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Customer Testimonials


We love to hear from you - especially if it is good news!  Please do let us know what you think of the items you've already purchased or what others things you would like to see on this site.  Many have been kind enough to send us notes and pictures; here's what they've said.


Artisan:  Lis Smith


Animal Patterns & Designs in Wood:  Donkeys, Mules & Horses

'Saje', donkey design by Lis Smith, used for Critter Haven Farm



Photo provided by:


          Diane Hildebrandt

          Critter Haven Farm

          690 Barren Rd

          Oxford, PA  19363

          Phone (304) 617-3515


Check out the herd sires, jennets, newborns and more at their website.


Diane Hildebrandt ordered 'Saje', miniature donkey design by Lis Smith, to use for their farm sign.  She sent this comment:


“The family members all love it and gave the thumbs up for it to be displayed at the street! LOL Now I will see what the public thinks :)”  -----Diane H.


Animal Patterns & Designs in Wood:  Alpaca & Llama

Alpaca design by Lis Smith used for Calico Corner Farm



Photo provided by:


Larry & Gwen Miller

Calico Corner Farm

14585 County Rd 294

Conesville, OH  43811

Phone (740) 829-2009


Interested in alpacas?  Larry & Gwen do not yet have their own website but you can contact them by phone or email lgmiller@1st.net .


Larry & Gwen Miller used one of Lis' alpaca silhouettes to make their farm sign.  Larry sent this comment:

"We had been looking for some time trying to find an alpaca to do this with.  We have had some nice comments from the sign being up and people stop to look at it all the time.”  -----Larry M.


Celebrate! Ribbon Displays


6' Celebrate! Ribbon Rack by Lisbeth Smith.

Photo provided by:  Dennis & Holly Gamble and their Italian Spinoni "Booker".  Framed certificates surround his picture.  This is a custom-made, 6’ wide, double-dowel Celebrate! Ribbon Display by Lis Smith.  The double-dowel allows for the staggering of ribbons.  Holly sent this comment:

"Thank you, Lis, for building a wonderful wooden ribbon display that allows us to organize our dog's accomplishments.  The picture frame adds a nice touch as it can be used for a picture or certificate.  It has created a nice display in our home for friends and family to see what we've earned in agility competitions."   ----- Holly Gamble



Photo provided by:  David & Ileen Garcia and their "Sheila" who recently the title for Grand Premier in the CFA (Cat Fancier's Association) cat show.  They have used two Celebrate! Ribbon Displays - one with a frame, one without.. Ileen sent this comment:

"We want to share with you our Beautiful ribbon rack and picture display.  Thank you".   ----- Ileen


Artisan:  Louise Hawkins


Lotion Bars

We appreciate this suggestion from a repeat buyer of Louise’s lotion bars.  Shari H. (Hillsboro, Ohio) says:

"The lotion bars are fantastic for people who travel.  Since they are not liquid, they do not get flagged by the TSA if they are in your carry-on bag.  That was my primary reason for trying them when I first found them last year, and now I am addicted!  … I love the little pottery pieces, which along with the lotion bars will make great little gifts."

Sue S. (Lancaster, Ohio), is a long-time customer.  Her standing order is for Lavender-Rosemary soap and Lavender-Fleur Lotion 3X Spa Bars.  She wrote:

"... the Lotion 3x Spa Bars, wow, I can't live without them.  If I use them on my legs before putting on panty hose, no static cling.  The Lavender-Fleur lotion bar perfectly compliments my favorite Lavender-Rosemary soap.  The fragrance is subtle yet long-lasting."

George S. (Zanesville, Ohio), said this about Louise's lotion bars:

"I'm always washing my hands after working with the horses.  Especially in the winter time my hands crack open and bleed.  The lotion bars really help."

Rose B. (Galloway, Ohio), sent this text about Louise's lotion bars:

"I am absolutely crazy about the lotion bar tube!"

Teresa A. (Piketon, Ohio), said this about Louise's lip balms:

"I used to use Burt's Bees chap sticks but now your lip balms are my favorite."

Alma S. (Lancaster, Ohio), sent this note about Louise's lip balms:

"Other all natural lip balms didn't last long on my lips.  I really like yours, especially the peppermint."

Homemade Soap

Kristy (Wabash, Indiana), ordered Pet Shampoo Bar, Winter Pet Shampoo Bar, Lily of the Valley, Lilac, and Lavender-Rosemary homemade soaps.  Her comments:

"I purchased some of your pet soap and I just wanted to tell you how much I like it. My dog has had a problem with itchy skin for months and months. I had been using an expensive pet shampoo but he was getting no relief. I also did not like the way it left his coat feeling dried out. Your soap makes his hair so soft- he is no longer scratching and licking- it is truly a God send. I also purchased some "human" soap at the same time and I love them too especially the lavender/rosemary. What a yummy scent!"

Faith Anne (Columbus, Ohio), is a repeat purchaser; we appreciate her very much!  Her most recent order included Lily of the Valley, Lilac, Lavender-Rosemary, and Real Lavender homemade soaps.  She said:

"Your floral soaps really help me enjoy springtime, even in the bathtub!"

George M. (Denton, Texas), sent this comment about Louise’s Sandalwood soap:

“I really like the Sandalwood soap!  It is great for hair and my hair feels soft and is shinny.  I especially like the scent which is very, very mild.”



The Things We Make


Animal Patterns &

Matching Designs in Wood


 Horses, Donkeys & Mules

Detailed Woodcut :: Shire, "Naomi"

Detailed Woodcut :: Shire, "Naomi"


Alpaca & Llama

Wood Silhouette :: Llama, "Se Llama"

Wood Silhouette :: Llama, "Se Llama"



Wood Silhouette :: Miniature Schnauzer

Wood Silhouette :: Miniature Schnauzer



Homemade Soap

Homemade Soap :: All-Natural Selection

All-Natural Soap Selection


Lotion Bars

Lotion Bars :: Lotion without a Bottle!

Lotion without a Bottle!


Hand-painted Pottery

Hand-painted Mini-Dish :: Monkey Business

Mini-Dish, "Monkey Business"



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