Yarn Color Wheel

This is a project this kids and I did last fall. It was orginally post on Wee Folk Activities Oct 12, 2009. We used yarn but scraps of tissue paper or construction paper would work as well.

For this week's Unplugged Challenge theme Wheel, we made fuzzy yarn color wheels. We started by reading one of our favorite books, Mouse Paint.

We've done a Mouse Paint project in the past, so I wanted to do something different this time around. Since my kiddos are part hamster (they love to shred, cut, rip little bits) we took scraps of yarn and cut them up into little bits to make our color wheel.

After we cut up the yarn into little bits, we sorted them into the color piles.

I then took paper plates (regular card stock with a circle template would work too) and cut out the center circle.

I found the center of the circle and then used a ruler to divide the plate into 6 equal pieces....Read more

The Playful Stripes Cardigan

 

{Look at how those adorable cheeks are filling in! I'm going back for a visit next week... can barely wait!}

A couple of weeks ago I shared a pattern on Facebook that I fell in love with from Never Not Knitting. Then, I did something I very seldom do... I actually bought the pattern. There are so many lovely free patterns online BUT this sweater was too sweet, too adorable to pass up.

I made it in a size 3 months for Lady. I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in off white, spring green and pink. I then found the most adorable heart shaped buttons and started knitting. It was pure joy to work with the Cashmerino. So very, very soft. And, the pattern from Never Not Knitting was easy to follow. I will definitely make it again. And, let's face it, when you are knitting a size 3 months, it goes pretty fast, even if you are using size 3 needles!

I mailed the sweater to Lady on Friday, and she received it on Monday. I talked to her on the phone. Judging by all the cooing she did while in the sweater, I'm guessing she LOVED...Read more

Homemade Kitchen Volcano

 

We have been working on a Geology Unit for the past 8 weeks or so. I let the kids take turns choosing science projects, this was Bug's request. Science is the subject that I feel comfortable letting the kids call most of the shots but I have used Evan-Moore's Geology Guide as a reference point for myself and kids enjoyed most of the listed activities, including the making the mini-books. We also added in lots of books and dvds from the library. As kind of our grand finale to the unit, and the main reason I think Bug wanted to do a geology unit, we made a kitchen volcano... a science fair classic. Now, I'm not totally sure how much the homemade volcano really ties in scientifically with a true volcano... but it does look cool.

 

 

 

First we whipped up a batch of our basic salt dough. I added some food coloring to give it a gray/brown rocky color. Bug and Fairy built the volcano up around the sides...Read more

Harvest Time Week Ten: The Ox Cart Man (Beeswax Candles)

Our activity to go along with The Ox Cart Man was making Rolled Beeswax Candles. The last time we completed this project we used the natural colored beeswax but this time we spiced things up a bit with the multi-colored package of beeswax from A Toy Garden.

 

 

To start with I set the stack of beeswax sheets near the stove while I made lunch to warm it up a bit. You want the wax to be warm enough to bend freely, but not melt. If the wax is too cold it will crack while you are working with it.

 

 

 

 

Each of us chose one colorful full sheet to use as our candle base.

 

 

 

 

I then used kitchen shears to cut some strips out of the other colors.

 

 

 

 

We tightly rolled the base sheet of beeswax around a wick. I did help each of...Read more

Graciously Accepting Gifts @ The Magic Onions


Today Michelle and I have an article featured on The Magic Onions: Discovering Waldorf Column. We were thrilled that Donna thought to ask us, since we are such fans of The Magic Onions! Today we tackled the often touchy topic of receiving children's gifts. Often our concept of appropriate toys can differ vastly from the gift givers in your child's life. We hope we shared some thoughts and suggestions that might help your family. Pop on over to The Magic Onions to read the article.  Read more

{this moment :: belated knitting}

 

{this moment :: inspired by soule mama}

 

a single picture, requiring no words, yet telling a story worth remembering!

have a lovely weekend ~ Michelle and KimaraRead more

Introducing Nicole's Homemade Treats

 

Several weeks ago we added a new sponsor to our site... just in time for the holiday season, although you don't need a reason to visit her shop! The shop is Nicole's Homemade Treats, with Nicole being the candy maker extraordinaire. In her own words:

Nicole's Homemade Treats is an LLC operating out of NY. Everything is prepared in my fully licensed kitchen. My treats are prepared in small batches, to preserve the taste and quality of the product, and to ensure that there is no waste. I make only all natural, preservative free products, and use as many organic ingredients as possible. My products may not have the shelf life of store bought products, no worries! They won't last very long!

We waited to introduce Nicole's Homemade Treats because we first wanted to sample her candy. (Oh, the things we endure for our readers.)

A few days ago we received one of Nicole's samplers. All I can say is, oh Yum! Actually, that's not all I can say. I can also say mmmmm, and delicious, and WOW....Read more

Interview with Julie Geiger of Prairie Point Junction


Everyone is use to seeing the Wool Felt Central button up at Wee Folk Art. We discovered Prairie Point Junction, home of Wool Felt Central, soon after Wee Folk Art was born. We have worked closely with Julie Geiger, owner of Prairie Point Junction, to sponsor “give-aways” and to provide Wee Folk Art readers a 20% discount on all their orders. (Just click their button at Wee Folk Art and type WEEFOLKART in the coupon code when placing your order.) Thank you, Julie! But it occurred to us, that we never “officially” introduced Julie and the shop, an oversight we are going to rectify now! As you can well imagine, with the holidays approaching, this is a busy time for crafting shops, and we appreciate Julie taking the time to answer a few questions. So readers… here’s Julie!

Oh, BTW... check back on Wednesday for a super Holiday Give-Away that we are having, sponsored by Julie and Prairie Point Junction!

KIMARA: I only know Prairie Point Junction as an on-line store, but you actually have a shop in Cozad, Nebraska. Tell us a little bit about your shop and...Read more

Pumpkin Cake

Do you have a favorite recipe using pumpkin? Tis the season to spread pumpkin cheer far and near! If you would like to share a recipe, just follow these guidelines:

Email the recipe to weefolkart@yahoo.com .

Include a little anecdotal background.

Attach a photo.

If you have a blog and would like us to stop by and say "hi", make sure to include your URL. We will include a link to your blog when we post.

We will be sharing pumpkin recipes until Thanksgiving. We will try to feature all recipes we receive. Please understand that by sharing your recipes, stories and photos, you are giving us permission to use them on our blog.

All contributors can grab our "My Recipe Was Featured on Wee Folk Art" button, too!

 

Here is a recipe from Chelsie at Simply Seeking Life for Pumpkin Cake. Not only does the cake sound wonderful, but you might be surprised by how it was used. Make sure you pay Chelsie a visit. It's always so much fun discovering new blogs. Thanks, Chelsie!

Hi, my name is...Read more

Poinsettia Garland





Directions are for a garland approximately 9' long comprised of 7 sections of roping and 6 poinsettias. Each roping section is approximately 18" wide so you can design your garland to meet your needs. The 2 outer ends of my garland do not have flowers, but depending on where you use your garland, you may wish to have flowers on either end, too.

MATERIALS

Flowers:
Barnyard Red Felt
Red Felt
1 skein each of DMC floss #3777 and #304
6 - 1" wooden buttons
gold paint for buttons
poinsettia pattern

Roping:
green fabric - Green Holly by Henry Glass.
thin cotton or wool batting
match thread for machine
2 skeins green floss for hand quilting (DMC floss #469 matched my fabric)
roping pattern

Mounting:
self sticking Velcro coins
*(see note below for suggestions for other mounting ideas}

Poinsettia Directions:
Make copies...Read more

Holiday Give Away - Poinsettia Garland Kit




EDIT: The contest is now closed. The winners will be announced Monday, November 15. Good luck to all!

Back in 1980 I first caught a glimpse of a fabric garland in the book Treasury of Christmas Crafts and Foods. It was a large garland, strung around an entire room, and I vowed to make it. Well, here it is, 30 years later, and each and every year I'd pull out the old book, which always opened to that page, and I'd say "This year!" 

Finally, swallowing a hearty dose of reality, I realized I would never make a fabric garland that spanned an entire room, BUT, I could redesign one that spanned my mantel! So, using my beloved garland as an inspiration, I designed a garland that was just right. Plus, given my love of working with felt, I created felt poinsettias to embellish the garland. This year, I made the garland, finally taking it off my to-do list after 30 years!

So you can...Read more

Harvest Time Week Twelve - In November


 

We jumped ahead a week to read In November, leaving the Thanksgiving theme for next week. One of the activities I had the girls help me with this week was rounding up all of our mittens and we gave them a good hand-washing in preparation of the winter weather that could be upon us at any time now. Most of our mittens are made with wool-ease... so I can run them through the dryer when needed. So the girls could swirl and splash them all they wanted. (I handled the ones I was afraid of felting.) They really enjoyed washing them by hand and went looking for more things to wash once the mittens were done.
 

 

 


This week we are working on Week Twelve of our Harvest Time unit. I will be posting a weekly update to give everyone a space to chat about the program. If you would like more information about the program you can learn more and download the free homeschooling curriculum on our Harvest Time page. All of the directions for...Read more

{This Moment :: A Little Haven}

 
 {this moment :: inspired by soule mama}

a single picture, requiring no words, yet telling a story worth remembering!

have a lovely weekend ~ Michelle and KimaraRead more

Amish Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting


We would like to share another pumpkin recipe, this time from Patty at Morning Ramble. She first shared this on her blog back in 2006. I"m very excited to try this recipe because I've never made a yeast bread with pumpkin. I don't know about anyone else, but these look incredible. I can't wait to try them. Make sure you stop by Patty's site and say hi, then check out more photos on the prep of these rolls. Thanks, Patty!

Here is a recipe we make often during the autumn. Our family loves it. The grown children now bringing our grandchildren over when I make them, so that three generations sit together enjoying them.

Amish Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting

1/3 cup milk
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin or mashed cooked pumpkin
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 package dry yeast ( 1 Tablespoon)
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2...Read more

Garland Kit Winners

And the winners are...

well kick me in the butt!
Submitted by Tracy (not verified) on Thu, 11/11/2010 - 11:33.

You're so awesome to hand us this long-coveted project on a platter! Can't believe we're at Christmas already, but happy to have a little kick-start. Have always wanted to put a garland on our mantle... but my goal has only been held for the last 3 years. There's hope for me yet.

Thanks again!
Tracy

And

What a lovely giveaway!
Submitted by Katheen L (not verified) on Sun, 11/14/2010 - 14:55.

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Congratulations Tracy and Katheen. Please send us an email (weefolkart@yahoo.com) with your address to claim your Garland Kit.

We would like to offer a big thanks to Julie at Prairie Point Juntcion for a great giveaway!

And don't forget, even if you didn't win you can still get your own Poinsettia Garland Kit from Prairie Point Junction.

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Stormy Night Oil Pastel and Watercolor Paintings

Materials Needed:
Water Color Paper
Oil Pastels or Crayons
Water Color Paints

Last week we completed a little mini-unit on weather.This is a topic we covered in much more detail last year... this year it was more of a review BUT the kids were interested in specifically learning about lightning. We checked out a couple books on lightning and How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning plus a couple DVDs. Besides running around in our socks trying to shock each other ;) we also tied our lightning studies into our art project for the week.

 

 

First we used oil pastels to create a landscape scene on a sheet of watercolor paper. You could use crayons if you don't have oil pastels.

 

 

 

 

With the white oil pastel, press hard to make jagged lightning bolts in the sky. You want nice clean lines for the best effect.

 

 

 

 

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Thumbless Mittens - Twirl Style

So awhile ago I made a Twirl and Tie hat for my little niece... while we were eagerly awaiting her arrival. The hat seems to be getting a lot of use and I heard through the grape vine... oh it would be so nice to have a pair of thumb-less mitts that matched. Hint, hint... sure no problem. Well... maybe a problem. I no longer have a newborn in the house myself, so sizing on the fly can be a bit tricky. I made some guess-timations, used some left over yarn and came up with these thumb-less mitts to match the Twirl and Tie Hat. Apparently they fit perfectly. Yeah! So here is a super simple, one sitting project if you would like to make thumb-less mittens to match the hat. The combination would make a lovely newborn set. FYI - I do not currently have plans to make regular mittens with this pattern.

 

 

Materials
size 7 DPNs to be denser (the hat pattern calls for 8s)
small amount of Cotton Ease yarn

Cast on...Read more

Poinsettia Applique Block

 


Does this poinsettia look familiar? Of course it does. It is the same design used on our Poinsettia Garland, except in a 2 dimensional applique format instead of a 3 dimensional flower.

 

You know how we are always talking about thinking "outside the block" when using our applique blocks? In other words, by enlarging or reducing our appliques, or by thinking of different mediums, our applique blocks can be used in many different ways.

Last year we took our Christmas Tree Applique Block

and turned it into:

An Advent Tree Calendar

A Christmas Card

A Fabric Christmas Card

A Christmas Ornament

and Wooden Trees

Well, this time, we went backwards. We took a 3 dimensional project, The Poinsettia Garland, and put it BACK in the block! Using the same pattern, we turned the poinsettia into an applique. We didn't even need to reduce or enlarge it to fit on a 6" block. And,...Read more

Harvest Time Week Eleven - Thanksgiving

So, here we are at the end of our Harvest Time Curriculum. We've enjoyed our Thanksgiving focus this week and have spent a lot of time talking about everything for which we are thankful. My children love the Pilgrim Children Books (Samuel Eaton and Sarah Morton). They are fascinated with the chores children their age were expected to complete. And of course my girls want to make the doll Sarah has on the last page. I am so thankful that I get to share the journey of learning together with my children.

I hope those of you who joined us have had a wonderful time reading the stories and completing some of the activities. As we prepare for the holidays around here, we will be taking a break from our more organized curriculum and focusing on Advent. Join us again January when we start up Winter Wonderland. For those of you who are planning ahead, I will have the Spring Bs (Birds, Buds, Butterflies and Bees) book list up this weekend (a preview of the book list is now available) and the full curriculum posted...Read more

Spring Bs Preschool/Kindergarten Curriculum

Spring Bs (Birds, Buds, Butterflies & Bees) 12 Week Curriculum
(Preschool-Kindergarten / Ages 4-6)

CLICK HERE FOR PDF

Spring Bs is now available! I hope you enjoy the Spring unit in our Preschool/Kindergarten curriculum collection.

Please Note: When it comes to the FAIRY TALES... I recommend parents review and choose a version that they feel comfortable sharing with their children. Every family has a different tolerance for the "Grimm" factor in fairy tales.


If you are working on the unit and would like to include the button on the blog... here it is. You can copy and save it to your computer or just copy the text below and paste it on your page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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{This Moment :: Sky Candy}

 

 {this moment :: inspired by soule mama}

a single picture, requiring no words, yet telling a story worth remembering!

have a lovely weekend ~ Michelle and KimaraRead more

Pumpkin Recipe Marathon!!!


At the end of October we invited readers to share their favorite pumpkin recipes. Because the markets are overflowing with the fall harvest right now, it makes sense that pumpkin is such a common ingredient in fall cooking. The smell of spicy pumpkin dishes always makes me think of cool autumn days, and of family, friends and the holidays.

Our plan was to tuck in a recipe here and there as they came in. Well... things got crazy and we had lots of wonderful recipes, and here we are, days before Thanksgiving, and many recipes we have yet to share. We decided to have a Pumpkin Recipe Marathon. So throughout the day, we will be posting several pumpkin recipes. New recipes can be viewed directly under this post. 

We again want to thank everyone that shared a recipe. And, we hope all readers take the time to look over the recipes, visit our contributor's blogs, and enjoy yourself baking some luscious pumpkin recipes! 

Oh, btw... wonderful Timothy got our recipes organized. Just a wee bit of tweaking needs to be done BUT they are now visible and in an order that is useful. Check out the new format HERE!...Read more

Pumpkin Scones

 



I was absolutely thrilled to see this recipe, shared by Sonia at Fledgling's Hollow. New to blogging, but certainly not new to baking, not only does Sonia share her recipe for the scones, but gives wonderful directions to cook fresh pumpkins. Enjoy the recipes and make sure you stop by Sonia's blog Fledgling's Hollow and take a look around! 

Hi!

When I saw your post about pumpkins I had to respond -- I *adore* pumpkin!! I hope I am not too late!! We don't have thanksgiving here in Australia, so I am a little fuzzy on when it occurs... I have a brand new and very boring blog over at http://fledglings-hollow.blogspot.com/ where I am incognito!

Pumpkin scones have been a favourite of my family for years. My husband complains that I never make this for him, since I only seem to make them when my Dad is visiting from out of town :)

Pumpkins scones are famous here in Queensland, so recipes abound. Some are ‘plain’, some are sweet and some have other things added, such as dates or sultanas. This is...Read more

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

When I received this recipe, I thought, okay, I'm in heaven now. Pumpkin and chocolate chips! These sound so wonderful I can't wait to try them. But what really got to me, was Hallie's account of the first time she tried them. How many wonderful memories have food, family and friends intertwined? Moments that nurious the body and the soul! I would like to thank Hallie, from Our Broken Road, for sharing this recipe with us. Make sure you head over to Our Broken Road and pay Hallie a visit!

I would love for you to include my recipe for cookies in your pumpkin listing!

This particular recipe came from a dear friend of mine in Texas. We were at a pumpkin patch for the day, with our homeschool group and she brought a big container of cookies to share! I just remember how warm the day felt with friends and good memories and of course those wonderful cookies!

I just made these cookies for the first time a few days ago, and shared it on my blog! http://ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com/2010/10/demise-of-pumpkin.html

Thanks for sharing your pumpkin...Read more

Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Pancakes

Here are a couple of totally yummy sounding recipes, with the added benefit of having gluten free, vegan options. They were shared by Ella, at the lovely blog Lifeologia. She offered two different recipes, and when I had a hard time deciding which to share, I opted for both! I am especially fascinated with the pumpkin pancakes... which combines 2 of my favorite things! Make sure you saunter over to Ella's blog, Lifeologia. You'll want to give yourself some time because there is an abundance of eye candy! Thanks for sharing, Ella!

Hi Kimara,
I would love for you to feature my pumpkin muffins or pumpkin pancakes -
or both ;)

We had an uncarved pumpkin for Halloween so I thought it would be good to
make some puree from it. Then we ended up with so much puree I didn't know
what to do with it. We made Pumpkin muffins because my daughter loves all kinds of muffins and also we made pumpkin pancakes for breakfast with Orange Pumpkin jam.

PUMPKIN MUFFINS: (gluten free, vegan)

Preheat oven to 350...Read more

Two Pumpkin Bread Recipes


We received 2 recipes for pumpkin bread. When comparing the 2 recipes, they were nearly identical, except one recipe made 1 loaf and the other made 2 loaves. There were also some slight variations in the spices. Neither recipe included a photo, so when I had this THING this week, I decided to bake each bread, including minor variations, and take them along. After tasting both breads, and chatting with friends, we decided they were equally delicious. It was decided, therefore, that the very best pumpkin bread was the one your mom made for you, the one with a touch of love added! Now, let me introduce you to the ladies and their recipes!

First, there is Jennie Rae. Jennie Rae is new to our blog... welcome! She is also the webkeeper for Prairie Point Junction. She first wandered into our little world last week when we were having our contest for the Poinsettia Garland Kit Giveaway. Anyway, we are delighted she found us, and tickled that she jumped right in and shared a recipe. Jennie Rae has 2 websites; Primitive Country Designs and The...Read more

How to Cut Out Wood


Below are the general directions on how to cut out wood and prepare it for finishing. You will need to use a scroll saw, a dremel, and sandpaper. I consider myself to be a novice woodworker, and do not offer advice on how to actually use the equipment necessary to complete these projects. I highly recommend you read the machines' owner manuals to familiarize yourself with the equipment and safety. I'm learning as I go, trying to be as careful as possible, but would not even begin to try to teach someone how to do this stuff. I'm having this total tension issue with the saw blades on my jigsaw and keep breaking them. But I will get the hang of it, and I will get better :) 

So, here's the deal on the instructions. (Hmmm... think I'm giving a disclaimer!!!) Basically, I'm giving you the patterns that I have designed. I'll tell you what I did, even share some lovely photos, BUT, this is not instructions on how to use the tools. I'm thoroughly enjoying woodworking, and finding it much easier than I thought it would be, and have been quite delightful results. But I am NOT an expert. You are working with power tools...Read more

A Tad Bit Obsessive

 


Tim and I have had one of those rare weekends that we stayed home... alone. Doesn't happen often, and it is also the beginning of a week long vacation for Tim. YAY! Being behind after the trip to the kids, I finally got Halloween put away, and we decided to kind of skip over Thanksgiving and shift directly to Christmas. Tim has long since given up trying to understand my obsession with Christmas, and simply good-naturedly, indulges me. Between working on a craft I hope to publish tomorrow, I've slowly been getting out some Christmas wrappings. I must admit, my holiday preparations have been trimmed back the past few years as we've become semi-empty nesters, BUT I still love every moment of the holiday season, and can't seem to focus on anything else. Today I was reminded of a blog I wrote for One Generation to Another back on December 4, 2007. I hope you enjoy!

“You’re nuts,” she said.

“Yep,” I agreed.

“No, I’m serious. You have a problem,” she continued.

“I’m not arguing with you. You’re right,” I concurred.

“You should get help,” she belabored the...Read more

Star Advent Wreath and Candleholders Directions

 



Note: Although I plan to use these candle holders as our Advent Wreath, using 3 purple candles and 1 pink candle, it can be simply used as candle holders, as pictured here.

Many years ago... probably 25... we had made an Advent Wreath. I wanted something that could be used throughout the coming years and add beauty to our Christmas celebration. In one of my many Christmas books and or magazines, I found a wooden star centerpiece... I don't think it was even featured as and advent wreath, but with 4 candle holders, it worked well. Although it was beautiful, over the years it began to loosen up, and eventually it became unusable, but not before seeing my children grow up.

I decided to remake the wreath this year, excited to share it with the grandbabies. I thought I remembered which book the pattern was in, but I was unable to find it! (Trust me, an evening with a mug of hot cider, curled up on the couch in front...Read more

Join Our Advent Celebration!


This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. This is a very special time for our family as we prepare for Christmas. I have put together Advent Activities to do with the wee ones and happily will be sharing our activities with you. In case you would like to join us with all or part of our activities, I'm giving a quick overview here, so you can collect books and materials in advance. I don't have all the details hammered out, but in general, there will be a book each week, an applique block, a kid craft, a recipe and possibly an extended craft. I've also included a rudimentary supply list to get you started. Whether you join us for all the activities or just some, we hope your family has a joyous and meaningful Advent!

WEEK 1 - Gift Giving From the Heart
The book: The Littlest Angel
The craft: Wool Roving Angels
The recipe: Angel wings
The applique: An angel

WEEK 2 - Symbols of Christmas  
The book: The Legend of the Poinsettia
The craft: Weaving a small blanket...Read more

Sneak Peek at Advent Appliques


Although Michelle and I are taking the holiday weekend off, I've been enjoying some designing and crafting time. I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at a couple of the Advent Applique Blocks. I'm loving them!
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Advent Week 1 - The Littlest Angel

WEEK 1 - Gift Giving From the Heart

The book: The Littlest Angel
The craft: Wool roving angels
The recipe: Angel wings
The applique: An angel

Children are constantly learning whether we are aware of it or not. Think about this. How many times between now and December 25 do you think someone will ask your child, "And what do YOU want for Christmas?" A very innocent question, and one that is sure to get a response from even the shyest child. But if the conversation stops there, we are teaching our children that Christmas is all about receiving.

Many years ago, I was in a Community Bible Study, and one day the speaker made this statement... "Children are born selfish, we have to teach them to be giving." My first reaction was, "NO! Children are innocent. They learn selfishness." But the more I thought about it, the more I began to agree with her. Of course, babies are innocent, but they are also self serving... they have to be to survive. As parents we teach our children...Read more

Wool Roving Angels


NOTE: Since we are reading the book The Littlest Angel for Advent this week, it seemed very appropriate to share this Wool Roving Angel now!

I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't crafting. Whether I was knitting... I learned very early thanks to Grandma Pearl... or sewing clothes for dolls and trolls from Mom's scrap pile, I was always crafting something. One of my most special holiday memories each year was when my mom would pull out her crafting box with felt and glitter, floss and sequence, and we'd sit around for hours making Christmas ornaments. Even in college, I was forever working on a quilt or afghan, but it wasn't until I was married and had my first 2 children that I discovered the joy of crafting with other women. I moved into an area where women actually got together, taught each other new skills, and enjoyed the warmth and friendship that always seems to emanate when a group of people get creative together.

I remember one of the first things I crafted with the group were these Wool Roving Angels. Depending on the size you...Read more