Uncommon Goods Give-Away :: $50 Gift Card

Comments are now closed. Congratulations Denise!

Please contact me within the next 3 days to claim your prize.

It takes a lot to catch my eye when it comes to shopping on the Internet.  Uncommon Goods sucked me in and kept me looking and making a list way too long!  I already have the chip and salsa bowl picked out for my daughter and the drumstick pens picked out for my grandson.  Thank you for introducing the site to me.  I now have some creative Christmas present choices.

Uncommon Goods offers unique gifts, many handmade by talented artists. They also carry many interesting children's products and personalized gifts. Take a few moments to discover all that Uncommon Goods has to offer. While you are there, you...Read more

Eat Rainbows :: Uncommon Goods Review & Fruit Snack Dip Recipe

If you “know me” at all, then you know I love to make handmade gifts. It’s part of the reason we started Wee Folk Art :) I certainly don’t make all my gifts, however, and when I do buy a gift, I like to get something that is as unique as the people I am buying for. I’ve been purchasing gifts from Uncommon Goods for many years and for many reasons.

First, their gifts are really, well, really uncommon!

Second, Uncommon Goods is a socially conscious company (read more about it here). They are a B Corp which means they use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. For example, their lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above minimum wage. Most of their products are made in the United States and about 1/3 of their entire collection incorporates recycled or upcycled materials.

Third, Uncommon Goods provides a venue for artists and designers to showcase their talents. Half of the products sold are handmade. And, in most cases, the artists are spotlighted along with the products they create. Obviously, we love to introduce our readers...Read more

Gingerbread Stocking Coloring Page

Here is the first coloring page based on our December Applique Blocks. It is our Gingerbread Stocking. Not only is it a fun coloring page for even your youngest artists, I'm thinking it could even be enlarge to twice its size and be used as wonderful Christmas throw pillow. Our appliques are always just a starting point!

Here is the Gingerbread Stocking Applique Block this coloring page was based on. 

You can find the Gingerbread Stocking Coloring Page HERE.

You can find the Gingerbread Stocking Applique Block HERE.

You can find the December Applique Blocks HERE.

You can find a collection of WEE FOLK ART'S Coloring Pages HERE.

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Needle Felted Wool Acorn Ornaments :: Fun, Fall Table Decoration

We are happily gearing up for the holiday season around here, and yes, we do know that Thanksgiving is this month's highlight. I have several friends and family members who like to point out this fact daily and bemoan that the stores shift into Santa's workshop with the Halloween candy still on sale. But we will be sharing Christmas crafts this month because as all crafters know, you have to start your Christmas crafting long before December if you want to get it all done.

As for Thanksgiving, I host Thanksgiving every year. It is my holiday to prep, plan, and decorate. Often I pull out my Christmas decorations a week or so before Thanksgiving so that my house is festive for Thanksgiving. I do understand that it is probably too early to set up my Christmas tree before Thanksgiving but it is what I have. I've often thought about making/buying more specifically Thanksgiving-ish decor but I have to say, I'm just not a fan. Turkeys just don't do it for me and I find it some what bizarre to highlight the main...Read more

Oak Meadow Give-Away :: $100 Gift Card

Comments are now closed and a winner has been choosen. Congratulations Reverie! You have three days to contact me to claim your prize.

I love the beauty of Oak Meadow's curriculum- lots of nature, storytelling, and crafts, which is so refreshing in contrast to the worksheet-and-throw-away-crafts approach I see a lot of in homeschool curricula. I love the idea of main lesson books, and creating meaningful projects that last. I feel that OM honors the child's time and efforts.

I'd use the gift towards completing my daughter's K curriculum for next fall.

Thank you for the chance to win! :)

Yearning for the educational freedom and flexibility to ​help your children ​explore ​their​ interests, talents, and passions? Oak Meadow’s progressive ​homeschooling curriculum for kindergarten to grade 12 will help...Read more

Gingerbread Stocking Applique Block

Although this is part of our December Applique Blocks, it can be used any time you need a whimsical stocking and you can make it with or without the "cookie". It was made to fit a 6" x 6" block but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. This could easily be turned into an ornament or felt cookies for a wee one's pretend kitchen.

The December Applique Blocks can be found HERE.

The Pattern for the Gingerbread Stocking Applique Block can be found HERE

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

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

The Stitching Glossary can be found ...Read more

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