Restoring Order to the Gnome Home

Our building project not only had an effect on our lives, but our poor gnomes also felt the strain. They were "put up high" on our dry sink, hoping to keep them safe from the work crews and general disarray. One day, I walked into the living room, actually, it was more like blazing a trail since the entire contents of our downstairs were sequestered in the room, to find Pixie, teetering on an ottoman, which she managed to place on the couch, just to get to the gnomes! Finally, yesterday, the living room was set right, and the gnome home was once again put in place. Pixie and Fairy spent oodles of time arranging and rearranging the house. Finally, Pixie told me that they moved all the furniture out of the kitchen, and it was turned into a ballroom so all the gnomes and their friends could celebrate moving back into their house.

From the sounds coming from the gnome house, I would say they partied well into the night! Welcome back, wee friends!

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Simple Silk Skirt Tutorial

This weekend we are excited to be working with Sarah's Silks to offer our readers another awesome give-away. My children have "grown up" draped in Sarah's Silks. They have been a part of their dramatic play, turning every day children into knights and fairies. They've added rivers to the gnome village, ponds for ducklings and starry nights to play areas. They've decorated their rooms, lined baskets, and made Boho head scarves, just 'cuz.

Although the wee ones are getting older, silks are still important to them. Fairy is a dancer. Much of her free time is spent moving to music. She takes 8 individual dance classes. She LOVES dancing! And, with just a wee bit of effort... and truly... this is a super simple project, 2 Sarah's Silks can be turned into a lovely dance skirt. Make sure to visit Sarah's Silks to see all the possibilities, then gather together a sharp needle, a little thread, a piece of elastic, and tah dah a skirt fit for a growing "Fairy" dancer! 

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Inchworm Coloring Page

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

Pattern for Inchworm Coloring Page can be found HERE.

Inchworm Applique Block can be found HERE.

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

After you are done coloring or painting your Coloring Page, you can always add detail using a thin, permanent marker. Both ways look good. Just depends on your mood!

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Support Handmade - May 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 they are

State Studies Unit 2 :: Overview

 

Here is the Overview Schedule for the State Studies Unit 2. The quizzes and journal pages will be available shortly. I plan to have them all done by the end of July. I will be posting the directions for the crafts over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Week 10: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Week 11: Georgia, Florida, Alabama

Week 12: Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi

Week 13: Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas

Week 14: Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona

Week 15: Colorado, Utah, Nevada

Week 16: Idaho, Wyoming, Montana

Week 17: California,...Read more

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