Direction for the Owl Doorstop

Edit: The pattern for the Owl Doorstop can be found HERE.

This evening at 9:00 p.m. est the contest for Percy the Owl Doorstop Giveaway will be over. As promised, I have completed the directions, and they are now available in the FREE Crafting Club Patterns. Percy is made in the same fashion as the Puppy Dog Doorstop and the Kitty Cat Doorstop. Now Percy can now hang out with Horace and Jasper.

The grandbabies have fallen in love with these 3 little guys and I apt to find them just about anyplace. In another month or two we'll be throwing open the windows and doors and this darling trio will have their work cut out for them. It's my guess, however, when the wee ones are about, they'll probably abandon their posts for a frolicking romp!

So, now you have the directions for the trio. Make 1 or all 3. But since I have 3 dogs so they can keep each other company when we're otherwise occupied, I would plan on making all of them! Grab the Owl...Read more

Owl Doorstop Directions


The Crooked House Banner

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

Several months ago I shared a project I had just completed. Actually, I just shared bits and pieces of it. It was always my intent to revisit this project and to share the pattern with everyone. So, over the next several weeks I will be sharing this pattern in several different ways.

I will include all 3 pattern blocks and directions for turning them into the banner you see her. But, each time I share one of the blocks, I will also give directions for a different way to use the block. The plan now is to make a pillow, a tote bag, and, hmmm... haven't come up with a third use yet, but I will!

Originally, when I made these houses, I used a form of crazy quilting. I did not have a pattern and simply created 3...Read more

Cupcake Block Applique


Often when I'm sitting around doodling, I draw cupcakes. (Second only to my old dog, Fred, doodle wise!) I'm not sure if it's because they are relatively easy to draw, because I'm hungry, or because they are just so darn cute! Anyway, it only makes sense that it would be one of my first block appliques. Easy to make, and with the popularity of cupcakes today, I'm sure you can find many places to "stick it". As with all other block appliques, this is sized to fit on a 6" x 6" block, but you can enlarge or reduce its size to fit your needs. There are 2 different options for adding the cherry on top. You can either cut out a piece of felt and blanket stitch it on, or like the picture above, use a chain stitch to completely fill in the circle. I started on the outside of the circle and embroidered my way in! I want to make a set of contour clip barrettes for the girls for Easter, and cupcakes will definitely be on a set. I'll include directions after I make a pair. In the...Read more

Star Trio Applique Block


Tim's daughter, Liz, has been busy adding a little pizazz to some of her t-shirts. Smart person that she is, she realized she could buy inexpensive t-shirts, add some appliques, and turn them into totally awesome, one of a kind shirts. She started by using Wee Folk's Curved Heart and Owl design, but she's been making a few of her own designs. Our star trio shown above is Liz's design. We thank her for letting us add it to our Wee Folk collection. She recently designed some fish, and I think I heard something about a stegosaurus. You can expect to see them soon. As with all of the other block appliques, it is designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block but can easily be enlarged or reduced for your needs. You can get the pattern for the Star Trio here! Enjoy!

Note about patterns: We are sharing patterns we have designed and made for our own children, families and friends....Read more