Embroidering

Gathering Materials for the Felt Forest

Long, long ago... in an enchanted forest far, far away...

Last year I posted directions for making the wooden peg gnomes. They were standing in front of some felt evergreens I had just thrown together. I didn't bother writing up the directions at the time... I wasn't featuring the trees... they were just a backdrop for the gnomes. Welllll.....as it turns out, those felt evergreens have been requested time and time again since that time. I PROMISED readers that I would write up directions before this holiday season. Well, here we are, and I still haven't written up instructions. After a rather heartfelt request yesterday, the felt forest has moved up to the top of my To-Do list. So, some time over the weekend, I'll get instructions together for making your own felt evergreens. But for those of you that are just waiting for the directions, I thought I could at least give you a materials list so you can get things together for the project.

I made 3 different sizes: tall, medium and a bush.

1/4" dowel rod: (6" tall, 4 1/2" medium, and 2 1/2" bush.)
base: approximately 1 1/2" sliced branch, 3/4" tall NOTE: If you do not have branches available, you can cut bases out of wood. You could also make them out of clay OR I was even thinking you could use Tinker Toys. They have different sized sticks and the round wooden connectors could work as a base.
wool felt - I used 3 different colors of green for each tree
floss - white (snow) cranberry (berries)
brown yarn - for wrapping trunk
crafting glue
tools for cutting branches and dowel rods. Drill for drilling a hole in the base.
optional - fusible web - I cut my boughs out of 1 piece of felt. If you would like the boughs to stick out farther, plan on cutting 2 pieces of felt. You might want to iron them together with a layer of fusible web between them to make them a little stiffer.

Okay... there's the supply list... and a promise... barring some unplanned event... I'll have directions up for the Felt Forest by Monday. And for those of you the NEED to get them done FAST... collect your materials now and you'll be good to go :)

Tea Wallet with Little Birdie

This Tea Wallet Pattern combines our Perky Note Card Holder with the smallest birdie from our Stacked Birdies Block with minor adjustments.

In addition to the materials required for the Perky Note Card Holder you will also need a piece of 5 1/2" X 7" fusible interfacing to give the wallet more structure. And if you would like to use the birdie template as I have, click here to download the Tea Wallet Placement Pattern.

Follow the basic directions from the Perky Note Card Holder, with a few minor changes. After Step 2 line up the inside pockets on the inside Wallet piece of felt. I held my pieces in place with packaging tape. Then mark the center line on the pockets with a vanishing marker and sew a running stitch on the center line on the pockets. This will give you four individual pockets when your wallet is complete.

While completing Step 8 sandwich the inside and outside pieces together with the fusible interfacing in the middle. Be sure to keep interfacing centered so that you have a 1/4" border around the interfacing (this will make your blanket stitch much easier). Press with a warm iron just enough to get it to stick.

Instead of adding the 3x5 cards in Step 10, add four of your favorite individually wrapped tea bags. Now you can carry your favorite teas with you.

(PS - this is my stitching not my mother's... sigh someday maybe my stitches will be as even as hers. LOL!)

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.

Tea Wallet with Little Birdie on a Branch

One of the great things about our Free Pattern Database is the fact that we can pull from past projects as a fast starting point for new projects. For this super sweet Tea Wallet, I combined the base pattern of our Perky Note Card Holder with the smallest birdie from our Stacked Birdies Block. With minor adjustments, I now have a great gift for the tea lovers I know.

Check out the directions for this Tea Wallet here or in our Free Pattern Database.

(PS - this is my stitching not my mother's... sigh someday maybe my stitches will be as even as hers. LOL!)

 

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!

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.

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!

Syndicate content