouse™

Handmade Eliza Mouse

This is the little mouse that created such a stir in Grammy's House, that a series of books has been written about her. 

The original Eliza (pictured wearing her tutu and tiara) was created based on a pattern by Wendy Brown of Stag Lane Primitives. 

Your mouse will be created in a similar fashion, of coffee-dyed natural cotton batting, felt ears and feet, black glass bead eyes, and a cotton wicking tail.

She will be dressed in a knitted shawl (choose the shade Lavender, with green silk ribbon ties, Brown, with Hydrangea Blue silk ribbon ties, or Rose Water Pink, with pink silk ribbon ties.)

Or, you may choose to have her dressed as the Sugar Plum Fairy, in her Tutu and Tiara.

Her stuffing will be cotton, grown by the students at Orlando Junior Academy in Orlando, Florida, in their edible education garden. 

Let your adventures begin with a custom made Eliza mouse. 

Created, Signed, and numbered by the Author/Illustrator Christie Jones Ray

(Kerchief (made from handkersniff) not included)


Hyacinth the Hedgehog miniature cottage notecards

Hyacinth the Hedgehog…who lives on Hollyhock Lane…with her darling Hedgie Hubby, Horatio..
Is so pleased the miniature notecards..
featuring her girlie, be-ribboned ballet slipper wearing image..
are available in the Rose Water Cottage Etsy shoppe link below.

This set of Notecards was created
to help one sweet sister-in-love celebrate her 50th birthday. 
She LOVES hedgehogs.


Anne Shirley Quotes 5x7 Cottage Greeting Cards Set (blank inside)

It wasn't until I was a Grammy, that I discovered Anne Shirley, 
Anne of Green Gables.
As a young girl, I was so consumed with
Laura Ingalls Wilder..
and Holly Hobbie…
and Joan Walsh Anglund (always trying my hand at imitating her sweet illustrations )



A Cottage Happy Birthday

My mother makes the best coconut cake.

It's one of those 3 day coconut cakes.

She taught me how to make it…

and on the recipe card, she added ..

"Place in air-tight container in refrigerator for 3 days before cutting (Very important and the hardest part)"


A Cottage Thank You 5x7 greeting card (blank inside)

Hydrangeas…one of my favorite flowers..

grace the cover of this greeting.

When I was a little girl, we traveled to Kentucky to visit my daddy's parents and family. 

We'd drive the winding country roads in our wood paneled 1972 Pontiac Stationwagon.

From the back seat, I'd look off to the white farmhouses, 

and I'd drool over those big blue and pink round blooms that dotted the shrubs against their porches.


Beatrix Potter Quote …5x7 greeting card

Reading through the Beatrix Potter Journal, I came across a quote of something she said, all the way back in 1896…

and it became my motto,

my explanation for my occasional escape into whimsy…

that spirit-world of childhood..

…that world that is Eliza…the Mouse in Grammy's House.


All-Occasion miniature notecards

These little notecards are the perfect size for slipping into a dear friend's hand, tucking into a secret sister/ baby shower/wedding/birthday/hostess gift.

8 designs…4 of each…32 cards, in all

(No envelopes included)


Sweet Baby Greeting Card

"Was ever there a sweeter fragrance

Was ever there a softer coo..

Of doves or angels from a distance,

I will vow, I never knew…"

This verse came to me in the wee hours one morning in the spring of 2012.


Speedy Recovery • 5 x 7 get well greeting card (blank inside)

As a young mommy in 1980 something, I came down with a terrible cold. 

A wise friend of mine delivered to my home ...
a market basket lined with a pretty new dish towel
and filled with the most effective "medicine" …
a container of homemade chicken noodle soup, 
a potted violet, and one of her favored old issues of Country Living Magazine. 

I have never forgotten that gift of comfort.