Peg Owls

I will be going to visit Little Lady and Little Guy in a few weeks. Of course, what proper Gammy would go calling empty handed? So, I've been already thinking about what I'd like to make for them. I want something small and light weight that will fit nicely in the small travel bag I use for train travel. Then, I thought of my owl.

I designed this little guy years ago before we started Wee Folk Art. It was an evening lark, and I don't even have a proper pattern. For years I've thought about sharing him/her here on Wee Folk Art, but just never got around to it. Well... since I want to make more, I'll be sharing the pattern soon. I plan to make 2 or 3 sizes. I want to make a couple (one for each hand) out of the large pegs for Little Guy. And I'll probably make a Mommy, Daddy, Little Lady and Little Guy owl family for LL.

Hopefully, I'll have the patterns done in the next week or two, so... if your gnomes need some feathered friends... watch for them : )

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Warm Woolen Mittens


"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Brighton copper kettles and warm woolen mittens."

When Drew Drew Buns (the inexplicable name I called/call my youngest) was 4 years old, he came in from the season's first snowfall in tears and told me his "wrists were broke". The coat and mittens he wore left a band of young, tender flesh exposed and vulnerable to the frigid temperatures. That evening, I stayed up until I had knitted him a new pair of mitts... ones that nearly reached his elbows when uncuffed! They needed to go on before his coat, so after he donned the mittens, he needed help getting dressed. I suppose we effectively postponed his learning to zip a zipper by a couple of years, but that was a small price to pay. He was now able to romp in the snow without wrist freeze!

He wore those bright red mittens for three years. Amazingly, he never lost one. (Of course, once on, they were nearly impossible to remove :) When he finally outgrew them, I couldn't bear to part with them. Instead of putting them in our community mitten basket, they...Read more

Little Mouse Applique Block

 

 

Wishing You and Yours a Blessed and

Joyous Christmas from our family to

yours!

Fondly,

Kimara and Michelle

It is that time of year when Michelle and I tuck away Wee Folk Art for a few weeks to spend time with the family and enjoy a little rest and relaxation. Before "heading out" (actually, we are staying put and everyone else is coming to us :), we wanted to share a little Christmas Mouse with you. Thank you, Fairy, for providing the inspiration. Although I'll still be kicking around Facebook, we will see everyone back here in 2013 :)

This year, Fairy tried out for and won a roll in a local production of the Nutcracker. We were all so proud of her, and not just for landing a roll, but for being brave enough to enter a totally unknown situation and giving it her all! 

Fairy was a gray mouse. Perhaps I'm biased, but I thought she was the most talented and adorable little mousey out there...Read more

Gingerbread Man Applique Block

Pixie and Fairy wanted to sew some Christmas ornaments for gifts. They had been busy making German Stars, but they love hand sewing so I made this gingerbread man for them. I decided to make it one of our 6" x 6" applique blocks, and use the pattern to make ornaments. Although the pattern can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs, we will probably make ornaments this size. If you wish to make ornaments, just cut 2 of the bodies, applique the front piece using the directions below, then sew the front and back together, using a running stitch. Leave a opening and lightly stuff the ornament, then finish sewing up the side. Simply add a loop at the top, using 6 strands of floss, and it will be ready to hang on a tree!

BTW... use our "clothing" as a suggestion. You can easily change his outfit or add different embroidery stitches. Just think of this as a starting point :)

The pattern for the Gingerbread Man Applique Block can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce can be found HERE....Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
 

 

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some." ~Charles Dickens~

Wishing you and your family a joyous day filled with abundant blessings and gratitude!

Fondly,

Kimara and Michelle

 

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Till the Cows Come Home Applique

 

 

"With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there; here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo..."

Today we are sharing our Cow Applique Block. It was created to fit on a 6" x 6" block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. There are many small pieces on this applique, so it lends itself well to be worked in felt. Hope you find many ways to make use of this little guy... guess I mean little gal :) MOO!

The Cow pattern can be found HERE.

 

 

The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.

The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.

DIRECTIONS - Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and stitching recommendations.

Cut out felt using material list above and pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings.

Position cow's body on block. Using a running stitch, sew utter to block using 2 strands of floss. The utter seam should be under the cow's body.

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