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Thanksgiving Turkey Applique Block

HELLO MR. TURKEY - (Sung to "If You're Happy and You Know It)
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you? - (wave)
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you? - (wave)
With a gobble, gobble, gobble, - (make hand a gobbling beak)
And a waddle, waddle, waddle, - (squat down and shake your bum - kids LOVE this part)
Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you? - wave

Need I say more?

Introducing our Thanksgiving Turkey Applique Block. This applique was made to fit a 6" x 6" block but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The pattern for our Thanksgiving Turkey can be found HERE or with our FREE appliques. Enjoy! Or "Gobble!" in turkey.

Note about patterns: We are sharing patterns we have designed and made for our own children, families and friends. Every effort is made to share information in a clear and accurate manner. We offer preemptive apologies for any mistakes that may be made. Please let us know via comments or emails if you stumble upon a mistake or if you encounter directions that leave you scratching your head! We will rectify the situation as soon as humanly possible!

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Copyright © Wee Folk Art 2008 - 2009. All rights reserved.

All photos, text and patterns are copyright protected. You may not copy, reproduce or redistribute any material found on WeeFolkArt.com without written permission. Wee Folk Art retains all rights.

Christmas Corner - Advent Tree

After a week of talking about it, via the Advent Tree Kit Giveaway, we are now sharing the directions and patterns so you can make your own. The Advent Tree is yet another variation of the Christmas Tree Applique Block. Oh so long ago, we talked about all the various ways the basic applique blocks could be used. So far we've used the Christmas Tree Applique Block to make the applique, a Christmas card, our Wooden Pine Forest and now, enlarged 325%, our Advent Tree. We do have a couple of other projects we will be doing over the next couple of weeks using the Christmas Tree Applique Block.

But for now, you can make this heirloom Advent Calendar, which literally, could be in your family for generations. The directions list the felt and floss I used. Julie, at Prairie Point Junction, has put together a kit with the exact amount of felt, floss and wooden buttons you will need. She also has some of the other items you will need for making your Advent Tree. Although the project itself isn't a "massive" project, like a quilt, if you are new to crafting or pressed for time, you'll want to start right away to have it done in time for Christmas.

So, without further ado... the pattern and directions for the Advent Tree can be found HERE or with our FREE patterns. Enjoy!

Advent Tree Kit Giveaway Reminder

Just a reminder... The Advent Tree Kit Giveaway ends tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST. You still have time to enter! After the winner is announced tonight, the pattern and directions will be shared. Also, our Support Handmade Holiday list of shops is growing. If you would like to be included, contact Michelle with your information. Everyone have a great day... and good luck to all our Giveaway participants!

Woodland Mushroom Applique Block

Grandpa John was a "mushroomer". Now, I'm sure there is some specific term for those individuals lured into the forest to track down and harvest wild mushrooms, but I don't know it. Frankly, our family just called it "crazy". It's not that we didn't love mushrooms. We had them in gravies and on pizza, and sauteed with onions and butter, which we slathered over steak. Personally, I'd put mushrooms in my oatmeal if it didn't gross out the people eating with me! But my parents and Grandma Pearl did not trust Grandpa's ability to discern between edible mushrooms and those that would envoke certain death. 

So, for Grandpa John, "mushrooming" was a solitary event. He'd go off into the forest, pushing fallen leaves around with a long stick, until he unearthed the prize he sought. The only time I'd ever seen Grandpa John cook anything, was on his return treks from the forest, when he jubilantly displayed his booty. Because Grandma Pearl was always certain that the mushrooms he collected were poison, and she had no intention of assisting a suicide, she'd stand back, with her arms crossed, as Grandpa washed his mushrooms, sliced some onion, and sauteed them in liberal amounts of butter. The aroma was intoxicating. I longed to join Grandpa John, as he sat down at the table, consuming forkful after forkful of his potentially life robbing delicacy. 

And, after surviving yet another "mushrooming" experience, Grandma Pearl would always say, "You were lucky this time, John". And, as Grandpa John made his way to his Lazy Boy recliner, to nap after a morning in the woods and a sated belly, he'd smile. I was never sure if the smile was for the euphoric gastronomic experience he just had or if he, in some small part, didn't believe he had robbed death, yet again!

At this time of year, when the forests smell woodsy and damp, I think of Grandpa John and his jaunts into the forest, looking for edible mushrooms... and I hope there are tons of wild mushrooms in Heaven!

As always, this Woodland Mushroom Applique Block was made to fit a 6" x 6" block, but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Directions for the Woodland Mushroom Applique Block can be found HERE or with our FREE Appliques. Enjoy (Grandpa John!)

Note about patterns: We are sharing patterns we have designed and made for our own children, families and friends. Every effort is made to share information in a clear and accurate manner. We offer preemptive apologies for any mistakes that may be made. Please let us know via comments or emails if you stumble upon a mistake or if you encounter directions that leave you scratching your head! We will rectify the situation as soon as humanly possible!

http://www.weefolkart.com
Copyright © Wee Folk Art 2008 - 2009. All rights reserved.

All photos, text and patterns are copyright protected. You may not copy, reproduce or redistribute any material found on WeeFolkArt.com without written permission. Wee Folk Art retains all rights.

Wrapping a Fall Gift


Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go! And you certainly don't want to go empty handed. So, you make a lovely gift to bring along... say, our Wool Penny Coasters or a set of three autumn colored Knit Basket Weave Dishcloths. Now, to wrap them. There is no reason why your packaging should be any less beautiful than the gift you bring, or any less homemade!

This morning we got a last minute invite for dinner at friends. I wanted to bring them a little something, so I hit the cupboard, and grabbed a set of the Wool Penny Coasters. (Note to self... make a new set to replace these. Always nice to have a stash of last minute gifts.) But I wanted to wrap the gift to reflect the season and give it that handmade goodness. It also needed to be done with supplies I had on hand. So, I hit our stash of brown paper bags, (we use reusable grocery bags, but I occasionally brown bag it so I have a few on hand for recycling newspapers and crafting. Anyway...) grabbed a few other things out of the crafting room, and threw together this gift wrap. For you non-sewers, the only sewing done on this was tacking the ribbons and flower on the package. If you really have an aversion to needle and thread, you can hot glue it to the package. Sorry, but you'll have to at least sew the button on!

Directions for Wrapping a Fall Gift, lovely enough to take to grandmas, can be found HERE, or with our FREE Patterns. Enjoy!

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