Flutter Sleeve Tops

It has been quite awhile since I've done much apparel sewing. When my kids were little they were quite happy in mom made skirts and shorts, but as they have gotten a bit older, they have also gotten a bit pickier. Although my girls both still love a twirly skirt, they now prefer knit bottoms that allow for cartwheels and splits. I've also found that the patterns we love stop around size 6 or 8. So moms who have issues with the tween clothing in stores have little choice in patterns as well. But all of my kiddos have recently picked out fabrics requesting mom made items and I'm happy to do so but I'm not sure what to make. The simple Elastic Gathered Waist Skirt that I used to turn out by the dozen doesn't really work for them any more.

So this post is in part a call out. Please readers share with me your favorite clothing patterns for girls sizes 8-14. Keep in mind twirly girls...Read more

Support Handmade - June 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the members of our Support Handmade program. At Wee Folk Art we cherish the work that small, handmade shop owners provide. We believe that items created with love do make a difference in the lives of the people they touch. We invite you to take a moment and browse theses shops. We are sure you will find something magical. To find out how your shop can become involved in our Support Handmade program click here.


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Woolies ~ Sara

Woolies combines my passion for knitting and my love of animals. Still a child at heart, I delight in the magic and joy that small animals bring to us. The comfort and warmth that a lovey portrays....I still have a few of my stuffed animals from my childhood long ago. They are cherished possessions.

We have 11 animals currently on our little ranch - 2 horses, 1 wild pony, 4 dogs, 3 cats and a desert tortoise, many of them rescued animals. I adore each one like


Every summer, Tim and I like to add something new to the yard for the wee ones. One year it was a dragon swing, another year log balance beams. There have been pools and play structures, fairy gardens and water fountains. This year we bought a Slackline from Bella Luna Toys. What, you may ask, is a slackline, or more importantly, slacklining? According to Wikipedia "Slacklining is a practice in balance that uses nylon webbing tensioned between two anchor points. Slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut (although it is still under some tension); it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline."

I was thrilled when I got it in last week. Michelle, not so much so...

Michelle: (Going all wild-eyed and the right side of her mouth twitching.) Are you crazy? The recital is this weekend.

Me: So?

Michelle: Kids keep coming into the dance studio with ankles wrapped or on crutches. They're dropping like flies!

Me: And?

Michelle: MOM! The girls are in 8 dances. We bought 8 costumes. They aren't doing anything remotely risky...Read more

Needle Felted Dragonfly

I know I've shared many times my love and fascination with the dragonfly. They are my "fairy bugs" flitting about in my gardens, shy, yet not elusive. Sometimes, I catch them out of the corner of my eye, but when I turn, they are gone. Other times, they allow me to sit among them, almost unobserved as they participate in their graceful folk dances. I love butterflies, and do everything I can to invite them in our gardens, but my dragonflies need no coaxing. If I plant a flower, any flower, and give them a little still water from which to take a sip, they will come.

Yesterday, I needle felted my own dragonfly. He is sitting on top of my monitor as I write. Now, I can bring a few of these lovely creatures inside with me. He was easy and fun to make. A good beginning needle felt project for yourself or your older children. Hope they bring you much joy :)


  • wool roving
  • needle felting needle and holder
  • foam 
  • small twig, with a curve for the tail
  • copy of Dragonfly Applique Block (optional)

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Bunny Coloring Page

Here is our newest coloring page based on our Bunny Applique Block. Children... or you... can use markers, crayons or paintings. The only requirement is to have fun :)

Pattern for Bunny Coloring Page can be found HERE.

Bunny Applique Block can be found HERE.

A VERY basic watercoloring for your Coloring Pages tutorial can be found HERE.Read more