Hugs and Kisses Baby Quilt

Soon after my DIL Raewyn found out she was pregnant, she called and asked if I would do her a favor. 

"Sure", I said. "Want me to climb a mountain, swim a sea?"

I'd do just about anything for the mother of my sixth grandbaby.

"No, I would just like you to make the baby a blanket."

Say no more, say no more, nudge nudge, wink, wink. Gammy is on it!

Her only request was she wanted it to match the nursery, which is yellow and gray. Also, she doesn't like things that are overly girly. No problem.

Only, it did turn out to be a bit of a challenge. Although I think yellow and gray is pretty together... extremely calming and soothing... which is a pretty smart combo for a child's room... I was having trouble finding fabrics that I thought were appropriate for a baby/young child, to warm up to. Most of the yellow and gray combos were very modern and chic, not at all what I had in mind for a baby. After all, this blankie will soothe her when she's frightened, comfort her when she is sick, and be a...Read more

Gingerbread Tree Applique Block

 

Here is the fourth and final applique from the December Applique Blocks Collection.  As always, the Gingerbread Tree Applique was designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block, but it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. We hope you and your family can find many ways to use this collection, as for me, hopefully this week I will be making ornaments as a gift :) 

 

The December Applique Blocks can be found HERE.

The Pattern for the Gingerbread Tree 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 HERE.

Our Gallery of all our Appliques can be found HERE.

 ...Read more

Nutcracker 2014

We had a very busy but fun weekend. Fairy and Pixie both did a wonderful job in this year's production of The Nutcracker. It has been a wonderful, jolly sort of chaos the past few weeks and although the girls are sad to be done for the year, this backstage mama is very happy to enjoy a bit of quiet before the rest of the holiday festivities begin. I think today will involve lots of time spent in pajamas and maybe a Christmas movie or two.

 

 Read more

A Child's Dream Giveaway :: $50 Gift Card

Comments are now closed. Congratulations Kristin C! Please email me within 3 days to claim your prize.

FB is already liked!

Coupon: Use the code WEEFOLK to save 10% (good through 12/14/14)

This holiday season you won't want to miss the lovely natural arts and craft supplies available from A Child's Dream. Their amazing collection of craft kits would make perfect gifts. You don't want to miss the Peg Doll Sewing Basket, Organic Wee Folk Sewing Basket, Peace Pocket Learn to Knit Kit, or the Needle Felting Starter Kit.

Also be sure to check out the Healing Heart handmade dolls. This beautiful bunting doll is handmade in the USA and weighted to feel like you are holding a real baby.

 


 

Sponsor: ...Read more

Simple Wooden Bead & Felt Christmas Garland

 

Over the last few years my holiday decor has strayed from the traditional Christmas green and red and has instead incorporated more and more rainbows. The rainbows make me happy, no matter what the season and this allows my "normal" decor to blend in seamlessly with the changing seasonal decor. I also feel like I can leave the holiday decor up longer without it being too Christamasy.

This year we have made this simple, wooden bead garland. Several years ago my children made a similar Felt Fall Leaves Garland (as you can see here) and I wanted something similar for the winter months.

 

Materials

 

 

Directions

Cut out 9 felt trees (click here for our How to Cut Out Felt tutorial). We used various shades of green. Poke a small hole in the top of the trees about 1/4-1/2" from all edges.

 

...Read more

Advent Nativity

No Advent celebration is complete without a Nativity. Here, wooden peg people are turned into simple Joseph, Mary and Jesus figures. Although this is really a craft for 10 year olds and up, even the wee people in your family can help by painting the bodies, squirting glue, and, of course, positioning them over and over again. 

The palm tree in the photo is from our Fontinini Nativity set. And, our gnomes are delighted to share one of their cradles for the Baby Jesus.

This is the activity for Week Four of our Advent Curriculum. The will find the outline for the unit HERE

MATERIALS:

2 large wooden pegs -  3-9/16" Tall x 1-1/8" Wide

1 small wooden peg - 1-11/16" Tall x 5/8" Wide

paint

2 pieces of homespun cloth, each piece 4" x 6"

1 piece homespun cloth, 3" x 3"

wool roving

twine

crafting glue

DIRECTIONS:

Cut 2 pieces of homespun cloth 4" x 6". Fray the edges by removing some strings. 

Cut 1 piece of homespun cloth 3" x 3". Also, fray the edges....Read more

Pages

 

 

 

Welcome to Wee Folk Art

At Wee Folk Art we combine our love of Wee Folk with our love of Folk Art, creating designs that are uniquely Wee Folk Art! We are a mother/daughter team who share mutual love of crafting and the gentle art of homemaking. Craft along with us or join in our homeschooling adventures!

Thanks for stopping by! To learn more about us at Wee Folk Art, visit our FAQ page.

~ Kimara & Michelle

Recent comments

Connect With Us



Contact Us