2022: W… A to Z April Challenge: Time Traveling… Witchie Mrs. Butterworth

YooHoo… I’m super excited to be back with everyone in the “7th” April A to Z Challenge… and my theme is “Time-Traveling” through my blog – “Everyone Has a Family Story to Tell“. If you have stumbled upon this post and wondering about the challenge… The Blogging A to Z April Challenge is one month of every-day blogging through the alphabet. 26 days, 26 letters, 26 posts! Daily blogging is Monday through Saturday… leaving Sunday to rest, read other blogs, and prepare for the following week! From the first day in 2016 when I happened upon this challenge… I”m still just as excited… and always eager to begin! Who doesn’t love a good time travel of events… so where would you travel to?

Grab a coffee… as you follow me down the rabbit hole… Hippity Hop!

Witchie Mrs. Butterworth

First Posted on October 31, 2018 

Mrs. Butterworth turns into a Witch Canva pic

As a young mother, I always sent away for things by saving box tops and labels… either for the kids or me; this calendar called out to me from the craft genes I inherited. I’ve had this calendar since 1983… the height of my craft years when the kids were small. Off to bed they went at 7… and the evening was mine, as hubby worked till midnight!


Only a face a mother could love!


I brought her out every Halloween… and always giving the kids a scary look that meant… they better not touch; only to be looked at, never played with. She’s been packed away for many years, but will be making an appearance this year… then back into her safe box… till another year. She only makes a yearly appearance like that famous “elf”, who pops up just after Thanksgiving.

Mrs. Buttersworth designed so many crafts using their bottle as the base… they were perfect for doll crafts… you only had to make the clothes, as the body of the doll was there.


While cleaning out mother’s house I happened to find two bottles in her kitchen cabinets. I smiled… knowing she saved them for me! Today, you can only find them at flea markets or antique stores… if you’re lucky! I’ve seen them priced around twelve dollars… for a glass bottle that you only bought for the syrup… but now desirable!

1983 calendar1

I’d forgotten I had even saved this 1983 calendar until during the summer when I opened up my craft pattern box and found it filed away. Of course I had to go down memory lane… and sit and look through every month of crafts.

Have you ever crafted a Mrs. Buttersworth bottle? Love to hear all about it!

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9 Responses to 2022: W… A to Z April Challenge: Time Traveling… Witchie Mrs. Butterworth

  1. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    Wow! Impressed with the Mrs Butterworth dolls. A prime example of Reuse!

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  2. Donna Smith says:

    I don’t remember these being a craft thing, but I like them!

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  3. It would be good if a few other companies thought about craft ideas for their containers. I used to love making the buildings on the back of cornflakes packets. That and collecting all those little plastic cars, boats and trains. Of course plastic toys are not a good idea but I did love them.

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  4. cassmob says:

    I’ve never heard of that…a clever marketing idea and obviously lots of craft fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. dyannedillon says:

    It would never have occurred to me to use an empty Mrs. Butterworth’s bottle to make a craft! Now I’m going to have to keep my eye out for one at the thrift stores!

    Liked by 1 person

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