Leprechauns Revisited

NOTE: Wee Folk Art is on vacation for the next week as we head to Wisconsin to see The Little Lady... and her mommy and daddy, of course :) We will have lots to share when we return. For those of you new to our site in the past year or two, we are resharing our links to our Leprechaun crafts and stories. Hope you enjoy :) I will be checking emails so if you have any questions, comments or concerns, I will be available. Have a great week, and see you back here on Wednesday, February 29... YAY! Leap Year :)

Last year we shared the goings on in the Gnome Thicket when the leprechauns came for a visit. If you are new to Wee Folk Art, you'll want to check out the crafts and the stories. Poor Britta was beside herself. Below is a list of links in the order that they were shared last year.

And, if you have been missing hearing stories from The Thicket, not to worry. There is going to be a wedding there this summer and you are all invited! More info to follow! 


The Leprechauns have returned to The Thicket. If you dare, you can make your own leprechaun... but be warned, Wee Folk Art accepts no responsibility to the havoc they may wreak! An introduction...Read more

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2011 full of love, peace and a generous helping of crafty goodness! See everyone back here next week!

Fondly,

 
Kimara and MichelleRead more

Log Cabin Applique Block

Whether you live in an apartment, condo, or house, the place we call "home" is often an alias for "family". Our home is where we gather with our family at the end of the day. Our home is where we keep the things that are most important to us. And our home is where our life long values are instilled. When we think of going "home", especially when we talk about "going home for the holidays", it really isn't a building we are talking about, but rather a sense of belonging, love and happiness that can be found in a loving family.

This week we have been talking about the importance of the family in our lives. When reading Christmas in the Big Woods, it is apparent that Laura's Christmas was filled with happiness, excitement and family. As parents we all have tales of how we spent our Christmases. Some stories may even be sad, but I'm willing to bet most of your stories were about things done with family. We created a Log Cabin Applique Block that resembles a house Laura might have lived in. It was designed to fit a 6" x...Read more

Pancake Men


Every family has their favorite traditional foods they make for Christmas. In Michelle's house, Christmas breakfast always includes a birthday cake for Baby Jesus. Although pancake men are not a part of our holiday celebration, the children enjoyed them just the same :)

In the book Christmas in the Big Woods,

"For Christmas breakfast Ma made each child a pancake man. All the children held their plates next to the stove and watched while Ma made their pancake men one by one out of the pancake batter. Peter ate his right away, but the girls ate theirs slowly to make them last."

Not a shocker that you could have changed out Peter's name for Bug, and the above statements would be true! Bug tends to devour the things he loves to eat, barely coming up for air, while the girls tend to savour their treats!

Below is the recipe I always use to make pancakes from scratch:

INGREDIENTS
1 1/4 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1...Read more

Primitive Angel Coloring Page

For a long time now I've been meaning to turn some of our applique blocks into coloring pages. Well, today when Michelle and the wee ones were over, Pixie was looking for something "crafty" to do, as Pixie often does, and I thought this week's Primitive Angel Block would be a great place to start.

So I took the pattern, enlarged it, took off the stitching lines and wreath, and added some fun new lines. Pixie and I grabbed our water color pencils and got started. I think the results are beautiful! Of course you don't need to water color the pictures; markers or crayons would work just fine. Here are our directions. Enjoy!

Materials:
Copy of Primitive Angel Coloring Page
Permanent Water Proof Marker to extend lines (I love Micron's Archival Ink)
Water Color Pencils
Water Color Paper cut to 8 1/2" x 11"
Paint brushes and Water

Download the pattern HERE. I suggest you print it first on a piece of regular paper before you print on water color paper to make sure...Read more

Angel Wings - Chrusciki



Christmas is a time for not only making memories but for remembering. Certainly, when we look back on Christmases past, we are sure to conjure up some memories of food. In just about every conceivable celebration, you will find food. Not surprising... food sustains life. Since eating is necessary, even on special days, we tend to include food, often special foods, in our celebrations.

Every Christmas I bring pictures of Grandma Pearl, Bushia and my Mom into the kitchen. (Read Grandmas in the Kitchen.) Although my grandmas have long since passed, memories of them are strong at the holidays. Many of the foods that I make are foods that they, and my mom, made at the holidays. Making "their" foods helps me keep them rooted in our celebration and their spirits fill me with warmth and joy.

 

 

Conversely, I have few memories of my Dad in the kitchen. I suppose he must have cooked SOMETHING from time to time; perhaps throwing together a sandwich or opening a can of soup when my mother was sick, but I just can't visualize it. My strongest memory of him in...Read more

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