How To Use PicMonkey to Help You Choose Yarn Colors

I love shopping online for yarn. The selection is much greater than what I can find in my LYS and I can find much better quality yarn or more artistic yarn than the big craft stores carry. As always, even when you are shopping in person, choosing colors for a project can be tricky. This is actually another benefit, in my opinion, that shopping online offers. I can use free photo editing software to help me choose colors and plan my project. 

Today I'm going to walk you through how I use the free online photo editing program, PicMonkey, to help me choose yarn or fabric colors for a project. In this example I was shopping for three light yarn colors. I wanted all three colors to be of equal weight in the project, with no single color standing out.

In this tutorial I will be specifically talking about how to choose yarn colors for a project when shopping online, but the exact same process can be used to choose fabrics for a quilting or sewing project.

To start this project, go to your favorite online yarn shop. You will want to shop...Read more

The Magic Onions Spring Give-Away :: $40 Gift Card

Comments are now closed. Congratulations Sharon in the South! Please email me within three days to claim your prize.

Although I would've said that I already HAD "liked" the FB page- I apparently had not- so now I'm all set! Thanks for the extra chance to win! :D

Coupon: Mention Wee Folk Art while checking out and you will receive a free surprise with your order.

This spring explore the craft of needle felting with these amazing kits from...Read more

Free Knit Patterns for Baby Caps

Links to individual patterns can be found HERE.

I am a fan of baby caps. Whether you live in a frigid climate or go in and out of overly zealous air conditioned buildings, those adorable, but often bald wee heads can chill an otherwise comfortable baby. And, on sunny days, it can protect their scalps from burning. Although here in Michigan and are now flirting with spring, I would still toss a cap on baby's head. Of course, when the weather grows warm, I switch over to light weight caps, but for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere that are entering Autumn, now is the perfect time to make sure you have just the right cap to keep baby comfy.

Here is a collection of FREE knit cap patterns. They all lie close to the head and will keep baby toasty. They range from simple to more complicated stitches. We hope you find one of these FREE knit hat patterns that you will fall in love with! 


FREE KNITTING PATTERN Ribbed Stitch Baby Hat

Source :: DROPS DESIGN can be found HERE....Read more

Pond Duckie Coloring Page

The Duck - Ogden Nash

Behold the duck.
It does not cluck. 
A cluck it lacks. 
It quacks. 
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond. 
When it dines or sups, 
It bottoms ups.

 

Here is our latest coloring page based on our Pond Duckie Applique

 

The Pond Duckie Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Pond Duckie Applique can be found HERE.

The March Applique Collection can be found HERE.

The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE

 

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Simple Seasons Second Edition Update

Today, I would like to give everyone an update on our Simple Seasons Homeschool Companion units. This past fall we began updating the units to clean up some typos (okay, lots of typos), replace out of print books, create craft supply lists, and make them available in nicely printed or tablet friendly formats.

We love how the Harvest Time Second Edition turned out and have been slowly working on the other units. In case you missed it, the Winter Wonderland Second Edition was recently completed and is now available through MagCloud as well. These new editions can be purchased two ways, in a bound printed format or a tablet friendly, downloadable format. The original editions, that we have had on our site for years, are still available online for free as is. We hope to have Spring Bs Second Edition available in a few weeks. Spring Bs is undergoing the biggest changes of any of the units, so you will be seeing several new projects for the Spring Bs unit on the blog, over the next several weeks. And by popular request, we are already working on getting the...Read more

Bean Mosaic Project

This morning I am sharing one of the projects from our Spring Bs Homeschool Companion unit, Bean Mosaic Artwork.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for an update on the new Simple Seasons Second Edition Homeschool Companion guides.

WARNING: It has been brought to our attention that uncooked red kidney beans are toxic. As few as 4 or 5 injested beans can cause food poisoning. You can read more about it here. http://extension.psu.edu/food/preservation/faq/raw-kidney-beans . Mixed beans have been used with young children for years, but now that we know that they can cause problems, we wish to bring it to your attention. If using beans with young children be sure to monitor them closely. Also, we recommend that you remove the red kidney beans from your mix, just to be safe. 

Materials:

  • Variety of colorful dried beans (you can buy a mixed bag of beans at the grocery store)
  • Craft glue
  • Heavy card stock or watercolor paper

Directions:

Fill a bowl with a variety of colorful dried beans.

Lay out a large sheet of heavy weight paper.

You can complete this project in several different ways.

Option One, which works...Read more

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