Treasure Pouch

A handmade treasure pouch with embroidered flower for kids to use for collecting items from nature.

While drinking my cup of tea this morning, I was thinking about the grandbabies need for bigger pockets on nature walks. I decided to throw together something they could use for collecting treasures. I wanted to make it small enough to be uncumbersome, and unlike a backpack, something they could get to easily. I made up a simple pattern and in a couple of hours came up with this finished product! I made it out of felt and a batik print. I braided the strap out of 12 strands of wool yarn. It measures 7 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches, just the perfect size! Big enough to tuck away finds, but not too big to become heavy. Now I need a trip to the fabric store to get more batik fabric to make 2 more. I will include the pattern and tutorial soon! UPDATE: Click here for the Treasure Pouch Pattern.Read more

Need a Bigger Pocket!

Fairy using her dress to carry nature items.

I love going on walk-abouts with children. EVERYTHING is so fascinating to them. Bugs and rocks, fungus and tracks captivate their imagination and provide fodder for an insurmountable barrage of questions. And I’ve yet to go on a nature walk with a child who has not found some priceless treasure. Sparkly rocks, a cardinal feather, and a miniature pinecone are too precious to leave behind. While walking with the grandbabies yesterday, I noticed Fairy had picked up the front of her dress and was using it as a makeshift sack. Although clever, every time she needed two hands to do something, her treasures tumbled to the ground. They need bigger pockets!Read more

Welcome!

No matter how you happened to stumble upon this blog you are most certainly welcome! This blog is written by a mother/daughter team. Although our personalities and personal style differ, we hold true to the same values. Family and home, crafting and creating, guide us through our days. The purpose of Wee Folk Art is twofold. First, we hope to share arts and crafts that enhance the lives of children and beautify the home. Second, we will share our family’s creative adventures and exploration of the natural world. We are ever conscious of the environment and how our actions impact it. We generally use all natural materials and believe, especially with children, homemade is best and less CAN be more. (Okay…this does not apply to the stashes in our craft rooms!) We hope you make a point of stopping by often, and not only do we welcome, but encourage your comments and feedback. The plan is to offer free monthly patterns and sell a limited number of kits and finished products, as time permits. A monthly give away will give you a chance to win our latest kits! So, once again, welcome. We are a work in progress. Be patient...Read more

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